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The Master’s in Engineering program at UWM is designed to provide high level academics and hands-on research with flexibility in mind for both working professionals and aspiring researchers who want to take their studies to the next level.

Coursework for an Engineering MS at UWM is typically held once per week in the evening and requires students to choose one of the following concentrated areas of study: BiomedicalCivilElectrical and ComputerEnergy, MechanicsIndustrial and SystemsManufacturing, Materials, or Mechanical.

Program Type

Master’s

Program Format

On Campus
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What to Expect

The Master’s in Engineering coursework at UWM is offered primarily in the evenings to accommodate schedules of working professionals and researchers. Students may choose either a thesis option (30 credits) or a non-thesis option (31 credits).

The thesis option allows students to pursue advanced coursework leading to an original thesis research project, supervised by a faculty advisor. Naturally, we encourage students to pursue the development of a thesis. However, if you have prior engineering or scientific work experience and are seeking an MS for professional advancement, the non-thesis option is a great alternative that requires additional coursework in lieu of a thesis.

The MS in Engineering does not require a rigid set of courses, so you have the flexibility to design your program of study that is compatible with your career objectives. This feature also makes the MS a solid stepping stone for doctoral level study.

More Information

Contact the College of Engineering & Applied Science Graduate Programs Office.

We’re a top tier R1 research university and our students have the opportunity to work with faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in areas such as:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems
  • Renewable energy, conservation and energy storage
  • Robotics, controls and mechatronics
  • Smart materials and novel materials
  • Transportation
  • Tribology and nanotribology
  • Water flow, sensing and filtration

Research Labs, Centers & Institutes

Research is integral to our work at UWM and to the experience of students pursuing graduate degrees. Our college has a wide range of faculty-led labs that perform cutting edge research. Please see the Faculty tab to the right for the specific research interests and labs of each civil and environmental engineering faculty member. For a full list of our college’s research labs, centers and institutes, click here.

Faculty

Andy Dressel
  • Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Rani Elhajjar
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Enginering
Andrew Graettinger
  • Associate Dean for Research, Engineering & Applied Science Office of the Dean
Sam Helwany
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jin Li
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Qian Liao
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adeeb Rahman
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Konstantin Sobolev
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Habib Tabatabai
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Structural Engineering Lab
  • ht@uwm.edu
  • Engineering and Mathematical Sciences E332
Hani Titi
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
faculty member yin wang
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jian Zhao
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jaejin Jang
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Khan, Iftekharuddin
  • Instructor and Lab Manager, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lab Manager
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  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Department Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Co-Director (Co-PI), UWM Industrial Assessment Center
  • Director, NSF/S-STEM: Preparing Engineers Computer Scientists
Matthew Petering
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dean Brett Peters
  • Dean, Engineering & Applied Science Office of the Dean
Hamid Seifoddini
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Nidal Abu Zahra
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Department Chair, Materials Science & Engineering
Ben Church
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Department
  • Director, Advanced Analysis Facility
Hugo Lopez
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
faculty member xiaoli ma
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Junjie Niu
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Pradeep Rohatgi
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Advanced Manufacture of Materials
Deverajan Venugopalan
  • Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Ryo Amano
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
Ilya Avdeev
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Founder and Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Laboratory
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director, UWM Student Startup Challenge
  • Director (PI), Milwaukee Regional Energy Education Initiative
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  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Roshan D'Souza
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Avie Judes
  • CEAS Lab Manager
  • Lab Manager, Makerspace
Michael Nosonovsky
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Krishna Pillai
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Deyang Qu
  • Johnson Controls Endowed Professor in Energy Storage Research
  • Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Mohammad Rahman
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Biorobotics Lab
  • Affiliate Professor, Computer Science
John Reisel
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Secretary of the University
Kevin Renkin
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Pradeep Rohatgi
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Advanced Manufacture of Materials
Nathan Salawitz
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Founder, Advanced Structures Laboratory
Nathaniel Stern
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor, Art & Design
  • Director, Student Startup Challenge
faculty member yongjin sung
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mohamed Yahiaoui
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Advising

Therese Crary
  • Advisor, Graduate Programs
Bob Packard
  • Advisor, Graduate Programs

UWM is proud to be one of only two R1 research universities in Wisconsin. We’re also a top externally funded institution with robust opportunities for teaching and research assistantships. Partners that support our important research include:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Institute for Health
  • National Academy of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Regional businesses: Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, Harley Davidson, We Energies