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: Biomedical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Energy, Mechanics, Industrial and Systems, Manufacturing, Materials, or Mechanical.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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