College of Engineering & Applied Science: FALL 2020 ONLINE COURSEWORK (MORE TO COME)

In a continuing effort to be responsive to our students’ needs, UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science offers a robust array of coursework online . . . enabling new students to begin their classes from a distance, if needed, and to continue in person, when ready, keeping them on track to graduate on time.

The online courses have been developed with the same academic rigor of our in-person coursework. With over 20 years of experience and leadership in online education, UWM has earned the reputation as a Best Online College in Wisconsin.

Fall 2020 Online Courses, By Department, Include:

Biomedical Engineering:

  • BME 437 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging* (offered jointly with EE)
  • BME 733/G Sensors and Systems (offered jointly with EE)
  • BME 890-001 U/G Special Topics: Neural Networks* (offered jointly with EE)
  • BME 890-002 G Rehabilitation Robotics** (offered jointly with ME)

Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • CIV ENG 411-401/U/G Principles ­Water Resources Design* (NOTE: lab sessions are in person)
  • CIV ENG 413-001/U/G Environmental Engineering
  • CIV ENG 463-401/U/G Introduction to Finite Elements
  • CIV ENG 490-001/U/G Transportation Engineering
  • CIV ENG 494-001/U Principles Civil Engineering Design*
  • CIV ENG 495-001/U Senior Design*
  • CIV ENG 592-001U/G Traffic Control
  • CIV ENG 614-001U/G Hazardous Waste Management
  • CIV ENG 777-001/G Design of Multistory Buildings
  • CIV ENG 792-001/G Methods ­Transportation Analysis

Computer Science: 

  • COMPSCI 250/U Introductory Computer Programming
  • COMPSCI 469/U/G Introduction to Computer Security
  • COMPSCI 481/U/G Server-Side Internet Programming
  • COMPSCI 537U/G Introduction to Operation Systems
  • COMPSCI 557U/G Introduction to Database Systems
  • COMPSCI 720/G Computational Models of Decision Making
  • COMPSCI 723/G Natural Language Processing
  • COMPSCI 790/G Required Definitions and Management
  • COMPST 702/G Software Development in Python
  • COMPST 751/G Data Structures and Algorithms

Electrical Engineering:

  • ELECENG 457/U/G Digital Logic Laboratory*
  • ELECENG 437 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging * (offered jointly with BME)
  • ELECENG 471/U/G Electronic Power Systems*
  • ELECENG 490/890/U/G Topics in Electrical Engineering: Neural Networks* (offered jointly with BME)
  • ELECENG 701/G Advanced Linear System Analysis*
  • ELECENG 733/G Sensors and Systems (offered jointly with BME)
  • ELECENG 781/G Advanced Synchronous Machinery*

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering:

  • IND ENG 590/U/G Six Sigma
  • IND ENG 590/890 Project Management*
  • IND ENG 717/G Operations Research for Engineering Management
  • IND ENG 751/G Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Materials Science and Engineering:

  • MATL ENG 410/G Mechanical Behavior-Materials
  • MATL ENG 452/G Ceramics
  • MATL ENG 456/G Metal Casting
  • MATL ENG 461/G Environmental Degradation of Materials
  • MATL ENG 471/G Heat Treatment of Materials
  • MATL ENG 483/G Materials for Energy Applications
  • MATL ENG 702/G Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MATL ENG 720/G Kinetic Processes in Materials

Mechanical Engineering:

  • MECHENG 411/U/G Heat Transfer**
  • MECHENG 463/U/G Introduction to Finite Elements
  • MECHENG 475/U/G Vibrations in Mechanical Design
  • MECHENG 490-2/U/G Design for reliability**
  • MECHENG 490-3/U/G Nanobioimaging**
  • MECHENG 490-4/U/G Design for Six Sigma**
  • MECHENG 702/G Adv. Engineering Thermodynamics**
  • MECHENG 703/G Principles of Combustion**
  • MECHENG 711/G Thermal Radiation and conduction**
  • MECHENG 715/G Numerical methods in Engineering**
  • MECHENG 722/G Advanced Fluid Mechanics**
  • MECHENG 726/G Mechanical Vibrations**
  • MECHENG 733/G Sensor and System**
  • MECHENG 785/G Optimization Methods**
  • MECHENG 890/G Rehabilitation Robotics** (offered jointly with BME)

*Some synchronous elements (office hours, exams)
**Course is entirely synchronous

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Computer Science Professional Master’s Program:

Q: Can I begin by taking online CS coursework and continue in person at a later date?

A: Absolutely! All in-person courses are also offered online for the CS Professional Master’s Program. Your online work is identical to our in-person course content and therefore fulfills all of the same requirements for your degree.

Q: How long does the CS Professional Master’s Program take to complete?

A: You can complete your master’s degree in as few as four semesters (two years) if you were admitted with a Placement Level Two and successfully take three relevant courses each semester.

Q. What sequence of courses do you recommend if I begin my CS Professional Master’s Degree online in Fall 2020?

A. We recommend taking CompST 751, CompSci 700 and one other online Computer Science graduate level course. CompST 751 is not intended to be offered online in Spring 2021.

Q: What is my minimum credit load if I take all of my CS Professional Master’s Degree coursework online?

A: If you do not need a visa, there is no minimum credit-load requirement. Fees are assessed per credit, so aligned with the number of credits you take.

Q: If I opt to take all of my CS Professional Master’s coursework online, can I come to the U.S. during the semester?

A: No; a student on an F-1 visa is currently not allowed to enroll in all-online courses.

CS Professional Master’s Questions? 

  • Questions regarding the UWM computer science program and coursework:
  • International Students: Questions about your admission status, deferrals, or visas: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at
  • All Students: