The College of Engineering & Applied Science Graduate Programs Office team is available to assist you with processes and procedures related to your master’s or doctoral degree program.

If you have a question about a change to your schedule, a change in advisor, requirements for your program of study and/or completing College of Engineering & Applied Science and UWM Graduate School forms, please stop by our office at EMS E379 or email us at ceas-graduate@uwm.edu. We can explain processes and procedures or help you find the resource you need to make earning your degree run smoothly. 

Please see your faculty advisor for information about scheduling classes, degree expectations, and other academic related questions.

Graduate School Forms and Downloads
Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) Form

The Graduate Transfer Credit Form is used when you have graduate credits from another institution that you would like to have count toward your UWM graduate program. This is only to be used for transfer credits to a Master’s degree program.

Please complete Part 1 of the TCE, then have your faculty advisor complete Part 3. The form along with a copy of your transcript (can be unofficial) then needs to be returned to the Graduate Program Office for processing.

One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services Forms
Registration Change Form

The Registration Change Form is used when you need to add, drop, swap, change credits, switch sections or grading option changes to your class schedule.  

Please complete the form down to the two boxes at the bottom. You will need a signature in the box on the lower right-hand side from: 

  • your advisor, if you need permission to enroll in the class (you are a graduate student wanting to enroll in an undergraduate course), or 
  • the instructor, when you are requesting to enroll in a closed class. 

The form then needs to be returned to the Graduate Program Office for processing.

Request for Exception (RFE) Form

The Request for Exception (RFE) form is used by the Graduate School to make changes to your academic record, specifically:

  • to make changes to your schedule (swap, drop, change sections), when you no longer have access to make changes in PAWS. Important: if you want to change your schedule, you need to include a Change in Registration form (below) as well.
  • when you took a cross-listed class as an EE class, but you want it to count toward your concentration in CE.
  • to request permission to continue when you have an academic hold due to a low GPA. This must include a plan as to how you will increase your GPA.

Please complete Section I (the entire 1st page), then your advisor must complete section II, and include a supporting statement. The form then needs to be returned to the Graduate Program Office for processing.

All Request for Exception and Change in Registration forms need to be submitted to the Graduate Program Office for processing. We make sure everything is complete on the form, then send it to the correct staff person in the Graduate School for further decision making and processing. 

Undergraduate Requirements Assessment Form: MS Computer Science, Regular Track

Download form here.

Undergraduate Requirements Assessment Form: MS Computer Science, Professional Track

Download form here.

MS Computer Science Program of Study Form: Professional Track

Download form here.

MS Computer Science Program of Study Form: Thesis, Regular Track

Download form here.

MS Computer Science Program of Study Form: Non-Thesis, Regular Track

Download form here.

MS Program of Study Form

For enrollment management and class scheduling purposes, a written Program of Study, developed in conjunction with your major advisor is required to be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office during your first year of study.

  • Master of Science in Engineering – Program of Study Form
  • MS Change of Graduate Advisor Form

     In the event that you need to change advisors, due to research interests, retirement, etc. Please complete the Change in Advisor form and submit it to the Graduate Program Office for processing.

  • Change of Graduate Advisor Form
  • MS Independent Study Forms

    Anyone wishing to complete an Independent Study must complete the registration form, design a proposal, obtain your major advisor signature on both and submit to the Graduate Programs Office for processing.

  • 999 Guidelines and Proposal/ Approval Form for Engineering Graduate Students 
  • PhD Guidelines and Program of Study Form

    For enrollment management and class scheduling purposes, the student, in consultation with the major professor, should develop a proposed program of studies during the first year of enrollment. This program of study must be approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and must meet the distribution requirement listed below. For subsequent changes, the student must file a revised program of study for approval. Learn more.

    Program of Study Form

    Mathematics/Quantitative Methods Requirement

    The following courses are acceptable for the Mathematics/Quantitative Methods Requirement in the doctoral program.  Other courses may also be accepted if appropriate (Submit documentation, i.e. course description, for courses proposed to meet this requirement). 

    CIVIL ENGINEERING & MECHANICS  COMPUTER SCIENCE  
    CIV-725 Finite Element Methods in EngineeringCS-417 Theory of Computation
    CIV-726 Mechanical VibrationsCS-535 Algorithms Design and Analysis
    CIV-761 Advanced Structural AnalysisCS-704 Analysis of Algorithms
    CIV-801 Applied ElasticityCS-708 Scientific Computing
     CS-711 Machine Learning
     CS-712 Image Processing
     CS-714 Computational Geometry
     CS-720 Computational Models for Decision Making
     CS-755 Information and Coding Theory
     CS-759 Data Security
     CS-760 Computer Systems Performance Evaluation
     CS-762 Fault-Tolerant Computing
     CS-805 Randomized Algorithms
    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  
    EE-701 Advanced Linear System AnalysisME-701 Advanced Linear Systems Analysis
    EE-711 Pattern RecognitionME-706 Continuum Mechanics
    EE-712 Image ProcessingME-711 Thermal Radiation and Conduction
    EE-718 Nonlinear Control SystemsME-715 Numerical Methods in Engineering
    EE-721 Digital CommunicationsME-718 Nonlinear Control Systems
    EE-741 Electromagnetic Fields and WavesME-723 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
    EE-742 Electromagnetic WaveME-726 Mechanical Vibrations
    EE-755 Information and Coding TheoryME-765 Mechanical Reliability and Probabilistic Design
    EE-760 Computer Systems Performance EvaluationME-773 Advanced Dynamics
    EE-762 Fault-Tolerant ComputingME-785 Optimization Methods in Engineering
    EE-765 Fourier Optics & Optical Signal PrcsME-816 Optimal Control Theory
    EE-771 Advanced Electric Power Systems Theory 
    EE-781 Advanced Synchronous MachineryMATERIALS  
    EE-810 Advanced Digital Signal ProcessingMAT-410(G) Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    EE-816 Optimal Control TheoryMAT-702 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
    EE-819 Adaptive Control TheoryMAT-710 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    EE-872 Computer Analysis of Electric Power SystemsMAT-720 Kinetic Processes in Materials
     MAT-731 Deformation Processing
    INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING  MATHEMATICS  
    IND-455 Operations Research IMATH-413 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
    IND-465 Operations Research IIMATH-414 Numerical Analysis
    IND-571 Quality ControlMATH-416 Computational Linear Analysis
    IND-572 Reliability EngineeringMATH-535 Linear Analysis
    IND-575 Design of ExperimentsMATH-601 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
    IND-716 Engineering Statistical AnalysisMATH-602 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
    IND-717 Operations Research for Engineering ManagementMATH-701 Industrial Mathematics I
    IND-765 Operations Research Methods and Advanced ProgrammingMATH-702 Industrial Mathematics II
    IND-767 Statistical Methods for Engineers and ScientistsMATH-767 Statistical Methods for Engineers & Scientists
    IND-768 Applied Stochastic ProcessesMATH-768 Applied Stochastic Processes
    IND-777 Scheduling and Real Time Resource ManagementMATH-813 Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations
     MATH-814 Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
      

    Qualifying Exams are offered the Thursday and Friday of the second week of classes.

    • Spring 2022 classes begin January 24, 2022 so the QE dates are February 3/4, 2022.
    • Fall 2022 classes begin September 6, 2022 so the QE dates are September 15/16, 2022.
    • Spring 2023 classes begin January 23, 2023 so the QE dates are February 2/3, 2023.
    Biomedical Engineering

    Please contact the Biomedical Engineering Department Chair or Amanda Bauer for qualifying exam samples.

    Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Please contact the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Chair or Amanda Bauer for qualifying exam samples.

    Computer Science

    Please contact the Computer Science Department Chair or Amanda Bauer for qualifying exam samples.

    Electrical Engineering

    The EE PhD Qualifying Examination is used to ensure that PhD students have sufficient depth and breadth of fundamental electrical engineering concepts. The exam is given twice per year, early in the Fall and Spring semesters, and is graded on a pass-fail basis. Sample copies of old exams and related course syllabi are provided below.

    Industrial Engineering

    Please contact the Industrial Engineering Department Chair or Amanda Bauer for qualifying exam samples.

    Materials Science & Engineering

    The Materials Science & Engineering PhD Qualifying Examination is used to ensure that PhD students have sufficient depth and breadth of fundamental materials engineering concepts. The exam is given twice per year, early in the Fall and Spring semesters, and is graded on a pass-fail basis. Guidelines and sample copies of old exams are provided below.

    Mechanical Engineering

    The Mechanical Engineering PhD Qualifying Examination is used to ensure that PhD students have sufficient depth and breadth of fundamental mechanical engineering concepts. The exam is graded on a pass-fail basis. Guidelines and sample copies of old exams are provided below.

    Advising

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