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Engine Systems

Master of Engineering in Engineering

Engine Systems student standing with professor

Work online to earn your Master of Engineering: Engine Systems degree from UW–Madison, home to the Engine Research Center, one of the nation’s largest academic research facilities devoted exclusively to internal combustion engines.


Is this program right for you?

Enhance your ability to lead engine development projects, without interrupting your current job. The UW–Madison Master of Engineering in Engine Systems degree was created for early- to mid-career engineers who design and manufacture internal combustion engines, and who want to take on advanced roles and responsibilities.

Work primarily online—whether at home, at work, or on the road—to master topics ranging from engine design to thermal sciences to controls. Move through the program with a close cohort of engineers from engine companies all over the world, sharing your expertise and insights. Collaborate with your cohort and our faculty face-to-face for one week each summer. This blended approach builds relationships and networks, and keeps you focused, motivated, and connected with peers facing the same challenges.

UW–Madison is one of the world’s premier research and teaching universities. For more than 50 years, we have been synonymous with leadership in engine research. The UW–Madison Engine Systems master’s program is widely recognized for advancing knowledge and taking an innovative approach to distance learning. Our courses are taught by senior faculty and experienced professionals in the engine industry. We draw on research from the UW’s Engine Research Center and rapidly adjust to changes in technology and in employers’ needs, providing instructional services not offered by any other institution.

The Engine Systems courses are problem-based and application-oriented to provide skills you can use immediately. Tailor your coursework by selecting projects that address the real problems you face in your workplace, so you are a better employee today and are ready to lead in any industry that relies on mechanical engineering, project management, and project development.

Is this program right for you?

Enhance your ability to lead engine development projects, without interrupting your current job. The UW–Madison Master of Engineering in Engine Systems degree was created for early- to mid-career engineers who design and manufacture internal combustion engines, and who want to take on advanced roles and responsibilities.

Work primarily online—whether at home, at work, or on the road—to master topics ranging from engine design to thermal sciences to controls. Move through the program with a close cohort of engineers from engine companies all over the world, sharing your expertise and insights. Collaborate with your cohort and our faculty face-to-face for one week each summer. This blended approach builds relationships and networks, and keeps you focused, motivated, and connected with peers facing the same challenges.

UW–Madison is one of the world’s premier research and teaching universities. For more than 50 years, we have been synonymous with leadership in engine research. The UW–Madison Engine Systems master’s program is widely recognized for advancing knowledge and taking an innovative approach to distance learning. Our courses are taught by senior faculty and experienced professionals in the engine industry. We draw on research from the UW’s Engine Research Center and rapidly adjust to changes in technology and in employers’ needs, providing instructional services not offered by any other institution.

The Engine Systems courses are problem-based and application-oriented to provide skills you can use immediately. Tailor your coursework by selecting projects that address the real problems you face in your workplace, so you are a better employee today and are ready to lead in any industry that relies on mechanical engineering, project management, and project development.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits of degree.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0

To apply:

  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Phone Interview

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Program highlights

  • Our Engine Systems master’s program is completely online, so you can earn your degree without disrupting your life
  • You learn from the best: UW–Madison’s online engineering graduate programs are consistently top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • You’ll have regular access to leading research at the Engine Research Center, the largest research center devoted to internal combustion engines in the U.S.

How you'll learn

  • Online curriculum, plus a one-week residence with your cohort on the UW–Madison campus each August.
  • Use the Internet, live web conferencing, and software applications to participate in group projects designed to encourage teamwork, insightful discussion, and learning from each other.
  • Complete a fixed curriculum on a semester schedule, but choose when to do most of your work each week—so that your career, family life, and travel schedule are not interrupted.

Sample curriculum

  • Essentials Skills for Engineering Productivity
  • Engine Project Management
  • Engine Design I & II
  • Thermal Systems Engineering
  • Engine Performance and Combustion
  • Engine Fluid Dynamics
  • Analysis of Trends in Engines
  • Perspectives on Engine Modeling
  • Engine Systems and Control

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