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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering / Controls

Program Details

The online MS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Controls from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is designed to train outstanding students for advanced work in industry and research and development through a combination of coursework and hands on research. The curriculum incorporates the latest research and practices in drive, converter control, and sensor integration, including courses in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Graduates possess:

  • A strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles
  • An ability to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems
  • Creative, independent problem solving skills
  • An ability to apply the latest scientific and technological advancements, advanced techniques, and modern engineering tools to solve problems


This degree program requires 30 credits for completion and a three-week on-campus lab course during the summer. 

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours, or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission