Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering / Polymer Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

The online Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering / Polymer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares students to face the many challenges that plastics companies and the industry encounter regularly, and introduces students to traditional plastics as well as the latest innovations in specialty polymers with growing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. Courses explore topics such as:

  • Transport Phenomena in Polymer Processing
  • Advanced Composite Materials 
  • Modeling & Simulation in Polymer Processing
  • Experimental Mechanics


  • A BS degree from a program accredited by the ABET or the equivalent
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • GRE scores
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay
  • Transcript(s)
  • Three professional recommendations

Exceptions to standard admission requirements are considered by the admissions committee on an individual basis.

School Accreditation Statement

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