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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S., M.Engr. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
Candidates in either option must complete one formal course at the 700 level or above; ME 903 (seminar) is required for the first two semesters in residence.
Specific Courses
Yes
Five formal courses at the 700-999 level; four must be taken at the UW-Madison; two of the four must be in mechanical engineering. Contact the department for a list of possible courses.
Specific Credits
Yes
Candidates completing a thesis must complete a minimum of 24 credits; 18 of these must be formal course credits and 5 must be thesis credits. Candidates in the nonthesis option must complete a minimum of 30 credits; at least 24 must be formal course credits; 9 must be in core ME courses; 3 must be independent study credits. Contact the department for more information.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 48 formal course credits beyond the B.S. degree are required; 18 must be thesis credits.
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The Ph.D. qualifying examination must be taken no later than the first semester following completion of 24 graduate credits.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A thesis is optional.
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Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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