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University of Wisconsin - Madison


Master of Engineering in Professional Practice

Contact information:
Program URL: http://mepp.engr.wisc.edu/index.html

For questions about the application process, admissions requirements, accommodations for disabilities and financial aid, contact:
Karen Al-Ashkar, Counselor
Phone: 800-462-0876 or
608-262-0133
Fax: 608-263-3160
E-mail: karena@epd.engr.wisc.edu
 
For questions about the MEPP program design and course content, contact:
Wayne Pferdehirt, MEPP Program Director
Phone: 800-462-0876 or
608-265-2361
E-mail: pferdehi@engr.wisc.edu

Accreditation:
University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Admission Requirements:
Admission to the Master of Engineering in Professional Practice program requires the following:
  • A BS degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the equivalent
  • A minimum of four years' post-baccalaureate engineering experience (or registration by examination as a professional engineer)
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (Applicants with less than a 3.0 may be admitted at the discretion of the department.)
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum acceptable score of 580 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 243 on computer version
  • For international applicants, a degree comparable to an approved US bachelor's degree
For more information regarding admission requirements see http://mepp.engr.wisc.edu/admissions.html

Tuition Costs:
MEPP program tuition is $1384 per credit. This fee includes technology costs for Internet course delivery, live teleconferencing, and library use. Students use a toll-free telephone line for the audio portion of teleconferences. Students also have free use of teleconferencing facilities for group project work for MEPP courses. Total tuition for the two-year, 26-credit program is $35,984 for students entering MEPP in June 2004 and graduating in May 2006. (Please note that this total does not include travel and living expenses for summer residencies, textbooks, or course software. Software required for courses is typically available in educational versions at substantial discounts.)

Learning Environment for Students:
We've designed each course in the MEPP curriculum to be part of an e-learning environment that includes real-world applications and team projects. Our goal is to offer high-quality courses that give you the flexibility you need while providing opportunities to interact and network with other students and senior-level faculty.
 
MEPP courses employ many different e-learning tools to provide you with an effective and efficient learning experience. A modern Web-based platform allows you to download course information, post your assignments and discuss course topics with other students and instructors. Presentations on CD-ROM, study guides, textbooks and other resources will supplement Web-based information and activities. You will also participate in live teleconferences from your home, office, or wherever you travel. The design of each course varies as our faculty and instructional designers work together to match e-learning tools with each course's objectives and content.
 
Our experience has shown that the MEPP e-learning environment is rich in interaction-perhaps richer than the traditional classroom. You'll proceed through the program with a group of colleagues - all working engineers - allowing you to develop in-depth group discussions and projects. The teleconferences and online discussions will keep you in close contact and on pace with others.
 
Each semester you'll take simultaneously two courses that complement each other in terms of content and activities. In a typical week you'll have assignments from both courses that would include assigned readings, problems to develop using desktop computer applications, a live teleconference discussion, and online project work.
 
You'll have great flexibility within each week to complete course activities, but most assignments are due by the end of the weekend. So while the program is flexible, it includes many regular check-in times and structured support to help keep you on track.

Relevant Info on Faculty:
MEPP courses are taught by senior faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For a complete listing of all program faculty and qualifications see http://mepp.engr.wisc.edu/faculty.html

Accomplishments/Recognition:
Now in its fifth full year of operation, MEPP students have a course completion rate of over 97%. Of the 155 engineers admitted thus far to the program, only one student has dropped out of the program, attesting to the compelling curriculum, excellence of instructional design, and proven, proactive learner support.
 
The quality and impact of the MEPP program have been recognized through several major awards that the program received in 2002.
  • In 2003, the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) selected MEPP for its Excellence in Distance Learning Programming (Higher Education Category).
  • In 2002, the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) selected MEPP for its top award for new continuing education programs, the Outstanding Program Award-Credit Category. UCEA chose MEPP from a field of both campus-based and distance-delivered credit programs in all disciplines from across North America.
  • UCEA also selected MEPP in 2002 for its Distance Learning Community of Practice Program of Excellence Award. The award honors a distanced-delivered program that is innovative and exemplary in meeting the needs of students. UCEA judges said, "This Masters of Engineering in Professional Practice is as good as it gets as a model of the development, implementation, and maintenance of a distance education degree program."
  • The American Distance Education Association selected MEPP as a runner-up for its 2002 National Excellence in Distance Education Award.
Master of Engineering in Engine Systems

Contact information:
Program URL: http://mees.engr.wisc.edu/index.html
 
For questions about the application process, admissions requirements, accommodations for disabilities and financial aid, contact:
Karen Al-Ashkar, Counselor
Phone: 800-462-0876 or
608-262-0133
Fax: 608-263-3160
E-mail: karena@epd.engr.wisc.edu
 
For questions about the MEES program design and course content, contact:
Kevin Hoag, MEES Program Director
Phone: 800-462-0876 or
608-262-0468
E-mail: hoag@facstaff.wisc.edu
 
Accreditation:
University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
 
The College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
 
Admission Requirements:
Admission to the Master of Engineering in Engine Systems program requires the following:
  • A BS degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the equivalent
  • A minimum of four years' post-baccalaureate engineering experience (or registration by examination as a professional engineer)
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (Applicants with less than a 3.0 may be admitted at the discretion of the department.)
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum acceptable score of 580 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 243 on computer version
  • For international applicants, a degree comparable to an approved US bachelor's degree
For more information regarding admission requirements see http://mepp.engr.wisc.edu/admissions.html
 
Tuition costs:
MEES program tuition is $1384 per credit. This fee includes technology costs for Internet course delivery, live teleconferencing, and library use. Students use a toll-free telephone line for the audio portion of teleconferences. Students also have free use of teleconferencing facilities for group project work for MEPP courses. (Please note that tuition does not include travel and living expenses for summer residencies, textbooks, or course software. Software required for courses is typically available in educational versions at substantial discounts.)

Learning Environment for Students:
We've designed each course in the MEES curriculum to be part of an e-learning environment that includes real-world applications and team projects. Our goal is to offer high-quality courses that give you the flexibility you need while providing opportunities to interact and network with other students and senior-level faculty.
 
MEES courses employ many different e-learning tools to provide you with an effective and efficient learning experience. A modern Web-based platform allows you to download course information, post your assignments and discuss course topics with other students and instructors. Presentations on CD-ROM, study guides, textbooks and other resources will supplement Web-based information and activities. You will also participate in live teleconferences from your home, office, or wherever you travel. The design of each course varies as our faculty and instructional designers work together to match e-learning tools with each course's objectives and content.
 
Our experience has shown that the MEES e-learning environment is rich in interaction-perhaps richer than the traditional classroom. You'll proceed through the program with a group of colleagues - all working engineers - allowing you to develop in-depth group discussions and projects. The teleconferences and online discussions will keep you in close contact and on pace with others.
 
In a typical week you'll have assignments from both courses that would include assigned readings, problems to develop using desktop computer applications, a live teleconference discussion, and online project work.  You'll have great flexibility within each week to complete course activities, but most assignments are due by the end of the weekend. So while the program is flexible, it includes many regular check-in times and structured support to help keep you on track.
 
Relevant Info on Faculty:
MEES courses are taught by senior faculty affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Engine Research Center and Powertrain Control Research Laboratory.
For a complete listing of all program faculty and qualifications see http://mees.engr.wisc.edu/faculty.html

 
Accomplishments/Recognition:
The MEES program admitted its first cohort of students in June 2003. This new, innovative curriculum has been enthusiastically received by engineers and employers in the engine industry, evidenced in the following comments:
 
"All too often technical leadership is expected of people having relatively little experience over the broad array of technical disciplines required in engine development.Wisconsin's planned engine systems curriculum addresses this condition, and therefore I wholeheartedly support it."

Thomas W. Asmus, Senior Research Executive; Daimler-Chrysler Corporation

"We have a desire to offer our best engineers a growth opportunity to learn best practices in engine design through interaction with their peers in the industry. I can personally attest to the excellence of courses offered by theUniversityofWisconsinin engine design and development."
Brian Price, Chief Engineer-Powertrain; Harley-Davidson Motor Company.