Online engineering graduate programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News

Jan. 15, 2013

For the second year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs.

The distinction requires eligible programs to pass rigorous standards for quality education in the areas of faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement and admissions selectivity.

"UW-Madison is honored to again be included in this prestigious ranking," says Wayne Pferdehirt, director of Distance Degree Programs for the Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering. "We are proud to have the quality and success of our online engineering graduate programs recognized among the best in the nation.

"Our online master's degree programs provide practicing engineers who are not able to attend courses on campus with the opportunity to learn and engage with the excellent faculty and research for which UW-Madison is known the world over," Pferdehirt adds. "Our goal has been to build distance degree programs that are of the highest quality. We are glad that U.S. News & World Report joins our graduates in affirming the exceptional educational quality of these degree programs, designed in content and format to propel the careers of working professionals."

The College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Professional Development offer a variety of online engineering graduate programs, in areas including:

  • Sustainable systems engineering
  • Engineering management (professional practice)
  • Engine systems
  • Polymer engineering and science
  • Technical Japanese
  • Electrical and computer engineering (power electronics)
  • Mechanical engineering (controls)

More information on all of UW-Madison's online engineering degree programs can be found here, or contact Wayne Pferdehirt, director of Distance Degree Programs, at 608-265-2361 or wppferde@wisc.edu, or Colleen Barrett, marketing director, at 608-263-6314 or barrett@epd.engr.wisc.edu.