University of Wisconsin - Madison

Department of Engineering Professional Development

Polymer Engineering and Science



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Engineering (Polymer Engineering and Science)

Format: Online

Program Description:

ME Degree—Polymer Engineering and Science
The MEPES program offers you a prestigious learning experience from a department internationally recognized for its research and teaching in polymer engineering and science. You will learn with faculty who participate in the Polymer Consortium and the Rheology Research Center (RRC).

The video-based design of this program allows you to learn off-campus at times convenient to your full-time work schedule. You will follow along with on-campus classes via pre-recorded lectures, email or mail exchange of assignments, and proctored tests held off campus.

Engineering Polymer Industrial Consortium
The Polymer Consortium is a university-industry-government collaborative initiative to create, integrate, transfer and apply knowledge of polymer engineering and processing. It is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness and effectiveness of companies involved in design and manufacturing of plastic components or production of manufacturing and sensing equipment related to the plastics industry.

Rheology Research Center
The Rheology Research Center (RRC) generates useful knowledge of rheology and disseminates this knowledge through publications, seminars and graduate education. The RRC sponsors the world's only weekly seminar series on rheology. The series has featured more than 200 invited lectures by world-class researchers.

The RRC offers the world's most extensive series of advanced lecture courses on polymers and rheology. The Center promotes research in rheology leading to MS and PhD degrees and also administers the Master of Engineering (Polymer Engineering and Science) degree.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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