University of Wisconsin-Madison’s online Master of Engineering: Engineering Data Analytics program is offered through the school’s Department of Engineering Professional Development. It stresses a multi-disciplinary approach to data analytics, focusing on the application of advanced computer technologies to effective problem solving in data collection, data management, and data analysis. The 30-credit program can be completed in two years of part-time study and is designed to accommodate students who may be working full-time.
The Engineering Data Analytics master’s program brings together knowledge and methodologies from engineering, science, and business. It draws on faculty and resources from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison, as well as from the university’s Departments of Statistics and Computer Sciences, and its School of Library and Information Sciences. Students learn about computer hardware, software, and systems integral to the field of analytics today, and about the techniques these technologies enable, including advanced data structuring, data visualization, and statistical and algorithmic modeling. The goal is to give students the tools and training required to solve real-world, big data problems with cutting-edge computer science.
UW-Madison’s Engineering Data Analytics master’s degree offers the rigor of a fixed curriculum and semester schedule, and the flexibility of online learning. Students log on to the school’s distance learning platform for weekly class meetings, conferences, and lectures. They can then complete assignments and access additional assets online. The programs’s curriculum features five required core courses: Database Design and Management; Industrial Data Analytics; High-Performance Computing for Applications in Engineering; Engineering Applications of Statistics; and Elements of Software Engineering. Students may then choose five elective courses in management, manufacturing, engine systems, controls, powers, and polymers.
The Master of Engineering: Applied Computing and Engineering Data Analytics degree at UW-Madison does not require any campus visits. However, it is affiliated with Wisconsin Applied Computing Center, and students in the master’s program have the option of attending the annual Wisconsin Forum on Advanced Computing in Engineering each spring.
UW-Madison is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.