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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 distance-learning 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 exchange of assignments, email communication with instructors, and proctored tests taken at your place of employment.

Leading the Charge in Polymers Technology Education

UW-Madison has a strong history as a leader in polymers technology. Check out this insightful article with Tom Mohs, Polymer Science and Engineering professor, as he explains UW-Madison's contributions to the founding and growth of the plastic industry, including the world's first plastics course in 1946.