www.uwplatt.edu/disted

Contact: Jill M. Clough, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
Telephone: 608.342.1665
Fax: 608.342.1566
Email: engineering@uwplatt.edu

Statement of Purpose

The Master of Science in Engineering program provides high-quality, online development opportunities in mathematics, engineering communications, computer applications, management, and select engineering topics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate effective technical, business, and client communication skills;
  2. Apply engineering management practices;
  3. Contribute to the solution of engineering problems as a member of a local, regional, or international team;
  4. Demonstrate advanced competence in at least one technical emphasis area;
  5. Demonstrate application of mathematics or statistics for solving engineering, management, or business problems;
  6. Use technique, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  7. Recognize and respond appropriately to ethical situations.

Introduction

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSENGR) degree is a rigorous technical program which draws on students’ existing knowledge of engineering theory and mathematics, and practical engineering experience. The program requires 30 credits of advanced course work. No thesis is required. All course work is delivered online.

The program includes core competency courses in mathematics, computer applications, engineering communications, and engineering management. Each student additionally completes a technical emphasis. Currently, students may select an emphasis in engineering design, application in engineering management, control systems, or structural/geotechnical engineering.

Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Engineering

Those seeking admission to the Master of Science in Engineering program must have earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If the bachelor’s degree is in a field other than engineering, applicants may be asked to complete prerequisite courses. International degrees will be evaluated on an individual basis.

To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above, or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on a trial enrollment justified by the admitting department and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Program entrance requirements and degree completion requirements are consistent with those of the graduate programs of the institution. Students seeking admission to the program should follow the instructions found in the Online Admission Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

Special Students:

Students with a bachelor’s degree who want to enroll in selected courses without being admitted to the program may enroll as special students. A maximum of 12 credits may be taken as a special student. Completing courses as a special student does not ensure that the student will be admitted to the program.

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Engineering is earned upon the successful completion of degree requirements. A total of 30 graduate credits, as outlined below, are required. For admission requirements, registration instructions, course descriptions, tuition rate, and a longterm course rotation schedule, visit our web site at www.uwplatt.edu/disted.

All courses are three credits unless otherwise noted. Courses that are cross-listed in more than one section cannot be counted twice.

Section A: Core Courses

One course must be taken from each of the following areas:

Mathematics:

Computer Applications:

Technical Communications:

Engineering Management:

SECTION B: TECHNICAL EMPHASIS COURSES

Students must choose from one of four technical emphasis areas: Engineering Design, Applications in Engineering Management, Control Systems, or Structural/Geotechnical Engineering. The specific requirements for each emphasis are listed below.

Engineering Design:

The Engineering Design emphasis may be completed by selecting a total of nine credits from the courses below.

Applications in Engineering Management:

The Applications in Engineering Management emphasis may be completed by selecting a total of nine credits from the courses below.

Control Systems:

The Control Systems emphasis may be completed by selecting a total of nine credits from the courses below.

Structural/Geotechnical Engineering:

The Structural/Geotechnical Engineering emphasis may be completed by selecting ENGRG 5030 Linear Algebra to complete the mathematics requirement, then taking ENGRG 7540, Advanced Finite Element Method (or an equivalent course), and finally completing 15 additional credits from the list below including at least one Structural Engineering (Str) course and one Geotechnical Engineering (Geo) course. Nine credit hours must be from the Geotechnical (Geo) emphasis and must be completed in sequential order.

SECTION C: ELECTIVE COURSES

Students completing an emphasis in Engineering Design, Applications in Engineering Management, or Control Systems must select a total of nine elective credits. Courses listed in Sections A and B which were not previously used to satisfy other requirements may be taken as electives. In addition, the courses listed below may be taken as electives. Additional electives may be available through transfer and/or other arrangements. Contact and academic advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

Certificate in Engineering Management

A 12-credit Certificate in Engineering Management is available for people who want to expand their knowledge in engineering management related areas, but are not currently pursuing a master’s degree. Credits earned for the certificate can later be applied toward the Master of Science in Engineering.

The Certificate in Engineering Management is comprised of four courses. Each course is worth three credits. These courses allow individuals to gain knowledge in areas that will assist them most in their professional situation.

Required courses:

Choose three additional engineering courses from those listed below.

Students must complete all of the required courses for this certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to be eligible to receive the certificate. Transfer courses can not be applied to the certificate program.

Certificates in Geotechnical Engineering

A certificate in Geotechnical Engineering is available for people who want to expand their knowledge in Geotechnical skills. This certificate allows individuals to gain knowledge in the area that will assist them most in their professional situation. Credits earned for the certificate can later be applied toward the Master of Science in Engineering degree. The certificate is comprised of twelve credits (four courses). Each course is worth three credits.

Required courses:

Certificate in Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

A certificate in Structural/Geotechnical Engineering is available for people who want to expand their knowledge in the area which will assist them in their career. Credits earned for the certificate can later be applied toward the Master of Science in Engineering degree. Each course is worth three credits.

The certificate is earned by completing 12 credits consisting of two required and two additional courses from those listed below.

Required courses:

Choose two additional courses from those listed below.