The UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science offers degree programs in chemistry, computer science, engineering physics, mathematics, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical and software engineering. Curricular requirements provide a strong foundation in the student's major field of study, supplemented by a broad background in the social sciences and humanities. In this way, the college enables its graduates to be adaptable to change, to be productive citizens and to practice their professions with proficiency and integrity.
The college also provides general education courses in mathematics and some of the natural sciences.
Placement for graduates of the college has always been excellent. Most graduates find they are placed in challenging positions at competitive salaries.
The college strives to be a leader in innovative, high-quality undergraduate education.
The College of EMS's educational vision, goals and objectives are presented in the college strategic plan. The strategic plan is available in the dean's office and is on the college website.
The university has international exchange programs with France, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands. Programs are based on a one-to-one exchange with host universities, and automatically fulfill the international general education requirement. Participation in this program will not delay a student's graduation date. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain technical and international experience while paying UW-Platteville tuition and fees. Grades and credits earned at a partner institution will be included in the calculation of the UW-Platteville grade point average. This is a valuable learning experience to broaden a student's awareness of other cultures and diverse situations.
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In collaboration with the UW Colleges, place-bound students can complete UW-Platteville engineering degrees at outlying locations. Programs are available at UW-Fox Valley and UW-Rock County campuses for students to complete electrical or mechanical engineering with on-site UW-Platteville faculty. Students at other UW Colleges campuses can also complete degrees in engineering majors by using technology to deliver UW-Platteville engineering courses.
Collaborative degree students typically complete general education and pre-engineering math and science course requirements by earning an Associate of Arts and Science degree through the UW Colleges. When eligible, students apply for admission to UW-Platteville to complete the major at either of the outlying locations or through learning technology. All program requirements must be met in accordance with UW-Platteville policy.
Articulation agreements provide opportunities for students to complete their first two or three years of study at one university before transferring to a partnering university to complete the coursework necessary for their engineering degree. UW-Platteville has articulation agreements with several institutions, some being other UW campuses.
The college offers many cooperative education and internship programs for qualified students. Co-ops, which combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience, allow students to relate theory to practice. A time frame for a co-op is considered one semester plus a summer session. The work period is spent in full-time employment with private industry or a governmental agency. The college considers internships to be summer positions related to the students' major field of study. The engineering co-op and internship program is administered by the associate dean of the college.
The college has a number of computer laboratories. Computer labs are accessible during open building hours. In addition to the program computer labs, whose computers carry discipline specific hardware, the college maintains the Engineering Instructional Center as a combined teaching and open lab facility with software applicable to a variety of disciplines. The college maintains several site licenses, which allow students to access software packages in their residence halls.
The requirements of the engineering majors meet or exceed the general education requirements in many areas, particularly mathematics and natural sciences. Therefore, the number of credits necessary to meet the university's general education requirements is not listed with each program. Students should check with their advisor or their department chair to determine the additional courses necessary for graduation beyond those required by their major.
Curricular patterns and courses do change. The college and the university reserve the right to change both the college and the general university requirements at any time in order to better serve the long range interests of students.
The EMS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee is responsible for the admission and academic policies of the College of EMS. The committee serves as the appeal body for all academic decisions within the college.
In addition to meeting all written university policies, rules and regulations regarding admission and academic standards in effect at the time for the university community, students who seek admission to an engineering program must have an ACT math score of 22 or above, or have a grade of "C" or better in Calculus 2640 (or its equivalent). As with the UW-Platteville admission requirements, nontraditional applicants will be evaluated individually for admission.
Entering transfer engineering students are initially enrolled in the department of general engineering and will be admitted to a degreegranting program upon the fulfillment of the degree-granting program's admission requirements. All entering transfer engineering students are initially advised by the chair of the general engineering department. The transfer of credits to meet program requirements must be approved by the appropriate department chair or program coordinator. The transfer of credits must follow the specific requirements of the professional program, which the student will be entering. If a professional program requires a minimum grade in a particular course, transfer of credits for that course from another institution will be allowed only if the required minimum grade was achieved.
Students enrolled in degree programs within the College of EMS are governed by the academic standards of the university and the academic standards of their degree program. In some cases, the academic standards and requirements of a degree program are more rigorous than those of the university. For example, each degree program may stipulate grade requirements in specific major courses. In some programs, the requirement might be a "C" in selected courses and a 2.0 grade point average over a number of specific courses. Students may obtain detailed descriptions of a program's academic standards and requirements from the specific program catalog section.
Some programs limit the number of attempts a student has to obtain a passing grade. For example, all engineering and chemistry courses may be repeated only once. Students who fail to meet the grade requirement for a course after the second attempt are dismissed from the College of EMS.
Students suspended from the university for failure to meet the minimum achievement standards of the university are automatically dismissed from the College of EMS. Students readmitted to the university through the university academic appeal process or whose dismissal is reversed due to performance in Winterim or summer classes are not automatically readmitted to the College of EMS. However, students who re-enter the university after completing a required university suspension will be reinstated contingent upon the reason for dismissal. Students who have fulfilled their university suspension and who wish to reenter the College of EMS must appeal in writing to the EMS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
Students dismissed from the College of EMS must appeal in writing to the EMS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for reinstatement to an EMS program. Further appeal may be made to the assistant/associate dean of the college. Students who wish to change their major to one of the following programs: computer science, mathematics, broad field science or out of the College of EMS do not have to appeal - but they must inform the EMS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee of their change of major.
Students may be subject to various penalties, including dismissal from the College of EMS, for academic misconduct. Instances of academic misconduct will be handled according to the provisions of Chapter 14 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code entitled Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures.
The mission of the UW-Platteville Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Program is to inform students, parents and educators about the value of gender diversity as it relates to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workplace. The program promotes a supportive community through activities such as advising, mentoring and networking. The Women in EMS Program supports this mission for both continuing and prospective students through the following:
The goals of the Women in Engineering Program are:
The Engineering, Mathematics and Science Advising Office provides a comprehensive set of services that assists students in maximizing their educational experience at UW-Platteville while working through a challenging curriculum. The advising office does this by providing faculty and students with the most recent changes in program requirements, assisting students with scheduling questions and encouraging students to utilize the numerous services on campus, which have been established to assist students through their academic career. In addition, the advising office is committed to providing assistance and support to those students in transition to various career choices.