Collaborative Engineering Program

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Collaborative Engineering
Collaborative Engineering

What is The UW-Platteville Collaborative Engineering Program?

UW-Platteville in partnership with UW Colleges provides place-bound students and working adults the opportunity to pursue an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from UW-Platteville. 

The unique aspect of the UW-Platteville Collaborative Engineering Program is that it provides the same mechanical and electrical engineering degrees as received by students located at the Platteville campus. The program combines UW-Platteville instructors and hands-on lab experiences that prepare students for an engineering career. 

How does it work?

Students complete the associates degree requirements and pre-engineering courses at one of the thirteen UW Colleges campuses or through UW Colleges Online.  While working towards an associate of arts or science degree, students begin taking the UW-Platteville engineering courses by distance technology or in a face-to-face classroom depending on the student’s location and course.  

Some UW-Platteville engineering courses are taught face-to-face on the following UW Colleges campuses:

• UW-Fox Valley
• UW-Washington County
• UW Sheboygan

The UW-Platteville engineering courses offered through distance technology are recorded during live classes and then made available via UW-Platteville’s online course management system, Desire 2 Learn. Collaborative Engineering Program students watch the recorded lectures via high-speed Internet at their convenience but must adhere to the course syllabus (i.e. homework assignments, exam dates).  For courses with lab components a lab manager travels to the various UW Colleges campuses to facilitate the labs.  

For distance technology courses a designated proctor will be available for each quiz or exam. 


Both the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW Colleges are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Frequently Asked Questions

To read some frequently asked questions click here or learn why many individuals choose UW-Platteville.

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