Graduate Engineering Requirements

You can earn your master’s degree in engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by successfully completing 30 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Note that you are required to have completed an undergraduate Calculus I course with a minimum grade of C- before advancing past six graduate credits.

Required Core Courses

ENGRG 5000: Engineering Communications
ENGRG 5030: Linear Algebra (Required for Structural/Geotechnical emphasis) or ENGRG 6050: Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7030: Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems or ENGRG 7070: Optimization with Engineering Applications
ENGRG 7800: Engineering Management

Areas of Emphasis

You will customize your degree with an area of emphasis, earned by completing at least nine credits in your chosen area.

Engineering Design

ENGRG 7030: Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems
ENGRG 7070: Optimization with Engineering Applications
ENGRG 7510: Design of Experiments
ENGRG 7520: Design for Manufacturability
ENGRG 7530: Design for Usability
ENGRG 7540: Advanced Finite Element Method
ENGRG 7550: Product Design and Development
ENGRG 7560: Sustainability in Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Applications of Engineering Management

ENGRG 7810: Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7820: Quality Engineering and Management
ENGRG 7830: Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7840: Systems Engineering Management
ENGRG 7850: Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
ENGRG 7860: Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles

Control (Electrical) Systems

ENGRG 7310: Control Systems Engineering
ENGRG 7320: Modern Control Systems
ENGRG 7340: Digital Control Systems

Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

For the structural/geotechnical engineering technical emphasis, elective courses must also be chosen from the structural/geotechnical engineering technical emphasis area listed here.

ENGRG 5030: Linear Algebra
ENGRG 7540: Advanced Finite Element Method
ENGRG 6230: Structural Steel Design with LRFD or ENGRG 7220 Dynamics of Structures
ENGRG 7260: Advanced Shallow Foundations Design with LRFD Applications, ENGRG 7270: Advanced Deep Foundations Design with LRFD Applications, ENGRG 7280: Geosynthetics Engineering, or ENGRG 7290: Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis, and LRFD

ENGRG 5030: Linear Algebra and ENGRG 7540: Advanced Finite Element Methods should be completed prior to taking the structural/geotechnical courses.

Elective Courses

Elective courses are available for engineering design, applications of engineering management, and control (electrical) systems.

BUSADMIN 6100: Supply Chain Management or ISCM 7100: International Supply Chain Management
PROJMGT 7010: Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020: Project Management Techniques II
ENGRG 7220: Dynamics of Structures
ENGRG 7290: Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis, and LRFD
ENGRG 7930: Special Topics in Engineering (1-3 credits)
ENGRG 7980: Independent Study in Engineering (1-3 credits)


To earn your master’s degree, you must meet the following requirements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  • At least 21 credits must be earned in graduate courses that are not cross-listed with undergraduate courses, and of those 21 credits, at least 15 credits must be earned at the 7000-level). These credits must be included in the student’s program planning form.
  • Courses in the 5000-6990 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided they have not previously taken the courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Students must have both an overall and a program GPA of at least 3.0. Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a C- has been earned will not be counted toward a degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average. All credits attempted within a given program will be counted toward the GPA, even if credits for a particular course will not be counted toward program completion requirements.
    • Note: Programs may have stricter requirements than required of the School of Graduate Studies; students should review their official program plan for information.
  • Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements.
  • No more than 12 credits can be transferred into a master’s degree program.
  • To be accepted for transfer, credits must be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program along with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Faculty must be 1) the program's coordinator; or 2) some mix of the student's advisor and a faculty member with expertise in the field.
  • Only courses taken at a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in which the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed graduate work at UW-Platteville.
  • Enroll in one UW-Platteville course within the first year of being admitted into the program. Failure to do so will result in the discontinuation from the program.
  • Maintain degree progress by completing at least one UW-Platteville course every two years in order to remain under these catalog requirements. Failure to do so will result in discontinuation from the program.