What you'll learn about electrical and computer engineering at UW-Platteville

As an electrical engineer, you'll design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment from the smallest internal components of a cell phone to the largest power grids. It's a field with its eye on the future and integral to the development of electric motors, radar and navigation systems, and self-driving automobiles.

Our electrical engineering program is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria. The program emphasizes use of theoretical concepts that complement practical engineering design and development. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering helps students learn with cutting-edge tools in areas of emphasis such as electronics and communications, computer, control, and power and energy engineering.

At UW-Platteville, you'll graduate as an industry-ready, creative thinker who applies analytical and technical skills to address design, sales, and management challenges at leading global corporations in communications, technology, power manufacturing, and more.

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A hands-on experience

  • Learn hands-on with cutting-edge equipment.
  • Focus on computers, controls, electronics, and power and energy.
  • Join ongoing research projects with faculty.
  • Take courses at multiple locations in Wisconsin.

Careers in electrical and computer engineering

Electrical engineers and computer engineers have similar roles. Both are responsible for researching, designing, developing, and testing equipment—electrical equipment in the case of electrical engineering roles and computer systems and equipment in the case of computer engineers. Some of the most common jobs for people who earn degrees in electrical and computer engineering include:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Controls engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Research scientist

Electrical and computer engineering professionals are needed in almost every industry, including manufacturing, automotives, information technology and data science, power and sustainable energy, robotics, health care, communications, medical technology, and government agencies.

Discover by doing

Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at UW-Platteville benefit from experiential learning opportunities. 

Numerous hands-on learning and research opportunities are designed to build both skills and confidence, preparing you for your future career.

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