Whether you are a mechanical engineer, who designs, builds, and tests everything from a micro-scale sensor to a spacecraft, or an industrial engineer, who sees the big picture and works to make processes faster and more efficient — you are bringing innovative solutions to some of the biggest global challenges.

Mechanical Engineering

Our mechanical engineering program places emphasis on the practical aspects of theory while demonstrating a commitment to building students’ teamwork and communication skills. The modern labs feature digital data acquisition and processing, providing students with valuable hands-on experience, and the excellent student-to-faculty ratio assures dedicated, quality interaction with the program’s faculty and advisors.

At UW-Platteville, mechanical engineering graduates find that their versatility, structured problem-solving skills, imagination, and persistence make them among the most sought-after employees in industries that include aerospace, automation, automotive, computer, and construction, as well as the medical field. Additionally, a degree in mechanical engineering provides an excellent background for those seeking advanced degrees in biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, and business administration.

Mechanical engineering is the most popular major on campus. As the need for engineers in Wisconsin, the Tri-State area, and nation continues to grow, UW-Platteville aims to meet the demand from industry. Our program graduates are prepared for successful careers in manufacturing, development, design, research, sales, field engineering, and management.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers help improve the productivity of all types of companies by designing tasks, systems, and products that improve efficiencies by making them safer, offering a higher return on investment, and making better use of resources.

As a student in the industrial engineering program, you will envision the big picture, while gaining the skills you need to integrate components and successfully bring all of the pieces together. Our industrial engineering program offers opportunities to work on design projects in cooperation with area companies, providing you with dedicated, hands-on experience. A robust co-op/internship program provides additional experience that will be valuable to your future.

At UW-Platteville, our industrial engineering graduates are well prepared to sit for the national Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step in becoming a licensed professional engineer. Our graduates have a rate of passing the exam that far exceeds the national average for industrial engineers.

In their careers, our industrial engineering graduates apply their analytical, computer, and communication skills across a wide variety of environments that include factories, health care institutions, and colleges and universities as they provide the interface between machines and people.

Trusted, quality programs

Both the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, assuring the programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.