Engineering Degree Requirements

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An undergraduate Calculus I course is required to have been completed with a minimum grade of C- before advancing past six graduate credits.

You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 30 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with the wide variety of elective courses. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Core Courses (12 credits)

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

An area of emphasis will be earned by completing at least nine credits in your chosen area.

Engineering Design
Deepen your understanding of the fundamental areas of engineering and acquire the skills to increase efficiencies and design optimal solutions in a variety of engineering and industrial settings.

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
Evolve from a technical engineer into a manager of engineers. Strengthen the soft skills needed to motivate, develop, and direct employees as well as successfully manage projects and resources.

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
Gain the ability to analyze and design classical, modern, and digital control systems in various areas of industry.

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

Structural/Geotechnical Engineering
Explore the AASHTO LRFD design methods in the traditional geotechnical engineering design areas of shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, along with geosynthetics. Learn about LRFD design of steel structures and dynamics of structures, and LRFD design codes and methodologies.

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 w/ LRFD Applications,
ENGRG 7270 Advanced Deep Foundations Design w/ 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. For the Structural/Geotechnical Engineering technical emphasis, elective courses must be chosen from the Structural/Geotechnical Engineering technical emphasis area listed above.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Elective courses available for Engineering Design, Applications of Engineering Management, and Control (Electrical) Systems.

Cutting-edge curriculum assures that the knowledge you gain is relevant to today's needs in the discipline of engineering. Your academic advisor will guide you in selecting courses that allow you to make Your Best Career Move.

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)


School of Graduate Studies Requirements
1. All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
2. No more than 12 credits may be transferred from an external program, including other UW-Platteville graduate programs. All remaining graduate credits must be earned from UW-Platteville.
3. Courses in the 5000-6000 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided the courses had not previously been taken at the undergraduate level.
4. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
5. Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master's program to complete degree requirements.
6. Transfer of credits requires approval by faculty in the Engineering program and the Director of the School of Graduate Studies.
7. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed some graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted.

Master of Science ENG

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