MS Engineering Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering degree is earned upon the successful completion of 30 graduate credits. The actual mix of core and elective credits varies based on the emphasis area you choose. Courses that are cross-listed in more than one section cannot be counted twice.

credit overview

Core Courses
One course must be taken from each area for a total of 12 credits. If you plan to take ENGRG 6050 or ENGRG 7070, you may want to refresh your knowledge of integrals and derivatives.


ENGRG 5030 Linear Algebra (required for Structural/Geotechnical emphasis) 3 cr.
ENGRG 6050 Applied Statistics 3 cr.

Computer Applications:

ENGRG 7030 Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems 3 cr.
ENGRG 7070 Optimization with Engineering Applications 3 cr.

Engineering Communications:

ENGRG 5000 Engineering Communications 3 cr.

Engineering Management:

ENGRG 7800 Engineering Management 3 cr.

Technical Emphasis Areas

You must complete nine credits from at least one emphasis area.

For the Engineering Design, Applications of Engineering Management, and Control (Electrical) Systems Emphases, elective courses can be chosen from any program courses not already used to satisfy requirements.

Engineering Design  
ENGRG 7030 Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems 3 cr.
ENGRG 7070 Optimization with Engineering Applications 3 cr.
ENGRG 7510 Design of Experiments 3 cr.
ENGRG 7520 Design for Manufacturability 3 cr.
ENGRG 7530 Design for Usability 3 cr.
ENGRG 7540 Advanced Finite Element Method 3 cr.
ENGRG 7550 Product Design and Development 3 cr.
ENGRG 7560 Sustainability in Engineering Design and Manufacturing 3 cr.
Applications of Engineering Management  
ENGRG 7810 Advanced Production and Operations Analysis 3 cr.
ENGRG 7820 Quality Engineering and Management 3 cr.
ENGRG 7830 Advanced Cost and Value Analysis 3 cr.
ENGRG 7840 Systems Engineering Management 3 cr.
ENGRG 7850 Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments 3 cr.
ENGRG 7860 Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles 3 cr.
Control Systems  
ENGRG 7310 Control Systems Engineering 3 cr.
ENGRG 7320 Modern Control Systems 3 cr.
ENGRG 7340 Digital Control Systems 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management or ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management 3 cr.
PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I 3 cr.
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II 3 cr.
ENGRG 7930 Special Topics in Engineering* 1-3 cr.
ENGRG 7980 Independent Study in Engineering* 1-3 cr.
*Please contact the program’s advisor for registration instructions.

For the Structural/Geotechnical Engineering technical emphasis, elective courses must be chosen from the Structural/Geotechnical Engineering technical emphasis area.

Structural/Geotechnical Engineering
ENGRG 7540 Advanced Finite Element Method 3 cr.
One Structural Engineering Course (from below)
ENGRG 6230 Structural Steel Design with LRFD 3 cr.
ENGRG 7220 Dynamics of Structures 3 cr.
One Geotechnical Engineering Course (from below)
ENGRG 7260 Advanced Shallow Foundation Design w/ LRFD Applications 3 cr.
ENGRG 7270 Advanced Deep Foundation Design w/ LRFD Applications 3 cr.
ENGRG 7280 Geosynthetics Engineering 3 cr.
ENGRG 7290 Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis, and LRFD 3 cr.


  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 (extensions may be granted).
  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.

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