Collaborative Engineering Program FAQs
Is this an online degree?
UW-Platteville’s engineering courses and a few engineering-related courses are recorded during live classes and made available through Desire2Learn within minutes of the conclusion of the class. Some courses will include a lab component that involves a mixture of hands on labs and simulations with appropriate guidance from faculty or a lab manager.
How long will it take me to earn my engineering degree?
What is the cost of tuition?
When taking courses at UW-Platteville, you will pay the tuition and fees for your professional engineering courses to UW-Platteville. Tuition does not include any fees such as the application fee, transfer fee, individual course fee, consumable lab supplies expenses, etc. For more information on UW-Platteville’s tuition and fees please contact email@example.com or 608.342.1211.
What will my technology needs be?
What courses are offered at each institution?
What if I skip a semester of courses?
When should I apply to UW-Platteville?
If you are pursuing a degree in electrical engineering you should apply during the semester that you are taking Calculus I at UW-Fox Valley or UW-Rock County. If you are pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering you should complete the majority of your pre-engineering courses through UW-Fox Valley or UW-Rock County before applying to UW-Platteville since many of the pre-engineering courses are prerequisites for the engineering courses.
Do I need to have an associate's degree before applying to UW-Platteville?
What if I already have an associate's degree?
An Associate of Arts or Science may be accepted if the institution has an articulation agreement with UW-Platteville. An Associate of Arts or Science from UW-Fox Valley or UW-Rock County satisfies UW-Platteville’s general education requirements. This degree may be earned at any point prior to graduating from UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree.
Can I take courses for both my associate's and bachelor's degrees during my final semester?
Should I finish my general education courses before I begin the pre-engineering courses?
Are the UW-Platteville engineering courses available every semester?
The majority of mechanical engineering courses are offered on a two-year rotation.
Is there a long-range plan for when UW-Platteville engineering courses will be offered?
Electrical Engineering Curriculum Plan
Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Plan
Can I take courses through UW Colleges online?
What if I live closer to a different institution other than UW Colleges?
1. An Associate of Arts or Science degree from UW Colleges automatically satisfies the general education requirements for UW-Platteville. If you choose to take general education courses at another institution that does not have an articulation agreement with UW-Platteville, each course will need to be evaluated individually. For more information on our transfer polices visit the UW-Platteville Catalog.
2. You will want to ensure that the desired courses will transfer to UW-Platteville as the required courses and not simply as electives. Just because a course has the same title at one institution as another does not mean the same content is covered in each course.
3. Since the collaborative engineering program is a partnership between UW-Platteville and UW-Fox Valley or UW-Rock County, you will need to declare either UW-Fox Valley or UW-Rock County as a home campus.
Will my previous college coursework transfer to UW-Platteville?
What is TIS (Transfer Information System)?
The Credit Transfer Wizard > Course Wizard is especially helpful to see how courses may transfer from one UW College or Wisconsin Technical College to another, and which general education categories they may satisfy.
Are there waivers or test-outs available?
Are there internships or co-op opportunities available?
If I am an international student, can I join the program?