Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Why Choose Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment from the smallest internal components of a cell phone to the largest power grids and communication satellites, and everything in between like electric motors, radar and navigation systems, and controls that operate the flaps of an airplane wing and self-driving automobiles.

Our electrical engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org,  emphasizes application of theoretical concepts toward practical engineering design and development. Our state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment encourage a hands-on approach to problem solving. Areas of emphasis include electronics and communications, computer, control, and power and energy engineering.

At UW-Platteville, electrical engineering graduates are industry-ready creative thinkers who apply their analytical and technical skills to address design, sales, and management challenges at leading global corporations in communications, technology, power manufacturing, and more.

A Unique Program

University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus

Emphasis on hands-on, practical education with modern equipment
Specialty concentrations in computers, controls, electronics, and power and energy
Opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects with faculty
Collaborative Engineering Program provides the opportunity to take courses at multiple locations around the state of Wisconsin


Jay Johll is a System Protection Engineer at Alliant Energy and a proud Pioneer. The challenging courses and tough professors at UW-Platteville prepared him for his responsibilities at work, which include protecting substation equipment and power lines and keeping the power on. He rounded out his education by getting involved on campus in Residence Hall Council, Student Senate, Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and more, giving him the leadership and communications skills he needed for success. He says the quality of the engineering program at UW-Platteville is "second to none." READ MORE