Record number of engineering graduates in collaborative program

May 15, 2014
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s mechanical and electrical engineering programs, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, will graduate a record number of students at the spring commencement held on Wednesday, May 21. A total of 14 students at UW-Rock County will graduate from the program with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical or electrical engineering from UW-Platteville.

According to Dr. Mesut Muslu, a professor and future interim dean in the College of Engineering, Math and Science, the collaborative program provides an opportunity for nontraditional students to mechanical or electrical engineering degrees from UW-Platteville.

In order to accommodate non-traditional students’ schedules and needs, UW-Platteville has two electrical and one mechanical engineering professors placed in Janesville. These faculty members provide face-to-face instructions at the UW-Rock County campus later in the afternoon or early evenings.  The courses that can’t be offered face-to-face at UW-Rock are streamed from UW-Platteville in which a class at UW-Platteville is captured, recorded and then made available to students at UW-Rock County in an electronic format.

Muslu also stressed that through this program, UW-Platteville is helping the state of Wisconsin by filling a need for professionals in technical fields such as mechanical and electrical engineering.

“This program benefits the state of Wisconsin by providing its citizens with the opportunity to receive a degree in a technical field without coming to the UW-Platteville Campus,” said Muslu. “Graduates from these technical fields are in high demand, and UW-Platteville, in collaboration with UW-Rock County, is working hard to fill this need by offering engineering degrees to non-traditional students who would not otherwise have the opportunity.”

Contact: Dr. Mesut Muslu, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, (608) 342-1157,

Written by: Jessica Mueller, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,


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