UW-Platteville expands Engineering Partnership Program

Written by Heidi Rhinehart on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:40 |
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is expanding the reach of its engineering programs with a new partnership with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau.

The agreement, signed on May 16, 2022, will offer students in the Wausau area the opportunity to earn a UW-Platteville industrial and systems engineering degree through the UW-Platteville Engineering Partnership Program. This is the first partnership that will be offering a degree in industrial and systems engineering. 

“This partnership is win/win/win for our universities, our students and the taxpayers of Wisconsin and demonstrates how serious UW-Platteville is at meeting the statewide need for engineers,” said Dr. Philip Parker, acting dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. 

The Engineering Partnership Program currently partners with eight campuses across Wisconsin and has awarded 360 degrees since the program began. It enables UW-Platteville degrees to be offered around the state to reach primarily adult learners.

UW-Platteville has a long engineering history. The Wisconsin Mining Trade School began in 1907 to train specialized technicians to work in the mining operations surrounding Platteville. The mining school merged with the normal school in 1959 to form what is now known as UW-Platteville.