In a ceremony today, officials from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Madison College signed an updated agreement to expand engineering offerings to Madison College students. The new agreement will add UW-Platteville’s Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering to the existing offerings for Madison College students.
Madison College is an official UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships (UW-PEP) site. Designed for working adults and students unable to move to Platteville, UW-PEP provides an opportunity for students to complete their degree in mechanical, electrical – and now industrial and systems – engineering from a distance, through a unique delivery model that includes both online courses and hands-on lab experiences.
“The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is so pleased to expand our partnership with Madison College,” said UW-Platteville Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich. “Place-bound students and working adults will now have more access to our premier engineering programs. This latest agreement with Madison College proves that when we work together with our educational partners, we can truly make a difference and strengthen the state’s workforce.”
This newest agreement comes on the heels of three new transfer agreements between the institutions that were finalized this fall, involving business management, construction management and criminal justice.
“This agreement strengthens the already deep partnership between Madison College and UW-Platteville, who have found creative and strategic ways to diminish the boundaries between higher education systems and institutions,” said Dr. Turina Bakken, provost of Madison College. “For our collective students, this provides a clear path toward a bachelor’s, or higher, in the exciting world of engineering.”
For more information on UW-PEP, visit www.uwplatt.edu/department/engineering-partnerships.