As an electrical engineering student at UW-Platteville, you’ll learn about the functionality of electricity, electronics, and technology. 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,, 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. Round out your degree by choosing an emphasis in electronics and communications, computer control, and power and energy engineering.

In addition to taking courses at Platteville, the UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships provides the opportunity to take courses at multiple locations across the state of Wisconsin.

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.

Choose how your degree will best be suited by selecting an area of emphasis.

Electronics and Communications

Electrical devices and systems are part of everyday life. Learn to design electronic components, software, and interconnected products and systems. You’ll examine the application areas of communication, computers, energy, entertainment, home automation, medicine, military, and nanotechnology with the electronics and communication emphasis.


The computer emphasis provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physics and electrical engineering. You explore theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience of hardware and software programming methodology and skills, computer architecture, field-programmable gate array design and computer networks.

Graduates with a computer emphasis can work in a variety of fields such as hardware engineering, firmware engineering, software engineering, and network engineering.


Acquire the skills required for modeling dynamic systems, accessing their stability and designing classical and modern analog, and digital and artificial intelligence based controllers to optimize performance. With the control emphasis, you can work with everything from everyday consumer electronics to systems in automotive and aerospace.

Power and Energy

Become familiar with the design and analysis of power systems, design and control of power electronic converters and electric motor drives with an emphasis in power and energy. Explore the topics of microgrids, smart grids, renewable energy sources, and advanced protection systems.

The power and energy emphasis will prepare you for positions related to generation, transmission, and utilization of electric power.