What you'll learn studying electrical engineering at UW-Platteville

As you explore the field of electrical engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you’ll design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment from the smallest internal components of a cell phone to the largest power grids. It's a field with its eye on the future and integral to the development of electric motors, radar and navigation systems, and self-driving automobiles.

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria and similarly named engineering programs. Our program emphasizes use of theoretical concepts that complement practical engineering design and development. Learn with cutting-edge tools in areas of emphasis such as electronics and communications, computer, control, and power and energy engineering.

The Electrical Engineering Program’s Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives are available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

When you earn your electrical engineering degree in Wisconsin at UW-Platteville, you’ll graduate as a career-ready, creative thinker who applies analytical and technical skills to address design, sales, and management challenges at leading global corporations in communications, technology, power manufacturing, and more.

Careers in electrical engineering

Electrical engineers are involved in every step of the manufacturing process for electrical equipment. They research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacturing of all types of equipment, including automotive and aircraft components, communications systems, equipment used for generating power, navigation systems, and more. In addition to designing and developing new systems and devices, electrical engineers also use their electrical knowledge and engineering skills to improve existing products.

Earning a bachelor’s in electrical engineering will prepare you for a range of exciting and rewarding jobs. Some of the most popular careers for graduates of UW-Platteville’s electrical engineering program include:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Energy resource engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Controls engineer
  • Avionics engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Biomechanical engineer

Electrical engineering professionals work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, research and development, and government agencies.

Discover by doing

UW-Platteville's undergraduate engineering programs offer a student-centered approach.

At UW-Platteville, electrical engineering students gain proficiency and skills not just in the classroom, but through a variety of other experiential learning opportunities, including research projects, internships, and events offered through the university.

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