The engineering physics program combines elements of mechanical and electrical engineering with advanced coursework in applied physics. With our state-of-the-art lab facilities, you’ll be able to participate in ongoing research projects with faculty members.

Our engineering physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and is structured to develop engineers with a solid foundation of core courses to provide a broad technical background. Specialize your degree by choosing a concentration in engineering in controls, electronics, power systems, material science, mechanisms and machines, and thermo-fluid systems, or work with a faculty member to select a set of advanced engineering electives that reflect your particular interests.

At UW-Platteville, engineering physics graduates are devoted to creating and optimizing engineering solutions through enhanced knowledge and integrated application of math, science, and engineering principles. The program also provides an excellent foundation for those intending to continue their education with a graduate degree in science or engineering.

Tailor your degree to fit your professional interests by selecting an area of emphasis.


Gain the ability to design systems that automatically control or regulate some physical quantity without human intervention.

Digital Systems

Explore digital electronic systems ranging from basic devices to large-scale integrated circuits.

Electric Power

Understand the development and distribution of power from small scale motors and generators to larger networks such as the power grid.


Gain expertise in basic analog and digital electronic devices and systems including amplifiers, integrated circuits, oscillators, power supplies, motor drivers, and more.


Expand your understanding of the properties and applications of different types of materials for mechanical components and systems such as metals, ceramics, and plastics. .

Mechanisms, Machines and Systems

Learn to design, analyze, and fabricate mechanical mechanisms and systems.

Thermal Design

Design and analyze energy or thermal-fluid systems such as combustion engines; heating, venting and air conditioning systems; refrigeration systems; or power plants.