The online Master of Science in Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville combines management and technical focuses in courses such as Engineering Management, Engineering Communications, and Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems.

You can customize your degree to fit your career needs by selecting one of the following areas of emphasis.

  • Applications of engineering management: Evolve from a technical engineer into a manager of engineers. Strengthen the soft skills needed to motivate, develop, and direct employees as well as successfully manage projects and resources.
  • Control (electrical) systems: Gain the ability to analyze and design classical, modern, and digital control systems in various areas of industry.
  • Engineering design: Deepen your understanding of engineering fundamentals and acquire the skills to increase and design optimal solutions in a variety of engineering and industrial settings.
  • Structural/geotechnical engineering: Explore the AASHTO LRFD design methods in the traditional geotechnical engineering design areas of shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, along with geosynthetics. Learn about LRFD design of steel structures and dynamics of structures, and LRFD design codes and methodologies.

The Master of Science in Engineering is offered fully online, and you can complete your degree in as little as two years. Depending on your path, the total cost of the program is $24,750.* Ask your admission counselor how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.

*Subject to change without notice.

Careers in engineering

Earning a master’s degree or certificate in engineering will prepare you for a range of exciting potential careers, including but not limited to:

  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Embedded system engineer
  • Energy solutions performance engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Program manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Software engineer 

Engineering graduates have opportunities to thrive in a number of organizations and industries, making this degree versatile and valuable. Earning a master’s degree in engineering can help you grow in your existing career or explore new opportunities.

"I am lucky to have professors at UW-Platteville that were very good about bringing some practicality into the coursework. They really teach and mold you to think and tackle a problem by breaking it apart."

Chris Yerges, M.S. in engineering

Graduate Certificates

A graduate certificate is a credential that equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a particular field. Although it doesn't replace a master's degree, it proves competence in an area and bolsters your resume. UW-Platteville offers certificate programs in the following areas:

Credit for Prior Learning

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? If so, we want to recognize that—and help you save time and money in the process. Speak with an admission counselor to see if your previous experience qualifies.

Professional Credentials

We recognize value in your professional experience. Advanced standing in the engineering program may be awarded by earning:

Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential

Students who have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential with the Project Management Institute may satisfy three graduate-level elective credits. For more detailed information, please review the agreement.

Start Dates and Timelines

To ensure you are admitted for the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by:

  • Spring: January 15
  • Summer: May 15
  • Fall: August 15

Academic Calendar

Find important University of Wisconsin-Platteville dates such as the beginning and end of each semester, breaks in the semester, final exams, and deadlines for dropping or adding classes using our academic calendar. Spring and fall semesters are comprised of either 16 weeks or two 8-week sessions, while the summer semester is 12 weeks.

Transfer Information

UW-Platteville allows for students to transfer up to 12 credits of previously taken graduate coursework. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by UW-Platteville program faculty. You’ll want to be sure to let your admission counselor know if you have earned credits previously.

Credit Agreements

Have you earned a certificate from one of our partner institutions? If so, credits are awarded according to our agreements:

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Certificate
Student who earn their Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Certificate through the University of California-Los Angeles Extension will earn 12 graduate credits toward the Master of Science in Engineering with an Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Emphasis.

Communication Systems Certificate
Students who have earned the Communication Systems Certificate with the University of California – Los Angeles Extension may satisfy up to nine graduate-level elective credits. For more detailed information, please review the agreement.

Construction Management Certificate
Students who have earned the Construction Management Certificate with the University of California – Los Angeles Extension may satisfy up to 12 graduate-level elective credits. For more detailed information, please review the agreement.