Earning a degree in mechanical engineering will allow you to design, develop, build and test everything from small individual parts and devices, like microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles, to large systems like spacecraft and machine tools, and everything in between, like biomedical devices and more.

As a UW-Platteville mechanical engineering graduate, your versatility, structured problem-solving skills, imagination, and persistence make you extremely employable and in demand in fields like aerospace, automation, automotive, construction, biomedical, health care industries and more. In addition, you’ll work in state-of-the-art research lab facilities featuring digital data acquisition and processing.

Biomedical engineering is a broad field that combines engineering and science and applies them to the human body in order to improve the lives and health of all people. The biomedical emphasis in mechanical engineering at UW-Platteville builds on our university’s strengths in mechanical and electrical systems, anatomy and physiology, and hands-on experiences to give students skills in medical device development, so that they are ready to dive into a career in the medical device industry.

  • Only seven more credits than the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Research opportunities with faculty
  • Skills to succeed in biomedical industry as well as all others because of the base in Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior design projects with biomedical companies


Our mechanical engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, places an emphasis on the practical aspects of theory while demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and communication skills. The modern labs feature digital data acquisition and processing, providing you with valuable hands-on experience, and an excellent student-to-faculty ratio assures you of dedicated interaction.

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