What You'll Learn in the Pre-engineering Program

If you’re considering earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering, an Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering from UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will give you a strong start.

Our degree program combines hands-on experience with theoretical concepts in a modern lab setting. You will acquire skills and knowledge across disciplines that include mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, and engineering physics.

Your coursework will include classes in calculus, engineering mechanics, physics, chemistry, college writing and oral communication. You also will have exciting opportunities to do undergraduate research projects and gain professional experience by working with local companies through co-ops and internships.

UW-Platteville has a long and rich history of educating engineers and is nationally recognized as a prestigious engineering institution. The general engineering coursework in this degree program will provide you with a strong foundation enabling you to succeed in continuing your engineering studies at UW-Platteville, a Platteville Engineering Partnership school, or another institution.

To learn more about the program, review the fact sheet and two-year plans.

Convenient, Flexible Education

Portions of the pre-engineering program are offered online, giving you the flexibility to pursue your education on your schedule. By pairing online resources with faculty guidance on campus, you can stay close to home and enjoy the personalized attention of a small school.

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Why Earn an Associate Degree?

Your associate degree will open doors for you. With this degree, you will build a foundation towards a career in fields such as the agriculture, automotive, manufacturing, construction, and aerospace industries.

An associate degree offers you several benefits, including: 

  • Higher earning potential
  • Faster entrance into the workforce
  • Increased job security
  • Broader job opportunities
  • More potential for career advancement
  • Seamless transition to a four-year degree

At UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, you will also have exciting opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom. You can access career preparation services and career counseling, and you can do an internship or co-op with a local employer to gain work experience in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have access to student support services designed to help you succeed, such as academic advising, health and mental health services, mentoring, tutoring, and related resources.

Students doing mechanical engineering

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Upon completion of this associate degree program, if you decide to continue your educational journey towards a bachelor's degree, you can seamlessly transition to our UW-Platteville main campus. Attaining an Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering will satisfy all of the general education requirements and the introductory engineering, mathematics, and science courses needed to later pursue a bachelor’s degree in our College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

At UW-Platteville, we offer seven engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Your associate degree will also prepare you to transfer to another university in the University of Wisconsin system or elsewhere.