- Goals and Objectives
- Collaborative Engineering Programs
- Cooperative Education and Internships
- Transfer Students
- Policies and Procedures
- Program Standards
- International Exchange Program
- Articulation Agreements
- Information Technology
- Academic Dismissal
- Readmission to Engineering
- Women in EMS
- Advising Office
College of Engineering, Math, and Science
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- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Engineering Physics
- Department of General Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The following engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering
Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
The UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science offers degree programs in chemistry, computer science, engineering physics, microsystems & nanomaterials, sustainable and renewable energy systems, mathematics, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical and software engineering. Curricular requirements provide a strong foundation in the student’s major field of study, supplemented by a broad background in the social sciences, and humanities, and fine arts. In this way, the college enables its graduates to be adaptable to change, to be productive citizens and to practice their professions with proficiency and integrity. The college also provides general education courses in mathematics and some of the natural sciences. Placement for graduates of the college has always traditionally been excellent. Most graduates find they are placed in challenging positions at competitive salaries. The college strives to be a leader in innovative, high-quality undergraduate education.
The College of EMS’s educational vision, goals and objectives are presented in the college strategic plan. The strategic plan is available in the dean’s office and is on the college website.
UW-Platteville has partnered with the thirteen UW College campuses to provide electrical engineering and mechanical engineering bachelor’s degrees that are ABET accredited to individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin. Because an associate degree earned through UW Colleges automatically satisfies all of UW-Platteville’s general education requirements, most students work on the general education courses, as well as the pre-engineering courses (e.g., math, physics, chemistry) at one of the two-year campuses. When students are ready to begin the professional engineering courses, they apply to UW-Platteville. UW-Platteville delivers the professional engineering courses to students at a distance in two ways. Students near the UW-Fox Valley, UW-Rock County, and UW-Washington County campuses may take the professional engineering courses taught by UW-Platteville personnel through a combination of face-to-face instruction and distance learning technology. Students anywhere in the state of Wisconsin may take the professional engineering courses via distance learning technology. Lab managers regularly visit selected UW College campuses to facilitate the required lab work for courses that include a lab component.
The college offers many cooperative education and internship programs for qualified students. Co-ops, which combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience, allow students to relate theory to practice. A time frame for a co-op is considered one semester plus a summer session. The work period is spent in full-time employment with private industry or a governmental agency. The college considers internships to be summer positions related to the students’ major field of study. Students should contact their academic advisor to discuss the co-op and internship programs.
Entering transfer engineering students are initially enrolled in the department of general engineering and will be admitted to a degree-granting program upon the fulfillment of the degree-granting program’s admission requirements. All entering transfer engineering students are initially advised by the chair of the general engineering department. The transfer of credits to meet program requirements must be approved by the appropriate department chair or program coordinator. The transfer of credits must follow the specific requirements of the professional program, which the student will be entering. If a professional program requires a minimum grade in a particular course, transfer of credits for that course from another institution will be allowed only if the required minimum grade was achieved.
The EMS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee is responsible for the admission and academic policies of the College of EMS. The committee serves as the appeal body for all academic decisions within the college. In addition to meeting all written university policies, rules and regulations regarding admission and academic standards in effect at the time for the university community, students who seek admission to an engineering program must have an ACT math score of 22 or above, or have a grade of “C” or better in Calculus 2640 (or its equivalent). As with the UW-Platteville admission requirements, nontraditional applicants will be evaluated individually for admission.
Students enrolled in degree programs within the College of EMS are governed by the academic standards of the university and the academic standards of their degree program. In some cases, the academic standards and requirements of a degree program are more rigorous than those of the university. For example, each degree program may stipulate grade requirements in specific major courses. In some programs, the requirement might be a “C” in selected courses and a 2.0 grade point average over a number of specific courses. Students may obtain detailed descriptions of a program’s academic standards and requirements from the specific program catalog section. The requirements of the engineering majors meet or exceed the general education requirements in many areas, particularly mathematics and natural sciences. Therefore, the number of credits necessary to meet the university’s general education requirements is not listed with each program. Students should check with their advisor or their department chair to determine the additional courses necessary for graduation beyond those required by their major. Curricular patterns and courses do change. The college and the university reserve the right to change both the college and the general university requirements at any time in order to better serve the long-range interests of students.
The university has international exchange programs with France, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands. Programs are based on a one-to-one exchange with host universities, and automatically fulfill the international general education requirement. Participation in this program will not delay a student’s graduation date. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain technical and international experience while paying UW-Platteville tuition and fees. Grades and credits earned at a partner institution will be included in the calculation of the UW-Platteville grade point average. This is a valuable learning experience to broaden a student’s awareness of other cultures and diverse situations. For more information, please contact the Education Abroad office at email@example.com.
Articulation agreements provide opportunities for students to complete their first two or three years of study at one university before transferring to a partnering university to complete the coursework necessary for their engineering degree. UW-Platteville has articulation agreements with several institutions, some being other UW campuses.
The college has a number of computer laboratories. Computer labs are accessible during open building hours. In addition to the program computer labs, whose computers carry discipline specific hardware, the college maintains the Engineering Instructional Center as a combined teaching and open lab facility with software applicable to a variety of disciplines. The college maintains several site licenses, which allow students to access software packages in their residence halls.
Students suspended from the university for failure to meet the minimum achievement standards of the university are automatically dismissed from the College of EMS. Engineering students readmitted to the university through the university academic appeal process or whose dismissal is reversed due to performance in Winterim or summer classes are not automatically readmitted to the College of EMS. However, students who re-enter the university after completing a required university suspension will be reinstated contingent upon the reason for dismissal.
All dismissed engineering students must appeal through the GE department to be readmitted into engineering. The GE chair, in cooperation with other chairs and the EMS advising office, will make decisions pertinent to readmission of dismissed students. If students are readmitted, the GE Chair and if relevant the degree-granting department chair, in conjunction with the EMS Advising Office will determine if an Academic Action Plan is a necessary requirement for readmission. A readmitted student will be re-assigned a faculty advisor, and a professional advisor from the EMS Advising Office will serve in a supplemental capacity. The professional advisor will advise the student for at least one semester.
Vision: The Women in EMS Program at UW-Platteville will educate and engage students, parents, and all educators on gender diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in order to create a more diverse, competitive, and balanced workforce.
Vision: The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) Advising Office at UW-Platteville provides supplemental, student-focused advising that centers on building an inclusive community with enhanced understanding of and commitment to lifelong learning, communication, and collaboration.
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