UW-Platteville Fox Valley Engineering Program
1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI  54952 920.832.2854; 920.832.0105 (fax) foxplattegr@uwc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of engineering degrees are offered?
A: Both a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree and B.S. Electrical Engineering degree are available.  Students can complete the pre-engineering course requirements through UW-Fox Valley and the professional engineering courses through UW-Platteville all on the Menasha campus. 

Q: Which school awards the degree and is the program accredited?
A: The degree is awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) http://www.abet.org/

Q: Will my technical college credits transfer into the program?
A: A maximum of 30 credits will transfer from a technical college program IF the courses are listed on the Transfer Information System (TIS).  Refer to TIS for further information http://www.uwsa.edu/tis/. Technical college credits not listed on the TIS website are not transferable into Platteville engineering programs.

Q: I am employed in an engineering position and have years of work experience. Can I test out of classes?
A: Yes, it is possible to obtain an equivalent for certain courses in the program as well as test-out options.  See Transferring Credits into UW-Platteville Engineering Programs.

Q: I am in high school right now.  Can I stay in the Fox Valley and complete this degree on the UW-Fox Valley campus?
A: Yes, but not in a typical 4-5 year time period expected to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Pre-engineering courses may be taken on a full-time basis, but the program is most beneficial to those wanting to attend on a part-time basis.  Professional engineering courses are all offered late afternoon-evening and may not be available on a full-time basis.

Q: How long will the degree take to complete?
A: Time to complete the degree varies depending on credits transferred, math placement, number of credits each semester, number of sessions attended each year (fall, spring, summer), and internship/co-op experience participation.  It is possible for students to take 4-10 years to complete the degree.

Q: Does the program have internship or co-op placement services?
A: Yes!  There are intern/co-op opportunities available to qualified students who register with the UWP Career Center. More information about co-ops can be found at http://www.uwplatt.edu/ems/coop/index.html.

Q: Are online courses available?
A: Some general education classes are available online. Professional level engineering classes are generally face-to-face, but some are offered via streaming video each semester.

Q: What is the Associate of Arts and Science degree with Engineering Emphasis?
A: Students pursuing the UW-Fox Valley Associate of Arts and Science degree (A.A.S.) as the foundation of the bachelor’s degree may earn an Engineering Emphasis with courses also required for the B.S Mechanical or Electrical degree. More information can be found at http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/admreg/emphasis/.

Q: What requirements must I meet if I already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school?
A: All general education requirements are satisfied by the first baccalaureate degree.  All other degree requirements for the new major must be satisfied, i.e. Math, Physics, Chemistry, General Engineering.  Enrollment in professional engineering courses is subject to the standard sequence of pre-requisites. See Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree information sheet for more information.

Updated 07/27/2011