Transferring Credits into UW-Platteville Engineering Programs
Credits from technical colleges, with the exception of social science, communications, or some advanced technical math courses, are rarely transferable into UW-Platteville's engineering programs. The reason for this is two-fold. First, engineering courses are all calculus-based, which means calculus is a prerequisite requirement in order to enroll in the engineering course. A working knowledge of calculus and/or the analytical skills necessary to complete calculus is required in the engineering courses. Secondly, engineering courses must contain a significant design component, which is typically not included in a technical course. These are requirements that must be met in order to retain the accreditation of our engineering programs.
TEST-OUT PROCEDURES – UW-Platteville Professional Engineering Courses
Students having extensive training or significant practical experience may apply to the appropriate department chair for permission to begin the test-out process. Individual departments administer and begin the test-out process, evaluate tests for credit in a variety of ways and may charge for the evaluation. The following guidelines have been established regarding departmental evaluations:
Only students enrolled in UW-Platteville may participate in departmental test-out examinations:
Credit for such examinations with the appropriate departmental approval shall be entered on the student's permanent scholastic record.
Credit examinations, once failed, may not be repeated.
No student may take a credit examination in a course which is a prerequisite, stated or implied, for an advanced course in the same subject for which credit has already been earned.
The maximum credit which may be earned by examination in any one field is determined by the academic department in which the test-out was taken.
A fee may be charged for administering examinations to students wishing to receive credit by examination. The fee may vary by program area and by student status (full-time or part-time).
ADVANCED CREDITS FOR VETERANS
Veterans who have served in the regular armed forces for more than one year will be allowed two credits in physical education. Veterans of two years’ service which included an overseas assignment may be allowed two additional general elective credits. Credit may be allowed for specific courses in appropriate curricula recommended by the American Council on Education in “A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”. Additional information is available from the Veterans Affairs coordinator in the UWP Registrar’s Office.
SECOND BACHELOR’S DEGREE
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.