About Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test everything from small individual parts and devices, such as micro-scale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles, to large systems, such as spacecraft and machine tools, and everything in between.
Our mechanical engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, places emphasis on the practical aspects of theory while demonstrating a commitment to building students’ teamwork and communication skills. The modern labs feature digital data acquisition and processing, providing students with valuable hands-on experience, and the excellent student-to-faculty ratio assures dedicated, quality interaction with the program’s faculty and advisors.
At UW-Platteville, mechanical engineering graduates find that their versatility, structured problem-solving skills, imagination, and persistence make them among the most sought-after employees in industries that include aerospace, automation, automotive, computer, and construction, as well as the medical field. Additionally, a degree in mechanical engineering provides an excellent background for those seeking advanced degrees in biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, and business administration.
Mechanical engineering is the most popular major on campus. As the need for engineers in Wisconsin, the Tri-State area and nation continues to grow, UW-Platteville aims to meet the demand from industry. Our program graduates are prepared for successful careers in manufacturing, development, design, research, sales, field engineering, and management.