Dean: Molly M. Gribb, Ph.D., PE
Associate Dean of Operations: M. Keith Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for New Initiatives: Philip Parker, Ph.D., PE
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs: Soma Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.
Office: 100 Ottensman Hall
Phone: 608.342.1561
Fax: 608.342.1566


Department of Chemistry
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Engineering Physics
Department of Mathematics
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) offers B.S. degrees in seven engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, — civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and software engineering, and engineering physics — along with degrees in mathematics, broad field science, chemistry, computer science, and sustainability and renewable energy systems.

The College of EMS emphasizes hands-on, practical application of theories learned in the classroom through undergraduate research opportunities, placement in co-ops and internships, community engagement projects, and nearly two dozen professional clubs and organizations. Student success and access are a priority as evidenced by the inclusion of Student Success Programs, focused on helping students get the most out of their college experience.


The mission of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is to provide an accessible, hands-on and affordable education for engineering, science, and mathematics students to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute to the societal well-being and economic development of the state of Wisconsin, the Tri-State region, the nation, and the world.

Student services and programs


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 or the Co-op and Internship Coordinator to discuss the co-op and internship programs. 

Co-op and Internship Coordinator: James Almquist


The College of EMS Student Success Programs (SSP) assist students in connecting to campus resources and to each other. The Student Success Programs is home to the following:

  • The College of EMS Center for Projects, Opportunities, Instruction, Networking and Teamwork (CenterPOINT) - is a space designed to support student academic success. It's a great place for students to meet to work on group projects, study between classes, meet with a tutor or professor, learn about upcoming events and programs, and more (
  • The College of EMS Advising Office - provides supplemental advisors to assist students with a variety of topics, including registration advice, degree progress checks, academic planning, course selection, major selection and exploration, time management and study skills, locating campus resources, and other transitioning to college issues (
  • The Women in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (Women in EMS) Program - educates and engages students, parents, and all educators on gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to create a more diverse, competitive, and balanced workforce. Women in EMS programming creates a supportive community where women prosper (

Director: Tammy J. Salmon-Stephens

CenterPOINT Program Manager: Jaclyn Esqueda

Women in EMS Program Manager: Kimberly Sargent

Program Associate: Jeanna Barnes

Academic advising

All students are assigned an academic advisor to provide assistance in course selection and career advice. Many of the programs in the College of EMS participate in the professional advisor program where professional academic advisors work specifically with first-year students and in subsequent years are assigned a faculty advisor in their academic program. Academic Advisor responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in navigating short-term and long-term academic goals in a degree program that matches the student's interests and abilities
  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum requirements
  • Provide advice regarding co-curricular activities such as student organizations and clubs
  • Inform students how to access campus resources, professionals, and offices

UW-PLATTEVILLE ENGINEERING Partnerships (formerly Collaborative Engineering Program)

UW-Platteville has formed a partnership with UW-Oshkosh to provide students the opportunity to earn a UW-Platteville bachelor of science degree in two ABET-accredited engineering programs, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, through Platteville Engineering Pathways. Students can complete their general education and pre-engineering courses (e.g., math, chemistry, physics) through UW-Oshkosh and then apply to UW-Platteville when they are ready to begin taking their electrical engineering or mechanical engineering courses.

UW-Platteville delivers the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering courses to students through two different delivery methods. Students near UW-Oshkosh may take the professional engineering courses taught by UW-Platteville faculty via face-to-face instruction. Courses not taught face-to-face will be taken through distance learning technology.

Director: Kristi Gimmel Becker


Transfer Students

The transfer of credits to meet program requirements must be approved by the appropriate program chair or program coordinator. 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. Entering transfer students in engineering are enrolled as a general engineering major and will be admitted to a degree-granting program upon the fulfillment of the degree-granting program’s admission requirements. Students enrolling in software engineering are directly admitted into the program.

Program Standards

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. 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.