General Engineering

Department website:

General Engineering Coordinator: Andrew Pawl
Office: 283 Sesquicentennial Hall
Phone: 608.342.6160

About General Engineering

New engineering students at UW-Platteville will be admitted directly into their major of choice (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering.) If a student is unsure about which major they want to pursue, they can declare a major of “General Engineering-Undecided”. These students may remain a “General Engineering” student while they investigate different options and decide on a degree-granting major.. Once they have decided on a major, they simply need to talk to their advisor or the Registrar about changing their declared major.

The General Engineering courses are administered by different engineering programs and are designed to prepare students for coursework in their professional engineering programs.

Suggested Courses for Engineering - Undecided Students

General Engineering - Undecided Students should work with their advisor to decide on their exact coursework, but likely will take courses from the below list while also taking other university requirements:

Course Title Credits
GENENG 1030Introduction to Engineering Projects1
GENENG 1320Engineering Computer Graphics1-3
or GENENG 2030 Engineering Modeling and Design
or ELECTENG 1020 Electrical Engineering Projects and Tools
or ENGRPHYS 1020 Engineering Physics Systems
GENENG 2130Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
or ELECTENG 1210 Circuit Modeling I
MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2740Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
CHEMSTRY 1450Chemistry for Engineers5
PHYSICS 2240General Physics I4

Transfer Credits

  1. The transfer of credits into any engineering program must be approved by the appropriate department chair. All transfer of credits must follow the specific requirements of the professional program which the student will be entering, including any specific grade requirement(s).
  2. Pass/fail or “D” grades are generally not transferable into engineering.
  3. Students transferring from programs that are not ABET accredited may be required to substantiate their expertise on the topics in question.