Carroll University, UW-Platteville: To partner on mechanical, electrical engineering degrees

WAUKESHA, Wisconsin – (Oct. 22, 2020) A new agreement between Carroll University and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will allow southeast Wisconsin students to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. Carroll students will complete UW-Platteville engineering courses in an online format along with hands-on labs through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships (UW-PEP). 

“We are proud to enter into this collaborative agreement with Carroll University to bring UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships to southeast Wisconsin. We will be strengthening the Wisconsin workforce by integrating Carroll’s applied physics degree with UW-Platteville’s mechanical and electrical engineering degrees, both of which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields. “While our institutions have physical boundaries, educational opportunities for students do not. By signing this agreement, we have furthered the opportunity for students to take advantage of the high-quality education offered at our two universities.” 

“Carroll University is known for selectively and strategically developing partnerships to address business and community needs. This agreement will address the need for more engineers, as expressed by our business partners, in a cost-effective way by using current physical and human resources,” said Carroll President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger. “It also provides Carroll the opportunity to grow our pre-engineering program for traditional students and working adults interested in earning a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering right here in southeast Wisconsin.” 

During the first four years, students will take courses in person at Carroll and stream select courses from UW-Platteville. By the end of their fourth year, Carroll students will earn their Bachelor of Science in applied physics. During their fifth year, students will complete their UW-Platteville Bachelor of Science in mechanical or electrical engineering in an on-line format or on-campus instruction at UW-Platteville. 

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Carroll University  

Carroll University was incorporated in 1846, making it Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning. Situated in Waukesha, the independent, co-educational comprehensive university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and offers more than 95 areas of study, multiple graduate programs and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  

University of Wisconsin-Platteville 

Located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has its roots in the state’s first normal college, founded in 1866, and a mining school, founded in 1907. Those two institutions merged in 1959 to form what is now UW-Platteville. The university produces the second-most engineers in the entire state and is set to break ground on another new engineering building, the $55 million Sesquicentennial Hall, within the next month.