Wisconsin Engineering Colleges

Demand for engineers in the United States will increase by 11 percent from 2008 through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A number of Wisconsin colleges offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. Both public and private institutions offer programs that combine lectures and projects to prepare students for entry into specialties such as electrical, mechanical and computer engineering.

University of Wisconsin at Madison

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is located in the state’s capital. U.S. News and World Report ranked its engineering programs the 16th-best in the country in 2010. For undergraduates, the school’s College of Engineering offers baccalaureate programs in biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, construction, environmental, fluid systems, computer, electrical, geological, industrial, mechanical and nuclear specialties. For-credit internship and paid cooperative work placements are available to engineering students. Master’s and doctoral graduate students can study in several baccalaureate fields and in additional specialties, such as materials, industrial, manufacturing and marine engineering. Wisconsin residents receive discounted tuition rates. The engineering department offers job search assistance for all students and alumni.

University of Wisconsin at Madison

500 Lincoln Drive

Madison, WI 53706

608-262-3961

wisc.edu

Marquette University

Marquette University, founded by the Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic Church, had more than 11,600 undergraduate and graduate students in 2010. It was ranked 126th among U.S. engineering schools by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. Specialties offered in undergraduate and graduate engineering include biomedical, civil, environmental, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering. A five-year program allows students to graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. In the baccalaureate program, students must complete formal senior design projects. Paid cooperative placements are available through the engineering department. Approximately 90 percent of students receive financial aid, according to the 2009 Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.

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Marquette University

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201

800-222-6544

marquette.edu

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, nonsectarian institution that had more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in 2010. Although its engineering programs were not ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2010, Milwaukee School of Engineering was ranked as the ninth-best baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in general engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Master of Science degrees are offered in structuring and environmental engineering. All graduate programs also are offered on a part-time basis evenings and weekends, and undergraduates can study fulltime or part-time. Approximately 97 percent of students receive financial aid, according to 2009 Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.

Milwaukee School of Engineering

1025 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202

800-332-6763

msoe.edu