UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
to the UWRF to the Physics/Chemistry/Engineering page. We offer several options for students wishing to become engineers.
Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering (APIE) or Chemistry from UW-River Falls and an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from one of our partners. Partners have included the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth; however, we can partner with almost any accredited engineering institution as long as the student meets the admissions requirements of the engineering institution.
Engineering degrees available include:
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
B.S. Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering or Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
B.S. Engineering, UM-Twin Cities, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UM-Duluth, UW-Platteville or another accredited engineering institution
Years to completion: About 5
Complete about two years of coursework at UW-River Falls and about two years of work at an engineering university. UWRF offers all the physics, mathematics and chemistry you need plus your first engineering and electronics courses. You can save money and enjoy a supportive environment while making excellent progress toward your engineering degree.
Years to completion: About 4
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering at UWRF and a Masters or Ph.D. in Engineering from an engineering graduate school. Note that almost all graduate work in science and engineering is financially supported through tuition remission and a salary or stipend for being a teaching assistant or research assistant. Some students receive fellowships as well. So unlike many fields in which students must pay for graduate school with loans, students pursuing Masters and PhD work in science and engineering fields do not take on debt to do so.
Here are the sample four year plans for APIE and the four certificates that APIE majors can pursue in Optics and Electronics, Mechanics, Entrepreneurship, and/or Biology.
B.S. Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, engineering university
Years to completion: About 6 (more for a Ph.D.)
Contact: Professor Rellen Hardtke
121 Centennial Science Hall
410 S Third St
River Falls, WI 54022-5001
Phone: (715) 425-4230
Fax: (715) 425-0652