Pre-Engineering at UW-River Falls

UWRF is an ideal place to begin your engineering degree no matter what specialty you choose. We provide all the physics, mathematics, and chemistry you need, plus your first engineering courses like Engineering Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials. We also offer courses in electronics, computer programming, and computer-aided design.

You can finish most or all of your general education requirements at UWRF. Once you know what engineering school you are interested in, we will work with you to match UWRF courses to the general education requirements of your engineering school and confirm that they will transfer.

What are the advantages of starting your engineering degree at UWRF?
  • Small class sizes with award-winning instructors who know you.
  • Low tuition.
  • Individualized advising.
  • A supportive academic and social environment.
  • A nationally recognized department that has helped students earn engineering degrees for well over 30 years.
  • Internship opportunities at companies such as 3M, Banner Engineering, Cirrus Aircraft, and County Materials Corporation.
  • Research and grant opportunities.

Unlike the UWRF Physics/Engineering Dual Degree program which provides some assurance of admission to our engineering partners with recommended technical GPAs, students who are transferring to other schools to complete only an engineering degree without a Physics degree will need to apply on their own and meet the transfer admissions standards of their target school. Advisers at UWRF have in-depth knowledge of these processes, but you should also research the requirements and expectations of your engineering school. 

►UWRF also offers engineering degrees in Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering & Engineering Technology.

Many of our Pre-Engineering students have gone on to finish their engineering degrees at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Purdue University, Old Dominion University, Iowa State, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, Georgia Tech, and the University of Arizona.

For more information, please contact the Physics Department

For admissions questions and a campus tour: UWRF Admissions Office; 715-425-3500.

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Physics Department
127 Centennial Science Hall

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