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Degree Requirements

The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering Technology can be found on this page. Detailed policies regarding UW Oshkosh degree requirements can be found on the website of the Office of the Registrar. Please feel free to contact Dr. Dennis Rioux for more information on degree requirements for the majors offered by the Department of Engineering Technology.

University Studies Program - General Education Requirements

In addition to major requirements, students must also complete the University Studies Program (general education) and additional requirements in order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Engineering Technology. An advising sheet explaining these requirements can be found on the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center website. At UW Oshkosh, general education courses – those courses students take outside their major in order to gain basic knowledge and skills in many different areas – are completed in the University Studies Program (USP). First-time students in all majors beginning their degree at UW Oshkosh starting Fall 2013 and after, will complete at least 38 credits of USP coursework. In these courses, students will explore a wide variety of topics and issues while making progress on the Essential Learning Outcomes of a 21st century college education. Because USP courses prepare students for advanced study at the university as well as life after graduation, students are encouraged to seek advising so they can choose USP courses that satisfy or enhance major or degree requirements. (A student’s degree choice may have college requirements, in addition to the USP.)

Students will select USP Explore courses in three major categories: Nature (XM)/(XL), Culture (XC), and Society (XS). At least one Explore course should include an element of Global Citizenship. Another Explore course should include an element of Ethnic Studies. Three of the Explore courses are intense and distinct learning community courses called “Quests” that need to be taken at designated times: Quest I in the first semester; Quest II in the second semester; Quest III in the sophomore year. First-year students also have to complete a writing course and a speaking course. Finally, in their fourth or fifth semester (after completing a Quest III course), students will take Connect. The Connect course is an advanced writing course that requires students to synthesize their learning in University Studies Program.

University Studies Program Requirements – 38 credits

  • Writing: WRT 188 First Year College Writing – 3 credits
  • Speaking: COMM 111 or COMM 112 – 3 credits
  • Connect:  WRT 288- Advanced Writing – 3 credits
  • Explore: Including Ethnic Studies (ES) / Global Citizenship (GC) – 29 credits
    1. Nature (XM & XL)
      • Mathematics (XM) – 3 credits
      • Laboratory Sciences (XL) – 8 credits
    2. Culture (XC) – 9 credits
    3. Society (XS) – 9 credits

UWO Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

  • All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of at least 120 earned term units (crs.) (passing grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or P or their equivalents). Units (crs.) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, other accredited institutions, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh approved Prior Learning programs may be used to meet this requirement. Note: Remedial courses do not count in the 120 credits required.
  • At least 38 units (crs.) of the 120 unit (cr.) total must be earned in University Studies Program coursework.
  • At least 30 units (crs.) of the 120 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  • At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  • A minimum of 35 of the 120 term units (crs.) must be earned in upper level courses (those earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh numbered 300 and above or units (crs.) earned at a transfer institution and defined as upper-level by the standards of that institution).
  • All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of the University Studies Program (USP) requirements.
  • The Bulletin used to determine these requirements must have been current during the student’s attendance at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, or at any other regionally accredited college or university, and may be no more than 6 years old at the time of graduation. Within this 6-year time frame, students may choose a more recent Bulletin published for degree, major, minor or general education requirements.
  • All degrees require that a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) be achieved in each of the following categories;
    • official UW Oshkosh grade point average. Units (crs.) attempted shall be defined as any units (crs.) for which a grade of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F, or their equivalents, has been assigned;
    • all upper-level units (crs.) attempted;
    • all units (crs.) attempted in courses identified by departments or programs as applicable to the major and/or minor requirements; (unless otherwise specified)
    • all courses eligible for application to the English composition requirement portion of the University Studies Program requirement.

College of Letters & Science Requirements

Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science:

  • Math 104 or Math 108 or Math 204 or PBIS 187 or PBIS 188 or PBIS 189.
  • One course from the following in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science:
    • Calculus: Mathematics 171, 172, 175, 206
    • Statistics: Mathematics 201, 301, Economics 210, Geography 385, Psychology 203, 341, Sociology 281, Criminal Justice 281
    • Computer Science: Computer Science 221, 262.
    • Each course listed has a Mathematics course as a prerequisite. Students must complete the prerequisite course with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in any of the listed courses. In some cases, the prerequisite can be met via the UW System Mathematics Placement Exam.

Humanities (HU): At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these units (crs.), one course must be taken from Literature; and two courses from at least two of the following three course areas: 1) Art, Drama, Music; 2) Philosophy, Religious Studies; and 3) Foreign Languages.

Social Science (SS): At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from at least two of the Social Science areas. One must include 3 units (crs) of history.

Natural Science (NS): Four courses are required:

  • Two must be from laboratory science courses from one of the following departments: Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Geography, Geology, and Physics/Astronomy. The first course must be the prerequisite for the second.
  • A third course must be a laboratory science course from a department other than the one offering the two courses above.
  • The fourth course must be either: a) a course for which the third course is a prerequisite, OR b) a laboratory science course from a third department, OR c) a course from those listed under the B.S. Math Requirement (not used to fulfill the Math Requirement).

Upper Level: Students completing the baccalaureate degree with a College of Letters and Science major must complete a minimum of 35 units (crs.) of upper level course work (300 and above course number).

Electrical Engineering Technology Requirements

Support Group (11-14 cr)

MATH 161 Technical Calculus I (3 cr)
or MATH 171 Calculus I (5 cr)

MATH 162 Technical Calculus II (3 cr)
or MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr)

PHYS 171 General Physics I (5 cr)
or PHYS 191 General Physics I (5 cr)

Fundamentals Group (28-29 cr)

EGR 105 Engineering Fundamentals (3 cr)

EGR 110 Engineering Graphics (2 cr)

EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I (4 cr)

EGRT 131 Basic Electrical Circuits II (4 cr)

COMPSCI/EGRT 142 Intro to Programming (3 cr)
or COMPSCI 221 Object Oriented Design & Program I (3 cr)
or COMPSCI 216 Problem Solving & Program Techniques C++ (4 cr)

EGRT 232 Semiconductor Devices (3 cr)

EGRT 240 Logic & Control Devices (3 cr)

EGRT 246 Electric Power Systems (3 cr)

EGRT 260 Automation Controllers (3 cr)

Advanced Study Group (24-26 cr)

EGRT 320 Motors & Drives (4 cr)

EGRT 325 Signals & Systems (3 cr)

EGRT 333 Linear Circuits (3 cr)

EGRT 342 Measure, Control & Data Acq (3 cr)

EGRT 350 Data Comm & Protocols (3 cr)

EGRT 360 Project Management (3 cr)

EGRT 390 Mechatronics (4 cr)

EGRT 400 Internship (1-3 cr)
or EGRT 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)

Required Elective (3 cr) – choose one of the following

EGR 282 Engineering Economics (3 cr)

EGRT 257 Introduction to the Internet of Things (3 cr)

EGRT 348 Electromagnetic Fields & Applications (3 cr)

EGRT 352 Communication Systems (3 cr)

EGRT 365 Special Topics (3 cr)

Other Electives (no required credits)

EGRT 284 Professional Skills in Engineering (1 cr)

EGRT 446 Independent Study (1-3 cr)

Environmental Engineering Technology Requirements

Support Group (28-31 cr)

MATH 171 Calculus I (5 cr)
or MATH 161 Technical Calculus I (3 cr)

MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr)
or MATH 162 Technical Calculus II (3 cr)

MATH 201 Applied Statistics (3 cr)
or MATH 301 Intro Prob & Statistics (3 cr)

PHYS 171 General Physics I (5 cr)
or PHYS 191 General Physics I (5 cr)

BIO 104 Ecosphere in Crisis (4 cr)
or BIO 105 Biological Concepts – Unity (4 cr)

CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (5 cr)

CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (5 cr)

Fundamentals Group (26 cr)

EGR 105 Engineering Fundamentals (3 cr)

EGR 110 Engineering Graphics (2 cr)

EGRT 118 Fluid Control (3 cr)

EGRT 201 Introduction to Air Quality (2 cr)

EGRT 202 Introduction to Water & Wastewater (3 cr)

EGRT 203 Introduction to Solid Waste (2 cr)

BIO 309 Bacteriology (5 cr)

GEOG 241 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 cr)

GEOG 304 Principles of Soil Science (3 cr)

Advanced Study Group (15-18 cr)

Required:

EGRT 360 Project Management (3 cr)

Two or more of the following:

EGRT 301 Advanced Air Quality (3 cr)

EGRT 302 Advanced Water & Wastewater (3 cr)

EGRT 303 Advanced Solid Waste (3 cr)

Two or more of the following:

EGRT 371 Water Resources Engineering (3 cr)

EGRT 375 Renewable Energy (3 cr)

EGRT 377 Industrial Safety and Hygiene (3 cr)

EGRT 379 Environmental Law (3 cr)

EGRT 381 Environmental Data Analysis (3 cr)

GEOL 370 Hydrogeology Field Methods (2 cr)

One or more of the following:

EGRT 400 Co-op or Internship (1-3 cr)

EGRT 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)

Mechanical Engineering Technology Requirements

Support Group (11-14 cr)

MATH 161 Technical Calculus I (3 cr)
or MATH 171 Calculus I (5 cr)

MATH 162 Technical Calculus II (3 cr)
or MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr)

PHYS 171 General Physics I (5 cr)
or PHYS 191 General Physics I (5 cr)

Fundamentals Group (32 cr)

EGR 105 Engineering Fundamentals (3 cr)

EGR 110 Engineering Graphics (3 cr)

EGRT 116 Basic Manufacturing Processes (3 cr)

EGRT 118 Fluid Control (3 cr)

EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I (4 cr)

EGRT 207 Parametric Modeling (3 cr)

EGRT 221 Machine Components (3 cr)

EGR 201 Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3 cr)

EGR 202 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (3 cr)

EGR 203 Mechanics of Materials (4 cr)

Advanced Study Group (24-26 cr)

EGRT 320 Motors & Drives (4 cr)

EGRT 322 Design Problems (3 cr)

EGRT 330 Thermodynamics (3 cr)

EGRT 335 Heat Transfer (3 cr)

EGRT 342 Measurement, Control & Data Acq (3 cr)

EGRT 360 Project Management (3 cr)

EGRT 390 Mechatronics (4 cr)

EGRT 400 Internship (1-3 cr)
or EGRT 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)

Required Elective (3 cr) – choose one of the following

EGR 282 Engineering Economics (3 cr)

EGRT 308 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr)

EGRT 318 Fluid Mechanics (3 cr)

EGRT 365 Special Topics (3 cr)

Other Electives (no credits required)

EGRT 284 Professional Skills in Engineering (1 cr)

EGRT 446 Independent Study (1-3 cr)

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