B.S. in Engineering

  • Overview
  • Program Details

img-eng-photos2-2008MSOE’s bachelor’s degree in engineering allows you to complete your degree on a convenient, part-time basis, so you can advance your career without having to put your life on hold.

Take the next step up your career ladder by earning your bachelor’s degree in engineering, even if the undergraduate work you’ve done so far isn’t in engineering. MSOE’s B.S. in engineering degree is designed for working adults who want to enhance their knowledge and professional credentials with an engineering degree. This is the only program of its kind you’ll find in Wisconsin.

If you need to take classes part time and in the evening, or you are a transfer student, the B.S. in engineering program is designed for you. Students from a variety of educational paths, such as non-engineering B.S. programs, two-year pre-engineering or technology programs, will find it easier to pursue an engineering degree.

You’ll get comprehensive coverage of the basic sciences, engineering sciences and design with the opportunity to tailor the program to your unique career goals through numerous electives, including electives in the areas of product design and enterprise systems. Other desired technical focuses can be designed with the BSE program director’s guidance.

The results

The average starting salary for all engineering graduates at MSOE was $58,111 in 2014-15.

MSOE graduates started great careers with companies including:

  • Bucyrus
  • Douglas Dynamics
  • GE Healthcare
  • Harley-Davidson
  • HUSCO International
  • Johnson Controls
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • Rexnord
  • Rockwell Automation

The field

Engineers use their expertise in math and science, as well as creative thinking skills, to solve technical problems and improve processes and products. You’ll get comprehensive coverage of the basic sciences, engineering sciences and design with the opportunity to tailor the program to your unique career goals through numerous electives, including electives in the areas of product design and enterprise systems.

You may want to consider BSE if you …

  • Are able to do mathematics and detailed work with accuracy
  • Enjoy using computers and working in a team environment
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills

Curriculum Overview

The BSE is a part-time program, with an option to take day and evening courses as a full-time program. The program offers a firm grounding in the fundamentals of engineering science and engineering design, as well as numerous elective options that offer the opportunity to customize the technical focus of the degree. The program is tailored to the adult learner, who may have previous college experience, an engineering-related career and very clear professional objectives for continued study in engineering.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Read more here.

 

Program Director

Dr. Cynthia Barnicki
Professor
barnickc@msoe.edu

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is designed to provide:

  • a part-time evening program offering in the engineering field (with a full time option that includes day classes).
  • a program tailored to the adult learner, who may already have previous college experience, an engineering-related career, and/or very clear professional objectives for continued study in engineering.
  • both a firm grounding in the fundamentals of engineering science and engineering design.
  • numerous elective options to allow for flexibility and customization of the technical focus of the degree. Suggested elective tracks in product design (mechanical design, CAD, materials, design for quality) and enterprise systems (manufacturing systems, facilities, Lean manufacturing, quality assurance) will be available, but other unique interdisciplinary specialties will be accommodated.

Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree will produce engineering graduates who in the first few years after graduation will:

  • use their engineering, design, business and problem-solving skills to contribute professionally in an industrial environment.
  • demonstrate initiative, leadership, ability to work as part of a professional team and continued development in their professional careers.
  • understand the impact of their professional activities on society.

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, the student will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, business and engineering.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within the types of realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • a knowledge of the contemporary issues in their profession.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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