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 The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers 7 majors:

Civil Engineering
If you are looking for a field diverse enough to include a range of opportunity and a field that serves humanity and the environment, civil engineering might be right for you. Civil engineering is a people-oriented profession that deals with environment and infrastructure. Civil Engineers design bridges and buildings; develop and design water resources, waste disposal and other environmental facilities; plan and design highway and transportation systems; and design foundations and tunnels. Students completing a civil engineering degree may have a professional career in industry, utilities, consulting firms, and/or government agencies serving local and worldwide needs.

Computer Engineering
Computer engineering pertains to the design, implementation and maintenance of hardware and software components of computers and computer-controlled equipment. Our program provides students with a broad and strong technical background in the field. It also helps students develop a solid grounding in computing, mathematics and engineering. The students will learn to apply these theoretical principles to design hardware, software, networks, and computerized equipment for diverse application domains.

Computer Science
New and exciting developments in computer technology and technical services makes it almost impossible to get through a day without using something touched by a Computer Scientist; virtual reality, artificial intelligence, high-speed computing, computer architecture, data security, software systems, cellular technology, animation, graphics, video disc technology, the list is endless. The discipline of computer science pertains to the study and design of computer systems, software, computing techniques and underlying theory. Our program is designed to give students a broad technical background in computer science while also permitting them to develop strengths in selected areas.

Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineers are at the forefront of developing technologies to improve and enhance our society. They are involved with understanding the fundamentals of nature to improve design methods and technique, as well as applying their creativity to solving challenging problems. Electrical engineers design and analyze systems for supplying electric power; navigation systems for automobiles, aircraft, and spacecraft; audio and visual communication systems; and systems for information processing and computing. The explosion of new and exciting electrical engineering advances means that we can hardly get through a day without using something that has been influenced by an Electrical Engineer.

Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers are concerned with issues related to productivity, quality and continuous process improvement. Industrial Engineers can work in many different organizations ranging from manufacturing facilities which produce automobiles, electronic components or steel, to service organizations such as hospitals, banks or telecommunications companies. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers are involved in: plant layout, methods improvement, economic analysis, reliability analysis and design of work place, equipment, and tools for maximum productivity and employee comfort. Few other vocations offer graduates with such a wide variety of places to work and jobs to perform.

Materials Engineering
In today's world there is a constant demand for new materials of superior quality or with particular combinations of properties. It is the challenge of a Materials Engineer to use chemical and physical processes to provide new materials, more useful and valuable products, and improvements in the properties of existing materials. A Materials Engineer must work with every type of material: metal, glass, plastic, rock, wood, electrical conductors, semiconductors, insulators, and so forth. The variety of available materials is as wide as the available applications, and to use them effectively the Materials Engineer must understand the physical nature of these substances and the chemical and physical processes involved in their production.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is one of the most broad fields of engineering. Mechanical Engineers deal with the design, development, analysis, production, and testing of a wide variety of devices, products, and systems. The devices and systems developed by mechanical engineers can be found in many fields, including energy conversion, power generation, manufacturing, materials handling and processing, environmental control, and automotive and construction equipment.

Meet the CEAS Advisors
The College of Engineering & Applied Science has professional staff advisors. You will be assigned a professional staff advisor immediately upon admission to UWM based on your last name. You will also be assigned a faculty advisor within your major. You will have the opportunity to meet your professional staff advisor at the New Freshman Orientation program, but please do not hesitate to contact us before that.

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