Milwaukee School of En­gi­neer­ing

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The Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, 4-year institution located in Milwaukee, WI. The school was founded in 1903 by Oscar Werwath who was the first person to plan an American institution based on an applications-oriented curriculum. Located just a few blocks from Cathedral Square and Juneau Park (at lakefront), the 20+ acre urban campus buildings feature contemporary architecture. The school sits just 3 blocks from the Milwaukee River; not far from the Milwaukee Bay portion of Lake Michigan. The compressed nature of the campus, along with its close proximity to many of the local amenities, makes getting around easy. There is no shortage of activities in Milwaukee, as any urban dweller would attest.

Academic Programs

The Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s Degrees in over 20 programs. Presently, there are only graduate degrees offered online, but the school offers a robust study-abroad program, including partnerships with five international universities. Noted for Nursing, the largest programs on campus are in Engineering. The School is comprised of four Departments: Engineering, Business, Mathematics and Nursing. In addition to the Departments are the state-of-the-art Labs: BioMolecular Engineering Laboratories, Construction Science and Engineering Center, Gene Carter Apple Technologies Learning Suite, Johnson Controls Environmental Systems Laboratory, Johnson Controls Software Development Laboratory and Ruehlow Nursing Complex. Undergraduate students spend an average of 600 hours in industry-standard laboratories learning how to apply theory to real world situations. Per the Mission Statement, “MSOE provides a sustained interactive educational climate for students to become well-rounded, technologically experienced graduates and highly productive professionals and leaders.”

Student Life

There are over 2,500 undergraduate students enrolled in the Milwaukee School of Engineering, many of whom live on campus in one of four residence halls. The School sponsors dozens of clubs and organizations, including club sports. For the varsity athlete, the red and white Raiders, led by Roscoe Raider, field teams in 12 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. The annual campus calendar features ‘Quiz Bowl’ – a competitive trivia contest and ‘St Patrick’s Week’ – celebrating the patron saint of engineers. While at the School, students are made aware of the Vision: “MSOE will always be at the forefront of professional education with emphasis on both theory and technology, coupled with intensive laboratories and career practice.” Also, the Fundamental Beliefs, including: focus on the student; lifelong learning; faculty with relevant, up-to-date experience; Scientific and mathematical reasoning; Applied research and evolving and interdisciplinary technologies; communication skills; interaction with the business, industry and health care fields; development of leadership and entrepreneurial characteristics; shared responsibility in learning; strong personal values; alumni counsel, encouragement and support; freedom with responsibility; strength in diversity; global awareness; initiation and acceptance of change.

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