Oscar Werwath organized the School of Engineering of Milwaukee in 1903. From the beginning, leaders of business and industry cooperated in the institution’s development, and a close relationship was established that has continued throughout MSOE’s history.
Today, MSOE offers 17 bachelor’s degrees and 11 master’s degrees. The 2,900 students who attend MSOE come from all parts of the United States and dozens of other countries. More than 20,000 alumni live and work throughout the United States and abroad, and nearly 2,000 of them own their own businesses or are officers of companies. MSOE is a small university making an enormous impact.
MSOE offers many research opportunities for undergraduate students. Students work side by side with faculty and staff members in the various areas of the Applied Technology Center researching developments in fluid power, tribology, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing and much more. Many MSOE faculty members also offer opportunities for students to work on research projects within their academic program.
MSOE’s Career Fair is the only career fair held at MSOE each year targeting all majors. This is always a well-attended event and a great opportunity to connect with top-notch talent and gain exposure for your company. This year, we are hosting a two day event, allowing more time and opportunity for students and alumni to attend. Companies can register for one day or both days.
The mission of the Raider Center for Academic Success is to enable students to achieve academic and personal success through the provision and engagement in services that extend the teaching and learning mission of the university.The Raider Center for Academic Success provides a welcoming, supportive and safe environment where students feel connected to the university.
The Student Activities Office, in conjunction with the Student Union Board (SUB) and Greek Council (fraternities/sororities), plans a number of fun events throughout the year. The school year kicks off with Welcome Week for our new students, and continues with Quiz Bowl, Parents/Family Weekend and more!
The only major library on campus is the Walter Schroeder Library. Dedicated in 1980 by Gerald Ford, the library is named after Wisconsin magnate Walter Schroeder and has the mathematics as well as the electrical engineering and computer science faculty offices.
MSOE's campus, which occupies 22 acres (0.089 km2) in the East Town neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is spread over several blocks. MSOE has one of the smallest campuses in Wisconsin; only the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) has a smaller campus (2 acres (0.0081 km2)).
The buildings on campus vary with age, with most being built in the mid-20th century. The oldest building on campus is the Alumni Partnership Center (formerly the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building), built in 1890 and the newest being the Kern Center, built in 2004. Several of the buildings on campus use the iconic Cream City brick, which is used in many other buildings in Milwaukee.
The Kern Center is a 210,000-square-foot recreation, athletic, health and wellness facility. It is the first such facility for MSOE which competes in NCAA Division III athletics. The center exemplifies MSOE's philosophy of a well-rounded university experience and is an important asset in attracting prospective students and providing current students with ample access to fitness, whether they are participating in NCAA athletics, intramural sports or individual fitness programs.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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