Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)


Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing and an intensive English for Academic Purposes program for those looking to improve their English proficiency. At MSOE, you will find a caring community of students and faculty. Together, we are committed to fostering a higher standard of academic programming and research, and personalized service, instruction, and guidance.

Why Choose MSOE?

Students get real-world experience in top-ranked programs, from expert faculty. At graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter some of the most in-demand careers. In fact, in 2014-15, 96% of our graduates got the job or into the graduate school of their choice. There are many reasons why MSOE stands out compared to other highly ranked universities. Here are just a few.

Expert Professors

Teaching comes first at MSOE. Every class (which average just 21 students) and lab we offer are taught by seasoned faculty members. There are no teaching assistants here.

Real-World Experience

Most universities talk about offering hands-on work, but few can match the average of 600 hours of laboratory experience you will get as a student at MSOE. In fact, we have more labs on our campus than classrooms—and they’re all available to undergraduates.

Top-Ranked Programs

MSOE’s undergraduate engineering programs have been ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

MSOE is one of only a handful of universities across the country that guarantees students will get the classes they need to graduate in four years.

Career Placement Rates

Few universities in the country can beat our average placement rate of 96 percent — not to mention graduates’ average starting salary of $56,522.

Location, Location, Location

Living and learning in East Town — our vibrant downtown neighborhood and one of Milwaukee’s most exciting and safest — will place you within steps from professional opportunities, academic, cultural and recreational opportunities. And we’re just blocks from Lake Michigan!

A Place to Fit In

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get fit, get involved or just get social with like-minded friends who have similar interests. MSOE offers more than 70 academic, professional and social organizations and club and intercollegiate sports.

It’s all about where we came from

Since our founding in 1903, MSOE’s students, faculty, curriculum, and history have continued to evolve. Leaders of business and industry cooperated in the institution’s development, and a close relationship was established that has continued throughout MSOE’s history.

Vision Statement

MSOE will always be at the forefront of professional education with an emphasis on both theory and technology, coupled with intensive laboratories and career practice.

Mission Statement

MSOE provides a sustained interactive educational climate for students to become well-rounded, technologically experienced graduates and highly productive professionals and leaders.

Operating Philosophy

The mission will be accomplished through an organized environment that places carefully recruited students among highly qualified faculty, a dedicated support staff and strategic partners in business and industry – all committed to meeting the ultimate objective of a graduate fully prepared for immediate productivity and advanced study. Such synergism involves the following components:

Faculty – collectively possessing the concept of a curriculum in their specializations; committed to excellence in teaching and remaining current through industrial/career experience, scholarly achievements, applied research, professional society activity, and continuing education; continually evaluated for ways to incorporate leading-edge technology information needed for a future application.

Staff – committed to providing an environment of total support, including academic, administrative, financial and development, to assist students, and faculty whenever appropriate, in acquiring knowledge, work-ready experience and leadership. Also, work in conjunction with faculty to provide and support activities that allow students to benefit from experiences with business, industrial/career, and community activities, along with direct involvement with all levels of practitioners entry level to senior corporate executives.

Business and Industry – committed to the mutually beneficial support of the university and its graduates. In its continuing-education efforts, MSOE will provide extensive opportunities in outreach activities, which include degree-granting programs, credit and noncredit courses, and customized offerings to those seeking personal and/or professional advancement.

Institutional Principles

The fundamental beliefs of Milwaukee School of Engineering are the following:

  • The focus is on the individual student.
  • Lifelong learning is essential for success.
  • Dedicated faculty with relevant, up-to-date experience are the heart of our teaching process.
  • Scientific and mathematical reasoning and processes are essential.
  • Applied research and evolving and interdisciplinary technologies are vital in exploiting opportunities.
  • The development of communication skills is needed to function effectively.
  • The student experience is strengthened by interaction with the business, industry and healthcare fields.
  • The development of leadership and entrepreneurial characteristics is essential.
  • Students, faculty, staff, and volunteers all share the responsibility of learning.
  • Strong personal values are necessary for success.
  • The alumni strengthen the institution through their counsel, encouragement, and support.
  • Freedom with responsibility is the foundation of free enterprise.
  • There is strength in diversity.
  • Global awareness must be reflected in all activities.
  • Initiation and acceptance of change are required to anticipate and capitalize on opportunities.


We are a fully accredited university.

The two major types of accreditation agencies in the United States are regional associations and professional associations. These associations are independent of the government and are comprised of respected educators and professionals. Teams of specialists from associations visit colleges and universities regularly to evaluate and report on their quality. Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (800) 621-7440, (

The following MSOE programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

  • Architectural Engineering (BS)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BS)
  • BioMolecular Engineering (BS)
  • Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Electrical Engineering (BS)
  • Engineering (BSE)
  • Industrial Engineering (BS)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BS)
  • Software Engineering (BS)

The baccalaureate program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 887-6791 and has full approval of the Wisconsin Board of Regulation and Licensing, 1400 E. Washington, Madison, WI, 53703.

The baccalaureate program in construction management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570; phone (210) 495-6161, fax (210) 495-6168, email

The Master of Science in Perfusion is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone (727) 210-235, fax (727) 210-2354



Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 N. Broadway

53202-3109 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
+1 414-277-6763

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