• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
In this Applied Physics and Engineering Dual Degree programme offered by Carroll University generate solutions for needs in transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, computation, construction—you name it, practically every industry imaginable—working to develop and maintain the technology that moves us forward.
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Carroll University offers the Applied Physics and Engineering Dual Degree major in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 

The major requires three years of study at Carroll followed by two years of study at the partner institution, and leads to the B.S. in Applied Physics from Carroll University and the B.S. in one of the engineering disciplines offered by our partner institutions.

Build a Strong Foundation at Carroll

With Carroll University’s applied physics and engineering dual degree program, you’ll start your studies at Carroll, covering core courses and laboratories in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics. In preparation for your transition to engineering school, at Carroll you will also take general engineering courses covering introduction to engineering, statics, dynamics, strength of materials and electric circuits. 

You’ll also be able to build a foundation in other subjects related to the specific engineering major you’re planning to pursue at one of our partner institutions. For example, students interested in biomedical engineering at UW-Milwaukee would take anatomy and physiology courses here at Carroll while students planning to study environmental engineering at UW-Platteville could take additional chemistry or environmental science courses.

Southeastern Wisconsin is the industrial center of the state, and Carroll has developed a strong network of industry relationships in the region. In or close to Waukesha, you have the opportunity to supplement your coursework with internships and local summer jobs that provide practical, real-world experiences and career networking opportunities.


The majors of this programme pursue careers in:

  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer software and systems
  • Industrial research and development
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Mathematics
  • Research
  • Healthcare/medical engineering

Example job titles of graduates with a degree in applied physics and engineering:

  • Development engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Physics associate
  • Engineer
  • Operations analyst
  • Junior data scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Technician
  • Computer specialist

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
  • Problem Solving through Programming 
  • Engineering Graphics 
  • Advanced Circuits and Electronics
  • Advanced Circuits and Electronics Laboratory
  • Calculus 
  • General Physics 

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
  • Transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution and should be delivered in a sealed and signed envelope. If your institution issues a transcript directly to you please forward as is, do not open the envelope, as this will void the transcript.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32080 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    32080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32080 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Waukesha

  • 1283 - 2130 USD/month
    Living Costs

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