School of Arts and Sciences

Truax C2433
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6246

onday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Liberal Arts Transfer - Engineering Emphasis

Associate in Science

Program number: 208001-E


With small class sizes, personal attention and high-quality education that transfers, Madison College is the on-ramp to your four-year degree.

The Engineering Transfer Program provides Madison College students with clear pathways for transfer to the University of Wisconsin four-year colleges offering engineering degrees. Admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering (COE) is highly competitive; therefore, Madison College students are encouraged to apply to multiple transfer institutions. For example, both UW-Milwaukee and UW-Platteville have excellent engineering programs.

UW-Madison Pathways

Students interested in transferring to the COE at UW-Madison should follow the Off-Campus Transfer Student guidelines. Madison College offers several math, science and engineering courses that transfer directly to UW-Madison; see the list of Course Transfer Equivalencies.

Suggested two-year pathways for specific engineering disciplines:

UW-Platteville Pathways

For students interested in UW-Platteville, review the UW-Platteville Engineering Transfer Guide to see how your Madison College courses will transfer. In addition to the traditional engineering degree programs offered at UW-Platteville, they also offer a Collaborative Engineering Program.

Students can complete the UW-Platteville bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering at the Madison College Truax campus!

Get Started

Interested students should contact the Engineering Transfer Coordinator, Jennifer Jackowski, at or (608) 246-6531 to start exploring your pathway in engineering.

Program Details

Students earning the Liberal Arts Transfer Associate of Science degree can attend full or part time.

Liberal Arts Transfer Associate of Science degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - Downtown
  • Madison - South
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements. There is also an online and/or accelerated verson of this program with additional admission requirements

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2017-2018 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

English and Speech (9 credits)

Six credits must be in composition - English 1 and English 2 - and three credits must be in public speaking.

Health/Wellness/Physical Education (1 credit)
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credits)

Courses must be from at least two disciplines; one course in literature is required. Select from art appreciation/history, creative writing, drama, film, literature, communications, music history or theory, philosophy, and world languages. A maximum of three credits of studio/hands-on courses in art, creative writing, drama, and music may be applied.

Mathematics and Natural Science (25 credits)

Social Science (6 credits)

Select from at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and interdisciplinary social science. Requirement is set up for one depth and one breadth course each in a single discipline.

Engineering-Related Courses (14 credits)

3 credits

Ethnic Studies

One course required. Course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Science, or Electives.

World Languages

May be met with one year in high school with a grade of "C" or better OR one semester in college. College course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts or Electives.


After completing the Liberal Arts Transfer Associate of Science degree at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
  • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
  • Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
  • Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Communicate with varied audiences by:
    • Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
    • Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.

With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Civil & Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering