MSOE, Moraine Park develop new transfer agreement

by admin17. January 2010 19:00

A formal academic transfer agreement has been established between Moraine Park Technical College’s Mechanical Design Technology associate of applied science degree program and Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor of science degree program. Moraine Park students will be able to transfer up to 62 credits to MSOE.


Moraine Park and MSOE signed a formal academic transfer agreement between Moraine Park’s Mechanical Design Technology AAS degree program and MSOE's Mechanical Engineering Technology BS degree program. Shown here are (from left) Dan Ensalaco, Moraine Park vice president of academics and economic development; Gayle Hytrek, Moraine Park president; John Farrow, MSOE professor emeritus of mechanical engineering; and Marcia Arndt, Moraine Park dean of manufacturing.

“Moraine Park and MSOE have worked together for years to provide transfer opportunities for our graduates,” said Dr. Gayle Hytrek, Moraine Park president. “This agreement takes us to a new level by providing our Mechanical Design Technology students with a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The need for engineers continues to be strong in Wisconsin. We are pleased to be working with MSOE to meet this demand.”


In addition, high school students residing in Moraine Park’s district can jump-start a career in mechanical design and engineering technology by taking advanced math, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing courses, earning credits toward a Moraine Park degree and saving time as well as tuition dollars.   


“This agreement between Moraine Park and MSOE is another step in providing a route to a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology for a very qualified portion of the population,” said John Farrow, MSOE professor emeritus of mechanical engineering. “If the U.S. wants to continue competing in the global economy, we need as many people as possible to continue their education.”


Moraine Park’s Mechanical Design Technology program courses focus on CAD techniques, project and product development, and understanding materials used in design and manufacturing. It prepares students to assist engineers in the design of products and the preparation of computerized drawings for all types of machines and manufacturing industries. Upon graduating from Moraine Park, students may obtain employment as mechanical designers and continue their education while working. For details and a video about the Mechanical Design Technology program, visit and click on Academics.


MSOE’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program was designed for working, part-time students, with most courses offered in the evenings. Graduates of MSOE’s program obtain careers in a wide variety of manufacturing areas including plant operations and management, product and manufacturing systems design, and technical sales. There are increasing career opportunities in environmental testing and enforcement and power generation, including those involving renewable energies.


For more information about this and other transfer opportunities, visit and click on Getting Started.