The Robert F. Cervenka School of Engineering focuses on enhancing the learning experience for students in UW-Stout's engineering programs. This includes the process of modernizing laboratories and providing professional development.
In the long term, the School of Engineering's vision is to grow the number of engineering graduates for the region. UW-Stout has joined with UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire to form the Northwest Wisconsin Engineering Consortium because employers in northwestern Wisconsin need more engineers.
UW-Stout’s engineering programs began with the Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology in 1956. UW-Stout then added computer engineering, plastics engineering and mechanical engineering, all of which are in the Robert F. Cervenka School of Engineering. At present there are 1,053 students in engineering or engineering technology at UW-Stout.