Dual Degree Engineering
Students in this program receive a B.A. from Augustana (in a major of their choice) and a degree in an engineering specialty from the engineering school. Columbia offers a B.S. degree, while Washington University in St. Louis offers a mix of bachelors and masters degree options. South Dakota State University provides a regional option for B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students are guaranteed admission to the engineering schools at Washington University and SDSU when recommended by Augustana following successful completion of all the requirements for the specific program. Admission to Columbia for students starting at Augustana during fall semester 2019 or later is not guaranteed. The particular preparatory courses that must be completed at Augustana depend upon the engineering school selected and which specific engineering program students wish to enter. A list of program areas sorted by school and degrees offered is shown below. There are three main requirements for the dual-degree program:
- Complete the Augustana general education requirements.
- Complete a major at Augustana (some engineering courses may count toward a physics major). Any major is suitable for the Washington University and Columbia University programs. For the South Dakota State University program, only two Augustana University majors qualify: physics and mathematics.
- Complete the pre-requisites specified by the particular school and/or engineering program. Partner schools may have additional GPA requirements.
Most students can complete these items in three years without scheduling difficulty provided the student makes normal academic progress. A few programs are more difficult to schedule, including biomedical engineering at Columbia.
|Program Area||Affiliated Schools|
|South Dakota State University|
|Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering|
|Biomedical Engineering||B.S. (a)||B.S., M.S.|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||B.S.|
|Computer Engineering||B.S.||B.S., M.E., M.S. (c)|
|Computer Science||B.S.||B.S., M.S., M.E. (c)|
|Data Analytics & Statistics||M.S.|
|Earth and Environmental Engineering||B.S.|
|Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering||M.E.|
|Electrical Engineering||B.S.||B.S., M.S.|
|Industrial Engineering and Operations Research||B.S. (b)|
|Information Systems Management||M.I.S.|
|Materials Science and Engineering||B.S.||M.S.|
|Mechanical Engineering||B.S.||B.S., M.E.||B.S.|
|Systems Science and Engineering||B.S., M.S.|
(a) The Columbia Biomedical Engineering program has three tracks: Cellular and Tissue, Biomechanics, and Biomedical Imaging.
(b) The Columbia Industrial Engineering & Operations Research program offers three concentrations: Engineering Management Systems, Financial Engineering, Operations Research, and Industrial Engineering.
(c) Special Information for Students Wishing to Pursue Computer Science or Computer Engineering at WashU: The Dual Degree Program is designed to allow participating students to earn degrees at WashU that are not available at their liberal arts institutions. Students earning computer science degrees at WashU should not have earned computer science degrees at their liberal arts institution. Students earning computer science degrees at their liberal arts institution might consider pursuing a computer engineering undergraduate degree at WashU along with a master’s degree in computer science at WashU, or earning only a master’s degree in computer science at WashU without earning an undergraduate degree at WashU.
A computer science or computer engineering degree awarded by WashU must signify that a notable number of major-specific units were actually completed in residence on the WashU campus. For students planning to earn computer science or computer engineering degrees at WashU, please be aware of the major-specific residency requirements listed below.
Residency Requirement for Computer Engineering Degrees: The BSCoE computer engineering major consists of 9 core courses from the CSE department (CSE131 and 8 others), a probability/statistics course, and two circuits courses. Students entering this program must have credit or demonstrate proficiency for CSE131 prior to entry. For any of the other 8 core courses that are from the CSE department, students who have credit or demonstrate proficiency for such a course will not be required to take it; however, some other course must be designated in consultation with the CSE advisor to replace that course. The probability/statistics course and the two circuits courses may be satisfied by credit earned anywhere, subject to approval by the CSE advisor or the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The BSCoE course further requires 6 elective courses. For those, all but 2 of them must consist of CSE department courses that normally count for elective credit. Any course taken out of the CSE department for elective credit must be approved by the student’s CSE advisor.