Dual Degree Engineering
Students in this program receive a B.A. from Augustana (in a major of their choice) and a degree from the chosen engineering specialty from the engineering school. Columbia and Minnesota offer B.S. degrees, while Washington University in St. Louis offers a mix of bachelors and masters degree options. Students in the program are generally guaranteed admission to the engineering school when recommended by Augustana following sucessful completion of all the requirements for the specific program*. The particular preparatory courses that must be completed at Augustana depend upon the engineering school 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).
- Complete the pre-requisites specified by the particular school and/or engineering program.
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 chemical engineering at Minnesota as well as biomedical engineering at Columbia or Minnesota.
|Program Area||Affiliated Schools|
|Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering||B.S.|
|Biomedical Engineering||B.S. (a)||B.S.||B.S.|
|Computer Engineering||B.S.||B.S.||B.S., M.E., M.S.|
|Computer Science||B.S.||B.S., M.S., M.E.|
|Earth and Environmental Engineering||B.S.||B.S.|
|Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering||M.E.|
|Electrical Engineering||B.S.||B.S.||B.S., M.S.|
|Industrial Engineering and Operations Research||B.S. (b)|
|Materials Science and Engineering||B.S.||B.S.||M.S.|
|Mechanical Engineering||B.S.||B.S.||B.S., M.E.|
|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.
*Exceptions include chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota and Financial Engineering at Columbia, which have additional entrance requirements once the student has enrolled at the partner school.