Engineering

Major

Dual-Degree

The integrated dual-degree Engineering program provides a broad knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences with opportunities to develop professional experience in a selected field of engineering.

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Program Locations

Available Majors

  • Dual Degree Chemistry and Chemical or Materials Science & Engineering
  • Dual Degree Chemistry or Physics and Biomedical Engineering (Columbia only)
  • Dual Degree Physics and Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Environmental 

You will spend 3-4 years at Notre Dame fulfilling general education requirements and completing advanced work in a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree, such as chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Interested students should contact the program coordinator to discuss their particular interests and determine the most appropriate degrees.

Then, you will continue your education for 2-3 years to complete the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree at either:

Note: Admission to engineering schools is competitive and is not guaranteed.

Available Programs

Columbia University

  • Applied Mathematics or Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • IEOR: Industrial Engineering, Management Systems, or Operations Research
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Five-Year Plan

Sample program of study for the dual-degree physics/engineering major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

See course descriptions for a list of required courses and description of course and program options.

Fall Spring
First Year
PHY-101 General Physics I 4 PHY-102 General Physics II 4
MAT-211 Calculus I 4 MAT-212 Calculus II 4
General Education/Elective 3 CST-171 Programming Concepts or MAT-243 Linear Algebra 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 Foreign Language 3
IDS-100 Perspectives in Education 3 General Education 3
[17 credits]   [17 credits]  
Second Year
PHY-201 Modern Physics 3 PH 316L Classical Mechanics* 3
General Education/Elective 3 MAT-315 Differential Equations or elective 3
MAT-213 Calculus III 3 CHM-111 General Chemistry II 4
CHM-110 General Chemistry I 4 CST-171 Programming Concepts or MAT-243 Linear Algebra 3
ECO-212 Principles of Microeconomics 3 MAT-214 Calculus of Vector Fields 1
Physical Education 1 General Ed 3
[17 credits]   [17 credits]  
Third Year
PH 415L Quantum Mechanics I *3 PHY/MAT/CSC/EGR 300/400 level 3
PH 417L Electricity and Magnetism *3 PHY/MAT/CSC/EGR 300/400 level 3
PHY/MAT/CSC/EGR 300/400 level 3 General Education/Electives 9
General Education/Electives 6 [15 credits]  
[15 credits]      
Fourth and Fifth Year: Engineering School
Courses to be determined by program and school chosen

Notes

  • Students interested in specific engineering fields should consult with program coordinator for course suggestions when choosing physics, mathematics, computer science or engineering courses at the 300/400-level.
  • Courses with a designation of "L" are taught at Loyola. Notre Dame students take the courses through the cooperative program. For more information, contact the program coordinator.
  • Winterim sessions should be reserved for general education courses or possibly an internship.
  • See individual program sections for course descriptions.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars explore current trends and provide a climate for individualized learning.

Research & Internship Opportunities

Examples of internship or employment opportunities include:

Engineering Careers

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer