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Engineering Science Program

Students interested in pursuing a career in engineering will find excellent preparation at Manchester University. Manchester University's engineering science degree combines three years of study at Manchester with two years at an engineering school. After the first year at an engineering school students graduate from Manchester with a degree in engineering science. After the second year, students graduate from that institution with a second bachelor's degree in the engineering disciplne they have chosen (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.). This combination is called a Dual Degree, or 3-2, engineering program. The Manchester curriculum builds a strong foundation for any engineering specialty, and gives Manchester graduates an edge in today's job market.

The Manchester science faculty is strong in all areas of physical science and mathematics -- the basis of a successful engineering education program. The faculty who administer the Dual-Degree engineering program are exceptional teachers and have served the profession as officers in a variety of professional organizations.

The admission rate of Manchester engineering science students to engineering schools across the country is exceptional. Since the program began in 1981, 100 percent of those who applied to engineering schools were admitted. Engineering schools where our engineering science majors have completed degrees include Washington University at St. Louis, Purdue University, and The Ohio State University. Manchester University's Dual-Degree program has an official affiliation with Columbia University.

Typically, three years of coursework are completed at Manchester University and two years at the student's chosen engineering school. In order to complete the Manchester portion of the degree in three years, entering first year students must be prepared to take calculus during their first semester (Students must take a Mathematics Placement exam to determine their level of preparedness. Students not prepared to take calculus straightaway should discuss options with a member of the Department of Physics). Coursework for the engineering science major includes two semesters of calculus-based physics and two semesters of chemistry fundamentals. Upper-level course work depends on the route of engineering specialization: chemical or physical.

More details can be found at this link: The Engineering Science Major

Information on the Engineering Science Assessment for majors in their junior year can be found here.

Successful graduates

Daniel Rodriguez '07 and Ming-Du Kang '06 both continued on in the engineering program at Columbia University.

Hani Ghazi '07 continued his engineering pursuits in Biomedical Engineering at City College of New York.

Deepali Raunyar '06 continued his studies in Electrical Engineering at Indian-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

Megan Neidlinger '05 completed her degree in Environmental engineering at Purdue University.

Kyle Helfrich '05 continued his engineering program at purdue University.

Amy Samuelson '02 received full scholarship to attend Washington University at St. Louis.

Jason Houser '00 went on to study law at Valparaiso University.

Jeremy Rodman '95 was one of 60 applicants for a major graduate scholarship at Washington University at St. Louis. He received the scholarship after his junior year at Manchester and completed his degree in civil engineering.

Dena Firebaugh '91 went on to do doctoral work at North Carolina State University.

Scott Bollinger '89 works for Harley-Davidson in Alabama as an engineering analyst.

Todd Saunders '86 is a software engineer in Naperville, Ill.

Randy Beckner '85 completed his 3-2 engineering program at Ohio State and is an electrical engineer in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Many exciting career and employment opportunities await Manchester engineering graduates. Well-established engineering specialties include: agricultural, aeronautic, architectural, astronautic, chemical, ceramic, civil, electrical, electronic, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical, nuclear, and petroleum engineering.

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