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Engineering Science

Coordinator Gregory W. Clark

The engineering science degree is a dual-degree program that unites the advantages of a liberal arts background with those of an engineering degree from one of the nation’s leading engineering schools. The program combines three years of course work completed at Manchester College with course work at an engineering institution such as Columbia University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University or Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Manchester College has an articulation agreement with Columbia University; students completing the Manchester program with a GPA of 3.0 will be admitted to Columbia upon recommendation by the program coordinator. Transfers to other engineering schools will be explored on an individual basis. Transfer credits from the engineering institution are used to complete the Manchester College degree in Engineering Science. A degree from the engineering institution is awarded after the completion of all requirements at that institution.

Typically, three years of coursework are completed at Manchester College 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.

Baccalaureate Degree

Major in engineering science, 50-54 hours: MATH 121, 122, 231, 245, (MATH 130) 251; CPTR 105; CHEM 111, 111L, 113, 113L; PHYS 210, 220.*

Choose one of the following sequences: CHEM 235, 235L, 311, 311L, 341, 341L; or PHYS 301, 301L, 310, 310L, 320, 320L.

*ECON 222 Macroeconomics is required for admission to Columbia University.

Course descriptions can be found on the mathematics and computer science, chemistry, and physics major fields of study pages.


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