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Dual Degree Engineering

Major: Dual Degree Engineering

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: N/A

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

Now you can get all the benefits of a broad, high-quality liberal arts education while earning not one – but two – degrees in engineering in just five years!

Thiel College offers a 3-2 dual degree program in cooperation with both Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh. Two degrees are awarded upon successful completion of the five-year program: a B.S. or B.A. from Thiel in binary engineering and a B.S. from CWRU or Pitt in engineering.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2018-2019) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts of the physical world as they extend to mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, electromagnetism, relativity, atoms, the solid state and elementary particles.
  2. Be able to understand and analyze common technical applications of fundamental concepts in their respective engineering specialty.
  3. Understand the scientific method, in particular as it is applies to the physical sciences.
  4. Possess laboratory skills including the handling of instruments and apparatus, measuring techniques and data processing/analysis.
  5. Be aware of the human, ethical and environmental implications of the applications of technology.
  6. Possess logical and computational skills at an advanced calculus-based level.
  7. Possess additional skills and knowledge, acquired at CWRU or Pitt, in the respective engineering disciplines.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to dual degree engineering majors are:

  • Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The William B. Frank Minority Scholarship in the Physical Sciences
  • The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship
  • ACEC/PA Eric J. Gennuso and LeRoy D. (Bud) Loy, Jr. Scholarship
  • AES Engineers Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A dual degree engineering major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • American Institute of Physics
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (Society of Physics Students)
  • Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Careers

Here are just a few post-graduation opportunities available to dual degree engineering majors:

  • Biomedical Engineers earn a median entry-level salary of $62,010* and progress to a median salary of $89,970.**
  • Civil Engineers earn a median entry-level salary of $58,763* and progress to a median salary of $89,730.**
  • Computer Hardware Engineers earn a median entry-level salary of $72,030* and progress to a median salary of $118,700.**
  • Chemical Engineers earn a median entry-level salary of $67,868* and progress to a median salary of $105,420.**
  • Environmental Engineers earn a median entry-level salary of $59,133* and progress to a median salary of $88,530.

*payscale.com
**National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor