Engineering (Dual Degree)
College of Arts & Sciences at Maryville University and
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Washington University
The dual degree Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences provides students interested in careers in engineering with an attractive alternative to the traditional, highly structured engineering curriculum. We have associations with Washington University, UMKC and Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) that allow students to transition to engineering programs after three years at Maryville. These students earn a BS from Maryville as well as an engineering degree.
About the Engineering Program
The dual degree Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences program will provide you with a strong liberal arts background to help you become a “liberally educated engineers” with strong communication and problems solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, strong social skills and an ability to work effectively in teams, and a high-quality technical education. In addition, you get to explore diverse academic areas and interests before making a career decision and you have the opportunity to earn two degrees in only five years.
Maryville’s associations with Washington University, UMKC and Missouri University of Science and Technology allow students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree from Maryville and an undergraduate degree in engineering. After a minimum of three years at Maryville, students may enter Washington University, UMKC or Missouri University of Science and Technology where they spend a minimum of two years.Those students that spend three years at Maryville earn an undergraduate degree in Science , while those that spend four years may select from a variety of majors in the arts and sciences (e.g. Biomedical Science).
“Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. Many engineers develop new products. During the process, they consider several factors. For example, in developing an industrial robot, engineers specify the functional requirements precisions; design and test the robot’s components; integrate the components to produce the final design; and evaluate the design’s overall effectiveness, cost, reliability and safety. (Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition)