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.
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 and Washington University cooperate in a unique dual degree program that offers students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree from Maryville and an undergraduate degree in engineering. Students may choose to follow either a 3-2 or a 4-2 schedule, entering Washington University after their junior or senior year. Those students choosing the 3-2 option earn an undergraduate degree in Science from Maryville, while those in the 4-2 program may select from a variety of majors in the arts and sciences.
“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)