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Engineering (3+2 Dual Degree)

Our partnership with Washington University in St. Louis offers a dual-degree program in which students complete three years of pre-engineering study in chemistry or mathematics at Salve, followed by two years in Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Our Program

Our partnership combines a solid liberal arts degree with a strong engineering program, providing a robust education that prepares students for graduate school and a multitude of career pathways.

While at Salve, students take Core Curriculum courses and major in biochemistry, chemistry or mathematics. At Washington University, they study biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical or systems engineering and take a capstone course. Students who successfully complete both programs earn a B.A. from Salve and a B.S. from Washington University.

To be eligible for Washington University’s engineering program, students who complete the three-year pre-engineering program at Salve must maintain a 3.25 GPA, with no grade below C- in any mathematics or science courses, and have the written recommendation of the program liaison.

Program Spotlight: Washington University

Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science promotes independent inquiry in engineering research and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries.

 The dual-degree program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. Program graduates are liberally educated engineers with strong communication and problem-solving skills, a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, and a high-quality technical education. Washington University’s program also includes options to earn a master’s degree with one additional year of study. 

Kim Cummins, assistant dean, Washington University​

Our Faculty

Through individualized research projects, our chemistry faculty provide opportunities for enhanced learning and intellectual development, empowering students to explore new ideas and make important scientific discoveries.​ Our mathematics faculty help students hone their reasoning and problem-solving skills with a challenging curriculum that explores the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics and computational science.​

 

Meet Our Chemistry Faculty

Meet Our Mathematics Faculty

Life After Salve

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 1.6 million engineering jobs in 2016, with a median annual wage of $91,000. The bureau projects that nearly 140,000 new engineering jobs will be created by 2026.

Possible employers include:

  • Federal commissions, departments and regulatory agencies
  • Hospitals and health care facilities
  • Medical equipment and supplies manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Private and national research laboratories
  • Research facilities in educational and medical institutions
  • Scientific or technical service companies
  • Utility companies

Possible industries include:

Aerospace, agricultural, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, defense, electronics, energy, environmental, food processing, heating and air conditioning, medical equipment, petroleum, pharmaceutical, plastics, telecommunications, textiles, transportation

Course Requirements

For each engineering track listed below, students will take additional electives at Washington University to complement their required coursework. Further details are available from the program liaison upon request.

B.A. in Chemistry/B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Diagnosing and treating complex diseases are significant long-term challenges, yet they present some of the greatest possibilities for improving global quality of life. Through a convergence of disciplines, physicians, scientists and engineers are beginning to understand the medical and health potential of cutting-edge research in areas such as genome and imaging sciences, novel medical devices and new drugs and delivery methods.

Taken at Salve Regina:

  • CHM113: General Chemistry I
  • CHM114: General Chemistry II
  • CHM205: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM206: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM301: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM305: Physical Chemistry
  • CHM310: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHM408: Inorganic Chemistry
  • MTH195: Calculus I
  • MTH196: Calculus II
  • PHY205: Physics I
  • PHY206: Physics II

Taken at Washington University:

  • BIO3058: Physiological Control Systems
  • BME240: Biomechanics and Lab
  • BME301A: Quantitative Physiology I
  • BME301B: Quantitative Physiology II
  • BME320B: Bioengineering Thermodynamics
  • BME366: Transport Phenomena
  • BME401: A&B Capstone Design
  • ENGR310: Technical Writing
  • ENGR4501: Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
  • ESE230: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • ESE318: Engineering Mathematics A
  • ESE319: Engineering Mathematics B
  • ESE326: Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • ESE330: Engineering Electromagnetics Principles
  • MEMS205: Mechanics and Materials Lab

B.A. in Chemistry/B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Developing renewable energy sources, alleviating the shortage of clean water and providing for clean air in many areas of the world are important challenges facing society. Chemical engineers transfer scientific discoveries to modern technologies and novel products that benefit society and minimize the impact on the environment.

Taken at Salve Regina:

  • CHM113: General Chemistry I
  • CHM114: General Chemistry II
  • CHM205: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM206: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM301: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM305: Physical Chemistry
  • CHM310: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHM408: Inorganic Chemistry
  • MTH195: Calculus I
  • MTH196: Calculus II
  • PHY205: Physics I
  • PHY206: Physics II

Taken at Washington University:

  • CSE132: Computer Science II
  • EECE201: Engineering Analysis of Chemical Systems
  • EECE202: Modeling and Computing
  • EECE203: Thermodynamics I
  • EECE204: Thermodynamics II
  • EECE301: Transport Phenomena I: Basics and Fluid Mechanics
  • EECE302: Transport Phenomena II: Mass Transfer
  • EECE303: Transport Phenomena III: Energy Transfer Processes
  • EECE304: Mass Transfer Operations
  • EECE401: Chemical Process Dynamics
  • EECE403: Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • EECE405: Unit Operations Laboratory
  • ENGR310: Technical Writing
  • ENGR4501: Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
  • ESE318: Engineering Mathematics A
  • ESE319: Engineering Mathematics B
  • ESE326: Probability and Statistics for Engineering
  • ESE351: Signals and Systems

B.A. in Mathematics/B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the profession for those who are intrigued with electrical phenomena and wish to contribute to a society that is increasingly dependent on electricity and sophisticated electronic devices. A profession of broad scope, electrical engineering offers many specialty careers designed for engineers who seek an endless diversity of career paths on the cutting edge of technology.

Taken at Salve Regina:

  • CSC203: Programming
  • MTH173: Discrete Math
  • MTH195: Calculus I
  • MTH196: Calculus II
  • MTH203: Calculus III
  • MTH211: Linear Algebra
  • MTH213: Differential Equations

Students entering Salve Regina in an even year will take MTH315: Geometry, MTH411: Analysis I and MTH412: Analysis II. Students entering in an odd year will take MTH421: Abstract Algebra, STA341: Statistical Theory I and STA342: Statistical Theory II.

Taken at Washington University:

  • CSE132: Computer Science II
  • ENGR310: Technical Writing
  • ENGR4501: Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
  • ESE230: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • ESE232: Introduction to Electronic Circuits
  • ESE260: Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design
  • ESE318: Engineering Mathematics A
  • ESE319: Engineering Mathematics B
  • ESE326: Probability and Statistics for Engineering
  • ESE330: Engineering Electromagnetics Fundamentals
  • ESE351: Signals and Systems
  • ESE498: Electrical Engineering Capstone Design

B.A. in Mathematics/B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is critical in a variety of important emerging technologies. Mechanical engineers design and develop artificial organs, prosthetic limbs, robotic devices, adaptive materials, efficient propulsion mechanisms, high-performance aerospace structures and advanced renewable energy systems. The core concepts of mechanics, thermal systems and materials science are at the heart of these technologies.

Taken at Salve Regina:

  • CSC203: Programming
  • MTH173: Discrete Math
  • MTH195: Calculus I
  • MTH196: Calculus II
  • MTH203: Calculus III
  • MTH211: Linear Algebra
  • MTH213: Differential Equations

Students entering Salve Regina in an even year will take MTH315: Geometry, MTH411: Analysis I and MTH412: Analysis II. Students entering in an odd year will take MTH421: Abstract Algebra, STA341: Statistical Theory I and STA342: Statistical Theory II.

Taken at Washington University:

  • ENGR310: Technical Writing
  • ENGR4501: Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
  • ENGR4502: Engineering Leadership and Team Building
  • ESE318: Engineering Mathematics A
  • ESE319: Engineering Mathematics B
  • ESE326: Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • MEMS205: Mechanics and Materials Lab
  • MEMS253: Mechanics I
  • MEMS255: Mechanics II
  • MEMS301: Thermodynamics
  • MEMS305: Fluid and Thermal Science Lab
  • MEMS3110: Machine Elements
  • MEMS3410: Fluid Mechanics
  • MEMS3420: Heat Transfer
  • MEMS350: Mechanics III
  • MEMS3610: Materials Science
  • MEMS411: Mechanical Engineering Design
  • MEMS412: Design of Thermal Systems
  • MEMS4301: Modeling Simulation and Control
  • MEMS4310: Dynamics and Vibration

B.A. in Mathematics/B.S. in Systems Science and Engineering

Systems science and engineering views an entire system of components as an entity rather than an assembly of individual parts. A rapidly developing field, the engineering and mathematics of systems is concerned with the identification, modeling, analysis, design and control of systems that are potentially as large and complex as the U.S. economy or as precise and vital as a space voyage.

Taken at Salve Regina:

  • CSC203: Programming
  • MTH173: Discrete Math
  • MTH195: Calculus I
  • MTH196: Calculus II
  • MTH203: Calculus III
  • MTH211: Linear Algebra
  • MTH213: Differential Equations

Students entering Salve Regina in an even year will take MTH315: Geometry, MTH411: Analysis I and MTH412: Analysis II. Students entering in an odd year will take MTH421: Abstract Algebra, STA341: Statistical Theory I and STA342: Statistical Theory II.

Taken at Washington University:

  • ENGR310: Technical Writing
  • ENGR4501: Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
  • ESE205: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • ESE318: Engineering Mathematics A
  • ESE319: Engineering Mathematics B
  • ESE326: Probability and Statistics for Engineering
  • ESE351: Signals and Systems
  • ESE403: Operations Research
  • ESE441: Control Systems
  • ESE447: Robotics and Labs
  • ESE448: Systems Engineering Laboratory
  • ESE499: Capstone Design Project