Engineering

Augsburg College has cooperative arrangements with two universities to allow students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College and an Engineering degree from either the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, Minneapolis, or Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan. Because of the special requirements and opportunities of these programs, early consultation with the Augsburg Engineering advisor is necessary. Applications for these programs require the recommendation of the Augsburg Engineering advisor.

Contact Ben Stottrup, Physics Department, stottrup@augsburg.edu 612-330-1035.

University of Minnesota

The College of Science and Engineering and Augsburg cooperative arrangement provides for two dual degree engineering programs:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Engineering (BA/BE)

This program enables students to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. The program typically involves three years at Augsburg and two years at the College of Science and Engineering.

Students may apply for the program after completing the sophomore year. At that time, they will be informed of their status in the program and any further conditions necessary for final acceptance into the program. Formal application to the College of Science and Engineering may be completed during the second semester of the junior year at Augsburg.

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Engineering (BA/ME)

This program enables students to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. This program involves four years at Augsburg and, typically, two years at the College of Science and Engineering.

The curriculum is the same as the BA/BE curriculum with the addition of several extra courses that are completed at Augsburg during the senior year to minimize the number of undergraduate courses, if any, that students must take at the university before proceeding through the graduate curriculum. The number of such courses varies by IT department and area of emphasis within a department.

Application for admission into the BA/ME program should be initiated during the second semester of the junior year at Augsburg. Formal application for the program may be completed during the senior year. Those admitted will receive special counseling from the College of Science and Engineering staff regarding courses that should be taken during the senior year at Augsburg. Participants in the BA/ME program are not guaranteed admission to the College of Science and Engineering.

Michigan Technological University

This program enables students to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University in a five-year period.

The first three years are spent at Augsburg followed by two years at the affiliated university. Students accepted into the program will be considered for admission to the engineering school if they complete course requirements, have the requisite cumulative grade point average, and are recommended by the Engineering advisor of Augsburg College.

Students are also encouraged to explore opportunities for graduate work at Michigan Technological University. Further information on these and other graduate programs is available from the Augsburg Engineering advisor.

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid who are participants in these dual degree programs will be encouraged to apply to the engineering school of their choice for continuing support. Their applications will be evaluated using need and academic performance as criteria.

Degree and Major Requirements

Minimum course requirements for admission to the dual degree or three-two programs:

  • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II
  • CSC 170 – Introduction to Programming
  • ENL 111 – Effective Writing
  • PHY 121 – General Physics I
  • PHY 122 – General Physics II

Four mathematics courses are required:

  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • MAT 245 – Calculus III
  • MAT 369 – Modeling and Differential Equations
    • ¬†or PHY 327 – Special Functions of Mathematical Physics

Additional courses to meet general education requirements and a total of 24 courses at Augsburg.

Normally MAT 145, 146, and PHY 121, 122 are taken in the first year. Students interested in chemical engineering also should take CHM 351, 352.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the www.augsburg.edu/catalog/.