Engineering Combined Degree

Engineers put the laws of nature to use - building a smarter phone, a fighter jet, a longer-lived battery, or even a more efficient company. The study of engineering begins with a foundation in mathematics and the natural sciences. At the University of Redlands, you can lay that foundation while enjoying the small classes, personalized education, and diverse opportunities that Redlands is known for.  You will also develop the breadth of liberal arts knowledge and skills that are essential for a rewarding life and a successful career. You can either pursue a master's in engineering after earning a bachelor's degree in one of the sciences, or you can expedite your education by participating in one of our engineering combined-degree programs.

A strong student can complete a Redlands major and general education requirements while taking pre-engineering courses, all in three years. The program adviser can help you plan your schedule accordingly. Provided that you maintained high grades in the pre-engineering courses, you'd enroll in the School of Engineering at one of our partner institutions; Columbia University or Washington University (in St. Louis) for the next two years to earn a BS or three years at Washington to earn an MS. Financial aid and housing are arranged through the partner institution. At the end of the five years, you'd graduate with bachelor's degrees from both institutions, or in one additional year at Washington University you can earn a master's degree. You are free to pair any University of Redlands undergraduate major with any engineering major. However, the pre-engineering requirements for most sub-fields are most compatible with the physics B.A. or individualized Johnston emphases. See the full list of requirements for the various engineering majors at Columbia University and Washington University.  Also, check out the answers to frequently asked questions.

If you're interested in this program, the program adviser will work closely with you to develop a suitable plan of study. It is extremely important to take the right courses in your first year so that you can complete the required courses in three years. Please read this advice for entering students interested in the engineering combined-degree plan.

Regardless of whether you participate in this program, the required pre-engineering courses and a science or math undergraduate degree are good preparation for enrolling in an engineering M.S. program.

Contact:  Eric Hill, program adviser 909-748-8659



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