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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering 3+2 Dual Degree

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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Rachel Wagner, rwagner@francis.edu, 814-471-1215

Program Description:

Saint Francis University has cooperative engineering programs with the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The programs are designed to prepare a student with a liberal arts background for a professional career in a branch of engineering. After successfully completing three years in the pre-engineering program at Saint Francis University, the qualified student transfers to any of the three schools mentioned or to any school offering an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)-accredited B.S. program in engineering to complete the final two years of the program. After successful completion of one full year in an engineering program at another school, the student will receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Engineering from Saint Francis University. The general degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts as specified by Saint Francis University must be satisfied. The degree of Bachelor of Science in the appropriate branch of engineering is conferred by the engineering school upon the fulfillment of all the requirements of the program at the end of the normal five-year period. The branches of engineering available for study are aerospace, agricultural, ceramic, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering science, environmental, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical, mining, petroleum and natural gas, and nuclear.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Each student will have demonstrated the proficiency in the following outcomes upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering from SFU:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations;
  • an ability to function effectively on a team;
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply engineering principles and logical reasoning to problem solving including problems in other fields;
  • read and communicate Engineering topics with understanding and clarity.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 5 years of full-time study, 3 years at Saint Francis University, 2 years at an Engineering accredited articulated University to receive the B.S. in a defined engineering area. After typically 1 year of full-time study at the accredited articulated University, student receives a B.A. in Engineering from SFU.

Capstone Requirement:

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering must complete a minimum of 24 credits beyond those defined in the Engineering 3+2 Dual degree articulation. Students complete a supervised substantial research project in either engineering or mathematics in either ENGR 393  Engineering Junior Seminar (1 credit) or MATH 492  Math Senior Seminar (1 credit).

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