The Xavier University Dual Degree Engineering Program is designed to give a solid academic background in the sciences and mathematics that are essential to persons who are interested in becoming engineers. At Xavier, students take three years of basic science, mathematics, engineering, and liberal arts courses. The Dual Degree
Engineering curriculum consists of a number of curriculum options. For more information about these options, students should consult with the Director of
Engineering Programs. When the three-year program is completed successfully, students transfer to an Engineering School of their choice to complete training in a specialized area of engineering. It is expected that students will, with normal course loads, be able to complete their undergraduate training in two years at the Engineering School.
Xavier currently has agreements with the following Engineering Schools:
Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, Notre-Dame University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of Maryland, University of New Orleans, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. These agreements do not, however, preclude students from choosing and attending other Engineering Schools. Students in the Dual Degree Program should submit the application for a degree from Xavier at least one semester prior to their graduation from the Engineering school.
In instances where the engineering degree program is not completed, Xavier will, upon petition by the individual student, evaluate this student's total academic record for consideration of this student's eligibility for a B.A. or B.S. Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Physics from Xavier.
The objectives of the Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP) are:
- to provide all students admitted to the program with the counseling, academic and other support services that will maximize their opportunity for completion of the first three years of the program;
- to offer a curriculum that will provide students with the optimum set of courses essential to the pursuit of a selection of engineering programs they might choose upon entry into an Engineering School;
- to provide the academic preparation in essential engineering background courses to ensure that students will be maximally prepared to successfully complete the last two years of the dual degree program at the engineering school of their choice; and
- to assist students in the identification of financial assistance (e.g., scholarships, internships, etc.) during their matriculation at Xavier and during their transition to engineering school.