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Engineering (Cooperative Dual Degree)
Advisor: Kelly Krieble


The department offers several types of opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in engineering.  Two of these options involve dual degree programs (the 3/2 and 4/1) in which the student will study at Moravian University for several years and then transfer to the associated institution to finish up the program of study, resulting in a degree being granted from each institution.  A third option involves simply continuing graduate study at an engineering institution of the students choosing upon successful completion of the undergraduate program at Moravian University. In all cases, while the student is at Moravian University, the program of study will be as a physics major.  Areas of engineering study for the third option are only limited by the areas offered at the graduate institution, those for the 3/2 and 4/1 are limited and as indicated below.

3/2 Undergraduate Program

In cooperation with Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Moravian University offers the following cooperative dual-degree engineering programs:

Biomedical Engineering
Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Science and Engineering

Major Requirements

Cooperative 3/2 engineering students complete the Learning in Common curriculum (with some exceptions). They are exempt from the Foreign Language (F3) requirement, and they complete the Quantitative Reasoning (F2) requirement with Mathematics 170 and the Laboratory Science (F4) requirement with Chemistry 113. In addition, they need complete only five of the six Multidisciplinary categories and one of the two Upper-Division category requirements.

In addition to the general requirements described above, 3/2 engineering students take four mathematics courses (170, 171, 211, 221), four science courses (Chemistry 113-114 and Physics 111-112), and four advanced courses to be chosen with the approval of the engineering advisor. All 3/2 engineering students, except those interested in chemical engineering, schedule Physics 111-112 and Mathematics 170-171 in the first year. Chemical engineering students schedule Chemistry 113-114 in the first year.

Upon successful completion of three years at Moravian University and upon recommendation of the University, a student in the cooperative engineering program may apply for transfer to the appropriate engineering department of Washington University. Following completion of the engineering program, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Arts from Moravian and the Bachelor of Science in engineering from Washington University.  The F2 foreign language requirement for LinC is waived for students in the 3/2 program.

4/1 Graduate Program

A combined bachelor's and master's degree program in mechanical engineering or mechanics is offered in cooperation with Lehigh University. This program enables qualified students to earn a Bachelor of Science in physics from Moravian University and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering or mechanics from Lehigh University with an average time of 5.5 years of full-time study.