Dual-Degree Course of Study
Preparation for First Year at Dartmouth
You should arrive at Dartmouth with solid preparation in mathematics and science, including:
- Calculus (3 courses through vector-valued functions)
- Physics (2 courses through mechanics and electromagnetism)
- Chemistry (1 course in general chemistry)
- Computer science (1 course, an introduction to computer science and programming)
Courses beyond the minimum, e.g., in your science major or supportive of your engineering interest, are strongly recommended and are considered in admissions.
First Year at Dartmouth
Common Core Courses (3 courses)
- ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering (fall, winter, or spring)
- ENGS 22: Systems (summer or fall)
- ENGS 23: Distributed Systems and Fields (fall, winter, or spring; requires ENGS 22)
(The ENGS 23 requirement is waived for students who have taken or will take an intermediate course in electromagnetism.)
Distributive Core Courses (choose 1 or 2 courses)
- ENGS 24: Science of Materials (winter or spring)
- ENGS 25: Introduction to Thermodynamics (spring or summer)
- ENGS 26: Control Theory (fall; requires ENGS 22)
- ENGS 27: Discrete and Probabilistic Systems (fall)
Gateway Courses (choose 1 or 2 courses)
- ENGS 31: Digital Electronics (spring or summer)
- ENGS 32: Electronics: Introduction to Linear and Digital Circuits (winter; requires ENGS 22 at least concurrently)
- ENGS 33: Solid Mechanics (summer, fall, or winter)
- ENGS 34: Fluid Dynamics (winter; requires ENGS 23)
- ENGS 35: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (fall; cell and molecular biology recommended)
- ENGS 36: Chemical Engineering (fall; requires ENGS 22 and 25)
- ENGS 37: Introduction to Environmental Engineering (fall)
See the Undergraduate Course List for other undergraduate electives.
Preparation for Bachelor of Engineering Program
As part of your B.A. program at your home school, you should complete upper-level courses in math and science that support your engineering interests. Examples include:
- linear algebra and differential equations
- electromagnetism and atomic physics
- organic and physical chemistry
- cell, molecular, or environmental biology
The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree also requires a full year of humanities and social sciences (foreign language courses may be counted).
B.E. Year at Dartmouth
After receiving the B.A. degree from your home school, you'll return to Dartmouth to pursue the B.E. degree.
Depending on your undergraduate preparation, you may have to take additional mathematics and natural science courses to meet B.E. degree requirements.
See B.E. Degree Requirements for details of the B.E. program.
If you have an interest in a particular engineering discipline, you can download this document for sample dual-degree programs.