Dual Degree Engineering Programs

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For those students who are interested in pursuing studies in engineering, Rhodes offers two Dual Degree Programs; one in cooperation with Washington University in St. Louis and one in cooperation with Christian Brothers University in Memphis. A student may complete the Rhodes requirements for the Dual Degree Program in three years at an accelerated pace. The student then applies to Washington University or Christian Brothers University for admission to the engineering program there. After two years of intensive engineering study, the student receives two degrees, a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes and a Bachelor of Science from Washington University or Christian Brothers University. Please note that Washington University in St. Louis does not offer a Bachelors Degree for civil engineering; Christian Brothers University does offer civil engineering.

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM WITH WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The Washington University Dual Degree program can be tailored to 3-2 or 4-2 year study plan. Students outside the science disciplines are also encouraged to combine those studies with engineering. The student who pursues a Rhodes degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts will generally complete the Rhodes degree (a Bachelor of Arts degree) in four years, applying elective hours to the Dual Degree core requirements. Approximately twenty percent of the students admitted to the Dual Degree Program at Washington have completed their Bachelor′s degrees.

To satisfy the graduation requirements at Rhodes and the entrance requirements to Washington University, all students in the Dual Degree Program must do the following:

I. Satisfy all of the Rhodes Foundations requirements as described in the Rhodes College catalogue. Students should note that Washington University has additional requirements for the Humanities and Social Sciences. In particular, at least eight hours must be taken in one department (in either Humanities or Social Sciences, but not necessarily both) and must include one upper level (300/400 level) course.

II. Take the following core pre-engineering courses:
• Mathematics 121, 122, 223, 251
• Chemistry 111, 111L
• Physics 111, 112, 111L, 112L
• Computer Science 141

III. Complete the following additional requirements depending on the specific course of study to be pursued at Washington University:

Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry 112, 112L, 211, 212, 212L, 311, 312, 312L

Physics/Electrical Engineering
• Physics 211, 211L, 301, 302, 304, 325

Physics/Mechanical Engineering
• Physics 211, 211L, 304, 305, 306

Computer Science/Computer Engineering
• Computer Science 295; 298; plus one of CS 392, 397 or 398
• Mathematics 161; 162; and either Math 311 or 390 

Mathematics/System Science and Mathematics
• Mathematics 161, 162, 261, 311, 390, 465

IV. Complete two years of engineering courses at Washington University as determined by the requirements for the specific course of engineering to be followed.

Further information about this program is available from Washington University′s Dual Degree Engineering home page. The coordinator for this program at Rhodes College is Professor Ann Viano. She may be reached at 901-843-3912 or by email: viano@rhodes.edu.

 

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM WITH CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
While at Rhodes the student majors in physics, chemistry, or biochemistry / molecular biology, depending on the course of engineering study to be pursued at CBU. A student completes all Rhodes courses required for this dual degree program in three years, and may take select courses at Christian Brothers University during that time. This dual degree program is a 3-2 year plan of study. The student applies to the engineering program at Christian Brothers University during the third year and becomes a full-time CBU student for two additional years. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of five years of study.

To satisfy the graduation requirements at Rhodes and the entrance requirements to Christian Brothers University, all students in the Dual Degree Program must complete the following:

I. General Degree requirements:
All twelve Rhodes foundation requirements with the following stipulations:
1. One of the F1 courses should be a philosophy course.
2. A minimum of 80 credits of the Rhodes BS portion must be fulfilled with Rhodes courses.

II. The following pre-engineering core courses:
1. Physics 111/111L, 112/112L (Fundamentals of Physics I & II, with lab)
2. Math 121, 122, 223 (Calculus I-III), Math 251 (Differential Equations)
3. Chemistry 111/111L (General Chemistry I with lab)

III. The following additional Rhodes courses depending on the Rhodes major and course of engineering study to be pursued at Christian Brothers University. Courses in parentheses are CBU courses that are suitable substitutes for the Rhodes courses and will satisfy the major requirements at Rhodes:

Physics Major / Mechanical Engineering
• Physics 211, 250
• Physics 304 (or CBU ECE 221- circuit analysis I)
• Physics 305 (or CBU ME 202- dynamics)
• Physics 306 (or CBU program option course)
• Computer Science 141 (or CBU ME 112-scientific programming)

Physics Major / Civil Engineering
• Physics 211, 211L, 250,
• Physics 304 (or CBU ECE 221- circuit analysis I)
• Physics 305 (or CBU ME 202- dynamics)
• Physics 406 (or CBU ME 305- engineering thermodynamics I)
• Computer Science 141 (or CBU CE 112- computer applications in civil and environmental engineering)

Physics Major / Electrical Engineering – electrical engineering curriculum
• Physics 211, 211L, 250
• One upper level physics elective at the 300 level or higher
• Physics 406 (or CBU ME 305 – engineering thermodynamics I)
• Computer Science 141 (or CBU ECE 172 – intermediate programming and algorithms)

Chemistry Major / Chemical Engineering- chemical engineering curriculum
• Chemistry 112, 112L, 211, 212, 212L, 311, 312, 312L

Biochemistry Molecular Biology / Chemical Engineering- biochemical engineering curriculum
• Biology 130, 131L, 140. 141L, 307, 325, 325L
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 310
• Chemistry 112, 112L, 211, 212, 212L, 414

IV. The following CBU courses should be taken during the first three years of the program through the Rhodes-CBU exchange program (the Crosstown agreement), depending on the Rhodes major and course of engineering study to be pursued at Christian Brothers University:

Physics Major / Mechanical Engineering
• ME 121 (solids engineering)
• ME 305 (engineering thermodynamics I)

Physics Major / Civil Engineering
• CE 105 (intro. to civil and environmental engineering design)
• MATH 308 (statistics)

Physics Major / Electrical Engineering – electrical engineering curriculum
• ECE 221 (electric circuit analysis I)
• ECE 222 (electric circuit analysis II)

Chemistry Major or Biochemistry & Molecular Biolgoy Major / Chemical Engineering – either curriculum
• CHE 231 (elementary thermodynamics)
• CHE 232 (material and energy balances)

V. The following courses at Christian Brothers University, depending on the course of engineering study to be pursued, are to be taken during years 4 and 5, after the student has been admitted to the school of engineering:

Mechanical Engineering
• ME 201 (manufacturing processes)
• ME 301 (engineering instrumentation laboratory)
• ME 302 (energy systems laboratory
• ME 306 (heat transfer)
• ME 313 (fluid mechanics)
• ME 314 (engineering economy)
• ME 316 (engineering thermodynamics)
• ME 317 (kinematics)
• ME 318 (dynamics of machines)
• ME 400 (the complete engineer)
• ME 401 (mechanical systems laboratory)
• ME 407-408 (senior project)
• ME 420 (machine design)
• ME 421 (thermal systems analysis and design)
• ME 422 (control system engineering)
• 2 ME electives
• 1 MATH elective
• 1 program option course

Civil Engineering
• CE 111 (engineering design graphics)
• CE 115 (field measurements)
• CE 200 (mechanics of solids)
• CE 213 (mechanics of solids II)
• CE 299 (hydraulics)
• CE 310 (analysis and design of steel structures)
• CE 311 (analysis and design of concrete structures)
• CE 313 (hydrology)
• CE 314 (engineering economy)
• CE 315 (junior project)
• CE 317 (intro. to environmental engineering)
• CE 318 (highway engineering)
• CD 322 (geotechnical engineering)
• CE 340 (design of foundations)
• CE 400 (the complete engineer)
• CE 417 (environmental engineering laboratory)
• CE 431-432 (senior design project)
• 2 CE electives
• 1 program option course

Electrical Engineering
• MATH 309 (probability)
• PHYS 353 (solid state physics)
• ME 121 (solids modeling)
• ME 200 (mechanics of solids)
• ME 202 (dynamics)
• ECE 201 (engineering instrumentation)
• ECE 250 (digital design)
• ECE 251 (microprocessor architecture and processing)
• ECE 314 (engineering economy)
• ECE 322 (linear control systems)
• ECE 331-332 (electronics I, II)
• ECE 335 (systems, signals, and noise)
• ECE 341-342 (junior laboratory I, II)
• ECE 400 (the complete engineer)
• ECE 401 (electromechanical energy conversion)
• ECE 403 (energy conversion laboratory)
• ECE 406 (electromagnetic field theory)
• ECE 409-410 (project I, II)
• 1 ECE elective

Chemical Engineering - chemical engineering track
• ME 200 (mechanics of solids)
• ECE 221 (electric circuit analysis I)
• CHE 245 (material science)
• CHE 323 (fluid mechanics)
• CHE 325-326 (junior laboratory I, II)
• CHE 327 (chemical engineering thermodynamics)
• CHE 314 (engineering economy)
• CHE 324 (heat transfer)
• CHE 330 (mass transfer and separations)
• CHE 401-402 (senior project)
• CHE 425-426 (process design I, II)
• CHE 437 (modeling and control in chemical engineering)
• CHE 441-442 (senior laboratory I, II)
• CHE 443 (reactor design)
• CHE 444 (polymeric materials)
• 2 program option courses

Chemical Engineering - biochemical engineering track
• ECE 221 (electric circuit analysis I)
• CHE 314 (engineering economy)
• CHE 323 (fluid mechanics)
• CHE 324 (heat transfer)
• CHE 325-326 (junior laboratory I, II)
• CHE 327 (chemical engineering thermodynamics)
• CHE 330 (mass transfer and separations)
• CHE 401-402 (senior project)
• CHE 425-426 (process design I, II)
• CHE 437 (modeling and control in chemical engineering)
• CHE 441-442 (senior laboratory I, II)
• CHE 443 (reactor design)
• CHE 446 (biochemical engineering)

The coordinator for this program at Rhodes College is Professor Ann Viano. She may be reached at 901-843-3912 or by email: viano@rhodes.edu.