College of Arts and Sciences

Engineering, Combined Program

About the Combined Engineering Program

  • Three or four years at Arcadia University
  • Two years at one of our engineering affiliates
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

Arcadia University offers a combined five-year (3+2) Engineering Program in affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh and Washington University in Saint Louis. Students are also encouraged to apply to Dartmouth College and Columbia University, although students will not receive guaranteed admission, they are still eligible to apply.

These programs blend a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with an intensive engineering curriculum. As a student in the combined program, you will be prepared for a career in industry, or for graduate work in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences. At the conclusion of the program, you may take the licensure examination for professional engineers.

You would spend either three or four years at Arcadia University taking basic courses in mathematics and the physical sciences (see Options tab for more information).  Upon recommendation of your program adviser, you would then apply to the affiliated university to complete two years of engineering study.

Once you have completed all degree requirements and have earned a sufficient number of credits, you are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Arcadia University at the appropriate commencement ceremony. After successful completion of the program you will receive their Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Applied Science from the college of engineering of the university. 

Under the combined plan, you may elect to pursue any one of the following programs:

At Dartmouth College

  • Biomedical (BEM) — e.g., imaging, orthopædics, instrumentation, medical devices
  • Biological (BIO) — biotech, biochemical
  • Chemical (CHE)
  • Computer (COMP)
  • Electrical (EE)
  • Energy (ENRG)
  • Environmental (ENV)
  • Materials (MAT)
  • Mechanical (ME)

At Columbia University

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Management Systems
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

At University of Pittsburgh

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science - Nanotechnology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

At Washington University

  • ​Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science and Engineering