University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

The School of Engineering offers a combined program leading to both a bachelor's degree in an engineering major and a master's degree. Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences) may also participate. The program is designed for the qualified student who wishes to pursue either greater specialization in a major area or to complement the undergraduate program with a related graduate-level concentration. Most students who select the program have received some advanced placement upon entry to engineering at the first-year level or take occasional summer courses.

The formal request for entrance into this program may be made as early as before the first semester of the student's junior year, but the student should consult their department to determine exactly when this request should be made. Admission requirements include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and permission from the chairperson of the department corresponding to the student's undergraduate major and chair/program director of selected masster's program.  Students must formally apply to the graduate school during their senior year. Selection of the graduate (master's) program area is indicated below:

Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Selections
Chemical EngineeringBioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electro-Optics*, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Management Science, Materials Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy
Civil EngineeringBioengineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Management Science, Materials Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy
Computer EngineeringBioengineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Electro-Optics*, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Management Science, Materials Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy
Electrical EngineeringBioengineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Optics, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Management Science, Materials Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy
Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Electro-Optics*, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Management Science, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy
Engineering TechnologyEngineering Management, Management Science, Materials Engineering
PhysicsElectro-Optics, Materials Engineering

 

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This major may need additional courses to qualify for the master's program.

The department chairperson and the graduate program director serve as an advisory committee to the student in establishing the combined program requirements. The first-year, sophomore, and junior years follow the curriculum of the student's selected bachelor's program.

A student who elects the combined program must satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements as to required cumulative grade point average for graduation. The graduate of the combined program will receive a bachelor's degree in the undergraduate major (e.g., Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering) and a master's degree in the graduate area (e.g., Master of Science in Materials Engineering). A student in the 5-year combined program who chooses not to complete the program must complete all the undergraduate major program requirements to receive the bachelor's degree.

Course Area Semester Hours
Senior Year1st Term2nd Term
Undergraduate department major1111
Undergraduate department or University requirement or electives33
Graduate major (taken as graduate credit)33
Total semester hours1717
Fifth Year
Graduate major (including thesis or project)*1212

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Civil Engineering majors require three additional semester hours for project option.