Dual Degree (3-2 Engineering)

Dual Degree (3-2 Engineering) ProgramSTEMjam

The Dual Degree Program can be an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. This program is a five-year commitment studying at Hawaii Pacific University and one of our partner schools to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree and an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. The first three years are spent at HPU and the final two years at either The University of Southern California School of Engineering in Los Angeles, California or Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science in St. Louis, Missouri. Students may pursue degrees in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical engineering as well as their sub-disciplines.

Why study at HPU?

The Dual Degree Program can be an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. Program graduates are "liberally educated engineers," with strong communication and problem-solving skills. Other advantages include:

  • Opportunity to complete degrees in two diverse areas under predictable conditions
  • Time to postpone career decisions to explore and confirm long-term goals
  • Extra time to pursue other academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests
  • Opportunity to use the supportive, personalized environment of a small liberal arts institution to develop the skills and confidence needed for success in engineering

Students in the Dual Degree Program will develop strong oral and written communications skills, a broad background in the humanities / social sciences as well problem-solving competence. This will enable them prepare for career opportunities which require multidisciplinary teams to address the challenges of our age.

University of Southern California
Viterbi Scool of Engineering
Washington U
Washington University at St Louis
School of Engineering

Our Engineering School Partnerships

We have partnered with the following universities to provide a diversified learning experience. Our partners offer ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees in the following fields:

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA
  • aerospace engineering
    • astronautical
  • biomedical engineering
    • biochemistry
    • electrical
    • mechanical
  • chemical engineering
    • biochemical
    • environmental
    • nanotechnology
    • petroleum
    • polymers
  • civil engineering
    • structural
  • electrical engineering
    • computer
    • signal processing
    • circuits
    • solid state
  • environmental engineering
  • industrial and systems engineering
  • mechanical engineering
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • systems science

Program Objectives

Students who major in the Mathematics 3-2 Engineering program will:

  1. Recognize and understand a core of fundamental mathematical and science-based operational skills.
  2. Apply mathematical and science-based problem-solving skills to a variety of real-world problems.
  3. Experience the application of mathematics and science in a varied multi-cultural context at HPU.
  4. Employ appropriate research methodology in exploring mathematical and science-based skills and their use in problem solving.
  5. Develop comprehensive oral and written communication skills in the pursuit of a broad-based mathematics and science foundation.
  6. Use mathematics and science-based skills in both individualized and team-oriented applications.

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