Engineering (3+2)

Students in the five-year dual-degree Engineering program will earn a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from one of our partner institutions. Our partners include Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Why study in the Engineering dual-degree program?

Earning a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from one of our partner institutions gives our students the technical, problem solving, and creative skills necessary to thrive in the field of engineering.

Students enrolled in the five-year Engineering program complete three years of course work at Simmons, followed by two additional years at one of our partner universities.

What will you learn?

In addition to the requirements of the Simmons University core curriculum and their major, students must meet the entrance requirements of our partner institutions. These requirements include physics, math, chemistry, and computer science, plus one or two courses for specific engineering majors as specified in the Columbia Combined Program, Washington University Dual Degree and, Wentworth Institute of Technology School of Engineering guides. Detailed questions concerning requirements of individual majors can be discussed with the Simmons Engineering 3+2 Program Director, Dr. Jason White.

During their time at Simmons, students major in a field that strongly overlaps with the entrance requirements for the desired partner institution and earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Examples include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology.

At our partner institutions, students choose from engineering areas of study that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Those areas include:

  • Biological Engineering (WIT)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Columbia U)
  • Earth & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science & Engineering (Washington U)

Learn more about our dual-degree in Engineering!

Simmons' dual-degree in Engineering gives graduates the skills, competencies and confidence needed to excel in a chosen field of engineering. We encourage you to reach out to our faculty with any questions — their contact information can be found below. You can also request more information, schedule a campus tour, or find out how to apply today!

While the program is open to all Simmons students, the required and rigorous curriculum must be started during the first semester of study to allow for timely completion of all requirements. All students intending to pursue the program are required to contact the program director by mid-August to choose their courses and set-up a tentative schedule for the next three years.

Spotlight on Engineering (3+2) Students and Alums

Nanette and Raneem

Accelerated Degree Student Presents Poster on ChatGPT at Technical Symposium

Raneem Emad Amer Mousa ’25 is pursuing the Dual-Degree in Engineering Simmons offers in collaboration with Columbia University. Her research project, “Is ChatGPT the Academic Catalyst We’ve All Been Waiting For?” was accepted for inclusion in the SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2024.

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Dan Nguyen ’23 Receives Robert Y. Young Award

Physics major Dan Nguyen has received a prestigious award from the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Nguyen began her research as a SURPASs (Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Simmons) scholar and is now testing her theories at the new science building. She spoke with us about her project, what drew her to Simmons, and her future plans.