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College of Arts and Sciences

Engineers are known for making breakthroughs, and you can make your own at Doane with our new engineering degree.

Personal attention meets the liberal arts in our four-year program specifically designed to give you an edge and future in the engineering industry. We help students develop a firm understanding in science and math and complement that foundation with the practical skills necessary to find solutions.

Our curriculum gives students hands-on experience applying engineering principles to real-world problems from introductory courses all the way to the senior research and engineering design courses. We teach our students to develop critical-thinking strategies and produce accomplished students who are ethical problem-solvers no matter where they choose to go after graduation.

Engineering majors can choose from four different emphases: chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.

Learning Environment

Science and Mathematics Building

Our introductory engineering courses have a workshop environment so students experience lectures, lab work, discussion and collaboration all in the same environment with a curriculum informed by the best engineering education research. Upper-level courses all have small class sizes to give students quality interactions with their instructor and classmates. Most courses involve team-based projects with either design, experimental or computational work.

The Lied Science and Mathematics Building (above) houses the engineering program, and has a CAD software, a machine shop and a rapid prototyping lab with 3D printers so students can rapidly develop engineering models. Cross-collaboration research projects in the Lied Building help expose students to other science and math disciplines.

Outside of the classroom

Our students are prototyping and conducting research all the time, no matter if it's their first semester on campus or their last. 

Sponsor-paid summer research experiences give students time to work full-time with faculty while internships and trips to science conferences are also available. 

All engineering, engineering physics and physics majors can participate in our professional mentor program. It introduces students to a working professional who can provide advice and help students develop professional networking while they're at Doane.


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PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics and Engineering (3)
PHY 201 - General Physics I (4)
PHY 202 - General Physics II (4)
EGR 210 - Introduction to Computer Assisted Design (3)
EGR 260 - Sophomore Engineering Project (2)
PHY 310 - Introduction to Materials Science (3)
EGR 318 - Engineering Statics (3)
EGR 320 - Engineering Dynamics (3)
EGR 325 - Introduction to Electronic and Electrical Circuits (4)
EGR 326 - Mechanics of Materials (3)
EGR 330 - Engineering Measurements and Experimentation (3)
EGR 350 - Systems and Control (3)
EGR 360 - Advanced Engineering Design and Junior Project (2)
EGR 395 - Senior Engineering Design I (1)
EGR 495 - Senior Engineering Design II (3)
EGR 496 - Senior Seminar (1)
BUS 242 - Management (3)
EGR 335 - Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers (3)
EGR 340 - Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
EGR 345 - Fluid Mechanics (3)
CHM 303 - Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHM 322 - Instrumental Analysis (4)
IST 252 - Principles of Digital Logic & Computer Organization (3)
IST 310 - Parallel Computational Techniques (3)
PHY 302 - Electricity and Magnetism (3)
PHY 312 - Optics (3)
PHY 314 - Modern Physics (3)
PHY 435 - Mathematical Methods for Physics (3)
CHM 125 - General Chemistry I (4)
CHM 126 - General Chemistry II (4)
CST 210 - Fundamentals of Computational Science (3)
MTH 235 - Calculus I (4)
MTH 236 - Calculus II (4)
MTH 337 - Multivariate Calculus (4)
MTH 329 - Differential Equations (3)
MTH 355 - Probability (3)
MTH 356 - Statistics (3)

Special Programs

Doane University’s Elite Dual Degree Program is available to first-year students who enroll at Doane's Crete campus and meet the program's minimum requirements.  

Qualified students are admitted to a Doane four-year degree program and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree from one of these three majors: Engineering Physics, Physics, or Environmental Science. The universities listed below have collaborative agreements with Doane. Ultimately, students admitted to the universities below have an opportunity to earn two bachelor’s degrees, one from Doane and another from the chosen top university.  There are four top universities across the nation that you can choose this year:

1. Columbia University (2014 US News Ranking 4) 
2. Washington University, St. Louis (2014 US News Ranking 14)
3. University of Minnesota (2014 US News Ranking 71)
4. Duke University (2014 US News Ranking 8)
*At this time, collaborative agreements with Columbia University and Washington University, St. Louis offer guaranteed admission to Doane students provided specific requirements are achieved.
Majors and Degrees a student can choose from:
Columbia University: Applied mathematics, Applied physics, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Computer science, Earth and environmental engineering, Electrical engineering, Engineering management systems, Engineering mechanics, Industrial engineering, Materials science and engineering, Mechanical engineering, and Operations research.
Columbia Contact
David Weisbord - Director of Combined Plans Admission
+1 212-854-2522
Washington University, St. Louis: Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Systems science and engineering, and available interdisciplinary themes (Advanced materials and nanotechnology, Biological and medical engineering, Environmental engineering and sustainable technologies, Imaging technologies and signal processing, Networking and communications).

Affiliated WUSTL Dual Degree Schools

WUSTL Contact
Chris Kroeger - Associate Dean of Student Services
+1 314-935-6100


University of Minnesota: Aerospace engineering, Biomedical engineering, Bioproducts and biosystems engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Geological engineering, Materials science and engineering, and Mechanical engineering.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Contact
Benjamin Sharpe - Senior Academic Advisor
+1 612-624-4875
Duke University:  Environmental Managment
Duke Univeristy - Contact

Expectations of your three years at Doane:

a. Prepare students for excellence after graduation with our nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences education
b. Prepare students with personalized, world-class education, finely designed curriculum, and the skills necessary for success at the premier university in the following two years.
c. Provide students with academic advisers and support services on a safe campus.
d. Award the student a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their two-year studies at their selected school when their 30 credits are transferred back to Doane.

Expectations from Doane for all students:

a. Enter their first semester ready to begin the dual degree plan curriculum.
b. Remain in good academic standing, which requires being at or above a minimum grade point average (GPA) correlated with credits attempted.
c. Demonstrate proficiency with the English language.
d. Complete Doane’s coursework - 90 required credits
e. Meet the specific standards required by the University of their choice.
f. Choose from Doane’s partner institutions or attend an ABET accredited college to complete their last year years of studies and earn the chosen degree.

Doane Program Requirements:

a. The Elite Dual Degree Program is available to first-year students who enroll at Doane’s Crete campus and meet the program’s minimum requirements.
b. Doane can guarantee students’ admission to the chosen partnered top university if students meet the following requirements: 
Doane Performance Columbia Washington  
Overall GPA 3.4 3.3  
Math & Science GPA 3.4 3.3  
One Recommendation Letter Each
Program Director
Math Professor
Science Professor
Program Director  
ENG 101 B
or IELTS 7.0
or IBT 100
ENG 101 C  

*Admission requirements are subject to the policy change of the chosen university.

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