Course Requirements for Engineering Plans

Specific course prerequisites for Dual Degree Engineering programs of study at an affiliated school.

All dual-degree programs require that the student complete the general education requirements of Augustana University. A major must also be completed at Augustana, but it is common for some departments to allow one or more courses to be transferred back from the engineering school in order to complete major requirements.  These courses must be relevent to the Augustana major content area.  


The following courses should be completed at Augustana University if you wish to participate in the dual degree engineering program with Washington University in St. Louis. A student's GPA must exceed 3.25 in both their technical coursework and in their overall coursework.

All B.S. degrees in engineering require:
MATH 151 — Calculus I
MATH 152 — Calculus II
MATH 153 — Calculus III
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 221 — General Physics I
PHYS 222 — General Physics II
CHEM 120 — Accelerated General Chemistry  
OR
CHEM 116 & 117  — General Chemistry I and II

COSC 210 — Computer Science I

Humanities and Social Science: must complete at least 18 credit hours, which must include six credit hours in Humanities, six credit hours in Social Sciences, and at least three credit hours in upper level courses (300 - 400).

Biomedical Engineering also requires:
BIOL 120 — Biological Principles I
BIOL 121 — Biological Principles II
BIOL 234 — Cell Biology

Chemical Engineering also requires:
CHEM 201 — Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 202 — Organic Chemistry II

There are three Master's degree routes for Dual-Degree Students at Washington University in St. Louis.

1.  Engineering Undergraduate Degree (2-year option):  Students enroll into the WUSTL Engineering Dual Degree Program as traditional undergraduate Dual Degree students, taking two years to earn an undergraduate engineering degree. After completing one year at WUSTL, qualified students may optionally apply for admission into an engineering master's program. Admitted students are classified as graduate students during their third year at WUSTL; these students may be eligible for graduate aid during the third year based upon their first-year undergraduate WUSTL GPA.

2.  Engineering Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees (3 year option): After completing 90 credits at Augustana, students enroll directly into both an engineering master's program and an undergraduate engineering program at WUSTL. Students earn both engineering degrees and are classified as graduate students for all three year at WUSTL. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is typically required for entry into the program. For all students admitted, tuition is reduced:  50% the first year at WUSTL, 55% the second year and 60% for the third year.  

3.  Direct Admission into a Master's Program: After completing a non-engineering undergraduate degree from an affilated school, qualified students may enroll directly into an engineering master's program at WUSTL (no undergraduate engineering degree is earned). Graduate financial aid is based on the student's GPA at Augustana; the award amount operates on a sliding scale: 3.20 is the minimum GPA to begin receiving a 10% tuition scholarship, with up to 50% of tuition awarded for those with a 3.80 GPA or higher. Students should apply directly using the online application form.

The minimum undergraduate preperation for all WUSTL Master's degree programs may be found on their web page.


The following courses should be completed at Augustana University if you wish to participate in the Combined Plan engineering program with Columbia University. In addition to the above requirements, students must be enrolled full time at Augustana University for the past two years and have an overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.30 or higher as calculated by Columbia.

All engineering majors require:
MATH 151 — Calculus I
MATH 152 — Calculus II
MATH 153 — Calculus III
PHYS 221 — General Physics I
PHYS 222 — General Physics II
PHYS 321 — Computational Physics
CHEM 116 & 117 -- General Chemistry I and II OR CHEM 120 — Accelerated General Chemistry
COSC 210 — Computer Science I
Satisfaction of the Augustana General Education requirements, including ECON 120 — Principles of Economics I and ENGL 110 — First-Year Composition.

Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics also requires:
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I
(Recommended) BIOL 234 — Cell Biology

Biomedical Engineering also requires:

BIOL 120 — Biological Principles I
BIOL 121 — Biological Principles II
MATH 220
— Linear Algebra
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 321 — Computational Physics
PHYS 331 — Electronics for Science and Engineering
PHYS 341 — Analytical Mechanics
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I
CHEM 222 - Inorganic Chemistry (if CHEM 120 taken instead of CHEM 116 and CHEM 117)
CHEM 201 — Organic Chemistry I

Chemical Engineering also requires:

MATH 310 — Differential Equations
CHEM 222 - Inorganic Chemistry (if CHEM 120 taken instead of CHEM 116 and CHEM 117)
CHEM 201 — Organic Chemistry I

Civil Engineering also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 321 — Computational Physics
PHYS 341 — Analytical Mechanics

Computer Engineering also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
MATH 320 — Discrete Structures
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I

Earth and Environmental Engineering also requires:

CHEM 222 - Inorganic Chemistry (if CHEM 120 taken instead of CHEM 116 and CHEM 117)
One of the following courses:
CHEM 201 — Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I
BIOL 234 — Cell Biology
Courses in geology and alternative energy resourses are recommended, but may be taken at Columbia university.

Electrical Engineering also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 331 — Electronics for Science and Engineering
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR): Engineering Management Systems also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 315 — Probability and Statistics
COSC 260 — Computer Science III
ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance

IEOR: Financial Engineering also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 310 — Differential Equations
MATH 315 — Probability and Statistics
COSC 260 — Computer Science III
ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance

In addition, this IEOR track requires a separate application after arriving at Columbia. Not all applicants are assured admission. Students interested in this rigorous concentration should demonstrate consistent strength in calculus, computer programming, linear algebra, differential equaitons, computer programming, probability, and statistics.

IEOR: Industrial Engineering also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 315 — Probability and Statistics
COSC 260 — Computer Science III
ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance

IEOR: Operations Research also requires:

MATH 220 — Linear Algebra
MATH 315 — Probability and Statistics
COSC 260 — Computer Science III
ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance

Engineering Mechanics also requires:

MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 341 — Analytical Mechanics

Materials Science and Engineering also requires:

MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I
CHEM 222 - Inorganic Chemistry (if CHEM 120 taken instead of CHEM 116 and CHEM 117)

Mechanical Engineering also requires:

MATH 310 — Differential Equations
PHYS 331 — Electronics for Science and Engineering
PHYS 341 — Analytical Mechanics
One of the following:
PHYS 341 — Analytical Mechanics
BIOL 234 — Cell Biology