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Engineering

From the roads you drive on to the house you live in, and even your computer, all these items share something in common – an engineer designed them. 

If you love math, are mechanically inclined and want to understand and build the objects our society depends on, consider engineering. 

Dominican offers a joint engineering program with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree from Dominican (mathematics, mathematics and computer science or chemistry) and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from IIT in specific paired combinations. 

Students get the best of both worlds by completing coursework in Dominican’s liberal arts environment while also enjoying IIT’s renowned engineering expertise. Students apply to IIT during their freshmen or sophomore year, and starting with their junior year, qualifying participants take engineering courses at IIT while continuing to take science, mathematics, computer science, and liberal arts courses at Dominican.

Once students begin taking courses at both institutions, they are considered full-time students at Dominican University and part-time students at Illinois Institute of Technology, and may continue to live on Dominican’s campus. While enrolled in the joint program, students are subject to the academic regulations and policies of both Dominican University and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Students choose which engineering discipline they wish to pursue at IIT from among: 

  • Aerospace
  • Architectural
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical engineering

Each IIT engineering major course of study is paired up with a major at Dominican. These pairings cannot be changed. 

  • Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics/Aerospace Engineering
  • Mathematics/Architectural Engineering
  • Mathematics/Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science/Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering