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University of Pittsburgh - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School offers four-year undergraduate programs in engineering, emphasizing engineering and science fundamentals in the first year, followed by three years of specialized education in bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering-science, environmental, industrial, mechanical, materials science, or metallurgical engineering, with some required and elective liberal arts courses. The School also offers a five-year, dual-degree program leading to a B.A. or B.S. in liberal arts and a B.S. in engineering, a B.S. in engineering and a Pennsylvania Instructional 1 Certificate in Mathematics or Science with the School of Education. A number of international exchange programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate level to expose engineering students to the science and practice of engineering in societies and cultures different from those of the United States, so that they may be effective in the international marketplace. Several 3/2 Programs with Pennsylvania institutions are in place. Areas of concentration and/or minors are available in each of the engineering disciplines. Co-op is an option in all programs. Nominal number of years required to actually complete the bachelor's degree: 4.