During the first four semesters candidates take courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer programming in addition to liberal arts courses at Dominican University. Students not prepared to take calculus and university physics in their freshman year likely need to take additional summer courses. Starting with the junior year, qualifying participants take engineering courses at IIT while continuing to take science, mathematics, computer science, and liberal arts courses at Dominican. Students must apply to IIT for joint program participation with part-time student status. Tuition is paid at Dominican University only.
Seven engineering majors are offered through this program each of which is paired up with a major at DU:
Computer Engineering—Mathematics and Computer Science
Students need to earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in their first two years at DU and earn at a B or higher in all mathematics, science, and computer science courses taken at Dominican University. Before applying to IIT for the joint program, students must have passed at least the following courses at Dominican University:
It is strongly recommended that students complete the modern foreign language program in their first two years of study.
Additional course work is necessary to complete the major at Dominican University and to be prepared for specific engineering courses. Please see the description of the respective majors at Dominican University in this bulletin. Students are advised to indicate their interest in the program and consult with the director of the engineering program as early as possible in their college careers.