Faculty in the 3+2 program will incorporate high-impact practices into their courses to enhance student learning, engagement and outcomes.  The program includes a First-Year Engineering Seminar and a second year course, Introduction to Engineering Systems and Design, where the different engineering disciplines and career options are explored to help students choose the track that is right for them.  Students will have the opportunity to pursue research within their chosen field of study, participate in service learning and create e-portfolios of their accomplishments.

The 3+2 Engineering Program is especially advantageous for students who desire more personal attention and mentoring, which they may not necessarily receive atlarger universities.  Both CORE and Science class sizes at King’s are small enough for students to get individual attention and assistance in becoming more independent,while at the same time developing skills to be able to function in a collaborative environment.  Students will be reviewed on a regular basis to monitor academic progress, be advised on engineering tracks and course selections and be provided tutoring and mentoring.  Students will also be made aware of summer study and research opportunities at University of Notre Dame.

This program enables students the opportunity to graduate from a prestigious engineering program. The creation of the King’s-Notre Dame 3+2 Engineering program will offer students the unique opportunity to receive both a quality liberal arts education and a degree from one of the foremost research institutions in the country.

How King’s students will be accepted into the Notre Dame program: 

  • Apply to Notre Dame in the Fall of the 3rd Year
  • Have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale after 5 semesters
  • Have a grade of at least C in all courses
  • Have at least 60 semester credit-hours of work that can be transferred to satisfy Notre Dame engineering degree requirements
Students with grade-point averages between a 3.0 and 3.3 will be considered if they have a strong recommendation from the relevant department chair as to why the student should be admitted with a grade-point average lower than 3.3.

 All of Notre Dame’s programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and many of the programs offer specific concentrations within the major.

 Aerospace Engineering: Bioengineering, Design and Manufacturing, Solid Mechanics, Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Materials, Control and Mechanical Systems, Computational Engineering

 Civil Engineering: Structural, Environmental

 Computer Engineering: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Media Computing, IT Leadership, Cloud Computing

 Electrical Engineering: Communications, Semiconductors and Nanotechnoloy, Energy, Multimedia, Biosystems

 Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace, Bioengineering, Design and Manufacturing, Solid Mechanics, Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Materials, Control and Mechanical Systems, Computational Engineering