TWU Adding Options in Engineering Science Dual Degree Program

Tennessee Wesleyan announced the expansion of the Engineering Science dual degree program, following the addition of University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a partner institution.


UTK and Tennessee Tech now stand as the two options for TWU students looking to complete the dual degree program. The 2+2 program allows students to complete their first two years of general core, as well as math and science prerequisites before attending the engineering program at either of the partner institutions for the final two years.


“The transition from high school to a large university can be quite overwhelming,” said program director and professor Dr. David Ashe of the advantages of an engineering dual degree through TWU. “Here our class sizes are smaller, and our faculty create an interactive learning environment where we get to know our students.”


Upon completion of the program, students are awarded their engineering degree from both TWU and the partner institution, with their TWU degree including a minor in Mathematics. The program allows for students to receive the best of both worlds, the personal care of the TWU faculty and staff, combined with a degree from one of two prestigious engineering programs.


With the added UTK partnership, students have their choice of a variety of engineering disciplines and career paths. Tennessee Tech and University of Tennessee offer a variety of engineering options, including chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, and the list goes on.


“I am convinced that a small private school is the best way to get a solid foundation for the rigors of an engineering curriculum,” added Dr. Ashe of the partnerships “We provide a strong foundation in chemistry, calculus, differential equations and physics, which are the basis in providing a strong academic background necessary in completing engineering courses.”


The Engineering Science dual degree program is available now for TWU students.


*The program partnership with UTK is pending SACSCOC approval.