4+1 Engineering Program Curriculum & Requirements
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4 +1 Program Requirements
In order for students to finish their graduate education in 1 year at Villanova, it is most likely that they will need to take 3 Villanova graduate credits in their senior year at Eastern and then 9 Villanova graduate credits in the subsequent Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Students must be enrolled in Eastern University’s full-time BA in Mathematics program to be considered for the 4 + 1 engineering program. Students in other degree programs at Eastern University may be considered at the discretion of Villanova University.
Students must complete the required slate of courses at Eastern University (see Table 1), and the undergraduate courses required at Villanova University (see Table 2) related to the chosen program of engineering study. NOTE: A total of 121 undergraduate credits (Including additional general education courses) are required to obtain the BA in Math from Eastern University.
Students must score no lower than B- in any of these courses (from Table 1 and Table 2) and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in these courses (not in overall GPA). If the student’s cumulative GPA in the required EU courses falls below a 3.0, they will be placed on program probation for one semester. If the probation semester does not raise the cumulative GPA to the 3.0 threshold, the student will be disqualified from the program. At least 10 of the courses in Table 1 must be completed before the student can enroll in undergraduate engineering courses at Villanova University.
Table 1: Required Eastern University Courses for the 4 + 1 Engineering Program (55 credits)
|Eastern Course Number||Eastern Course Name||Credit|
|CSCI 200||Introduction to Programming - C++||3|
|MATH 160||Calculus I||3|
|MATH 161||Calculus II||3|
|MATH 214||Calculus III||3|
|MATH 240||Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MATH 244||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 300||Differential Equations||3|
|MATH 350||Advanced Calculus||3|
|Three additional MATH courses at the 300 level or above||9|
|Two additional MATH courses at the 400 level or above||6|
|Total Mathematics Credits Required||39|
|CHEM 121||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 122||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 123||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM 124W||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|PHYS 101||Introduction to Physics I, includes Lab||4|
|PHYS 102||Introduction to Physics II, includes Lab||4|
|Total Science Credits Required||16|
|Total Eastern University Credits Required||55|
Special Note for AP Coursework: Villanova University will recognize AP credits in lieu of any of the Table 1 courses if: (a) Eastern University has accepted AP credit in lieu of completion of such the course, and (b) the AP test scores achieved by such student meet the minimum level required for receipt of credit as determined and published by Villanova for the equivalent Villanova University course (Villanova AP Credit Policy). Courses awarded through AP will be not used in GPA calculations.
Table 2: Required Undergraduate Engineering Courses from Villanova - by Program
Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Fluids
Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics of Materials
Mechanical Engineering - Dynamics/Controls
Sustainable Engineering - Watershed or Environmental
Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
Below are sample Villanova courses:
Graduate Admissions at Villanova
Students maintaining satisfactory progress in the BA program at Eastern University apply to Villanova University’s graduate program with preferential status. It is possible to apply before the BA is completed, and to begin graduate classes during the BA program, schedule permitting.
Villanova’s College of Engineering reserves the right, in extenuating circumstances, to deny admission to the graduate program when a student is evaluated to be a poor fit for advanced engineering study. In this case, the student will pay nothing for the Villanova undergraduate courses taken during the BA program and may apply, on the basis of these courses, to another Engineering program.
Eastern University: Students in the BA program pay standard undergraduate tuition and fees. This will cover all costs related to the undergraduate engineering courses at Villanova. Student aid is available for Eastern’s BA program.
Villanova University: Students in the MS program pay standard graduate tuition and fees for engineering. Each course if typically a 3 credit course for a total of 30 credits for an Engineering MS. Student aid is available for Villanova’s MS program.
Please Note: Any student who fails to achieve the required academic outcomes in the BA program and thus is denied admission to the Villanova MS program must reimburse Eastern University for the costs of any Villanova courses taken during undergraduate study.