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Dual Degree Program with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering  

Dual Degree Program with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering

This initiative provides an opportunity for AUK students to go to Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College for a summer term (preferably sophomore year), and then to return for a fifth year after completing the requirements for the AUK Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Engineering. Upon successful completion of their AUK BE and the 5th year at Dartmouth, students will earn an ABET-accredited BE degree at Dartmouth. The Thayer School of Engineering degree is in General Engineering (not in Computer Engineering). Thayer is one of the top engineering schools in the United States. It is known for a distinctive curriculum, which emphasizes breadth of engineering training in a highly collaborative learning environment. AUK students admitted to this special program will study with Dartmouth faculty and students in Thayer’s state of the art facilities.

Admission to the summer program at Dartmouth is based on prior academic performance and recommendation letters. Admission to the 5th year program is based primarily on performance in the summer program at Dartmouth. No more than 10 students annually will be accepted into the program in its first two years; this is subject to admissions criteria. The cap may be adjusted after a trial period of two years.

Incoming students will receive program-specific orientation at Dartmouth, and AUK students will have seen substantial amounts of the material for Engineering Sciences 21 (ENGS 21), which will ease their transition. ENGS 21 is essential preparation for the 190-290 sequence of courses students will take upon their return to Dartmouth for the 5th Thayer BE year. AUK students will take all core courses required of Dartmouth AB and BE students (see list below). These courses are listed in the Thayer School of Engineering Catalog:

Summer Term

  • ENGS 21
  • ENGS 22
  • ENGS 33 (or 25)

Sample BE year program (year 5)




ENGS 190 (2A) ENGS 290 (arr) ENGS 112 (11)
ENGS 91 (12) ENGS 27 (2) ENGS 23 (9L)
ENGS 116 (10) ENGS 24 (10) ENGS 31 (12)

There are variations possible on this schedule depending on student interests. For more information onThayer School of Engineering, see:


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