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Wichita State, Emporia State to offer dual degree in engineering

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 5:55 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.

Students thinking about attending either Wichita State or Emporia State universities now have more options in earning a degree in engineering.

Leaders of the two schools signed a dual-degree agreement on Tuesday. Students in the program can spend three years studying at Emporia before transferring to WSU for two more years in the College of Engineering.

Those completing the program will earn bachelor of science degrees in mathematics or physics from Emporia State and bachelor of science degrees in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, industrial/manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering technology (renewable energy option) from Wichita State, WSU said in a written statement on Tuesday.

Because the program uses existing faculty, space and equipment on both campuses, it saves money, WSU’s statement said.

Under the former way of doing things, students who began at Emporia and then transferred to another university were counted as dropouts. But now, students taking courses at WSU in their final two years can be counted as bachelor’s degree students from Emporia State, WSU’s statement said.

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