Engineering for Innovation and Impact

You have the analytical and problem-solving skills that top employers want and a passion to improve the world through science and technology. Reach your bigger goals with your engineering degree! Our Engineering programs are an established hub of innovation and excellence. Join us as we expand our offerings.

Duquesne’s Engineering programs offer you the ability to sample various types of engineering through general coursework and practical hands-on experiences in your first year before committing to a defined path.

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General Engineering Year-1 Program Offers:

  • General Engineering first-year coursework prepares you for a 4-year degree while providing time for you to decide on an engineering field of study.
  • Hands-on experiential learning opportunities will expand your horizons to what’s possible while building a firm foundation in physics, math and systems.
  • Personalized guidance from faculty, many of whom are engineers themselves, and Student Success Coaches who will walk alongside you to help discover the engineering path that’s right for you.
  • Easy transition to your chosen engineering pathway for Years 2+ to earn your bachelors in Engineering degree.
  • Ready to Transfer? Our Bridges curriculum makes it easy to transfer into our Early Access Engineering Programs.
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Choose Your Path - Year 2+ Bachelor's in Engineering

Once you have completed your Year 1 General Engineering coursework, you will be able to select an engineering field of study. Duquesne is currently building Year 2-4 curriculum for proposed fields of study; offerings subject to change. Full curriculum available Fall 2024.

Engineering students

Biomedical Engineering

An ABET accredited program, this degree applies the principles of engineering to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes including diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.

Engineering students

Binary Engineering

Earn your dual-degree in Physics and Binary Engineering. This 3+2 dual-degree program offers a joint curriculum between Duquesne’s Physics department and our Engineering partners.

Engineering students

General Engineering

Combines disciplines of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and engineering in an integrated degree that helps to connect theoretical science with practical engineering applications with an emphasis on research.

Engineering students

Environmental and Energy Engineering

Applies engineering disciplines to environmental sciences through broad scientific topics, such as chemistry, biology, microbiology and mathematics, to create solutions to protect or improve the environment.

Engineering students

Proposed Systems Engineering

Focuses on holistic engineering approach to the design, integration and management of complex systems to identify problems and find solutions.

Engineering students

Proposed Mechanical Engineering

Combines principles of physics, math, and materials science to create new machines, products, and systems that solve complex problems in various industries. Specializing in the design, analysis, development, and maintenance of mechanical systems and components, Mechanical engineering is considered one of the most versatile forms of engineering.

Hear from our students and faculty

Amanda Trusiak

As a first-year student I took a lot of math and science courses, as well as introduction courses to BME and programming. I recommend Duquesne for prospective students looking to study engineering. Duquesne opened many doors for me that I never knew possible.

Amanda Trusiak '21, '22 B.S. and M.S., BioMedical Engineering
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Tori Kocsis

"The school provided many opportunities to conduct research my freshman year. Working with my professors and fellow students in our labs not only better prepared me for my academic career, but for my long-term future as well."

Tori Kocsis Graduate BME student
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Dr. John Viator

The ABET accreditation provides our students and alumni with an advantage as they pursue their career goals."

Dr. John Viator Biomedical Engineering Chair

Engineering Program FAQs

The new school will offer an early-access engineering program in Fall 2023, where students will take general engineering first-year coursework while allowing them to choose an engineering field of study. In addition to offering biomedical engineering, the University plans to offer degrees in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, and systems engineering. Those programs are currently in development and will be phased into the school in the next several years. General engineering will start in Fall 2024.
For now, the admission requirements are similar for all students seeking an engineering degree at Duquesne, and the path once admitted is the same: complete the first two years of the general curriculum while preparing to pursue a specific program in your third year. Faculty and advisors will help ensure you are preparing correctly.
General Engineering courses help you to build a firm foundation in math, physics and systems. All engineering programs begin with General Engineering courses in their first year.
Duquesne is expanding our Engineering programs to include a variety of new degree offerings. Some Year 2+ courses may change in the process. We are currently updating curriculum and will transition first-year engineering and other science students to their selected field of study by Fall 2024. Currently, the Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree curriculum is complete. Binary Engineering curriculum is also complete.
One of the strengths of our science and engineering programs is that students gain hands-on experience early in their academic careers. We open our maker spaces and labs to first-years and sophomore students so they are better prepared to produce high-quality work that readies them for their next move, whether that’s taking a position in industry or going to graduate school. It allows students to gain a serious advantage in launching meaningful careers.
The University is preparing Success Coaches to understand the steps to take in order to transfer into programs. The best first step is to speak with your Success Coach and let that person know of your interest.