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The College of Engineering offers curricula leading to the following degrees and concentrations. Like each degree program, concentrations consist of specific course requirements, which are available from individual departments. All concentrations are achievable without adding to degree requirements.

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Concentrations available for undergraduates within the department include: aerospace engineering (for mechanical engineers), bioengineering, computational engineering, control and mechanical systems, design and manufacturing, energy, materials, solid mechanics, and thermal and fluid sciences.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

One certificate program (in materials) and three curricular sequence options (biomolecular engineering, environmental chemical engineering, and pre-med) are available in the department. These provide deeper background in specific areas that students may choose to explore.

Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

All students can choose electives in areas of interest such as energy, infrastructure, sustainability, resiliency and environment. Civil engineering undergraduates will have the opportunity to concentrate in either structures or hydraulics.

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree from this department may choose to specialize in one of five concentrations — bioinformatics and computational biology, cloud computing, cyber security, mobile computing, or media computing.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering undergraduates may pursue concentrations including: communications, energy, multimedia, and semiconductors and nanotechnology.

To complete the requirements for an engineering degree, each student must take and pass all of the specified courses the given degree, and accompanying minors or concentrations, and must earn the total minimum number of course credit hours specified by the University.


Although minors offered by the College of Engineering are geared toward engineering undergraduates, any student who satisfies the course pre-requisites may apply to complete an engineering minor, through the offering department. Minors offered by the College of Engineering require at least three courses (9 credit hours) past major requirements and include:

Offering Department Minor
College of Engineering

Minor in Engineering Corporate Practice (MECP)

 AME Bioengineering

Computational Engineering
Energy Engineering


Energy Studies
Environmental Earth Sciences
Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems


Concentrations are restricted to particular majors, may typically be completed through careful selection of departmental and technical electives, and are completed within departmental guidelines.  Current concentration offerings include:

Offering Department                           Concentrations

Aerospace (Mechanical Engineering majors only)
Computational Engineering
Control & Mechanical Systems
Design & Manufacturing
Solid Mechanics
Thermal & Fluid Sciences


Biomolecular Engineering


Environmental (Civil Engineering majors only)
Structures (Civil Engineering majors only)


Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Cloud Computing
Media Computing
Mobile Computing


Semiconductors and Nanotechnology

Dual Degree (Five-year Degree)

The College offers several options for students to earn dual-degrees. Most of these programs will require five years to complete.

  • Engineering/Arts and Letters — Through the John J. Reilly Center you may earn a B.S. in any engineering discipline and a B.A. in any field in the College of Arts and Letters. Generally, the B.A. will require 45 additional hours of course work, including:

One additional history or social science course,
One additional literature or fine arts course,
One Arts and Letters course with the CSEM attribute,
Satisfying the College of Arts & Letters language requirement, and
Thirty credits of course work in the major field selected.

Students who join the Reilly Dual-Degree Program will also have access to additional financial aid in their fifth year of study.

  • Engineering/M.B.A. — Through the Mendoza College of Business you may earn an M.B.A. degree while finishing your engineering degree. Engineering students apply for admission to the M.B.A. program in their junior year. Accepted students take M.B.A. classes in their fourth year, and in their fifth year complete degree requirements for both programs.

Undergraduate financial aid continues in your fourth year in this dual-degree program. Financial aid for the fifth year comes through the M.B.A. program and may result in a different aid package.

  • Engineering/Science — Students may pursue degrees from both the College of Engineering and the College of Science.  The rules are designed to ensure that students satisfy all requirements of both degree programs, allowing students to take advantage of some content overlap while covering all necessary material.  Mathematics, chemistry and physics course requirements differ between the colleges, and students must complete sequences of courses to earn the two degrees.  The complete rules for degrees and appropriate course sequences are found here. Unlike the EG/AL dual-degree program, which receives separate funding from the Reilly endowment, this dual-degree combination might not extend financial aid beyond the eighth semester, and financial aid awards might be limited.


  • 3-2 and 4-1 Dual-Degree Programs with Partner Schools — The College of Engineering also offers dual-degree programs with partner institutions across the country. Students in these programs spend three years at the partner school, then complete their engineering studies at Notre Dame in their fourth and fifth year. Students earn two degrees at the end of five years — a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree from the partner institution and a bachelor of science in engineering degree from Notre Dame.

    3-2 partner institutions include:
    Assumption College (Wooster, MA); Bethel University (Mishawaka, IN); Carroll College (Helena, MT);  Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta); Elon University (Elon, North Carolina); Franciscan University (Steubenville, OH); Goshen College (Goshen, IN); King's College (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Loyola University (Chicago, IL); Morehouse College (Atlanta); Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH); Spelman College (Atlanta); Stonehill College( Easton, MA); University of Saint Thomas (Houston); University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul); Xavier University (New Orleans, LA). 

    4-1 program: Students at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, may take a combined curriculum of
    Saint Mary’s science courses and Notre Dame engineering courses beginning in their sophomore year at Saint Mary’s. After four years, student graduate from Saint Mary’s College with a bachelor of science degree, then matriculates to Notre Dame to complete the bachelor of science in engineering degree in the fifth year.