Partnership with UTA Results in New Engineering Degree

Partnership with UTA Results in New Engineering Degree

The University of Dallas has signed a letter of intent to offer an engineering dual degree program with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The agreement will make it possible for UD students to earn a bachelor of arts degree in physics from UD and bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from UTA.

Engineering majors will still be required to complete the university's rigorous Core curriculum as part of the suggested 172 credit hour curriculum, which can be completed in five years. A unique feature of the new program is that students will take courses at both schools throughout the five year program. Students will be granted both degrees after they have completed both universities' degree requirements.

The first students are expected to enroll in the program beginning next fall.

"We knew our students were interested in engineering, so we found a way to meet that interest." said Charles W. Eaker, dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts. "Because of this program's unique structure, our students will be able to take engineering courses in all five years, which is a very powerful thing. They will begin thinking of themselves as engineers as early as their freshman year."

"This agreement is a win-win, with students being the beneficiaries," said Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the UTA College of Engineering. "That's the true spirit of this partnership, that we do what will most benefit our students."

News

Faculty, Staff Nurture Partnership, Build Relationships in Avila

This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.

+ Read More

Trustees Announce Presidential Search Committee

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.

+ Read More

UD in Service: Students Help Rebuild South Texas

Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.

+ Read More