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Program Type:

Specialty Program

Academic Division:

Science & Mathematics

Notre Dame College in partnership with Case Western Reserve University offers a Binary Program in Engineering. The Binary Engineering Program constitutes a rigorous curriculum for highly motivated students with a demonstrated aptitude for science and mathematics as evidenced by high school transcripts and/or performance on standardized tests. At the conclusion of the engineering degree requirements at Case Western Reserve University, the student will receive a B.S. degree from Notre Dame College and a B.S. degree from the School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University. The program requires a minimum of five years.

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering should declare a pre-engineering emphasis in addition to their major course of study. Freshman entering Notre Dame College should make known their intent to enter the binary program so that they may meet with the Coordinator of the Binary Engineering Program to discuss program requirements. Students who wish to pursue engineering after graduation can do so with an undergraduate major in science or mathematics. During the sophomore year the student should know the program requirements of the planned graduate school so that appropriate course electives can be made.

Program Requirements Students spend their freshman through junior years at Notre Dame College completing the degree requirements for an NDC major (see appropriate section of this catalogue). Depending upon the particular area of engineering in which the student is interested possible majors may include:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science

Formal admittance to the Binary Engineering Program is made to Case Western Reserve University during spring semester of the junior year. In addition to having completed the above engineering prerequisites a student must have maintained an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in science and mathematics courses. Upon acceptance a student will spend a minimum of two years at Case Western Reserve University completing courses required for an engineering degree.

Through the Binary Engineering Program, Case Western Reserve University offers degrees in twelve areas of engineering including the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer Engineering

Please see Case Western Reserve University’s Dual Degree Program website for more information:

Financial Considerations

While at Notre Dame College a student pays the usual Notre Dame College tuition and fees. Financial aid is also administered through Notre Dame College. After formal acceptance into the binary engineering program a student is subject to the tuition and fees of Case Western Reserve University. Financial aid is then administered through Case Western Reserve University.

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Credentials You Can Count On

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The Notre Dame College Elementary/Intermediate Classroom Teacher Program has earned the ILA National Recognition for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals.

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