Program Requirements

During their time at UNK, students gain a strong background in engineering while taking the recommended general courses in physics, chemistry and math. 

A student can then move forward to specialize in a wide variety of engineering fields such as civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical or other intensive areas.

UNK's engineering foundations program prepares students in math, physics, chemistry and engineering so they can transfer after their sophomore year. 

Since our program is broadly designed to meet the College of Engineering requirements at UNL, students should expect to attend UNL or another ABET accredited university to complete the course of their academic career.

Choose from two routes to begin your engineering education at UNK.

2+2 Engineering Foundations Program

Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UNL

Our 2+2 Engineering Foundations program has undergone significant growth in the past year, and as part of our expansion, mechanical and electrical engineering professors are now housed in our department.

With this addition, we have the knowledge and expertise to duplicate the first two years of larger, full-degree engineering programs. Once you have completed your first two years at UNK, we will work to ensure your transition to an institution with the final two years of your engineering program is as seamless as possible.

This program is loosely structured so that students who spend two years in the engineering foundations program at UNK and two years in the College of Engineering at UNL will be eligible to attain one Bachelor's degree in Engineering from UNL.

Because requirements for specific engineering programs at UNL and other universities may vary, students should always consult with their advisors before registration.

3+2 Dual Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UNL
Bachelor of Science in Physics from UNK

A new option in our department is our 3+2 Dual Degree program, which provides students with the exciting opportunity to supplement their engineering degree with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Engineering firms know that critical thinking and analytic skills are innate to the study of physics – and they also know that these skills form the backbone of a solid engineering education. As such, these firms are strongly drawn to seek out and hire people with demonstrated ability in physics. Our 3+2 Dual Degree program is the perfect way to showcase your skills while complementing your engineering education.

This program is loosely structured so that students who spend three years in the dual-degree program at UNK and two years in the College of Engineering at UNL will be eligible to attain one Bachelor's degree in Physics from UNK and one Bachelor's degree in Engineering from UNL.

Because requirements for specific engineering programs at UNL and other universities may vary, students should always consult with their advisors before registration.