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UTA, University of Dallas Sign Letter of Intent for Engineering Degree

Thursday, October 25, 2012

UT Arlington Engineering Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet and Dean C.W. Eaker of the Constantin College at the University of Dallas (UD) signed a letter of intent for engineering at the UTA campus in Arlington on October 25 that will help UD students pursue a degree in engineering, which is not currently offered at the university.

Parties from UTA and the University of Dallas smile after signing an agreement for an engineering degree.

The agreement between the institutions establishes a public-private partnership in which UD students will earn two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from UD and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UTA. The program is designed to be completed in five years.

“We knew our students were interested in engineering, so we found a way to meet that interest. What’s unique about this program is that students can take engineering courses in all five years, which is a very powerful thing. Our students can think of themselves as engineers early on,” said Eaker.

“This agreement is a win-win, with the beneficiaries being the students,” Bardet said. “I think that we will see some excellent engineers. That’s the spirit of this partnership, that we do what will most benefit our students.”

The agreement is expected to be implemented beginning in the fall 2013 semester.