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    Dual Degree Engineering Program
    Clark Atlanta University

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The Dual Degree in Engineering Program (DDEP) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) addresses the under representation of African Americans in the sciences and engineering fields. The DDEP exposes undergraduate students to detailed engineering instruction coupled with research experience in state-of-the-art laboratories. It also promotes an applied research orientation, thus facilitating the technology transfer of basic scientific discoveries to marketable products and services.

The DDEP interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong background in the physical sciences and mathematics, proficiency in oral and written communications, and a thorough foundation in fundamental engineering principles.

The goals and objectives of the DDEP are to produce engineers, industrial and scientific leaders and researchers capable of identifying, addressing, and solving technical problems which will not only benefit society but will also regain the nation's preeminence in science and technology.

The DDEP has linkages with several research institutions, government research laboratories, and industries to facilitate summer undergraduate research experience. CAU has been participating with the other Atlanta University Center (AUC) schools since 1969.

The engineering degree program is an option to the existing Dual Degree in Engineering Program (DDEP). The DDEP is a five-year program that awards a degree from Clark Atlanta University and a degree from any of the participating DDEP institutions. These participating institutions include:


Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering


Introduction to Engineering
Engineering Graphics
Calculus I, II, III
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
General Chemistry I, II
Physics I, II, III
Introduction to Computer Programming (C++ or Java)


Many research centers and laboratories serve as the foundation of the research infrastructure of the Department of Engineering. These research centers and laboratories provide excellent opportunities for students to enhance their education through hands-on experience to participate in research for their senior projects. Modern electronic classrooms equipped with fast desktop computers and multimedia presentation facilities are available to students.


Several merit-based scholarship opportunities are available to students pursuing engineering degrees at Clark Atlanta University. In addition to many research assistantships and fellowships from government organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Army, department of Defense and Department of Education, eligible students can apply for various scholarships sponsored by Ford, Dupont, General Electric, Texaco, and other companies. A wide variety of summer internship opportunities are also available.