What will I learn?

The Dual Degree Program can be an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula. Students fulfill all the General Education requirements of Hawai‘i Pacific University and our partner schools while they prepare and perfect their problem solving skills. This program is a five-year commitment, studying at both Hawaii Pacific University (the first three years) and one of our partner schools (the last two years) to obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering. We have a partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Engineering (Los Angeles, CA) and Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (St. Louis, MO) that allows our students to apply for transfer to complete their second degree. Students may pursue degrees in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Chemical engineering at our partner schools.


Our dual degree program graduates are "liberally-educated engineers," with strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Other advantages of our program include:

  • Earning two different degrees in just five years
  • Being able to attend two distinct academic institutions, confident that all of your major credits will transfer
  • Exceptional diversity in our student population and unique location at the crossroads of the Pacific
  • Opportunity to use the supportive, personalized environment of a small liberal arts institution to develop the skills and confidence needed for success in engineering

As mentioned above, students in our Dual Degree Program will develop strong oral and written communication skills, a broad background in the humanities / social sciences as well problem-solving competence. This will prepare them for career opportunities which require multidisciplinary teams to address the challenges of our age.


Students who major in the Mathematics 3+2 Engineering program will:

  • Recognize and understand a core of fundamental mathematical and science-based operational skills.
  • Apply mathematical and science-based problem-solving skills to a variety of real-world problems.
  • Experience the application of mathematics and science in a multi-culturally diverse context at HPU.
  • Employ appropriate research methodology in exploring mathematical and science-based skills and their use in problem solving.
  • Develop comprehensive oral and written communication skills in the pursuit of a broad-based mathematics and science foundation.
  • Use mathematics and science-based skills in both individualized and team-oriented applications.

Which department am I in?

College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,520.00 per year
USD $14,760 per semester (Fall/Spring); USD $1,230 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Hawaii Loa Campus

45-045 Kamehameha Highway,



96744, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. High school courses: In preparation for undertaking academic studies at the University, it is recommended that applicants have completed at a minimum the following courses: 4 years English; 4 years History or Social Science; 3 years Mathematics; 2 years Science. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

English Language Score:

TOEFL (IBT): Score- 70; TOEFL (ITP): Score- 500; IELTS: Score- 6.0; Cambridge: Score- 169; PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) – 48; ELS Centers: Level- 110; Duolingo: 95. Application Deadline for fall: 15-Jan.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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