Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is launching a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree pairing. The engineering college says the pilot program, named Rose Squared, allows students to use their eligible credits earned before attending the science, technology, engineering and mathematics college to obtain two degrees in four years.
Rose-Hulman says the program allows eligible students to earn a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master of Engineering Management in the same four-year period.
“This pilot program is designed for our students who want to establish or expand their business acumen as it relates to the practice of engineering and its interaction with other operational aspects of a business or organization,” said Craig Downing, associate dean of lifelong learning at Rose-Hulman. “This is for students who love engineering, science and math, but also want to gain a broader organizational perspective.”
In the engineering management pilot track, Rose-Hulman says students can take graduate-level engineering management courses during the final two years of their four-year education. The program is designed for students who want to advance into leadership positions early in their careers.
The institute says the program will be expanded in the future to include other academic departments, which would mean additional combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees that can be completed in four years.