Concordia’s physics department offers two dual-degree pre-engineering programs in partnership with the College of Engineering at North Dakota State University and the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Ind.).

Pre-Engineering Faculty Advisor

Before declaring a pre-engineering degree, students must first meet with the pre-engineering faculty advisor,  Dr. Manzoni.

Concordia's pre-engineering advisor helps students develop a personalized game plan to navigate the dual-degree program. Dr. Manzoni is available for one-on-one meetings throughout the academic year. He advises for both the NDSU and Valparaiso pre-engineering programs. 

Students participating in the NDSU dual-degree program will spend three years at Concordia before transferring to NDSU to complete an engineering major of their choice. Upon successful completion, they will graduate with both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia with a major in applied science and a Bachelor of Science from NDSU through one of the following engineering programs:

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Students participating in the Valparaiso dual-degree program will spend three years at Concordia and two years at Valparaiso University, obtaining a B.A. in applied science from Concordia and a B.S. in engineering from Valparaiso University at the conclusion of the program. Three majors are offered in this program: computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Completion of the program coursework with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, both overall and in the pre-engineering math and science classes, is required for enrollment into either program.


Dr. Luiz A. Manzoni

Chair/Professor, Physics; Pre-Engineering Advisor Physics