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Communication and Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Communication and Engineering program of Northwestern University offers a dual degree and students have the opportunity to earn bachelor's degrees in both communication and engineering in five years. 
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Overview

The Communication and Engineering program of Northwestern University allows students to select any of the School of Communication’s six majors. The school maintains an enrollment cap of 100 per class for the theatre major; if this major is full, students may request to be put on a waiting list. They may also select any of the available programs of study in engineering.

Program highlights

All students in the dual degree program must complete all requirements for both degrees. All policies of each school are enforced in the meeting of that school’s requirements. No major in engineering or communication will be awarded without the relevant degree requirements also having been fulfilled; the majors in engineering and communication can only be earned as part of the respective degrees. Students are also required to meet the Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR) for students in dual degree programs, earning at least 42 credits in 12 quarters at Northwestern. Current students who are interested in pursuing the dual degree in communication and engineering should contact the assistant dean for personal development in the McCor­mick School and the director of advising and student affairs in the School of Communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Research Methods in Comm Studies
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Dynamical Systems
  • Modeling and Computation in Science & Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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