Bowdoin College and the University of Maine (UMaine) announced today an engineering education partnership to help address Maine's need for engineers. The arrangement, announced in Augusta by Maine Gov. John Baldacci, creates a five-year program of study, with the first three years at Bowdoin. Students who complete the program will receive degrees from both Bowdoin and UMaine, and they will be prepared for engineering careers or graduate school. At Bowdoin, students will take math and science classes to complete UMaine's General Education requirements. Initially, students will be able to specialize in one of three engineering disciplines: biological engineering, civil engineering or engineering physics. Eventually, the program will be expanded into UMaine's four other engineering disciplines. Bowdoin students are expected to enroll at UMaine as early as fall 2008, officials said.