The accelerated B.S./graduate degree program is open to qualified undergraduate engineering students desiring to continue their education at the graduate level immediately upon completion of the B.S. degree. This program is intended for students seeking a graduate education while ensuring that the timeframe to graduation is optimal. Accepted students take up to six graduate credit hours that are applied to both the bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Students may pursue either thesis or nonthesis Master’s degree options or the Ph.D. degree. The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate undergraduate/graduate course substitutions. The graduate degree shall be awarded based upon existing requirements for the graduate degree.
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Eligibility and Application
Interested students should submit an “Accelerated B.S./Graduate Program” application form to the IE Director of Graduate Studies. Minimum eligibility requirements are:
- Junior standing and 30 semester hours of engineering course work completed;
- a 3.0 grade point average over all UH course work;
- a 3.0 grade point average over all engineering course work
- one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student.
The application package must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the B.S.-granting department (which may not be IE), and the IE Director of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Courses Taken as an Undergraduate
The graduate courses must be selected from the 6000-level offerings of the IE Department. The IE Director of Graduate Studies must approve the selection prior to enrollment in the courses.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the B.S.-granting department must also approve the selection of the graduate courses. This determination will be made with regard to the student’s preparation for the course material and the degree to which the courses complement the student’s undergraduate program.
For students in the IE undergraduate program, the 6000-level courses will be substituted for 4000-level electives in the IE undergraduate curriculum.
Admission to the Graduate Program
Acceptance into the Accelerated Program does not constitute automatic admission to graduate school. Completion of the B.S. degree and the standard admission requirements for each graduate degree program apply. Elements for graduate admission include the GPA on the last 60 hours of relevant course work, the score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and the student’s performance in the dual-credit courses. Qualified graduate applicants are considered for research or teaching assistantships and fellowships available through the department and the university.
Granting of Degrees
The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate undergraduate/graduate course substitutions. The Graduate degree shall be awarded based upon existing requirements: completion of courses with satisfactory grades and successful defense of the thesis or dissertation as required.
Graduate Courses Approved as Equivalencies for the Undergraduate Classes
- INDE 6337 — Human Factors Engineering (equivalent to INDE 4337)
- INDE 6368 — Engineering Design and Prototyping (previously - CAM) (equivalent to INDE 3362)
- INDE 6370 — Digital Simulation (equivalent to INDE 3370)
- INDE 6386 — Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurism (equivalent to INDE 4338)