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Engineering Honors (EH) students in the engineering technology and industrial distribution (ETID) department must satisfy the academic and participation requirements listed below.

We have also included some curriculum notes at the end of the page.

Academic Requirements

Students must earn at least 18 hours of honors credits (undergraduate honors courses with HNR prefix or graduate courses) in courses offered by the Colleges of Engineering or Arts and Sciences.*

*Any math or science course offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics) can be used to fulfill EH requirements, as long as it is approved as part of the student's degree plan.

Your hours must consist of the following:

  • At least 12 hours must be engineering credit (including honors ENGR courses plus honors courses from all departments or majors)
  • No more than 6 hours of graduate courses registered for undergraduate credit
  • Between 4-6 hours of research (ENGR 491H)**
  • ENGR 181H - 1 credit hour EH seminar course
  • At least 6 hours in 300/400 level ENTC/IDIS courses (at least 3 from student's major)
  • 1 hour of 484H (internship or field experiences) or the equivalent of 1 hour (in the case of zero credit)

For ways to earn honors credit, please visit the General Requirements page.

**Students can use no more than 6 hours of research towards the total 18 hours.

Graduation requirements:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Earn a GPA of 3.25 or higher in honors courses
  • Receive no honor code violations

Participation Requirements

  • Honors Meeting: Meet with the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID) Department Coordinator during each academic year. Schedule your email by emailing Dr. Capar at Before your honors meeting, please visit the Honors Meeting Guide webpage
  • Activity: Participate in at least one EH activity each regular semester - view the Texas A&M University EH calendar to see upcoming events
  • Annual Survey: Complete the EH survey (sent out via email) in May of each year

Curriculum Notes

  • Independent study courses (ENTC/IDIS 484H, ENTC/IDIS 485H) and research courses (ENTC/IDIS 491H) require prior approval of the ETID EH Coordinator.
  • Any graduate level course can be used for honors credit with prior approval of the ETID Engineering Honors Coordinator.