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Engineering Honors (EH) students in the electrical engineering (ECEN) department must meet the academic and participation requirements below.*

*Honors Computer Engineering majors in the ECEN department can fulfill the honors requirements either for the ECEN department or the computer science and engineering department but must meet with the ECEN department coordinator for their honors meetings.

Academic Requirements

Students must earn at least 21 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
  • ENGR 181H - 1 credit hour EH seminar course
  • 6 total credits of ECEN 403H and ECEN 404H taken as part of the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program; ECEN 403H and ECEN 404H are undergraduate research (ECEN 491H) replacements**

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. Research credits can consist of ECEN 403H, ECEN 404H, 485H and/or 491H.

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
  • Complete a thesis with the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Program

Participation Requirements

  • Honors Meeting: Meet with the Engineering Honors-ECEN Department Coordinator during each regular semester - schedule this via Navigate
  • Activity: Participate in at least two EH activities each regular semester you are on campus. View the EH calendar to view all upcoming EH events.
  • Annual Report: Complete the EH Survey (sent out via email) in May of each year

Features of this Track

  • Special honors faculty advisors: The ECEN Engineering Honors Coordinator serves as an advisor for the students in the Engineering Honors ECEN track and meets with each student in the program at least once during each semester that the student is registered for courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus. Additionally, each Engineering Honors scholar in the ECEN Track will work with a research advisor to complete a thesis through the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Program.
  • ECEN Mentorship with Industry Program: This program connects honors students with an industry member who will help honors students with career decisions, provide company and industry insight and offer industry coaching.
  • ECEN Honors Student Ambassadors Program: Honors students selected in this program participate in recruitment, outreach and development activities in the ECEN department.

Curriculum Notes

  • The ECEN department offers honors sections for all sophomore and junior courses.
  • Honors sections are available for a few senior courses. If an honors section is not available for a senior course, students may still request an honors section after obtaining the instructor's approval.
  • Any 600-level or 700-level ECEN course can be used for honors credit except for ECEN 681, ECEN 684, ECEN 685, and ECEN 691.
  • Engineering Honors Scholars may complete regular sections of senior design courses (ECEN 403 and ECEN 404) in addition to their UGRS and Honors Thesis requirements, if they so choose.
  • Independent study courses (ECEN 285H, ECEN 485H) and research courses (ECEN 491H) require prior approval of the ECEN Engineering Honors Coordinator.