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The Engineering Honors program gives students the opportunity to interact with other high achieving students and with honors faculty, creating a community of scholars that combines the benefits of a small college with the resources of a major research institution.

Engineering Honors scholars have access to honors courses that have small enrollments, promoting close interaction between the faculty and students. Students receive specialized academic advising from leading faculty, participate in undergraduate research and engage in special activities for honors students, such as lunches with faculty, seminars and networking opportunities with leaders in academia and industry.


Honors Courses

As an Engineering Honors student, you will have access to honors courses with greatly reduced class sizes allowing for discussion-based seminars or one-on-one instruction, where you will be encouraged to speak, inquire, write, challenge, and do. You will also have the option to customize your curriculum by enrolling in Honors Independent Study or by enrolling in graduate-level courses for honors credit.

Specialized Advising

You will maintain close relationships with your honors advisor, who will help you select beneficial courses to complete your honors track, present options for undergraduate research, and provide advice on career preparation and personal development. They also give advice and suggest preparatory resources if you wish to apply for prestigious nationally competitive fellowship and graduate programs.

Seminars and Other Special Opportunities

As an honors student, you will be invited to seminars and other special opportunities for interacting with leaders in engineering and business who could discuss career options you might never have considered.

Undergraduate Research

An important component of the Engineering Honors program is an undergraduate research experience where you will engage in one-on-one research with honors faculty and be integrated into their research groups. These experiences prepare you for graduate studies and make you more competitive for graduate admissions and fellowships.

Priority Registration

You will have the opportunity to register two days prior to the start of the ordinary pre-registration period for continuing students. If you are an incoming freshman, you have the benefit of registering for honors sections during your New Student Conference.

Special Recognition

When you successfully complete all program requirements, you will receive a designation on your transcript. You are also given special recognition during the commencement ceremony when you wear your Engineering Honors stole and lapel pin.

Fast Track Graduate Program

The College of Engineering has a program, referred to as Fast Track, which allows you to make progress towards a graduate degree while you are still an undergraduate. You can take certain graduate courses and receive credit for both the undergraduate and graduate versions of the course, enabling you to complete a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years. You can use these courses towards the needed honors credits for your honors distinction. 


Find your Engineering Honors (EH) track in the table below to learn more about the requirements for your track. Contact the appropriate EH Track Coordinator if you have any questions regarding the requirements.

Please note that the General Engineering track requirements are the same as the "base" requirements for the EH program.

General Engineering  EH-ENGR Track Requirements - -
Aerospace Engineering EH-AERO Track Requirements AERO Honors Courses (Last 4 years) AERO Honors Faculty -
Biological and Agricultural Engineering EH-BAEN Track Requirements BAEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) BAEN Honors Faculty -
Biomedical Engineering EH-BMEN Track Requirements BMEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) BMEN Honors Faculty -
Chemical Engineering EH-CHEN Track Requirements CHEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) CHEN Honors Faculty -
Computer Science and Engineering  EH-CSCE Track Requirements CSCE Honors Courses (Last 4 years) CSCE Honors Faculty Sample Schedules
Civil Engineering EH-CVEN Track Requirements CVEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) CVEN Honors Faculty -
Electrical and Computer Engineering   EH-ECEN Track Requirements ECEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) ECEN Honors Faculty -
Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution EH-ETID Track Requirements - -
Industrial and Systems Engineering EH-ISEN Track Requirements - - -
Interdisciplinary Engineering EH-ITDE Track Requirements - - -
Materials Science and Engineering EH-MSEN Track Requirements - - -
Mechanical Engineering EH-MEEN Track Requirements MEEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) MEEN Honors Faculty -
Nuclear Engineering EH-NUEN Track Requirements NUEN Honors Courses (Last 4 years) NUEN Honors Faculty -
Petroleum Engineering EH-PETE Track Requirements PETE Honors Courses (Last 4 years) PETE Honors Faculty   -
Ocean Engineering EH-OCEN Track Requirements - - -