If you plan to pursue graduate studies in engineering, Fast Track can help you take the lead. This program speeds the process if you're committed to earning a master's degree from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. With Fast Track, you can begin graduate studies at the end of your junior year and you can complete the Master of Engineering Degree within one year of receiving your undergraduate degree.

How Fast Track Works

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The department has streamlined its program for Fast Track participants by substituting specific graduate courses for selected undergraduate course offerings. Students take these 600-level courses during their junior or senior year, earning graduate credit while fulfilling undergraduate requirements through "credit-by-exam".
Only two courses can be taken in the Fast Track Program. To balance the academic load, it is recommended that students take only one graduate-level course during any one semester.


  • Participate earlier in graduate studies
  • Identify research opportunities in your chosen discipline sooner
  • Reduce the total credit hours of course work required for the combined BS and MS degrees by one or two courses


  • GPR of at least 3.0 overall TAMU courses
  • Commitment to graduate studies

How to Apply

To participate in Fast Track, contact an Industrial and Systems Engineering Undergraduate Advisor.

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Undergraduate students in the Fast Track Program take the graduate course and automatically obtain credit for the undergraduate course if a grade of A or B is earned in the graduate course. At most, two courses can be used as part of the Fast Track Program.


Fast Track Courses
  • ISEN 320-ISEN 620
  • ISEN 355-ISEN 625
  • ISEN 440-ISEN 640
  • ISEN 330-ISEN 630
  • ISEN 370-ISEN 615
  • ISEN 442-ISEN 663
  • ISEN 340-ISEN 609
  • ISEN 414-ISEN 616
  • ISEN 450-ISEN 650