Legacy EH Requirements

The Engineering Honors program was redesigned in Fall 2015 - there were three legacy programs that were available to students before the redesign. Click the links below to see the legacy requirements for each program.


Engineering Honors Program Legacy Requirements

(Requirements of the EH program prior to Fall 2015)

  • 18 hours of honors credits in Engineering or Science.
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • Two 1 hour EH seminars. These count towards the honors credits.
    • ENGR 181H (or ENGR 281H): This course introduces students to the engineering honors program and assists them in planning their undergraduate career and beyond.
    • ENGR 381H: This course exposes students to current research topics in their field, provides them with support to get the most out of first hand participation in a research project as an undergraduate, and to prepare them to be competitive applicant for fellowships and graduate studies.
  • Research experiences: at least four (4) 485H or 491H credits in engineering (these count towards the 18 honors credits)
  • Senior thesis or copy of manuscript submitted to journal or conference with EH student as a co-author
  • Since Engineering Honors seeks to enrich the educational experience and enhance career opportunities, all students in EH must also follow the requirements in "Maintaining active status in the EH program" listed above and in their Departmental Track.

 Options for students who started in EH prior to Fall 2015

  • All EH students: Students that started in Engineering Honors prior to Fall 2015 will have the option to move to the new program requirements or continue with the previous Engineering Honors requirements.
  • EH students who were also participating in the AERO or CSCE honors programs: Students that started in EH and in the Aerospace Engineering or in the Computer Science and Engineering Honors program prior to Fall 2015 will be allowed to continue in both programs, following the previous requirements, and will be eligible to receive both the EH and the departmental honors distinction upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to discuss their situation with their EH advisor to determine what is the best option for their particular case.


Aerospace Engineering Honors program Legacy Requirements

(Requirements for the Aerospace Engineering Honors Program prior to Fall 2015)

In order to receive the Aerospace Engineering with Honors designation, a student must complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, of which 21 hours must be as follows: 

  • 6 hours of non-Aerospace Engineering honors courses
  • 1 hour of AERO 101H – Principles of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2 hours of ENGR 281H – ESP Seminar I and 381H – ESP Seminar II
  • 3 hours of AERO 485H/491H – Directed Studies
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 200-level or above
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 300-level or above
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 400-level or above

Options for students who started in the Aerospace Engineering Honors program prior to Fall 2015

  • Students who were participating in the Aerospace Engineering (AERO) Honors program but NOT participating in EH prior to Fall 2015: Students that started in the Aerospace Engineering (AERO) honors program prior to Fall 2015 will have the option to stay in the AERO honors program or change to EH, where they would follow the AERO track. They will not have the option of staying in the AERO program and also joining EH. It is anticipated that most students will choose to change to EH as the curricular requirements are generally less restrictive, with the exception being that EH requires at least 4 hours of undergraduate research (AERO 491) whereas the current AERO program requires only 3 hours of AERO 485/491. On the other hand, the AERO program has more specific course requirements and also requires two Engineering Honors Seminars, whereas the revised EH only requires ENGR 181. The EH Department Coordinator in Aerospace Engineering will work with students to determine the best option for them and students who lack the 1 hour of 491 will be allowed to request an exemption from this requirement.
  • EH students who were also participating in the AERO Honors program: Students that started in EH and in the Aerospace Engineering Honors program prior to Fall 2015 will be allowed to continue in both programs, following the previous requirements, and will be eligible to receive both the EH and the AERO departmental honors distinction upon graduation. Students also have the option to elect to follow the new EH-AERO requirements and receive only the EH distinction upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to discuss their situation with their EH advisor to determine what is the best option for their particular case.


 CSCE Honors Program (ACE Scholars) Legacy Requirements

(Requirements for the CSCE Honors program prior to Fall 2015)

In order to receive Departmental Honors in Computer Science or in Computer Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, a student must complete all of the requirements for a BS in Computer Science or a BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science Track. Additionally, at least 21 honors coursework and an Honors Thesis must be completed as follows:

  • at least 15 hours of CSCE or ENGR 100-level, 200-level, 300-level, or 400-level graded honors courses or approved CSCE 600-level (graduate) courses, excluding CSCE 285H, 291H, 485H and CSCE 491H and with at least 3 hours in a 400-level or approved graduate (600-level) course and no more than 6 hours from graduate courses registered for graduate credit;
  • at least 6 hours of CSCE 491H;
  • participation in the University Undergraduate Research Scholars program and completion of an Honors Thesis.

Grade requirements at the time of graduation:

  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5;
  • a grade point average of at least 3.25 and no grade lower than a B in the required honors hours;
  • no grade of F* on the transcript.

Options for students who started in the CSCE Honors program (ACE Scholars) prior to Fall 2015

  • Students who were participating in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE) Honors program but NOT participating in EH prior to Fall 2015: Students that started in the computer science and engineering (CSCE) Honors program (ACE Scholars) prior to Fall 2015 will have the option to stay in the CSCE Honors program or change to EH, where they would follow the CSCE track. They will not have the option of staying in the CSCE program and also joining EH. It is anticipated that most students will choose to change to the CSCE Track of EH as the requirements are very similar. The only difference is that students in EH are required to take the Engineering Honors Seminar (ENGR 181). Students will be allowed to request an exemption from this requirement.
  • EH students who were also participating in the CSCE Honors program (ACE Scholars): Students that started in EH and in the  Computer Science and Engineering Honors program  (ACE Scholars) prior to Fall 2015 will be allowed to continue in both programs, following the previous requirements, and will be eligible to receive both the EH and the CSCE departmental honors distinction upon graduation. Students also have the option to elect to follow the new EH-CSCE requirements and receive only the EH distinction upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to discuss their situation with their EH advisor to determine what is the best option for their particular case.