Engineering Honors Program

In addition to opportunities within the UAB Honors Academy, Honors programs are offered by all undergraduate degree programs in the School of Engineering:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Purpose

The Honors Programs are intended to enrich educational opportunities for talented students in the School of Engineering.

Eligibility

Students who have earned a GPA of at least 3.25 after completion of MA 227 Calculus III or EGR/MA 265

Mathematical Tools for Engineering Problem Solving and receive departmental endorsement are invited to participate in an engineering honors program. Invitations are extended by the Dean’s office in May of each year.

Requirements

Honors programs require nine credit hours of honors coursework above the 128 hours required for a bachelors degree.

  • Students enroll in two one-hour courses no later than the junior year.
    • EGR 301 Honors Research I and
    • EGR 302 Honors Research II
  • Students enroll in a one-hour departmental seminar which can be taken at any time in their course of study.
  • Students complete six hours of credit in honors research

Benefits

Students who complete an engineering honors program will have earned nine additional credit hours in honors coursework. Honors research beyond the required six hours may be applied as graduate credit.

Students who complete an honors program in engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive a bachelor’s degree “with Honors” in addition to any University honors designations.

Contact

For more information about Engineering Honors Programs, contact the School of Engineering Dean's Office at (205) 934-8400.