Five undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Effective Summer 1999 the Computer Engineering
degree program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It has not been
reviewed for Engineering Accreditation by the Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering
Students are strongly encouraged to take the advanced
placement and/or achievement tests in American history, English,
chemistry, calculus, and political science prior to admission.
College-level course work in these areas will be waived with appropriate
scores. For more information, see the
Admission, Advising, Orientation,
and Registration section of this catalog.
An Engineering Educational Resource Fee will be charged at $7.50 per
semester credit hour for organized courses in engineering at the 1000 through
5000 level, and $3.00 per semester credit hour for organized courses in engineering
at the 6000 level and above.
An Equipment Access Fee of $75 will be paid by any student enrolling in at
least one three- or four- semester credit hour engineering course at or below the
5000 level. This fee will be paid per semester.
The maximum course load students will be permitted
to carry per semester is determined by consultation with their
faculty advisor and is based on their grade point average for
the previous semester and non- academic commitment.
Students should expect to devote a minimum of two to three hours
of study time per week for each semester hour of course load.
For example, if students have clear academic status and work 10
hours per week, they should carry a course load of no more than
15 semester hours. The study time for such a course load will
be an additional 30 to 45 hours per week, bringing the total hours
per week to 70, the equivalent of more than one and one-half full-time
Each fall and spring semester the college compiles
the names of all undergraduate students who qualify for the Dean's
List. Students whose semester grade point average is 3.5 or better
on a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible. The grade of S
is not counted. Students who earn grades of I (except in senior
honors thesis courses), D, F, or U during the semester will not
be considered for the Dean's List.
Cooperative Education Program
Cooperative Education is a program which enables
you to receive career training with pay as you work with professionals
in your major field of study. Most positions are offered on a
full-time, alternating basis with two students at each job. While
one student works, the other attends school; they trade places
each spring, summer and fall terms. There are a few positions
offered on a part-time schedule; these are known as parallel co-op
jobs. Work experience is available in government, business, industry
and human services, and will enhance your academic training. This
valuable experience will also be noted on your transcript. For
more information, contact the Co-op office at 713-743-4230.
PROMES (pronounced "promise"), the Program
for Mastery in Engineering Studies, provides support in the academic,
social, and financial areas, with a strong emphasis on making
students' first year in college a success. For more information
see the Special
Programs and Opportunities section of this catalog.