The Cullen College of Engineering offers Honors students opportunities to study in nationally ranked degree programs and to compete against the best of the best in some of the University's most challenging courses. All Honors engineering students meet with an advisor from their department each semester, and the professors and advising professionals in the College of Engineering work to ensure that Honors students receive advising for both their engineering and Honors requirements.
All Honors freshman Engineering students take the ENGI 1100H course, which features a “MacGyver” type approach to problem solving, in which students are supplied with a box of seemingly mismatched materials and devices and asked to build a contraption. This project is done in competition with other students and within a time constraint. The course promotes a hands-on approach to engineering, beginning in students' very first semester.
Honors Engineering students also have the opportunity to take Honors courses in Accelerated Calculus, Freshman Chemistry, and for Biomedical Engineers, Freshman Biology. The entry-level programming course for electrical engineers is also offered each spring semester. By the end of their freshman year, Honors engineering students can satisfy as many as 24 credit hours in Honors courses.
ENGI 1100H Introduction to Engineering
MATH 1450H-1451H Honors Calculus I-II
BIOL 1361H Introduction to Biological Sciences
CHEM 1331H -1332H Fundamentals of Chemistry I-II
ECE 1331 Computing in Electrical Engineering
ECE 2300 Circuit Analysis
ECE 2331 Numerical Methods for Engineering
MECE 2361 Design Analysis and Synthesis
MECE 3360 Experimental Methods
ENGI 3301 Technology in Western Culture
To satisfy the Honors upper-division requirement, engineering students can elect to take Technology in Western Culture (offered in both ENGI or HIST) or can choose to petition their capstone course in engineering design for Honors credit. Honors students who major in engineering also enjoy opportunities to enroll in graduate-level (5000-level) courses as part of their undergraduate work, allowing them to satisfy their requirement of one Honors course each semester without the necessity of petitioning a course for Honors credit.