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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical and Energy Engineering, BS with grad track option leading to Mechanical and Energy Engineering, MS


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In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses while completing the BS degree. After earning the BS degree, these credit hours can be counted toward the MS degree. Prior to registering for these courses, the student must be admitted to the grad track option and obtain approvals from the undergraduate and graduate coordinators.

Admission requirements and program policies


Application requirements and procedures


  • Mechanical and energy engineering major.
  • Junior status (must have completed at least 75 credit hours and be ready to enroll in the MEE Senior Design course the following fall semester).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of application submission, with an average grade of 3.5 or higher for MEE core courses (MEEN 2210, MEEN 3110, MEEN 3120, MEEN 3250).
  • Two letters of recommendation from MEE faculty members.
  • The student’s application will be reviewed by both the MEE undergraduate advisor and the MEE graduate advisor.
  • Once the application is approved by the MEE advisors, the student must apply to the Toulouse Graduate School within the first semester of the senior year.

Application procedures and program policies


The student must earn a grade of B or higher in each graduate course for the course to be counted toward the master’s degree.

  • After being admitted to the grad track program and having completed at least 90 credit hours, the student can start taking the specified graduate courses in place of the technical electives or energy electives in the bachelor’s program.
  • The student admitted to the grad track option will be admitted into the master’s program on a conditional basis.
  • Once the student has satisfied all course work for the bachelor’s degree and maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher, he or she will be fully admitted into the master’s program.

Policies related to completion of programs


  • The student accepted to the grad track option should complete all requirements for the bachelor’s degree and graduate within 12 months from the beginning of the semester in which first enrolled in a graduate course. If requirements are not completed within 12 months, enrollment in graduate-level courses will be suspended.
  • The student must enroll in the graduate program the long semester after finishing the bachelor’s degree and should take the remaining graduate-level courses in the following year(s) to complete the Master of Science with a major in mechanical and energy engineering. If the student does not enroll in the graduate program the long semester immediately following completion of the bachelor’s degree, the graduate-level courses applied to the undergraduate degree may not be counted toward the Master of Science even if the student returns to UNT for graduate school in the future.

Program requirements


Graduate courses that may be applied to the bachelor’s degree:

  • MEEN 5300 - Advanced Thermodynamics (fall semester of year four)
  • MEEN 5110 - Alternative Energy Sources (spring semester of year four)
  • MEEN 5315 - Nanoscale Energy (spring semester of year four)

The above courses substitute for the following requirements of the bachelor’s degree:

  • the corresponding number of hours of technical and/or energy electives

See the Bachelor of Science with a major in mechanical and energy engineering  for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Note: The graduate courses taken in year four may be changed only if approved by both the MEE undergraduate coordinator and the MEE graduate advisor.

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