Fast Track Program for Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The Fast Track Program enables outstanding senior undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students to receive dual undergraduate/graduate course credit for up to nine hours of coursework. These designated graduate courses satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree requirements if they are completed within the last 15 hours of the undergraduate degree program. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (9) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 21 additional hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation in a 30-hour thesis master's degree program (M.S.) or 27 additional hours for a non-thesis master's degree program (M. Engr.)
Interested undergraduate students should apply to the appropriate program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor's degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UT Arlington, achieving a GPA of a least 3.0 in those courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all college courses. Additionally, they must have completed a specific set of undergraduate foundation courses that are listed below with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in these courses.
Foundation Courses Required for Admission into the Fast Track Program:
MAE 3242 Engineering Design I
MAE 3314 Heat Transfer
MAE 3318 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
MAE 3319 Dynamic Systems Modeling and Simulation
Fast Track students can take two graduate core courses to serve as undergraduate elective courses. Further, students can substitute one of the core graduate courses for one required undergraduate course (ME 5303 for MAE 4310).
Students who successfully complete the Fast Track Program will be automatically admitted to the Graduate School. They will not be required to take the Graduate Record Examination, complete an application for admission to the Graduate School or pay an application fee. For more details about the specifics of the program contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Mechanical Engineering.
Complete details of the program and an application form for the program are provided in this document Fast Track Program for Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (pdf) .