Engineering Honors Program

The Cockrell School of Engineering offers a select group of students the opportunity to participate in the Engineering Honors Program (EHP), a non-curriculum based program designed to enhance the undergraduate experience outside the classroom.

During the first year, participants gain access to merit scholarships and honors housing.  Participants have the opportunity to be part of an Engineering Honors First-Year Interest Group (FIG) and to complete an Engineering Honors Thesis later.

You first must be admitted to an engineering major in the Cockrell School before your honors application will be reviewed to participate in the program.  Non-engineering majors will not be reviewed to participate in the Engineering Honors Program.

Contact Us

E-mail: honors@engr.utexas.edu

Mailing Address:
Engineering Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C2100
Austin, TX 78712-2100

Current Students Contact:
Pam Dahl
Phone: 512-232-9446
Office: ESS 106

Future Students Contact:
Christina Varghese
Phone: 512-475-6830
Office: ESS 120

How to Apply

EHP application process:

  • Submit the admission application and the honors application by Dec. 1
  • EHP does not have a priority deadline
  • No recommendation letters or resumes accepted for EHP
  • Only students admitted to an engineering major reviewed to participate in the EHP
  • Invitations sent December through March by mail

Criteria

Selection criteria for first-year students:

  • High school class rank
  • Test scores, such as SAT, ACT or AP
  • Academic honors and awards
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership experience

If you are not invited to join the program as a first-year student, you could be invited to apply later if you meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least 24 hours in residence in the Cockrell School
  • Have at least 60 credit hours remaining in your degree program
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of your class and department

Honors Thesis

An EHP student who completes an Undergraduate Honors Thesis will receive special honors designation on his or her transcript and is recognized during the graduation ceremony.

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Honors Societies

Several honor societies are open to engineering students, recognizing those who maintain outstanding academic records and who demonstrate exceptional leadership and teamwork skills.

Engineering/Plan II Honors Dual Degree

The Cockrell School and the College of Liberal Arts jointly offer the Engineering/Plan II Honors Dual Degree Program, where students may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. Students may pursue an engineering and Plan II degree without being in the Engineering Honors Program. Questions may be directed to Plan II Honors Program, CLA 2.102, 512-471-1442, or e-mail planiiadmission@austin.utexas.edu.