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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

A minimum of 129 hours is required for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical/Computer Engineering (ECE), or Engineering(EGR). The general engineering (EGR) degree offers students an option to individualize their engineering degree and may select either the
Biomedical Track, Reservoir Geology Track, or the more individualized Flexible Track. The student in general engineering must complete a proposal that includes the concentration and the proposed electives for their respective Track. The proposal must be submitted
and approved by the time of upper division admission.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree program requires a minimum of 124 semester hours. The BSCS can be earned in one of 3 concentrations: computer science, software engineering, or gaming/simulated environments.

The Bachelor or Science in Computing, with a major in computer Science Fellows, is a degree program designed for intellectually gifted, highly motivated
students with a wide range of interests who desire a more diverse experience across the disciplines. Admission to the Computer Science Fellows Major is competitive and is separate from and subsequent
to admission to Baylor University.

Master's Degree Requirements

Engineering offers Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering (ME), electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and Biomedical Engineering (BMI); and a Master of Engineering (EGR). Each of the three M.S. programs require 30 hours of graduate credit, 6 of which are met by an accepted thesis project and report. The Master of Engineering program requires 33 hours of graduate credit, 3-6 of which may be met by an appropriate project (e.g., advanced design), possibly by an application of appropriate technology for an underdeveloped country, and up to 15 of which may be met by approved credits outside of engineering (e.g., business).

The Master of Science program in Computer Science has two options, a thesis option and a project option. The thesis option requires 35 semester hours: 29 hrs. of course work and 6 thesis hours. The project option requires 35 semester hours: 31 hrs. of course work and 4 project hours. An oral examination is required of every student.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

All three departments offer the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Both require a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and research hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. The GRE exam is required of all applicants. The minimum 60 semester hour requirements may be expanded based on the student’s background, research area and recommendations from the student’s graduate committee. Students entering the program with graduate-level work or a master’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, or a closely related field may apply up to thirty (30) semester hours of approved courses toward the Ph.D. Students must pass qualifying exams and a preliminary exam to be admitted to candidacy.