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Admissions Requirements

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, EFFECTIVE FALL 2015

Admission to the College of Engineering is contingent on clear admission to the university.

Freshman applicants will be admitted to the College of Engineering in an Engineering program if:

  1. they were in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a Math SAT of 570 or better and a total SAT of 1070 or better; or a Math ACT of 23 or better and a cumulative ACT of 23 or better.
  2. they were in the top 50% of their graduating class or have no graduating class ranking (home schooled, GED, international students, etc.) and have a Math SAT of 600 or better and a total SAT of 1100 or better; or a Math ACT of 24 or better and a cumulative ACT of 24 or better.
  3. else, they have a Math SAT of 630 or better and a total SAT of 1180 or better; or a Math ACT of 26 or better and a cumulative ACT of 26 or better.

Freshmen applicants to Engineering Technology programs must have a Math SAT of 540 or better; or a Math ACT of 22 or better.

Transfer, international and post-baccalaureate (second bachelor's degree) applicants must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1710 (Calculus I) or in a higher-level math class.

For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, here’s the pathway to become an Engineering student at UNT:

1) Please declare a major, other than any in the College of Engineering.

2) Attend new student orientation and register for the appropriate Math classes. Information on Orientation can be found at http://transition.unt.edu/orientation/freshman or http://transition.unt.edu/orientation/transfer.

3) The applicant will be eligible to be admitted to the College of Engineering on completion of MATH 1650 (Pre-Calculus) with a grade of C or better and good academic standing with a cumulative UNT grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

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Graduate admissions

Fall applicants who are seeking funding from the College of Engineering should apply prior to January 15th.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Review the admission criteria for Toulouse Graduate School and your department of interest.
  2. Fill out the online application at www.applytexas.org.
  3. Have official transcripts, GRE scores and any necessary supplemental materials sent to UNT.
  4. International applicants will need to supply proof of English proficiency as well as supply other additional documents. Read more about these requirements by visiting the UNT-International website.

Successful applicants to the graduate programs in the College of Engineering will typically meet the following GPA and GRE criteria:

Master of Science Applicants in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical and Energy Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 146 or higher on the Verbal section.
  • Required supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, etc.) vary by program. Please visit your department’s website to determine any additional documents they will require.

Master of Science in the Department of Engineering Technology

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or in engineering technology. Applicants holding a math, science, architecture, or business degree may also be admitted after completing a set of background courses from the relevant concentration area with an average of “B” or better. The set of courses required will be decided in consultation with an adviser and based on the individual applicant background.
  • Bachelor's cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. The GRE will be waived for graduates of ABET accredited degree programs. You can find the specific GRE requirements for the MSET program by visiting the Department of Engineering Technology website.

Ph.D. Applicants

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 150 or higher on the Verbal section.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. applicants will also need to submit a resume.

Below is a list of the academic departments in the College of Engineering along with links to important admissions information for each one:

Computer Science and Engineering: the department offers a master's degree in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering. A doctorate is also offered in Computer Science and Engineering. View the department's admissions requirements.

Department of Electrical Engineering: the department offers a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Leveling courses may be required depending on the student's educational background. The department takes a holistic approach when evaluating applicants. View the department's admissions requirements.

Department of Engineering Technology: the department offers a master’s degree in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Construction Management, Electrical Systems, Engineering Management and Mechanical Systems. View the department's admissions requirements.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering: the department offers a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering. View the department's admissions requirements.

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering: the department offers a master’s degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering and a doctorate in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. View the department's admissions requirements.

 

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International admissions

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Applications and all supporting materials should be sent to International Admissions 4-6 MONTHS before the beginning of the intended term.

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Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student admission (TAMS)

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is a two-year program open only to high school students.