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Undergraduate and transfer admissions

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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 based on meeting the Math and Total scores in the following criteria:

Rank in Graduating Class SAT Taken Before March 2016 SAT Taken During or After March 2016 ACT Test Results
Top 25 Percent

Math score of 570 or higher

Total score of 1070 or higher

Math score of 590 or higher

Total score of 1140 or higher

Math score of 23 or higher

Composite score of 23 or higher

Top 50 Percent or No Rank Provided

Math score of 600 or higher

Total score of 1100 or higher

Math score of 620 or higher

Total score of 1170 or higher

Math score of 24 or higher

Composite score of 24 or higher

Less than 50 Percent

Math score of 630 or higher

Total score of 1180 or higher

Math score of 650 or higher

Total score of 1250 or higher

Math score of 26 or higher

Composite score of 26 or higher

Freshmen applicants to Engineering Technology programs must have a Math SAT of 570 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://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation#freshmen 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.

All applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements. Successful applicants to the graduate programs in the College of Engineering will typically meet the following criteria:

Master of Science Applicants in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Minimum GRE scores of 148 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 3.5 Analytical Writing. GRE waived for UNT CSE alumni.

Master of Science Applicants in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in 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. The GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with your department.
  • 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, or architecture 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 3.0 or higher.
  • 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 applicants to Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 150 or higher on the Verbal section. Successful Computer Science and Engineering applicants typically score 156 or higher on the Quantitative section and 151 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 and a doctorate 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 (TAMS) student admissions

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

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