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Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 Previous Edition

Engineering, Honors Program

The Engineering Honors Program provides students with access to opportunities designed to stimulate their thinking and broaden their exposure to topics related to the professional practice of engineering and engineering design.  The Engineering Honors Program is committed to the highest principles of professional practice that guide our decision-making.  The Engineering Honors Program is a community of learners actively engaged in academic scholarship while demonstrating the highest regard for others by modeling the ethical standards that protect the public safety; promote service to community above the self; and support, encourage, educate, and value others.  These are the core values of the members of the program.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in being admitted to the Engineering Honors Program must be enrolled in the Senior Design capstone experience in their home department.  Admission to the program is based on the student’s demonstrated Honors potential and is determined by examining the cumulative GPA (minimum 3.5 for currently enrolled or transfer students), academic and other distinctions, activities, and other related factors.  All admitted students must maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at UNC Charlotte to remain a member of the program.  Students failing to meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement will be ineligible to enroll in the Honors Program.

Program Requirements

Students in the Engineering Honors Program must complete Engineering Honors Seminar I and II in conjunction with the respective Senior Design capstone course required for their program of study.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with “Honors in Engineering,” a student must complete the required seminar course sequence and submit an application for Honors Candidacy at least one semester prior to graduation.  A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 overall and a grade of A must be earned in the departmental Senior Design capstone project presentation.