By enrolling in a pre-engineering program at UHCL, student will have the opportunity
to explore five different engineering degree paths at an affordable cost. It's a great
way to test the waters of an engineering degree, before fully committing to the major.
Throughout the program, students will be immersed in the physics, chemistry, mathematics
and computer science instruction they need to be prepared for a future in engineering.
While in Pre-Engineering, students will also enroll in typical university core curriculum
and foundational curriculum courses. After completing the coursework, student may
apply for admission to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering upon
satisfaction of UH transfer admission standards. These students may also retain the
option to stay at UHCL, and obtain an Engineering degree from UHCL or transfer to
any other university in the country.
However, because engineering may be an extremely challenging course of study to some students, these students may determine that it is not an appropriate choice. Therefore, advisors will assist these students in finding a course of study that is best suited to their unique talents and interests. The ultimate priority is for every student to graduate successfully from a best-fit major.
- Pre-Engineering with a Specialization in Chemical Engineering
- Pre-Engineering with a Specialization in Civil Engineering
- Pre-Engineering with a Specialization in Electrical Engineering
- Pre-Engineering Specialization in Industrial Engineering
- Pre-Engineering Specialization in Mechanical Engineering
Additional Admission Information
All students (freshmen, transfers, and post-baccalaureate students) are welcome to
join the Pre-Engineering program at UHCL. Please see the admissions information above
for the appropriate student classification to determine if you meet general UHCL admission
Students who complete their first two years at UHCL will have guaranteed acceptance to Engineering programs at UH-Main if they meet the following admission criteria:
- Math GPA 3.0 or better (based on all calculus courses and math courses with calculus pre-requisites attempted)
- Science GPA 3.0 or better (based on all college-level chemistry, biology, geology, and calculus-based physics courses that apply to UH Engineering degree plan attempted)
- English GPA 2.5 or better (based on all college-level English courses attempted)
- Cumulative GPA 3.25 or better (based on all college-level work attempted)
- Engineering GPA 3.0 or better (based on all college-level engineering courses attempted)
Please note that UHCL GPA is calculated using grade replacement; the above GPA requirements utilize all attempted coursework. Please consult your academic advisor with additional questions on GPA requirements.
Students who will not transfer to UH-Main, will have an option to transfer to other universities or continue their education at UHCL.