BSEE/MSE Integrated Program

Increasingly, in fields related to ECE, the MS degree is becoming the "terminal" degree. This program offers a smooth, accelerated connection between the BSEE degree and the MSE degree.

Details

Students who complete the program will receive the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering: Integrated Option degree and a Master of Science in Engineering degree simultaneously after successfully completing a minimum total of 150 hours, 30 of which must qualify for the MSE program of work in ECE. The BSEE portion of the combined degree plan will be reduced from 125 hours to 120 hours; MSE degree requirements are unchanged relative to the existing MSEE degrees. Students can choose from existing MSE degree programs (including one built entirely of classes, one including a report, or one including a thesis.)

Important Documents

  • First Stage Application
    Submit Stage 1 application materials to Melody Singleton in UTA 7.328.
  • Reservation of Course for Graduate Credit Form
    Students must have a 3.00 Overall UT GPA and have completed 90 undergraduate hours to reserve a graduate course for graduate credit.
    Before early registration begins in the semester prior to the expected semester of enrollment in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the BSEE/MSE Integrated Program, collect the signatures on the Reservation of Course for Graduate Credit form in the order listed below, and immediately submit a copy of the signed form to Melody Singleton in UTA 7.328 after getting the final signature of the Graduate Dean in Main 101.
    1. Instructor;
    2. Undergraduate Advisor (ECE Undergraduate Student Affairs office in Anna Hiss);
    3. Graduate Advisor (drop off form with Melody Singleton in UTA 7.328 and pick it up later);
    4. Dean of Undergraduate College (ESS);
    5. Graduate Dean (Main 101).

 

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. L. Frank Register
Program Director
Undergraduate Advising Office
Advising/Questions; First staff member to contact for overall information and a review of academic readiness; Review of academic progress of Stage 1 students regarding completion of BSEE degree requirements before starting Stage 2.
Melody Singleton 
Stage 1 Information and Applications
Barry Levitch
Stage 2 Information and Applications

How to Apply

The admission process to this program occurs in two stages. The first stage is informal, includes an evaluation only within the department, and occurs when the student has approximately one year remaining in the undergraduate program. The second stage entails formal application to the UT Graduate School and occurs the semester before the student expects to complete the undergraduate degree requirements.

First stage application

For the first stage application, students should have completed all of the basic sequence coursework and at least 10 credit hours of upper division coursework in ECE, likely in the student's primary technical core (it is likely that the primary technical core will be related to the targeted graduate track, but this is not required). Students applying in the first stage must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; admissions standards are likely to be much higher, but this minimum standard is required for registration in graduate courses as an undergraduate student.

The student should supply:

  • First Stage Application
  • Transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • Short statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Name of a faculty member who is willing to serve as a reference for the student's application.
Second stage application

To apply in the second stage, applicants should have successfully applied in the first stage. Applicants should have registered for and completed or be about to complete at least one graduate course in the targeted graduate track. Applications should still be "on track" with respect to the BSEE degree. This application includes formal application to the UT Graduate School but does not require submitting GRE scores. Begin the application through the UT ECE graduate admissions page.

BS/MS Application Timeline

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If you are taking EE 364D in your Fall semester:

Spring Semester 1 Fall Semester 1 Spring Semester 2 Fall Semester 2
  1. Apply to Stage 1 by May 8
  2. Complete the Reservation of Course for Grad Credit Form for Fall course
  3. Stage 1 admission decision by Mid-summer
  1. Enroll in EE 364D
  2. Enroll in 1st graduate course
  3. Complete the Reservation of Course for Grad Credit Form for Spring course
  4. Apply to Stage 2 by Dec. 15
  1. Enroll in EE 464
  2. Enroll in 2nd graduate course
  3. Stage 2 admission decision made by early Spring
  1. Start Stage 2 (regular grad school)

 

If you are taking EE 364D in your Spring semester:

Fall Semester 1 Spring Semester 1 Fall Semester 2 Spring Semester 2
  1. Apply to Stage 1 by Dec 5
  2. Complete the Reservation of Course for Grad Credit Form for Spring course
  3. Stage 1 admission decision by Dec 19
  1. Enroll in EE 364D
  2. Enroll in 1st graduate course
  3. Complete the Reservation of Course for Grad Credit Form for Fall course
  4. Apply to Stage 2 by May 15
  1. Enroll in EE 464 (may be taken in Summer)
  2. Enroll in 2nd graduate course
  3. Stage 2 admission decision made by mid-Fall
  1. Start Stage 2 (regular grad school)

Example Course Schedule

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The following table shows how the integrated BSEE/MSEE program could  be completed entirely within five and a half years. Other options that extend or contract the plan are possible, please speak to an advisor about options specific to your situation.

Fall First Year (16) Spring First Year (14)
EE302 (3) EE319K (3)
EE306 (3) M408D (4)
M408C (4) Phy 303K (3)
RHE 306 (3) PHY 103M (1)
UGS 302 or 303 (3) Social or Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Fall Second Year (15) Spring Second Year (15)
EE411 (4) EE313 (3)
M427K (4) EE312 (3)
PHY303L (3) M340L (3)
PHY103N (1) Visual and Performing Arts Elective (3)
E 316K (3) EE333T (3)
Fall Third Year (15-17) Spring Third Year (16-17)
GOV310L (3) Primary Tech Core Requirement (3 or 4)
EE351K (3) Primary Tech Core Elective (3 or 4)
Primary Tech Core Math (3 or 4) Secondary Math (3 or 4)
Primary Tech Core Lab (4) Secondary Technical Core Req. (3 or 4)
Primary Tech Core Requirement (3 or 4) Secondary Technical Core Lab (4)
Fall Fourth Year (15) Spring Fourth Year (16)
EE364D (3) EE464 (4)
Primary Tech Core Elective (3) American History (3)
Secondary Tech Core Req. (3) Approved Elective (3)
American History (3) Gov 312L (3)
Graduate Class (Reserved) (3) Graduate Class (Reserved) (3)
Fall Fifth Year (9-10) Spring Fifth Year (9)
Graduate Class (3) Graduate Class (3)
Graduate Class (3) Graduate Class (3)
Graduate Class (3) Graduate Class (3)
Fall Sixth Year (6)  
Graduate Class (3)  
Graduate Class (3)