The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to accelerate their degree plans with the Integrated BSE/MSE program option.
Students in the 22-24 catalog who complete the program will receive the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE): Integrated Option degree and a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree simultaneously after successfully completing the program.
The Integrated Program is a minimum total of 150 hours: 120 hours of the BSECE degree and 30 hours of the MSE program of work. While the BSECE portion of the combined degree is reduced (from 125 hours to 120); MSE degree requirements are unchanged relative to the existing MSE degrees.
Students can choose from existing MSE degree programs (including one built entirely of classes, one including a report, or one including a thesis).
Upcoming BSEE/MSE Integrated Program Information Sessions:
Date: Friday, March 18th
Date: Friday, April 15th
Location: EER 3.646 or via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96887674838
Stage I Application
Stage I admission is informal, and includes an evaluation only within the department. Students may apply when they have approximately one year remaining in the undergraduate program.
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:
- Transcript (unofficial is fine)
- Short statement of purpose
- Name of a faculty member who is willing to serve as a reference for the student's application.
Please note: prior completion of graduate coursework is not required for Stage I applications.
We encourage students who are considering to apply to plan to register for a graduate course during course registration in their application semester. See “Stage I Students” below for instructions.
Stage I Application Deadlines
Application Opens May 1
Deadline: May 29th, 11:59PM
Application opens December 1
Deadline: January 2nd, 11:59PM
Current Stage I Students
While in Stage I, students are expected to start taking graduate courses that will be counted towards their MSE degree.
Stage I students are required to complete three steps and two DocuSign forms in order to register for graduate courses while in Stage I. See the Integrated BSECE/MSE Program Guide for detailed instructions.
- Stage I Course Advising Form
- Approval from instructor to take graduate course as undergraduate
- Reservation of Graduate Course for Graduate Credit
Note that this is a multistep process that requires permission from many different faculty and staff members. Please carefully follow the instructions in the program guide. We encourage students to begin forms as soon as possible for timely processing.
Stage II Application
Stage II admission entails formal application to the UT Graduate School and occurs the semester before the student expects to complete the undergraduate degree requirements and one year before starting full time graduate coursework. Students typically apply to Stage II during their first semester enrolled in Stage I.
To apply in the second stage, applicants must be currently participating in Stage I. Applicants should have registered for and completed or be about to complete at least one graduate course in the targeted graduate track. Applicants should be close to completing their BSECE degree (It is recommended that applicants have 20 or fewer credits remaining in their BSE degree). This application includes formal application to the UT Graduate School but does not require submitting GRE scores.
Stage II Application Deadlines
Deadline: December 15
Deadline: May 15
Begin the application through the Texas ECE graduate admissions page.
Associate Department Chair for Academic Affairs: Dr. Andreas Gerstlauer
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Frank Register
Undergraduate Advisor: Brittney Outlaw
Stage 1 Information and Applications: Brittney Outlaw
Still have questions about Stage I? Please first review the FAQ or attend an info session, then feel free to schedule an appointment with Brittney Outlaw via EAB Navigate.
*Please input “BSE/MSE Appointment” or “Integrated Questions” in the comments section of your appointment.
Stage 2 Information and Applications: Barry Levitch