Honors Program in Engineering

The College of Engineering and Computer Science launched its honors in the major program specifically to address leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship within the engineering and computer science curriculum, placing FAU at the forefront of engineering education. The Honors Program in Engineering also provides students with invaluable practical internship experience and access to industry leaders.

For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Eligibility Requirements
Engineering and Computer Science students with strong academic records and interest in improving their leadership and innovation skills are encouraged to apply for the Honors Program in Engineering program. Students must meet the following program entry requirements:

  1. Junior standing (must have completed 60 credits toward an engineering or computer science major);
  2. Full-time student preferable
  3. At the time of application, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in the last 60 credits taken at FAU and any other previous institution of higher education;
  4. Must not have received a grade lower than a "C" in any college course;

Program Requirements

  1. Preferred to maintain full-time status (excluding summer semesters); however, a one-semester grace period may be given if the student decides to study abroad or has other considerations that preclude full-time status.
  2. Must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better. If a student's overall GPA falls below 3.25, a one-semester grace period may be given for improvement.
  3. Must not receive any grade lower than a "C" in any college course, and no college course may be repeated.
  4. Must be actively involved in and provide leadership to a student club/society of their choice during their junior and senior years.
  5. Must participate in the FAU Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  6. Must complete the following coursework.
  1. Three credits of core electives; select three courses from the following list of 1-credit options:
    • EDF3912, RI: Multidisciplinary Research Methods 2 or IDS 3911, Introduction to Undergraduate Research Design;
    • IDS 3949, Professional Internship or EGN 3941, Engineering Professional Internship;
    • SPC 3597, Honors Speech and Debate or ISC 2932, Honors Scientific Writing 1 or IDH 3720, Honors Law in the Real World.
  2. Six-credit capstone design sequence with honors compact;
  3. Register for EGN 4933, Engineering Honors Seminar (0 credit) every semester while in the program. Grading is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and class meets periodically.