Joint bs in mechanical engineering/ms in artificial intelligence degree program
About the Program
Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science can pursue a joint Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) and a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
Benefits of the Program
- Graduate with an advanced degree in AI with in-depth knowledge in this area of specialization.
- Take up to 9-credits of graduate coursework during the undergraduate studies, to be counted toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- The GRE requirement is waived.
What are Steps and Requirements for Applying to the Program?
- Have a cumulative FAU GPA of 3.25 or better at the end of the junior year. Note that the cumulative FAU GPA of at least 3.25 must be maintained until the completion of the bachelor’s degree.
- Completion of all required perquisite coursework to meet the eligibility requirements for the MS program.
- Students in the combined program may count up to 9 credits of approved graduate coursework (5000 level or higher) toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees as long as the combined program totals a minimum of 150 credits.
- Complete and submit the Program Audit Form(pdf)
- Students may also apply for the Graduate College Pathways Scholarship.
For details about the scholarship and to apply online, go to fau.edu/graduate/pathways.php
- Submit an admission application through the Graduate College.
- Formally apply to the combined program. The application must be completed no earlier than three semesters prior to the completion of your bachelor's degree program and at least one semester prior to the start of your master's degree program.
- Students may opt for the thesis or non-thesis option in their M.S. degree.
- Students must retain their enrollment in order to remain in the program.
How Long Does the Program Take to Complete?
Students need to complete at least 30 credits for both thesis and non-thesis options of the master's program. Students are able to finish within one year if they are enrolled as a full-time student.