CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Engineering Academies

UH/HCC Engineering Academy — Admission Process

UH/HCC Engineering Academy

How to Apply

  • Students applying for admission into HCC will complete the Apply Texas application for HCC and the UH/HCC Engineering Academy supplemental application.
  • Continuing students at HCC who wish to participate in the Engineering Academy will complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy supplemental application consisting of all the information collected on the Apply Texas application.
  • An additional application fee payable to the University of Houston may be charged to students seeking consideration of co-enrollment through the Engineering Academy.
  • HCC will pre-qualify students who apply for admission through HCC into the UH/HCC Engineering Academy. Students accepted by UH and recommended by the Cullen College of Engineering for application to the UH/HCC Engineering Academy will automatically pre-qualify for application to the Engineering Academy. Pre-qualified applicants will be provided access to the UH/HCC Engineering Academy application.

Pathways to full admission to a degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering

An option to apply for early matriculation into an engineering degree granting major is available for Engineering Academy students provided the following is met:

  • All college level work attempted — 3.25
  • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted — 3.00 
  • All college level science courses* required by any engineering major attempted — 3.00
  • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted — 2.50
  • All college level engineering courses attempted — 3.00

To be admitted, students must have credit for (can include AP credit):

  • Math 1431 — Calculus I
  • Math 1432 — Calculus II
  • CHEM 1331 — General Chemistry I
  • PHYS 1321 — University Physics I
  • ENGI 1100 — Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGI 1331 — Computing for Engineers

In the calculation of each GPA, all attempts taken at any institution count – even if a course was repeated.

*Biology 1361/1161 and 1362/1162, Chemistry 1331/1111, 1332/1112, 1372/1117, 3221, 3331, and 3332, Geology 1330/1130, Physics 1321/1121 and 1322/1122.

 

Program Completion

Students who successfully complete the Engineering Academy by earning either an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Science in Engineering Science (ASES) degree from HCC by the first summer term following their second year, with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 of all college level work attempted at both institutions, as calculated by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, will be automatically admitted to UH for the following fall term. These students can then apply for a change of curriculum into their first choice degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Students who successfully complete the Engineering Academy (earn an AS or ASES degree from HCC) by the first summer term following their second year with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 at both institutions of all college level work attempted, as calculated by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, will be automatically admitted to UH for the following term. These students can then apply for a change of curriculum into a degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering with the caveat that their first-choice major in the Cullen College of Engineering is not guaranteed. If a student fails to gain a change of curriculum into their first-choice   engineering major, Engineering Academy advisors will help the student identify another major in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Students who do not successfully complete the Engineering Academy requirements or gain a change of curriculum by the end of the first summer term following their second year will not be able to continue their enrollment at UH.

 

Math Placement Exam (MPE) and Math Requirements

  • Engineering Academy participants who are determined not “pre-calculus ready” will be required to take the HCC MPE. After acceptance into the Engineering Academy and at the discretion of the Engineering Academy administrators, participants may be required to take the UH MPE.
  • The HCC MPE will be used to place participants in the appropriate math course at HCC.
  • Engineering Academy participants must be pre-calculus or calculus ready.
  • Engineering Academy participants must complete their calculus sequence (Calculus I and II) or the required calculus for the engineering major of interest at HCC prior to beginning full time enrollment in an engineering major at UH.