5-Year Bachelor of Electrical Engineering to Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering (BEE to MECE)

5-Year Bachelor of Electrical Engineering to Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering (BEE to MECE)

Description

The College of Engineering & Science offers a combined Bachelor of Electrical Engineering/Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

In order to complete both the BEE and MECE degrees in five years, the student must a) be very well prepared as an incoming freshman, ready to take our core engineering courses, b) satisfy all the admission criteria (see below), and c) maintain a 3.25 GPA, in order to take graduate level courses while still an undergraduate.

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Please see separate catalog pages for Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering Program Learning Outcomes.
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    Admission Into the Program

    Qualifications for the 5-year Engineering program for new freshmen:

    • A minimum ACT composite score of 26, with a minimum of 22 in each section, and a minimum of 23 in the Mathematics section.  Or minimum SAT scores: 560 Mathematics, 560 ERW, and 1230 combined.
    • With ACT/SAT scores above: a high school grade point average of 3.4 overall on a 4.0 point scale, and the same for the combined mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology courses.
    • Without ACT/SAT scores: a high school grade point average of 3.6 overall on a 4.0 point scale, and the same for the combined mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology courses.
    • Students must place into appropriate-level freshmen courses at Detroit Mercy in order to be able to complete both the bachelor and master degrees in five years.

    Qualifications for the 5-year Engineering program for current Detroit Mercy juniors/seniors:

    • Students with a GPA of 3.25 and 95 credit hours can apply for the program near the end of their third year or in the beginning of their fourth year.
    • Students must be on-track to complete their undergraduate degree in four years.  (Some exceptions apply.)

    If accepted into the program, students may take up to six graduate credits in their fourth year that will count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

    In their fifth year, students will be registered as full-time graduate students, which requires that they are registered for at least nine credit hours of graduate-level courses per term. These courses will be charged at the graduate tuition rate.

    To remain in the program, undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA at Detroit Mercy and be progressing steadily toward graduation.

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    Degree Requirements (BEE 139/141 credits + MECE 30 credits, 6 credits double-counted)

    The course requirements for the 5-Year Bachelor of Electrical Engineering to Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering include 139/141 credits of undergraduate course work and 30 credits of graduate coursework. Six credits taken at the graduate level will be double-counted towards the undergraduate degree, so that the total credits completed will be 163/165 credits. The course requirements are based on the current existing requirements for each program separately. Please review separate catalog pages for Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering for degree requirements.

Program Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Utayba Mohammad, Ph.D.
Office: Engineering 330/331
Telephone: 313-993-3365
Email: ece_chair@udmercy.edu or mohammut@udmercy.edu