The Mechanical Engineering Honors Program provides an exceptional educational opportunity for highly motivated students to
develop their talents, interests, and abilities within a curriculum designed to encourage
independence and creativity.
ADMISSION: Incoming freshmen who score a minimum of 26 on the ACT or its equivalent are invited
to participate. Transfer students or students previously enrolled at The University
of Memphis are eligible for the program if they have an overall grade point average
of 3.00 and a grade point average of 3.25 for course work within the Herff College
of Engineering. The departmental honors committee admits eligible students to the
program upon approval of the Application for Admission to the Mechanical Engineering
Honors Program. Students with academic records that fall short of these requirements
may apply for provisional acceptance. Contact the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate
Coordinator for more information. Applications can be downloaded here.
RETENTION: Participants must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 and a minimum
grade point average of 3.25 for course work within the college to continue in the
program. The departmental honors committee may grant participants failing to meet
this requirement a one semester probationary period before they are dismissed from
1) To qualify for the designation With Honors in Mechanical Engineering, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 semester hours from the following:
1) MECH 4395 and MECH 4396, and 2) 12 credits of mechanical engineering honors courses.
2) To qualify for the designations With Honors in Mechanical Engineering and University Honors With Thesis, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours from the following:
1) MECH 4395 and MECH 4396, 2) 9 credits of mechanical engineering honors courses,
3) UNHP1101 or UNHP 1102, and 4) 6 credits of general education honors courses.
Honors sections of both lower and upper division mechanical engineering courses are
offered regularly and are included in the Class Schedule. To enroll in mechanical engineering honors sections, student must request departmental
approval. A minimum grade of “B” is required in each honors course for it to count
toward fulfilling the honors course requirement, but regular credit for the course
will be earned if the grade is lower than a “B”. A participant must select a major
advisor by the beginning of the first semester senior year and enroll in MECH 4395,
Honors Thesis Proposal. Successful completion of this course requires acceptance of
a thesis proposal by the departmental honors committee. During the second semester
of the senior year a participant must enroll in MECH 4396, Honors Thesis. Successful
completion of this course requires acceptance of a thesis by the departmental honors
DESIGNATION: Students successfully completing the prescribed course work will have earned the
designation of With Honors in Mechanical Engineering. This designation will be recognized at the commencement ceremony and it will appear
on the transcript and diploma.