Five-Year B.S./M.S. Degree Program
GW MAE offers a five-year dual degree program for the B.S. and M.S. in all areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering. The GW Undergraduate Bulletin lists this under School of Engineering and Applied Science, Special Programs, Five-Year Programs. The five-year program differs from the standard B.S. in mechanical engineering in that:
- In the seventh and eight semesters, three 3-credit courses are taken at the graduate level (200 level courses or 100 level courses that have been annotated that they may be taken for graduate credit). Two of these courses must complete the requirements of the four year Bachelor of Science curriculum (and focus area if applicable) as one of either the required courses or technical electives. One of these 3-credit courses is in excess of the requirements of the four year Bachelor of Science curriculum.
- In the ninth and tenth semesters, students take eight 3-credit courses at the graduate level. Alternatively, in ninth and subsequent semesters (probably extending beyond a total of five years) students take a total of five 3-credit courses and a Masterís thesis (6 credits).
- Courses taken as a part of items 1 and 2 above must satisfy the requirements of the Master of Science Degree and be chosen with approval from their advisor (see http://www.gwu.edu/~bulletin/grad/seas.html Master of Science Degree Program, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Representative Areas of Focus Leading to the Master of Science for list of required courses).
MAE undergraduate students of junior standing consult with their academic advisors to apply for the program. The undergraduate advisor recommends the correct graduate courses to the student for senior restricted electives. The student applies through the normal GW MAE MS application process during the seventh semester. Students must have a 3.2 GPA at the end of the sixth semester to be admitted to the program and must satisfy all requirements for graduation with a Bachelorís degree at the end of the eighth semester to continue in it. All requirements for masterís degree students are in effect for the graduate portion of the program.
The MAE students who want to apply for the program can click here.