Engineering Honors Program

The Cockrell School of Engineering offers a select group of students the opportunity to participate in the Engineering Honors Program (EHP), a non-curriculum based program designed to enhance the undergraduate experience outside the classroom.

During the first year, participants gain access to merit scholarships and honors housing.  Participants have the opportunity to complete an Engineering Honors Thesis later.

You first must be admitted to an engineering major in the Cockrell School before your honors application will be reviewed to participate in the program.  Non-engineering majors will not be reviewed to participate in the Engineering Honors Program.  If you are invited to join the program, you will receive notification through the Honors tab in MyStatus between January through March.

Contact Us


Mailing Address:
Engineering Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C2100
Austin, TX 78712-2100

Current Students Contact:
McKinlaye Harkavy
Phone: 512-232-6136
Office: EER 2.810

Future Students Contact:
Tiffany Shelby
Phone: 512-475-6830
Office: EER 2.838

How to Apply

First-year EHP application process:


Selection criteria for first-year students:

  • High school class rank
  • Test scores, such as SAT, ACT or AP
  • Academic honors and awards
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership experience

If you are not invited to join the program as a first-year student, you could be invited to apply later if you meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least 24 hours in residence in the Cockrell School
  • Have at least 60 credit hours remaining in your degree program
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of your class and department

Honors Thesis

An EHP student who completes an Undergraduate Honors Thesis will receive special honors designation on his or her transcript and is recognized during the graduation ceremony.

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Honors Societies

Several honor societies are open to engineering students, recognizing those who maintain outstanding academic records and who demonstrate exceptional leadership and teamwork skills.

Engineering/Plan II Honors Dual Degree

The Cockrell School and the College of Liberal Arts jointly offer the Engineering/Plan II Honors Dual Degree Program, where students may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. Students may pursue an engineering and Plan II degree without being in the Engineering Honors Program. Questions may be directed to Plan II Honors Program, CLA 2.102, 512-471-1442, or e-mail