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UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY at Katy Now Accepting Applications An educational partnership between University of Houston and Houston Community College


GREETINGS FROM THE ASSOCIATE DEAN Dear Future Academy Student, The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a new and exciting partnership between the University of Houston and Houston Community College. By choosing this unique Engineering Academy path in its inaugural year, you will be able to take your engineering journey to the next level. Joining the UH/HCC Engineering Academy provides you a multitude of benefits. Among these are smaller class sizes and financial savings, along with shorter commute times to those living near the Katy area. Above all, the academy is a streamlined pathway to the UH Cullen College of Engineering. You will be an official Engineering Cougar from the moment you enroll in the academy. If you believe the UH/HCC Engineering Academy may be a good option for you, then we encourage you to take the next step on your engineering journey and enroll in the program. I look forward to welcoming you as a UH/HCC Engineering Academy Cougar. Warm Regards, Dr. JR Rao Associate Dean for UH Engineering at Katy Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering Director of Online Programs and Extension Services Cullen College of Engineering

START AT KATY. FINISH AT KATY.


UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY AT KATY


JOBS

WHY

60% MORE DEMAND FOR ENGINEERS: Job posting trends suggest demand for engineers is 60% higher than all other occupations.

CHOOSE ENGINEERING for your bachelors?

SALARY $99,230 is the annual average salary for engineers in Houston, Texas* (Source: Bureau of Labor Stastics, May 2018)

HOUSTON

VARIETY

HAS A HIGHER DEMAND THAN ANY

OF WORK SPECIALIZATIONS

other U.S. city for engineering talent.

including the mechanical domain, software field or newer ones like system analytics.

(Source: Kelly Services)


UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY The University of Houston (UH) is proud to introduce its first Engineering Academy program, in partnership with Houston Community College (HCC), to the Greater Katy area! Most transition programs require that students apply for admission to UH upon completing all academic requirements at the partner institution. The UH/HCC Engineering Academy is different in that students are co-enrolled at both institutions from the moment they are accepted into the academy. UH/HCC Engineering Academy students are official UH Engineering Cougars from the very first day! UH/HCC Engineering Academy students must be committed to a rigorous academic schedule including at least one math, one science, and one engineering course each long semester. Once all academic requirements are met, typically after two years, students then transition to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston to earn a tier one engineering degree.

Front Entrance - Exterior of UH at Katy UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY AT KATY


STUDENTS

CAREER FAIRS

IN THE ENGINEERING ACADEMY

SPECIFICALLY FOR ENGINEERING

have access to:

that offer internships and job opportunities for students.

UH Engineering Career Fair

UH EVENTS SUCH AS RESUME WORKSHOPS, football games, UH main campus events and student organizations.

UH Football Tailgating Party

UH Résumé Workshop

LOWER TUITION

SMALLER CLASSES

SAVE APPROXIMATELY HALF OF

FOR LESS DISRUPTION AND MORE

tuition fees the first two years by enrolling in the academy.

time for one-on-one learning.

Chilli Cookoff Student Event


ACADEMY BENEFITS • Co-enrollment: UH at Katy and HCC Katy campus • Engineering Academy students who earn a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by the end of their second year at both HCC and UH and complete the required coursework will have automatic admission to their first-choice engineering major at UH. Students who earn between a 2.5 and 3.25 CGPA will be reviewed holistically and placed in their first, second or third choice of major. • Students that apply early and are approved will have the benefit of enrolling early for classes. • After meeting all academy requirements, which are designed to be completed in one or two years, students will either transition to UH Main campus or complete the remainder of the Bachelors degree plan at UH at Katy. • Access to student services, activities and organizations at both institutions, including resources and amenities at University of Houston main campus. • Smaller class sizes for all cohort math and science courses in a predetermined schedule provides more individualized educational support and student success. • Significantly lower tuition and fees. Students pay per course and are charged by the institution through which it is offered.

Student Study Area - Interior of UH at Katy UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY AT KATY


Systems engineering provides students with

the right blend of core engineering, statistics, optimization, systems approaches, and risk management to develop holistic viewpoints and methodologies that look at the big picture of a system to figure out how its sub-systems can be integrated efficiently and effectively to produce the best quality product. Graduates will become effective technical leaders who are able to plan, design, manage and maintain increasingly complex systems across different fields.

ACADEMY MAJORS: CHOOSE ONE FROM the following eight:

All 4 years at Katy*

The BS in Construction Engineering program combines civil engineering and business principles to produce graduates who can design and manage the construction processes that create and rehabilitate the public infrastructure. This includes design and construction of commercial buildings, airports, dams, roads, utilities, bridges, residential communities and schools.

All 4 years at Katy*

Computer engineering and analytics combines computer engineering and data science. Students are taught a blend of topics from computer engineering including software and systems, control systems and robotics, and data analytics, which build upon a core engineering foundation. Graduates of this program will be well positioned in the demand for these topics in diverse industries including oil and gas energy, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, transportation, logistics and retail. All 4 years at Katy*

Civil engineering focuses on the development and maintenance of both man-made and natural infrastructure. Civil engineers produce the facilities on which modern life depends, including roads, bridges, buildings, offshore structures, airports and levees, as well as the infrastructure required for the supply of clean water. Civil engineering includes sub-disciplines such as environmental engineering, structural engineering, materials engineering, and more.

2 years at Katy and 2 years at UH main*


Computer engineering combines electrical engineering and computer science. It is about the interface between machines (hardware) and computers (software). Computer engineers are more involved with software than electrical engineers. They design and maintain hardware and software in computer-based systems, from PCs to supercomputers, as well as computer systems that are embedded in vehicles, appliances and communication networks. 2 years at Katy and 2 years at UH main*

Mechanical engineers are the jack-ofall-trades within the engineering profession. These engineers work in nearly every industry you can imagine, addressing problems in such areas as energy conversion, aerospace, design of mechanical components and systems, man and machine environments, product reliability and safety, polymers, materials, and instrumentation and control of processes. 2 years at Katy and 2 years at UH main*

Electrical engineering is a very broad field – it encompasses virtually anything that requires electric power to operate! You will get a broad sampling of courses from several areas involving electrical and electronic systems, but in your last two years you will choose from among six specialty areas: electronics; nanotechnology; power and alternative energy; computers and embedded systems; electromagnetics; and signals, systems and communication.

2 years at Katy and 2 years at UH main*

Industrial engineers are optimization experts, focusing on the effective use of people, machines, materials, information and energy to improve processes for products and services. This engineering field includes the development of analytical techniques that concentrate on higher productivity and quality. Firms looking to develop more efficient processes hire industrial engineers to reduce costs and waste while increasing safety and efficiency.

2 years at Katy and 2 years at UH main*

TRANSFERRING TO UH MAIN Students can either continue at UH at Katy for the majors that are “Start in Katy - Finish in Katy� or transition to UH Main campus to complete the remaining five degree plans. The requirements to transfer to UH main are: completion of all core classes, 3.25 GPA, and a 3.0 in all STEM classes. Students recieve automatic admission to their first choice engineering major at UH with a 3.25 GPA.


ACADEMY SCHEDULE This is a sample degree plan, based on common Engineering requirements. Degree plans may differ depending on the major. For example, Chemistry II is a required course in Year 1/Semester 2 for Civil and Mechanical Engineering, but not Electrical, Computer, or Industrial Engineering degree plans. Check with an advisor for the most updated degree plan for each specific major path. Course offerings are subject to change. Calculus Ready Academy students are ready for Calculus I (MATH 2413) and Chemistry I (CHEM 1311). However, options for Pre-Calculus ready students can be discussed with an Academic Advisor during the application process. = CLASSES TAUGHT BY UH ENGINEERING FACULTY = CLASSES TAUGHT BY HCC FACULTY

Calculus I

Calculus II

General Chemistry I

University Physics I

General Chemistry I Lab Introduction to Engineering English Composition I Learning Framework

SEMESTER 2 - SPRING

SEMESTER 1 - FALL

YEAR 1 (32 HOURS)

2-YEAR ACADEMY SCHEDULE EXAMPLE

Physics Laboratory I Computing for Engineers English Composition II See Core Requirements List

Linear Algebra University Physics II Physics Laboratory II Engineering Major Course See Core Requirements List

SEMESTER 2 - SPRING

SEMESTER 1 - FALL

YEAR 2 (35 HOURS)

Calculus III

SAMPLES COURSES AND SCHEDULE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE COURSE INFORMATION, PLEASE SPEAK WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR.* START AT KATY. FINISH AT KATY.


ENGI 1100 : Intro to Engineering • Prepare students for the rigor of future engineering classes and provide students with a solid foundation of basic engineering skills • Introduce students to the different engineering majors and career options • Introduces students to various disciplines of engineering along with encouraging the development and application of engineering fundamentals , tools and ethics • NAE Grand Challenge Project – a semester long project where students apply all of the engineering fundamentals taught in class to a grand challenge topic of their choice

ENGI 1331: Computing & Problem Solving for Engineers • Instill students with a problem solving mindset • Provide students with a process to solve a variety of engineering problems • Introduce students to programming in MATLAB® as a tool to solve engineering problems • Computation and problem solving using MATLAB® • Helps students succeed in sophomore level classes


START AT KATY. FINISH AT KATY.


ACADEMY FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) • Prior to the Academy’s inception, each major had their own first year curriculum. A “common” experience is given across all engineering majors during the first year through a group project-based curriculum. Students from different majors work in teams, and learn about the various engineerng majors • Students may change their major during or at the end of their first year, without deterrence to their progress • The UH at Katy first year experience will be identical to that of UH main campus • A carefully created and high quailty first year experience helps students succeed in their sophomore year - significantly increasing retention and student success metrics. • The better students perform in their first year core classes, the higher the chances they will complete their degrees. • NAE Grand Challenge Project – a semester long project where students apply all of the engineering fundamentals taught in class to a grand challenge topic of their choice

UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY AT KATY


WHO CAN APPLY?

IDEAL CANDIDATES • High School or FTIC students that are Calculus ready, although options for Pre-Calculus students can be discussed with an Academic Advisor • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (GPA will include repeat courses) • Students newly admitted to the University of Houston

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

• Students that are admissible to both UH and HCC Admissions criteria. Criteria can viewed online at: www.uh.edu/admissions/ (AND) www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/ • Students that are interested in earning a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Computer, Computer Engineering and Analytics, Industrial, Mechanical or Systems Engineering • Students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or former UH students will not be considered

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS NEW UH STUDENTS

• Top 25% of Class • SAT - 1080 • ACT - 21 • TSI Test: Math - 350 Reading - 351 Writing - 340 (Writing sample of 4) • Application Process will include a completed Apply Texas application to both UH and HCC, current transcripts, current test scores, and all university required documents. Apply today at: www.hccs.edu/engineering-uh

HCC STUDENTS (WITH 3.0 GPA) START AT KATY. FINISH AT KATY.


APPLICATION PROCESS

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY Start your application at:

www.hccs.edu/engineering-uh To learn more about admission criteria, visit:

www.egr.uh.edu/engineering-academies/hcc Scholarships and financial aid are only available through HCC:

www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/nancial-aid/scholarships/ Questions? Email:

hcc.uhengracademy@hccs.edu

APPLY TO HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

APPLY TO THE ACADEMY

UPLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS

OBTAIN UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON I.D.

APPLY THROUGH HCC FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Questions about the application process? Email:

hcc.uhengracademy@hccs.edu

UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY AT KATY


UH/HCC ENGINEERING ACADEMY University of Houston at Katy 22400 Grand Circle Blvd. Katy, Texas 77449 @UHEngineering

@UHEngineering

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


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