General Admissions Requirements
There are two sets of requirements that students must satisfy to be eligible for admission to the Manufacturing Engineering graduate program: one developed by the University, and another developed by the Program. To be eligible for consideration for admission for graduate study at UTEP, a prospective student must submit a completed application packet to the UTEP Graduate School. This packet includes
- Application form;
- Application fee (currently $15 for US citizens, permanent residents, and Mexican citizens; or $65 for international applicants)
- Official transcripts (with baccalaureate degree posted) of all upper division and graduate work from an accredited U.S. institution(s) or the equivalent work with final marks ("relacion de estudios") from a foreign institution(s).
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States demonstrated by means of a Diploma, Provisional Certificate, "Carta de Pasante or Título."
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; and
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computerized) points (for international applicants only).
For admission to Manufacturing Engineering graduate program an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- have received a bachelor of science degree in Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, or Metallurgical Engineering or a degree in a related field or a minimum of 15 semester hours of upper-division course work in engineering. If the undergraduate degree is not in Manufacturing Engineering, it is likely that he/she will be required to take a series of deficiency or leveling courses. The courses to be taken will be determined on a case-by-case basis. It should be noted that deficiency courses to not count toward the graduate GPA.
- evidence of satisfactory academic achievement and potential. This will usually be assessed by review of performance in upper division (junior and senior level) courses as well as any graduate- level courses completed. In addition, results on a standardized examination (GRE) and other information regarding the applicant's background (where that is available) will be considered in making recommendations for admission.
Applicants who do not meet all of these criteria are still encouraged to apply, as each student will be considered on an individual basis. While not required, letters of recommendation from faculty members from a student's undergraduate institution will be reviewed when a decision to admit is in question. The Graduate Studies Committee of the proposed graduate major will recommend to the Graduate School acceptance, conditional acceptance, or rejection of the application after all required documents have been received and reviewed by the Graduate School. The Graduate School will notify the applicant of the final decision.
Students with poor English skills, as reflected by low GRE verbal or TOEFL scores, are often required to complete English as a Second Language ESOL or a Technical Writing course as a condition of admission. Also, all graduate students are expected to maintain a GPA that is equal to or higher than 3.0 at all times.