This accelerated combined degree program provides academically talented students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shorter period of time. The BS/MS degree allows you to ‘double-count’ graduate courses toward both degrees, thus reducing the time it would normally take to graduate by a semester or more. The combined-degree program reduces the cost of both degrees and enhances your marketability for career advancement. By enrolling in a combined bachelor’s and master’s program you can earn your master’s degree earlier while participating in research and taking courses not usually available to undergraduates.
With this accelerated program, students may obtain a combined Bachelor / Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. The bachelor’s program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. The Master’s degree offers a wide array of specialization areas, and is available as either a thesis or non-thesis program.
Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students also have the option of pursuing a combined Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering / Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering. For additional information, click here.
Students who have completed a minimum of 90 hours towards their BS degree in Industrial Engineering and have earned at least a 3.3 GPA on both overall and upper division courses may, upon recommendation from the faculty, apply for admission in the combined BS/MS program.
Financial aid and Scholarships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of financial aid opportunities and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, hence, students are encouraged to apply early.
The BS/MS Program has been designed to be a continuous program. Student must meet the degree requirements for both the BS and the MS programs of their choice. Students enrolled in the program may count up to 6 hours of graduate courses as elective credits for both the BS and the MS degree. Students will receive a BS degree and a MS degree on the same date, after requirements for both are completed.