School of Science and Engineering

Combined Bachelor of Science & Master of Science (BS/MS) Programs

Combined Bachelor of Science & Master of Science (BS/MS) Programs

The combined BS/MS programs allow qualified AUI students in the SSE to earn both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in a minimum of five years. This option permits a student to take graduate courses while completing undergraduate requirements. In addition, it waives the requirement for the undergraduate Capstone Design Project in favor of the graduate Master’s Project and up to 6 SCH of free elective undergraduate courses. The combined BS/MS program is designed to provide the student, through a broad base of study and specific concentration courses, with a solid foundation in core areas and an in-depth expertise in one advanced area.

Combined BS/MS Program Admission Requirements

 Application to this program is open to SSE undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 48 SCH, including at least 9 SCH in major area(s) of the graduate program (and in the case of more than one major, at least 6 SCH in each graduate major area), and who have not accumulated more than 126 SCH.

 Admission will be decided based on overall GPA, GPA in the concentration, and faculty recommendations. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 CGPA and a 3.00 GPA in each area required by the selected master program. Admission is subject to space availability.

Requirements to Remain in the BS/MS Program

 In order to remain in the combined BS/MS program, admitted students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and obtain at least a B- in all courses in the major area(s) (undergraduate and graduate). Otherwise, they will be dropped from the BS/MS program, although they will be able to pursue the regular BS program in their chosen major area.

Combined BS/MS Course Requirements

In order to earn combined a BS/MS degree, a student must:

1. Select an approved combination of Bachelor and Master Programs. The following combinations have been approved:

  • Bachelor of Science in General Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science/ Computer Networks/Information System Security/ Software Engineering/ Sustainable Energy Management;
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Science/ Computer Networks/Information System Security/ Software Engineering;
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management Science and Master of Science in Software Engineering / Sustainable Energy Management.

2. Complete all course requirements of the BS degree program, except for the Capstone Design course and up to 6 SCH of free elective undergraduate courses;

3. Complete all course requirements of the MS degree program as specified in the Graduate Studies portion of the catalog. Students are responsible to take all required foundation and prerequisite courses;

 4. Earn an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, and a GPA of at least 3.00 in undergraduate courses that are in the area of the graduate major.