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How difficult is Engineering at UT Austin!?

pkuforlifepkuforlife Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2010 in Engineering Majors
Hi , I recently got accepted into the Cockrell School of Engineering for Spring 2011 (Chem E).

I was wondering what the "Engineering College Rules" were?

- As in, are we allowed to take a class more than once? In example, withdraw from a class and retake it the following semester?

-Also, I have fulfilled most of my first year classes because Ive completed 1.5 years at UH so all the Calculus's (1,2,3) Gen Chem (1,2), Orgo (1) Physics (1) ive already endured. How hard can I expect the Chem E class to be? Will they all be weed out classes?

- I guess im just asking how generally difficult the classes are and If I am capable of doing well.

Im going to post my stats so if you can gauge how well I am capable of handling this program, please do tell.

Sat Math:690 Act Math: 33

UH GPA 3.51
Note: My overall transfer GPA was a 3.78 due to CC classes hence my admission.

Is it realistic for me to do decent ( at least 3.0 GPA ) at Cockrell Chem E?

Or should I just try to stay at UH and try to maintain a 3.5?
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Replies to: How difficult is Engineering at UT Austin!?

  • PioneerJonesPioneerJones Posts: 1,575Registered User Member
    I'd like to know this as well. I applied for the Engineering Honors Program earlier today.
  • jaycribjaycrib Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    Pkuforlife...Since your trying to go to UT austin does it mean that UH engineering is easy?
  • pkuforlifepkuforlife Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    Its not easy, but with consistent effort, I believe you can get over a 3.5 GPA personally, whereas someplace like UT Austin might make you go above and beyond just to get a 3.0.
  • pkuforlifepkuforlife Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    Ive decided to stick it out another semester here at UH and see how well I can do and re-apply for the fall semester where it would be a lot easier transition.

    If I perform well, naturally I will be accepted again to UT and know that I have what it takes to finish up the program at UT.

    If I perform poorly, then I probably wont even bother applying to UT because I wont be accepted regardless, and will finish up the degree at UH.

    What do you guys think of this decision?
  • wolframalphamalewolframalphamale Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    no pkuforlife you should come to UT for spring 2011! Trust me you will be able to handle it, the average graduating GPA is like a 3.05 for cockrell and you are obviously well above average so you will definitely be able to handle it.

    Seriously why would you not come? You will be fine trust me. There are tons of resources and free tutors etc. to help you along and you have proven that you have the work ethic to make it

    And every application cycle is different. Just because you got accepted this time does not mean you will be accepted if you apply again, even with a similar GPA. They have a different number of slots every time so I would not take that risk. Just come to austin you will love it
  • Inmotion12Inmotion12 Posts: 1,042Registered User Senior Member
    Very poor, cowardly decison. You need to believe in yourself.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Posts: 18,441Super Moderator Senior Member
    I agree with the others. If UT accepted you, they think you can do the work just fine. I can't imagine passing up a UT engineering education! What a wonderful opportunity, that a lot of people would love to have.
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    please tell me you are joking pku4life
  • pkuforlifepkuforlife Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    I actually agree with all of you. I guess It is because of the influence of my parents. It seems that they dont think that spending an extra year at UT is worth it ( I would graduate in 5 years at UT and 4 at UH). Apparently in that time, I should be able to get my Masters is what their argument is.

    Regardless, I am going to talk to them again tonight and try to push my decision.

    You guys have any suggestions?
  • MedwellMedwell Posts: 440Registered User Member
    pkuforlife wrote:
    I actually agree with all of you. I guess It is because of the influence of my parents. It seems that they dont think that spending an extra year at UT is worth it ( I would graduate in 5 years at UT and 4 at UH). Apparently in that time, I should be able to get my Masters is what their argument is.

    Regardless, I am going to talk to them again tonight and try to push my decision.

    You guys have any suggestions?
    Why does the opinion of your parents have any influence whatsoever on the decision? Tip: It shouldn't.
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