The mechanical engineering leaning team (MELT) program requires the student to take a 1 credit hour course, where a set number of students (20) that all have the same class section (calculus, chemistry, physics, etc), meet twice a week to study and do social activities.
The honors program benefit is that you get housing with other honors students, early registration, and the possibility of research as a freshman. I would think the honors housing would insulate the student from some of the partying that happens at college.
Typically, a student would be a part of the mechanical engineering leaning team or the honors program, but not both.
Any thoughts or experiences what is a better fit for a mechanical engineering student?