Program Formats and Guidelines
Since there is some overlap between undergraduate and graduate study, some graduate courses will satisfy the degree requirements for the undergraduate degree. A maximum of 9 credit hours from the M.S.I.E. degree can be counted toward the B.S.I.E. degree. Some additional conditions are:
The student must complete all B.S.I.E. undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.
- The student must complete 30 graduate credit hours with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
- The student must complete all B.S.I.E. undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 or 700 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.
- The student must take IMSE 641 and IMSE 666 at the graduate level. (This satisfies two of the core course requirements of the M.S.I.E. degree)
- Up to 9 credit hours of IMSE 600 level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward the undergraduate degree requirements (e.g. IMSE 641, IMSE 666, and IMSE 643).
- At least 60% of the graduate credit hours on the Graduate Program of Study must be in classes at the 700 level or above. (Note: a student can take at most 4 graduate classes at the 600 level).
- Once a student applies for this program, he/she must be continuously enrolled to complete this program. If a student is not enrolled for a fall or spring semester, this student loses the ability to count graduate credit hours toward his/her undergraduate degree.
- All students must take core course IMSE 811 and also take IMSE 888 if pursuing a coursework only option.
- No more than one “C” will be allowed in any of the core classes–IMSE 641, 666, 811 and 888 (for coursework only students). This may require repeating some classes.
- At most 6 hours of graduate courses can be taken from a department other than IMSE.
- A student pursuing a thesis format, must complete at least 6 credit hours of Masters Thesis (IMSE 899).
Once an individual is admitted to the accelerated B.S./M.S.I.E. degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies and procedures for graduate degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc. The student’s supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is that student’s graduation requirements.
In the event that a student begins this program, but does not wish to finish it, he/she must change 9 credit hours of his/her graduate classes to undergraduate credit and then he/she will receive a B.S.I.E. degree. Once the student has completed 127 credit hours, IMSE Graduate Committee will evaluate whether or not the student will be allowed to continue the accelerated B.S./M.S.I.E. program based upon K-State Graduate School policies. If the committee doesn’t allow the student to continue with the program, then, upon completion of the B.S.I.E. requirements, the student will graduate with a B.S.I.E. degree. In either of these two cases, the student has lost the ability to count courses toward both his/her undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.
Additional Procedures: For at least one year, the student must be enrolled in IMSE 892- Graduate Seminar. Each semester a student in this program must enroll in either:
IMSE 892 - Graduate Seminar
IMSE 015 - Engineering Assembly
For more information about Program Format and Minimum Requirements (effective Fall 2008).