SOE Shared Credit Degree Program

The School of Engineering has developed a Shared Credit Degree Program designed to allow exceptional students to complete a BS and MS, or a BS and MENG degree, in an abbreviated time period  (usually five years, depending upon the student’s mathematics preparation upon entering UNM as a first-year student). To accomplish this, some courses are counted towards both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. High-achieving students can earn up to 12 credit hours that count towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees by selecting upper-level electives that are aligned with their future graduate program.


The curriculum for each student is approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Mark Stone), the Director of Graduate Studies (Dr. John Stormont), and the CCEE Senior Academic Advisor (Nicole Bingham).

Students are allowed to apply up to 12 credit hours of coursework to both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. These courses will be from the students’ upper level technical electives. All courses must be taken at the graduate level and must comply with their programs of study at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.


The department identifies eligible students who have a GPA of 3.5 or better and have completed 75 credits in a degree program.  Those students are invited to participate in this program. Students must have already been admitted to their BS degree program. Admission to the graduate portion of this program is provisional and not finalized until the student satisfactorily completes the requirements for the BS degree. Students who are successfully admitted to the shared credit program do not need to complete the GRE for admission to graduate school.