Engineering Honors Academy

The Engineering Honors Academy provides advanced educational opportunities for outstanding undergraduate engineering students.  This select group of uniquely motivated students has the opportunity to take accelerated courses in physics and calculus as well as an honors Introduction to Engineering course.  Honors students are also eligible to participate in the prestigious Slade Scholar program during their junior year which incorporates scholarship and research.

To participate in the Honors Academy, students must meet certain academic requirements, including minimum SAT scores (Math 750+, Critical Reading SAT-I 650+, and combined SAT score 1450+), high school ranking in the top 5%, and achievement on the Rutgers math placement test.

Engineering honors students also have the opportunity to participate in a residential living option within designated housing on the Busch campus.

Honors Coursework

Honors Students have several different course requriements in the first two years, particularly in math and science.  Click here to see a listing of honors requirements.

During the first year of the undergraduate program, students will register for the Honors Calculus sequence (640:151:H1, 152:H1), Honors Physics and Laboratory (750:271, 272, 275, 276), Exposition and Argument (355:103), and Honors Introduction to Engineering (440:191). It will be expected that students will achieve a "B" or better in each of the Honors courses to continue their registration in the program. Honors Pre-requisite Chart

During the second year, students will register for the second year Honors Calculus course (640:251:H1), Honors Physics (750:273), and Honors Mechanics (440:291, 292). With special permission, they may also pursue the Arts and Sciences General Honors Program simultaneously.

In the third year, if the student has maintained a 3.200 grade point average he or she may apply to the chairperson of his or her major department to be admitted into the James J. Slade Scholars portion of the Honors Program.

During the third and fourth years, depending on the curriculum, the designated Slade Scholars may register for the Honors Special Problems courses, such as 650:491, 492. During this time, Slade Scholars will conduct extensive reading and study in a particular problem area in their chosen discipline under the guidance of a faculty member.


Honors Academy scholars are also required to participate in the Rutgers Engineers Assessing Literature (REAL) program at least twice before graduation, and attend two Special Interest Seminars hosted by the Rutgers Engineering Honors Council each year.

Scholars are also encouraged to attend the Table Talk with Deans and Faculty events.