Always just a little bit ahead of the game? Eager to learn and ready for a challenge? If you have the academic might, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time.

You can count graduate courses toward both degrees, cutting down your time to graduate by a semester of more. You’ll pay less and be a more marketable professional. You’ll also be able to take courses and do research not normally available to undergraduates.

You can earn
  • Combined BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering Degree Pathway
  • Combined BS in Mechanical Engineering/MS in Biomedical Engineering Pathway
  • Combined BS in Mechanical Engineering/MS in Engineering Management (BSME/MSEM) Degree Pathway


We are part of the FIU College of Engineering and Computing, one of the top engineering schools in Florida and in the country.

Admission Requirements
Students, who pursue a BS degree and are in their junior year (completed 75 credits), with at least a 3.30 GPA on both overall and upper division courses may apply to enroll in the combined BS/MS pathway. To be considered for admission to the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students must have completed at least 75 credits in the bachelor’s degree program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the graduate degree program to which they are applying.
Students need only apply once to the combined degree pathway; the application is submitted to Graduate Admissions typically before the student starts the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program.
A student admitted to the combined degree pathway will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, the student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher courses, and no more than the number of credits specified by the program catalog, may be applied toward both degrees. In addition to the admission requirements of the combined BS/MS pathway, students must meet all the admission requirements of the University Graduate School.
For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for both BS and MS degree, a minimum grade of “B” is required.

Students interested in the pathway should consult with the undergraduate advisor on their eligibility to the pathway. The students should also meet the graduate advisor to learn about the graduate program and available courses before completing the application form and submitting it to the undergraduate advisor.



Please review the admission requirements and the graduation requirements below and contact an advisor if you need more information.