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ACCelerated ENgineering Degree (ACCEND)

The Accelerated Engineering Degree, ACCEND, program is a great opportunity to enhance your education.

ACCEND allows you to earn undergraduate and master’s degrees in a shortened timeframe, while still enjoying the benefits of UC’s top five nationally ranked cooperative education program. 

Approval for the ACCEND program takes place after the completion of two academic semesters and is based on your academic record.

"I have not decided whether or not I would like to pursue a PhD or to try and find a job in the market, but the ACCEND program has given me the educational foundation to pursue either route with confidence."
-  Joe Wright, ACCEND student
New Graduates

ACCEND Program Format

ACCEND programs require all students to meet all of the academic requirements of the undergraduate degree as well as the requirements of the graduate degree.

In order to accelerate the completion of the undergraduate degree, there are four primary means used:

  • AP Credit that satisfies curricular requirements
  • Participation in Cooperative Education for four, rather than five, terms
  • Register for a distance learning course during co-op term
  • Completion of college level courses while in high school

Available Graduate Degrees in ACCEND

Master of Science (MS)

The ACCEND programs that offer an undergraduate degree in engineering along with the Master of Science in an engineering discipline will appeal to students interested in research and greater depth in a particular engineering field.

These students often go on to PhD programs or work in fields that require more specialized knowledge. The MS ACCEND track culminates in a research experience and thesis.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The ACCEND programs that offer an undergraduate degree in engineering along with the Master of Engineering will appeal to students interested in greater breadth in engineering and want to focus on the practice of engineering.

These students often are seeking pragmatic skills and knowledge that will allow them to improve the contribution they make to a technical organization. The MEng provides a traditional coursework based master’s and does not include a thesis component.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The ACCEND programs that offer an undergraduate degree in engineering along with the Master of Business Administration will appeal to students who want to understand both the technical side of an organization and the business aspects of the organization. Students seek this program because it increases their value to an organization and prepares them to take on a management role earlier in their careers.

Master of Curriuculum and Instruction (MEd)

The ACCEND programs that offer an undergraduate degree in engineering along with the Master of Curriculum and Instruction will appeal to students who have an interest in teaching in high school, middle school, or possibly community college.

The program provides the rigorous technical education of the engineering degree along with the teaching skills and certifications needed to work in education.

For more on the ACCEND Program view or print your copy of the ACCEND Handbook.

Advisers

To transition to the MBA program:

  1. Apply at grad.uc.edu.
  2. Select your program.
  3. Select Yes to the last question. This will allow you apply without supplying all the required documents.
Graduate School application emphasizing to select Yes to the final question, "Are your a current UC undergraduate who is applying for an Accelerated Integrated Master's (AIM) program?

To transition to the MBA program:

  1. Apply at grad.uc.edu.
  2. Select your program.
  3. Select Yes to the last question. This will allow you apply without supplying all the required documents.

* Do not register for any graduate level courses until after your transition is complete. At that time, you Catalyst record will show your GRAD Career and you will register here for your grad level courses.

Please contact Karen Mueller – karen.mueller@uc.edu or 556-7021 with questions

ACCEND Opportunities by Undergraduate Program

Aerospace Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Aerospace Engineering MEng
  • Materials Science MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Architectural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering MS
  • Materials Science MS*
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Biomedical Engineering MEng
  • Chemical Engineering MEng*
  • Computer Science MEng*
  • Materials Science MEng*
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Chemical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Materials Science MS
  • Chemical Engineering MEng
  • Environmental Engineering MEng
  • Materials Science MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering MEng.
  • Environmental Engineering MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng*
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Computer Engineering

  • Computer Engineering MS
  • Computer Science MS
  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Computer Engineering MEng
  • Computer Science MEng
  • Electrical Engineering MEng
  • Environmental Engineering MEng*
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science MS
  • Computer Engineering MEng*
  • Computer Science MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering MS
  • Computer Science MS
  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS*
  • Computer Engineering MEng
  • Computer Science MEng
  • Electrical Engineering MEng
  • Environmental Engineering MEng*
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Environmental Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Chemical Engineering MEng
  • Environmental Engineering MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering MS*
  • Environmental Engineering MS*
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Aerospace Engineering MEng
  • Civil Engineering MEng
  • Electrical Engineering MEng*
  • Environmental Engineering MEng*
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Construction Management

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEng)

Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Computer Science MEng*
  • Electrical Engineering MEng*
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering MEng*
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)

* May require specific undergraduate courses/electives to prepare for graduate study.

Note: Other combinations may be possible. Contact ACCEND Manager for details.

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