Why Dual Enrollment?

The University of Texas (UT) System is pleased to invite students in EYW: Engineering Design & Analysis to apply for a dual-enrollment opportunity at UT Austin. While students have many opportunities to earn college-level credit during high school, Engineer Your World’s dual-enrollment program offers unique benefits to participants. The goal is not simply to issue three hours of college credit, but rather to ensure that students understand how course assignments, instructor expectations, and grading may differ between high school and college engineering programs.

University students who take ES 301 at UT Austin complete the same projects and assignments as high school students in EYW: Engineering Design & Analysis, plus additional assignments that require analysis of their design process, reflections on learning, and demonstration of deeper content understanding. High school students who dual enroll in the online ES 301 course also complete these higher-level assignments, which are graded by the same instructor who teaches ES 301 at UT Austin. Experiencing authentic college-level assignments and expectations while still in high school prepares students for a successful transition to college coursework.

How is Dual Enrollment Different?

Students in ES 301 at UT Austin experience the difference between high school- and college-level performance expectations for the same course. Complexity of assignments, communication with instructors, and grading results can be very different from what students are used to in EYW: Engineering Design & Analysis. Dual enrollment provides a low-risk environment in which students can rise to a new level – and prepare for what is to come.

EYW: Engineering Design and Analysis

  • High school engineering course offered in-person at schools across the nation
  • Students complete hands-on engineering design projects and document their work in engineering notebooks, written reports, and presentations
  • Assignments are submitted in person and graded by the high school teacher
  • Offered for a full academic year

ES 301

  • College engineering courses offered online to students taking EYW: Engineering Design and Analysis at their local high school
  • Students complete additional assignments, using photographs of design artifacts, written analyses, and reflections to demonstrate deeper understanding
  • Assignments are submitted online and graded by university faculty
  • Offered in the spring semester (application due in the fall)

How Does it Work for Teachers and Students?

See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions