Dual-enrollment students are twice as
likely to enroll and graduate from college
Engineer Your World courses are college-level engineering experiences, adapted for high school students. The difference between the high school course and the dual-enrollment UT course are the types of materials that students are required to submit, how those materials are evaluated, and the types of interactions that students have with their instructor.
All students currently taking EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis at their high school are eligible to apply for dual-enrollment credit and plans are underway to also offer a dual-enrollment option for EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science.
By taking the dual-enrollment UT course in parallel with the high school course, students experience how expectations, teacher interactions, and grading compare between high school and college offerings of the same course content. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn dual-enrollment credit through one of multiple UT System institutions:
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Texas Permian Basin
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
- University of Texas at San Antonio
How Does it Work for Teachers?
- Teachers receive updated dual-enrollment instructions each September and share the instructions with their students.
- That’s it! Teachers don’t need to have a master’s degree, don’t need to go through additional training, and (most importantly) don’t need to collect or grade extra assignments.
How Does It Work for Students?
Students pursuing the dual-enrollment opportunity are responsible for fulfilling all dual-enrollment requirements by the provided deadlines.
- September: Students interested in earning dual-enrollment credit create an account through UT’s online portal.
- November: Students submit their application of portfolio materials based on the documentation and analysis of their in-class design projects.
- December: Students are notified of admissions decisions.
- January: Students enroll at a UT campus.
- January – May: Students submit additional portfolio assignments to UT based on in-class design projects completed throughout the spring semester of their high school course. UT faculty and teaching assistants provide grades and feedback, which is independent of, and does not influence, student grades in the high school course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Besides earning college credit, what are the benefits of participating in a college-level course at a University of Texas (UT) System school?
Which UT campuses are participating in offering college credit for Engineer Your World?
Can students dual enroll at more than one UT System campus?
Will students need to travel to a UT campus?
Do students need to apply for admission to a UT System university in order to participate in the college-level course?
Is the college-level course also named EWY I: Engineering Design & Analysis?
How do students earn college credit if they haven't been admitted as an official UT undergraduate student?
What type of credit will students earn if they complete the college-level course?
Will this credit show up on an official UT transcript? How can students get a copy of their transcript?
Can the credits students earn be transferred to other universities?
Will the college credits that students earn count toward graduation requirements?
Will participating in the college-level course impact students' chances of admission to a UT System school?
How will student work for the college-level course be graded?
Can students take the course for a letter grade?
Will student grades in the college-level course affect their grades in the high school course (or vice versa)?
Does enrolling in the college-level course affect the type of credit that students earn for their high school course?
Is there a fee for applying to the program?
Is there a fee for dual-enrolling in the UT course?
Is space limited?