double-arrowHonors Research Distinction Technical Elective Track

The Honors Research Disctinction Track is intended for students with at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA who wish to perform undergraduate research. Under this track, students may apply 3 hours of AEROENG 4999H towards their undergraduate technical elective program. 

The steps listed below allow a student to meet the College of Engineering Requirements for Honors Research Distinction.

  • A total of 6 cr-hrs of AEROENG 4999H. While only 3 hours can count towards the TE program, it is a requirement of the College to take 6 hours of 4999H
  • Two other technical elective courses
  • Successful defense of thesis and submission of thesis to Knowledge Bank
  • Completion of an Honors Contract in Engineering or performing at least 1 action from the following list:
    • Presentation of the research at one OSU-sponsored event  (e.g., Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, CoE Research Forum, etc.) or at a national conference
    • Submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed research journal or conference proceedings with the student as a co-author
    • Submission of a manuscript to an undergraduate research journal or non-peer-reviewed journal or proceedings with the student as lead author
    • Completion and submission of a patent disclosure application
    • Other appropriate activity that has been approved via petition by the Honors Committee in Engineering

double-arrowResearch Distinction Technical Elective Track

This track is intended for students with at least a 3.0 GPA who wish to perform undergraduate research. Under this track, students may apply 3 hours of AEROENG 4999 towards their undergraduate technical elective program. 

The steps listed below allow a student to meet the College of Engineering Requirements for Research Distinction

  • A total of 6 cr-hrs of AEROENG 4999. While only 3 hours can count towards the TE program, it is a requirement of the college to take 6 hours of 4999
  • Two other technical elective courses
  • Presentation of the research at a local conference (e.g., Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, CoE Research Forum, etc.) or a national conference
  • Successful defense of thesis and submission of thesis to Knowledge Bank