- am I eligible to apply?
- what are the deadlines – when must my application be in and when will I find out if I’ve been accepted?
- what are the benefits (stipend, housing, travel, etc) of attending the Institute?
- how will I receive academic credit for the Institute?
Your applications will include a transcript, resume, and most importantly a statement of personal interest in the objectives of the Institute.
If you’re ready to apply, Apply Now!
It is very important that you receive a material academic benefit from participation in the Institute. To that end, you'll be enrolled by the University Extension in two UT-Austin courses created for the Institute. The courses are approved by the Mechanical Engineering Department and Cockrell School of Engineering and count as upper-division undergraduate technical electives. Each class will be worth three university credits for a total of six credit hours. University Extension will handle enrollment services for students, including registration and grade reporting. The credit and grades you earn will be available on an official transcript through the University's Registrar's office. You will work through your University’s registrar to transfer the credits, just as you would for any other credit transfer.
Schedules & Deadlines
The table shows the key dates in the application process.
|Applications Become Available||October 15, 2010|
|Application Due Date||March 15, 2011|
|Applicants Notified of Decision||No Later Than April 1, 2011|
|Decision to Accept or Decline to Attend||by April 15, 2011|
We’re accepting applications from students who will have sophomore, junior or senior standing this summer. May 2011 graduates are not eligible except under special circumstances. We will enroll twelve students in the 2011 Institute.
If you are majoring in an engineering field outside of nuclear, or chemistry, physics or another scientific field, you are eligible to apply.