Admission to MASE

In accordance with the requirements of Catalogs 134 to the present, all students, both incoming and transfer, are initially classified as MASL and must be promoted to MASE before registering for Junior/Senior level engineering classes.

As written in the catalog:

Incoming Freshman Students who meet the University and college entrance requirements enter the Maritime Systems Engineering program with a lower-division classification (MASL), as do transfer students, regardless of the number of transfer hours.  Enrollment in junior- and senior-level engineering courses is restricted to students who have been moved from that lower division (MASL) into the MASE major degree sequence.  Admission to the major degree sequence requires that the student be in good academic standing and 

(1) have earned a C or better in all CBK courses (refer to catalog) and in MASE 221 (Engineering Mechanics: Statics);

(2) have received credit for ENGR 111 (Foundations of Engineering I) and 112 (Foundations of Engineering II), PHYS 208 (Electricity and Optics) and 218 (Mechanics), MASE 221 (Engineering Mechanics: Statics), MATH 151 (Engineering Mathematics I), 152 (Engineering Mathematics II) and 251 (Engineering Mathematics III) and MASE 100 (Intro. to Offshore and Coastal Engineering), and

(3) have achieved a CUMULATIVE grade point average of 2.5 or above, computed including all attempts at  those courses listed in (2) that were taken at Texas A&M.

Procedure to change from MASL to MASE:

  • Submit a Change of Curriculum form (  to your Advisor.

  • The Advisor will then use the official Departmental Spreadsheet  to assess the readiness for MASE.  The spreadsheet will automatically calculate the 2.50 GPA (not to be rounded) for the courses listed in (2) above.   Grades earned in courses transferred from other institutions are NOT included in the calculation, but transfer substitution for courses listed in (2) must be approved and the signed substitution form must be on file and have been submitted to Admissions & Records before students are to be advanced to MASE. 

  • The student will then be notified of decision for acceptance into the MASE program.