A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Home of the Javelina Engineers!
The College is a leading provider of exciting and foundational engineering education in South Texas and is located on the historic campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The College is named for a pioneer in Natural Gas Engineering and a founding dean, Dr. Frank H. Dotterweich. The College started in 1936 and is built on the legacy of Doc Dotterweich and his colleagues as Texas A&I University. Today, the College is home to over 1300 aspiring graduate and undergraduate engineering and technology majors. Our alumni have achieved significant professional successes and are spread all over Texas, and throughout the nation and the globe.
The College houses six departments offering eight undergraduate and 10 graduate programs including a nationally ranked Ph.D. program in Environmental Engineering. Our undergraduate programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering are all accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, the National Association of Industrial Technology accredited program in Industrial Technology is also housed in the College. The College is the seventeenth largest producer of Hispanic Engineers in the nation as per American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Our undergraduate programs offer a rigorous educational experience laying a foundation of the principles and practices of the engineering profession. In addition, exciting undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Architectural Engineering and Environmental Engineering round out the core program offerings in the College. These programs offer curricula that combine a solid theoretical basis with hands-on laboratory and field-based experiences. We provide a challenging educational experience that blends teamwork and communication skills in a project-based learning environment.
Graduate program offerings in the College are available in all the departments and are research focused in exciting multi-disciplinary areas such as environmental engineering and sustainability, high performance computing, energy systems, robotics and materials. The College is home to a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded center of research excellence in science and technology focused on research on environmental sustainability in semi-arid coastal areas (CREST-RESSACA) and a high performance computing center (HPCC). To support cutting edge research, the College has invested in faculty and research laboratories. The faculty members in the College have been instrumental in bringing federal and state funded research grants and contracts worth over $3 million. Since 2002, the research expenditures in the College have increased by a factor of eight. Today, the College is proud to be the home of three NSF-CAREER award winners in Environmental Engineering-Drs. Jennifer Ren, Yifang Zhu and David Ramirez.
We have built very strong relationships over the years with our local and regional industries and small business communities in South Texas. The College and its faculty continue to collaborate with our partners and stakeholders in the region and our alumni network within the industrial and business sector is very active and supportive of our College goals.
We are currently the second largest College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and look forward to continuing our growth at a measured pace based on our successes and anchored in our rich legacy as Texas A&I and the TAMUK tradition of excellence.
I encourage you to explore our website and the pertinent information on all of our departments and program offerings. Join us, the Javelina Engineers, as we continue to contribute to the innovation and scientific achievement that characterizes our Nation and the spirit of South Texas.
Dr. Stephan Nix
Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering,
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
This page was last updated on: February 14, 2012