In line with the mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), a minority serving institution, is developing a multidisciplinary curriculum within the college of engineering in support of preparing engineering and science students for careers in areas related to our nation’s security. This multidisciplinary minor in Security Engineering offers courses within the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and will be fostered by research activities relevant to DHS-STEM area of interest. This minor program is open to all engineering, math, and science students who, are interested in this field. This minor program focuses on integrated study of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), image processing, data mining, optimization, and information analysis and modeling. These focus areas are being served in operations/areas such as border security, transportation security, computer security, wide area surveillance, wild fire detection and prediction, visual and data analytics, seismic activity data collection, disaster management and hazards, law enforcement data fusion, integrated data processing and analysis, and complex event modeling, simulation and analysis. Strong collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), one of DHS Centers of Excellence COEs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Idaho National Lab (INL), Corpus Christi army Depot (CCAD) enhances the program through summer research activities and internships.
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