Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Goals and Objectives

In support of the mission of DHS, the overarching goal of this program is to prepare undergraduate students for the emerging field of engineering (Security Engineering) related to DHS operations. In-line with this goal, the objectives of the program are:

● Develop a multidisciplinary undergraduate minor program and certificate program in   engineering focusing on Security Engineering.

● Collaborate with the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), one of DHS’s Centers of   Excellence, to promote DHS-related research for undergraduate students.

● Equip students, who will be issued a certificate in Security Engineering, with technical   knowledge and experience in the areas of DHS-related operations.

● Recruit minority undergraduate students into Security Engineering minor.

● Closely collaborate with DHS Training Centers, Coast Guard, and Federal Emergency   Management Agency (FEMA), as well as commercial companies who work on DHS   related technology and systems such as Boeing, Raytheon, etc. to meet the needs of   technical workforce in addition to continuously improving program outcomes and   providing internship and student career placement.

● Developing a multi-domain real-time simulation system for analyzing and optimizing the   homeland security related events using information generated from image and data   mining.

● Develop techniques to enhance the images for feature extraction and image data mining.

This page was last updated on: July 18, 2013