Welcome to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

A Message From the Dean

Stephan Nix

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, Dr. Frank H. Dotterweich.  The College was founded in 1936 and is built on the legacy of “Doc” Dotterweich and his colleagues when the University was known as Texas College of Arts and Industries and Texas A&I University.  Today, the College is home to nearly 3,200 aspiring undergraduate and graduate engineering and technology majors.  Our alumni have achieved significant professional successes and are found all over Texas, throughout the nation, and around the globe. Read more»

Home of the Javelina Engineers

Welcome to the home page of the Frank H Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. We are pleased that you are interested in finding out about our college, faculty, facilities and educational opportunities. This web site provides you with information about our degree programs, engineering career information and our outstanding faculty and students.

Latest Engineering News

Breaking News

2016 Professors of the year Ballots are out now!

Your vote for professor of the year helps the College of Engineering recognize our outstanding faculty. This year, ballots will be available online as well as in person at the JESSC. Also beginning the week of March 28th, JESSC staff will be at different locations for a few hours per day to gather ballots. The final ballots will be due by April 15th to the JESSC. If you decide to download the Professor of the Year ballot, please print it out and bring it by the JESSC along with your student ID. When voting, please remember to only circle 1 professor. Ballots that have more than 1 selection will be discarded.

2016 Professors of the Year Voting locations starting March 28th

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays   

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Engineering Complex Lobby  1st floor

Tuesdays and Thursdays  

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Gross Hall


8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 



8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 



Pre-Advising Sessions

All currently enrolled College of Engineering undergraduate students must attend a pre-advising information session as a first step in the Summer/Fall pre-registration process. 2016(May, August, December) graduates are exempt. Click here for the schedule.


2016 Senior Design Conference, Friday, April 29

The 2016 Senior Design Conference will be held from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm on Friday, April 29th.  All attendees must register. Registration forms for students (graduating seniors and all other students) are available here. Faculty, alumni, and industry professionals interested in volunteering should also register using this form. All student presenters should make sure they have a copy of the instructions to senior design teams.


2016 Senior Brunch, Friday, May 13

The 2016 Senior Brunch will be held on Friday, May 13, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. The brunch will have a variety of breakfast options to choose from (for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike). There is no ticket cost for 2016 College of Engineering seniors (May, August, and December) but they must register on Marketplace to attend. Each senior may bring one guest ($20). Tickets for faculty and staff are $20, and tickets for other TAMUK students are $10. The link to Marketplace to register / purchase tickets for this event is:


The 2016 Senior Brunch will be hosted in the SUB ballrooms. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged.


Order of the Engineer and Order of the Computing Professional

Seniors graduating with a B.S. in Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering in the 2016 academic year are eligible to become members of the Order of the Engineer (http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org/). Seniors graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science in the 2016 academic year are eligible to become members of the Order of the Computing Professional (www.computing-professional.org/). A joint initiation ceremony for both orders will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, May 13, in SUB 219C. You must attend the initiation ceremony in order to join and receive your ring (engineering) or lapel pin (computer science). 


Future Engineers of South Texas Summer Camp

The College of Engineering will host the Future Engineers of South Texas (FEST) summer camp for students entering 7th-9th grade in Fall 2016. FEST will take place June 20 - 24, 2016, and will cost $125. Applications should be returned to Mr. Austin McCoy at john.mccoy@tamuk.edu.

Click here for Applications.


Ph. D in Energy Systems Now Available

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering located at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is looking for qualified students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering.  Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2015.  The deadline for applying is June 1, 2015. Competitive teaching and research assistantships with full tuition paid are available for highly qualified students.

The Ph.D. program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering within the College of Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that integrates various fields of Engineering and Science. The theme of the Ph.D. program addresses various aspects of energy research including the sustainable utilization of fossil fuels and renewable resources, design of devices for efficient energy conversion, smart distribution and storage of energy, and sustainability and environmental impact of energy related activities.

The program provides students with opportunities to participate in the intricate and interdisciplinary engineering and science research topics in energy related fields and enables students of exceptional ability to undertake cutting-edge research in energy related topics. It also prepares students to solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global energy society, prepares candidates to become entrepreneurs creating innovative solutions, and to be successful in their chosen career paths. Follow the link to the program's website --> Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Applications can be submitted through Apply Texas at http://www.tamuk.edu/grad/admissions/index.html.

For inquiries, please send email to TAMUK.SESE-PhD@tamuk.edu.


Updated EDESKTOP instructions for Faculty and Students

All Faculty and Students of the College of Engineering, these instructions will be very useful in helping you become familiar with the new computer systems we are using in the engineering buildings.  Please review them. Click here for more information

Information about the FE Exam

This newsletter provides information about the FE exam, including links to resources to help you prepare for the exam and a short quiz you can take to assess your skills.

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Javelina Engineering Student Success Center (JESSC)

Frank.H. Dotterweich College of Engineering tutor center is open for business with discipline specific assistance.

Click here to read more

Residence Hall tutor center hours

This page was last updated on: May 25, 2016