Texas A&M University-Kingsville


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 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 nearly 1500 aspiring undergraduate and graduate engineering and technology majors.  Our alumni have achieved significant professional successes and are spread 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.

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville Center for Applied Research and Entrepreneurship Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

On December 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the City of Kingsville, local businesses and industries came together to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Center for Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. The CARE Building will house partners from industry and academia to provide a wide range of technical support and research.  This support and research will include applied and fundamental interdisciplinary research specifically tailored to the technical needs of development and perform detailed social-economic analysis including providing effective interdisciplinary trainings for professionals.

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President Tallant speaking at the ribbon cutting. Mayer Sam Fugate speaking at the ribbon cutting.


Port of Corpus Christi presents check to Texas A&M-Kingsville, in support of Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach.

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

Another Successful Year in College of Engineering STEM Summer Programs

This year the College of Engineering hosted two camps. We hosted the Young Engineers in South Texas (YESTexas) Summer Camp for 32 students and the 2014 Ensuring Successful Futures (ESF) Mechanical Engineering (ME) Camp for 34 students.

YESTexas Summer Camp offered an exciting opportunity for area school students to develop math science and engineering concepts by participating in hands-on engineering projects and technical activities. Activities included Air Pollutants MeasurementsBrick Sorter Using NXT LEGO KitIntroduction to CAD/CAM and 3D Printing , Engineering Structures, Solar Energy , Humanoid Robot Programming , Introduction to Wind Energy , and Truss-Bust.

The ME camp focused on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)Computer Aided Design (CAD)and Biomedical Science Awareness (BEA) Workshops.  The goal of the PLC summer camp was to teach students fundamentals of programming, installation and use, troubleshooting, and networking of current technology PLCs. CAD communicates all needed information from the engineer who designed a part to the workers who will make it. The course was a hands-on course, activity-based training program that teaches the fundamental techniques, tips and shortcuts you need to become familiar with engineering drawings. Biomedical Workshops conducted in order to stimulate the growth and development in the exciting filed of biomechanics.


2014 Senior Dinner & Order of the Engineer Ceremony

May 8, 2014 graduating seniors and their guest attended the senior dinner and The Order of Engineers. The Order of the Engineer is a national organization whose purpose is to foster a spirit of pride, individual integrity, and responsibility in the engineering profession. It promotes ethics and professionalism in the practice of engineering and bridges the gap between education and practice.


Congratulations to the 2014 Class of Javelina Engineers !

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors, faculty, and staff for their support and contributions to make this event possible.

Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (ISEE)

ISEE hosted 50 students from Porter High School and Hanna High School from Brownsville ISD on April 10th  at the 16th  Annual Water Quality Conference at South Padre Island, Texas.  The City of Edinburg unveiled its Stormwater mascot, Sheriff "Aguas", during the activities.

City Engineers Ponciano

City Engineers Ponciano "Ponch" Longoria (left) and Omar Cano (mascot) both Javelina alumni, shared a photo opportunity with the students, their counselors and ISEE Director, Dr. Kim Jones (pictured on right).  Photo by Alma Limas, CoE Academic Advisor.


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The Annual Engineering Senior Design conference held on Thursday, April 24 was very successful.  All participants that attended were impressed with the caliber of fine engineering students.                                                                                                                      



The College of Engineering looks forward to announcing and presenting awards during the Engineering's annual Engineering Senior Dinner to be held Thursday, May 8th.



Engineering Students Take Top Honors in Steel Bridge Competition

2014 Steel Bridge Competition

Engineering students at Texas A&M-Kingsville are coming out on top. Students participated in a Texas-Mexico Steel Bridge Competition January 18, 2014. The team constructed a steel bridge in 13.35 minutes. That was the fastest time of any school competing. The A&M-Kingsville team walked away with first place in construction speed. In all, 12 engineering students competed in the regional portion of the competition in Arlington.


On November 19th 2013, South Texas College (STC) and the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering signed an articulation agreement designed to facilitate the transfer of students from the Pre-Engineering Program at STC to the Bachelor of Science programs in Architectural Engineering (BSAE), Chemical Engineering (BSChE), Civil Engineering (BSCE), Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE), Mechanical Engineering (BSME), and Natural Gas Engineering (BSNGE) programs at Texas A&M University at Kingsville (TAMUK). “STC is one of our most important colleges” quoted Dr. Stephan Nix, Dean of Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, “This agreement will make it easier for STC students to obtain engineering degrees. STC students receive a really good education and we look forward to seeing more of them at TAMUK”, said Nix. 

Dr. Ali Esmaeili, Dean, Division of Mathematics and Science (South Texas College) and Dr. Stephan Nix, Dean, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering (Texas A&M University Kingsville)

In picture: Dr. Ali Esmaeili, Dean, Division of Mathematics and Science (South Texas College) and Dr. Stephan Nix, Dean, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering (Texas A&M University Kingsville)

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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Toastmaster's Meeting Announcement

Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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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.

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Natural Gas Engineering Bachelor's Program

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is going back to its roots this fall, when the college will once again offer a bachelor’s degree in natural gas engineering.

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University partnerships with South Texas Public Radio

This week, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will partner with South Texas Public Radio in a live remote, and premieres a new joint production a weekly radio series

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This page was last updated on: December 12, 2014