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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Student Employment Application

Current College of Engineering students who would like to work at summer camp should complete the Student Employee Application.  Spaces are limited, and your application requires endorsement by a faculty member.


2015 Engineering Summer Camp

The College of Engineering will host hands-on summer camps designed to introduce middle and high school students to engineering, math, and technology fields.  YESTexas (Young Engineers of South Texas) is designed for students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2015 and will be held July 27-31.  FEST (Future Engineers of South Texas) is designed for students entering 6th-8th grade in Fall 2014 and will be held August 3rd-7th.  Fees vary by camp.  Applications are due June 5th

FEST Summer Camp Application 2015

YESTx Summer Camp Application 2015


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.

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.


2015 Senior Dinner

The 2015 Senior Dinner will be held in the Student Union Building Ballrooms from 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, May 14.  All seniors graduating in May, August, or December 2015 are invited to attend.  There is no charge for the dinner for 2015 College of Engineering graduates, but the cost for guests is $20 (or $10 if guests are TAMUK students).  Graduates may bring up to two guests.  To register, please click on the following link, Senior Dinner Registration

In addition, students graduating from EAC of ABET-accredited engineering programs (Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering) are invited to participate in the Order of the Engineer Ceremony, scheduled for 5:30 pm on May 14 in room 219 of the Student Union Building.  Please arrive early to pick up your ring before the ceremony.   Guests are welcome to attend provided there is room to accommodate them (seating is limited).

The deadline to register for the 2015 Senior Dinner is Tuesday, May 5.  Awards from the 2015 Senior Design Conference as well as other student and faculty awards will be announced at the Senior Dinner.  We hope you will join us for this event celebrating your accomplishments!


New Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Program

Starting in Fall 2015, Texas A&M University - Kingsville will be offering a Ph.D. program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering. Applications are being accepted.  Follow the link to the program's website --> Sustainable Energy Engineering.


Undergraduate Pre-Advisory Informational Meetings

All College of Engineering Undergraduates must attend a pre-advisory informational meeting to be able to register for the summer and fall semesters.  A schedule of the meetings can be found here.


Spring 2015 College of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition

Sign-ups for the competition is now available in the Dean's Office, suite 301 in the Engineering Complex.  The deadline for poster submission is April 6, 2015 by 12 p.m. For more information click here for the flyer and for printing instructions please click here.


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.

President Tallant Mayor Fugate
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

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.



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: May 14, 2015