Welcome to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

A Message From the Dean

Alam Mohammad

I am delighted to welcome you to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, the premier engineering college in South Texas. The college has been offering engineering degree programs since 1936 and has graduated thousands of students who have or had very successful professional careers. It is not just a college of engineering; it is an 80+ year tradition of excellence. Currently, the college enrolls nearly 3200 students which is about 35% of the campus enrollment.

Engineering is one of the most sought-after disciplines among all academic programs. Engineers utilize the theoretical concepts learned in science, mathematics, and related fields for real life applications. Besides engineering, students might consider pursuing careers in computer science and industrial technology management programs. Graduates from these programs work hand-in-hand with engineering professionals in a variety of fields with significant impact on our daily life. 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.

Breaking News

TSPE Names TAMUK civil engineering senior James (Bryce) Martin the 2017 Student Engineer of the Year. For more information, please click here.


The 2017 Annual Senior Design Conference is on Friday, April 28, 2017 at TAMUK Engineering Complex. All participants must register for the conference, including all senior design students by Friday April 14, 2017. For the full instructions on how to register, please click here.


The Wireless Internet zones "javNET3" have been upgraded in all engineering buildings. Enjoy it! The College of Engineering always brings the best services to its students ensuring their success. For more information, please click here.


TAMUK College of Engineering is ranked #2 among small schools awarding the MS in Engineering. For more information, please click here.


Prof. Stephan J. Nix was the Commencement Speaker for the year 2016.  Please find his biographical sketch here.


Prof. Alam presented a Keynote Address on “Imaging Based Biometric and Early Stage Cancer Detection” at the 2016 International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics and Technology (MediTec 2016), which was held during December 17-18, 2016. For more information, please click here. 


Prof. Alam presented a Keynote Address on “Ultrafast Optical Processing Based Biometric Recognition” at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey on December 14, 2016 as a Fellow Travelling Lecturer of the Optical Society of America.


Prof. Alam chaired the Plenary Session of the 19th International Conference on Computers and Information Security (ICCIT 2016). Dr. Alam is also organizing and chairing a Panel on Cyber Security and serving as a General Chair for ICCIT 2016. For more information, please click here.


Nov. 19, 2016 – Dr. Lucy Camacho invited speaker for Macromolecules Innovation Institute Seminar Series at Virginia Tech, presents her research work on “Progress in Membrance Desalination Technology for Water-Food-Energy-Systems (FEWS).” For more information, please click here.


Nov. 16, 2016 - Competition winning students tried to break their timber bridge. It withstood a load of 2,475 lbs., without catastrophic failure. The bridge was supposed to be built to be able to hold 500 lbs. For more information, please click here.


Nov. 15, 2016 - Dr. Kim Jones named Regents Professor by Texas A&M System Board of Regents. For more information, please click here.


Nov. 14, 2016 - Congratulations to the TAMUK Dotterweich Engineers for winning 2nd place at the Fall 2016 TSGC Design Challenge Teams. For more information, please click here.


Prof. William Worek presented a Keynote Address on "Energy Conversion and Desiccant System" for his abstract "New Desiccant Air-conditioning System Designs Incorporating Innovative Evaporative Coolers," at the 4th International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems (IMPRES 2016) which was held on October 23-26, 2016 in Sicily, Italy. For more information, please click here.


Javelina civil and architectural engineering students took 1st Place in an International Competition. For more information, please click here.


Engineering Week [ E-Week ]

Engineers Week (E-Week) is quickly approaching and to celebrate this week the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering will be hosting our annual Engineering Challenge on February 24, 2017 for Middle School and High School students. The event will be held on the Texas A&M University – Kingsville campus in MSUB Ball Room A & B. Please mark your calendars and get your students ready for another exciting competition.                                                                                                                                  

This year the theme of our event is “Engineers On Target-Let’s Zip to it!” The project will be announced the day of the competition.

Attached is a registration form to enter in this year’s engineering challenge. Registration is limited. Don’t miss out – Register today! We look forward to seeing you at our competition and working with your bright students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Moody at Amanda.Moody@tamuk.edu. For the registration form please click here.


Fall 2016 Commencement Speaker:

  Biographical Sketch
  Stephan J. Nix, Ph.D.

Dr. Nix

Dr. Steve Nix stepped down as Dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering this past August after serving in this role for six and a half years. The College has grown tremendously during that time attracting many students from around Texas, the US, and the world. Dr. Nix implemented an outreach program that reached out to thousands of young students in Texas about the benefits of an engineering education. He also started the Rio Grande Valley Engineering Initiative, a program designed to expand engineering education opportunities for talented students in the Valley. Under his leadership, the Institute of Architectural Engineering Heritage (IAEH) and the Eagle Ford Center for Research and Outreach (EFCREO) were established serving students and advancing research capabilities.

Dr. Nix loved to engage with students, both graduate and undergraduate, as well as faculty and staff. By doing so, he always addressed their concerns and articulated plans that helped develop the College in every aspect. He established a sense of community through events like the Fall Picnic and the Annual Engineering Senior Design Conference. One of the many traditions he established was the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame to recognize the alumni who excelled in engineering and demonstrated their support of the College.

Dr. Nix was the featured speaker at the Texas A&M University–Kingsville Fall 2016 Commencement for the College of Engineering on December 9, 2016. He summarized the many accomplishments of the faculty, staff, and students over the last 6-plus years, but the highlight of the was his challenge for graduates to “live a life of romance,” which he defined as “a feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.” He encouraged graduates to look for the new, be daring, ponder the universe, travel, dance, be a little impulsive, write poetry, be heroic, and love. But most importantly he challenged students to “question what is, fight for what needs to change, and dream of what could be.” He also implored graduates to not waste their time on hate – “the romantic life has no time for hate” – and to not always look straight ahead – you miss too much that way! All who attended enjoyed his speech. The College of Engineering is very proud to have called Dr. Steve Nix our dean.


Participating in this program will cost students $45.  Students will receive each access to an electronic copy of PPI’s review manual, 2 attempts at a 110 question mock exam, and about 6 months of access to online questions and other review material. Interested students should contact Dr. Bailey (breanna.bailey@tamuk.edu) for information on how to enroll. Click here for more information.

This page was last updated on: February 15, 2017