Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program Receives Accreditation

KINGSVILLE - August 30, 2013

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

The environmental engineering undergraduate program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received accreditation from ABET—a leading international accrediting body for post-secondary programs in engineering, computing and applied science.

            First established in 2009, the environmental engineering undergraduate program prepares students for a range of careers, from designing and building drinking water treatment plants, to  ecological restoration projects, to air pollution control systems and groundwater remediation projects.

            “This ABET accreditation is for one of the newest and most rapidly evolving engineering disciplines around the globe - environmental engineering,” said Dr. Kim Jones, chair of the A&M-Kingsville Department of Environmental Engineering. “This new engineering program is a response to workforce needs and regional planning mandates to help industries and communities more effectively utilize and conserve increasingly limited resources, including water, air, land and ecosystems around the world.”

            The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering is home to a total of six ABET-accredited programs, including architectural, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The university’s industrial technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering.

            “Accreditation is an important milestone for any undergraduate engineering program,” said Dr. Stephan Nix, dean of the College of Engineering. “Accreditation of an engineering program indicates that learning outcomes are being achieved and the program has a solid, continuous improvement plan in place. Students graduating from accredited programs are assured of quality instruction by qualified faculty with a high level of support from the university.”

This page was last updated on: August 30, 2013