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About Dotterweich College of Engineering

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering 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 30% of the campus enrollment.

The college offers a broad range of degree programs, which provide a solid foundation for entry into the engineering, technology management, and computer science professions. Our graduates are in high demand and they work in all major sectors such as energy, computer, electronics, communications, robotics, aerospace, petrochemical, environmental, manufacturing, construction, management, and information technology.

We offer eleven undergraduate and twelve graduate degree programs. Our undergraduate programs in architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and natural gas engineering are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,; the computer science is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,; and the industrial technology management program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, ATMAE, Our newest degree offerings in computer engineering and industrial engineering have just begun and cannot be accredited till we graduate some students.

The college offers ten Master’s degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, industrial management, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and natural gas engineering. Students can also pursue the nationally ranked Ph.D. degree program in Environmental Engineering or the Ph.D. program in Engineering with specialty in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering.

We have a team of experienced and well-qualified faculty in the college. About 91% of our faculty have earned Ph.D. degrees. Engineering faculty is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to our students.
Recently, the college started the Rio Grande Valley Engineering Initiative in Weslaco providing students from that region the opportunity to study engineering.Our faculty is pursuing an aggressive research agenda with an annual research expenditure of nearly $3M. Faculty research projects are funded by major federal and state agencies as well as by industry and private foundations.

The College maintains a strong bond with all stakeholders in the region, especially the local and regional industry, local/state/federal agencies, educational institutes of south Texas, as well as the alumni base who play an active role towards supporting the mission of the college.

TAMUK is going through an unprecedented period of growth, especially in the areas of enrollment, funded research, new academic program development, student amenities, and infrastructure development with a focus on ensuring student success. Please feel free to call, email or stop by for additional information.

It is an exciting time at TAMUK and I would invite you to become a part of this excitement and the tradition!