Institutes & Research

Security Engineering


The project is expected to result in the following significant outcomes:

●     A lasting change on the engineering discipline at TAMUK by establishing a Minor/Certificate program in Security Engineering.

●     Attracting more Hispanics students to the minor in Security Engineering program. Since TAMUK is a Hispanic Serving Institution and the South Texas area is predominantly Hispanic, this project will also have a lasting impact for underrepresented students.

●     Undergraduate students with different backgrounds will graduate from this minor program due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program integrated with research opportunities at UTEP.

●     More engineering students of Hispanic descent will be graduating with technical knowledge and experience on Security Engineering.

●     Through internships, summer research, and visits with CBP Air and Marine Operating Locations, Coast Guard, UTEP, and FEMA, better hands-on skills will be attained by students.

●     Enhanced career placement opportunities in security engineering for minority students through internships/summer research at UTEP, national labs, DHS centers, and related industries.

●     Initiation, fostering and development of young investigators faculty research collaborations DHS COEs as well as DHS operations sites.

●     Improved faculty teaching effectiveness through the preparation of the fundamental security engineering course materials, interacting with students during lectures, and by exchanging educational and scientific ideas and approaches with DHS COE at UTEP.