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General Information

Bachelors of Science Offered:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgical and
    Materials Engineering


  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and
    Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and
    Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    Dr. Andrew Swift, Dean
    Dr. Stephen Stafford, Associate Dean
    Dr. Pablo Arenaz, Associate Dean for Entering Students
    Dr. Vijay Singh, Associate Dean for Research
    Dr. Darrell Schroder, Assistant Dean

    Engineering/Science Complex
    Engineering Building, Room E230
    Phone: (915) 747-5460
    Fax: (915) 747-5616
    E-mail: engineer@utep.edu

  • General Information
    1. Introduction
    2. Mathematics and English Preparation
    3. Transfer Course Work
    4. Change of Major
    5. Lower Division Program
    6. Pre-Engineering Program
    7. Limit on Engineering Course Enrollments
    8. Enrollment in Engineering/Computer Science
    Courses by Non-Majors

    9. Double Majors
    10. Cooperative Education
    11. Five-Year Bachelor/Master of Science Program
    12. Graduate Study
    13. Engineering Courses (ENGR)

    1. Introduction

    Engineers enjoy one satisfaction that not everyone can claim--they can point to tangible evidence of their efforts. Every modern structure, computer, jet aircraft, power-generating plant, or new automobile design is a lasting testimonial to the engineers responsible for it. Thus, to a great extent, our current standard of living and high level of technology are due to the diligent and innovative efforts of engineers. Future accomplishments could help increase energy and food supplies, develop more contamination-free power plants, aid in medical science's fight against disease, and expand our computational and design skills beyond imagination. A notable researcher once capsuled the engineer's career satisfaction in pointing out that while scientists "explore what is," engineers "create what never has been."

    The future for engineering graduates remains very bright. Our rapid pace of technological and industrial developments has established an ever-increasing need for highly talented and qualified professional engineers. In addition, the increasing demand for goods and services has imposed new challenges to present and future engineers. To provide these things and, at the same time, conserve resources and minimize environmental impact, engineers must recognize that solutions to long-standing societal problems are only found by thorough planning and study. With a capacity for problem solving, engineers may be the best qualified persons to address society's problems.

    The complexities of today's economy and environment are such that all resources must be used in an optimal manner. Thus, the College of Engineering, through its curricula, strives to educate and train engineers who have the desire to learn and the breadth of vision to formulate and solve the problems of today and tomorrow. It is expected that a student who applies himself or herself and successfully completes one of the engineering or computer science programs will not only be technically prepared but also broadly educated, and thus ready to make a significant contribution to the world.

    The College offers many programs of study that should be selected on the basis of personal ambitions, interests, and abilities. The student may choose the traditional BS degree and also consider advanced research-oriented graduate programs leading to the MS and Ph.D. degrees. Within the College, the undergraduate programs in civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and metallurgical engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The breadth of modern computer technology is covered by BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and a computer engineering concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program leading to the degree BS in Computer Science is accredited by The Computer Science Accreditation Commission.

    To recognize outstanding achievement and encourage professional activities, each program has one or more active student sections of the appropriate professional and honor societies. Additionally, there are campus chapters of professional societies that cover all fields of engineering. Participation in these groups provides a valuable educational and professional experience and students are encouraged to participate to the extent of their eligibility.


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