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The College of Engineering


Since its founding in 1913 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, the College of Engineering at UTEP has emerged as a national leader in graduating Hispanic engineers with the real-world experience and academic foundation to change the face of engineering.
The College offers nine baccalaureate degrees and more than 30 graduate programs and certificates. Enrollment has steadily increased, with 4,321 students (3,599 undergraduate, 576 master’s, and 146 Ph.D.) enrolled during the fall 2021 semester. The College of Engineering offers students interdisciplinary and industry training opportunities, including internships, co-ops, study abroad, service learning and undergraduate student research; these are key to keeping students engaged, and their persistence has given rise to high rankings by ASEE: #1 in master’s degrees to underrepresented minorities; #6 in bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minorities; #8 in percentage of doctoral degrees to underrepresented minorities. The College awarded 635 bachelor’s, 214 master’s, and 37 Ph.D. degrees during the 2019-2020 academic year in its seven academic departments:

  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Engineering Education and Leadership,
  • Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering, and
  • Metallurgical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering.

Research is facilitated through state-of-the-art laboratories and research centers in the College, described at, as well as through interdisciplinary initiatives such as the Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce, and the Materials Research and Technology Institute. Some of the college’s and faculty most recent accolades include:

  • UTEP recently opened its new 3D manufacturing engineering facility in central El Paso to spur new economic development in the Paso del Norte region.
  • UTEP’s College on Engineering researchers join list of top researchers in the world.

Use the links below to learn more about the College of Engineering.

College Website
Academic Degrees and Programs
Event Calendar
Research Centers & Facilities
Student Opportunities
Accomplishments and News




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