Since its founding in 1913 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso has emerged to become a national leader in graduating Hispanic engineers with the real-world experience and academic foundation to change the face of engineering.
Student research is key to the College of Engineering experience and our highly-trained graduates are heavily recruited by the industry's leading companies.
The college is consistently ranked in the top 5 schools in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanics and was recently named the number 1 graduate engineering school for Hispanics in the country*.
Patricia Nava, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, leads more than 120 faculty and staff in 7 academic departments and over 15 state-of-the-art laboratories and research centers. Academic departments include Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, Engineering Education and Leadership, Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering.
Changing the face of engineering in a rapidly changing and dynamic world is a challenging opportunity. The Dean has the unique responsibility of defining priorities and facilitating the resources to actualize the College's strategies. The Dean's office includes leadership and staff to assist the College to achieve its aspirations:
Heidi Taboada Jimenez, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Louis Everett, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs
Marina Rivera, College Administrative Officer