The University of Texas at San Antonio - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
One UTSA Circle
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Postal Code: 78249
Country: United States
Phone 210-458-4490
Fax: 210-458-5515
Website: http://engineering2.utsa.edu/

Head of Institution

Ricardo Romo
President
Office of the President
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4101
Fax: 210-458-4655
Ricardo.Romo@utsa.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Patty Espinoza
Assistant to the Dean
College of Engineering - Office of the Dean
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-5526

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Monica Bowden
Senior Program Coordinator
College of Engineering - Office of the Dean
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0665
Phone: 210-458-7377
Fax: 210-458-5515
Monica.Bowden@utsa.edu

Lona George
Director
College of Engineering Advising Center
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-6002
Fax: 210-458-5994
Lona.George@utsa.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

LiPing Bien
Senior Program Coordinator
College of Engineering - Office of the Dean
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0665
Phone: 210-458-4492
Fax: 210-458-5515
Liping.Bien@utsa.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: San Antonio
This city's population (approx.): 1,469,845
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 24,423
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,133
Total Professional and other enrollment: 403

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Public Policy, Honors, Architecture, Construction and Planning , University College, The Graduate School

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Please see the UTSA Catalog:
Undergraduate:
http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/
Graduate:
http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/

Recommendations

Please see the UTSA Undergraduate Admissions website for information on Undergraduate Admissions including Freshmen and Transfer Student requirements.

http://www.utsa.edu/Admissions/undergrad/

Please see UTSA College of Engineering Undergraduate Studies website for information on Undergraduate Admissions, including Freshmen and Transfer Student requirements.

http://engineering2.utsa.edu/undergraduate-studies/overview/

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

JoAnn Browning
Dean
College of Engineering - Office of the Dean
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0665
Phone: 210-458-5526
Fax: 210-458-5515
JoAnn.Browning @utsa.edu

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Fengshan Chen
Center for Excellence in Engineering Education Engineering (General) INCOLL
Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship Engineering (General) INCOLL Cory Hallam
Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real Time Prediction Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Yusheng Feng
Interactive Technology Experience Center Engineering (General) INCOLL Roberta Bauer
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Les Shephard

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science (outside of COE) Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undeclared/Pre-Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) Civil Engineering (M.C.E) Civil Engineering
Computer Science (outside of COE) Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Advanced Materials Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Ph.D.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science (outside of COE) Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Biomaterials
  2. Biomechanics
  3. Tissue Engineering
  4. Bioelectronics Imaging
  5. Biosensors
  6. Cellular Bioengineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)
  1. Water Resources
  2. Structures
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Transportation
  5. Geotechnical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV)
  1. Water and Waste Water Treatment
  2. Water Resources
  3. Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Systems and Controls
  2. Electronic Materials and Devices
  3. Digital Signal Processing
  4. Communications
  5. Electric Power
  6. Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Energy and Thermal Sciences
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Mechanical Design

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • Am. Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engr.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society for Biomaterials
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientis
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Biomedical Engineering Society - BMES
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation is essential in assisting new students with their transition to college and to UTSA. All freshmen and freshman transfers with 29 or fewer college credit hours participate in a mandatory Orientation to register for their first-semester classes. During Orientation, new students meet with an academic advisor to plan a class schedule, learn about UTSA's campus services and programs, and meet a variety of people ranging from faculty and administrators to other new and current UTSA students.

UTSA Roadrunner Camp exists to help freshmen become successful college students. Students get the most out of college when they: are aware of personal values and their importance in daily life; develop friendships with peers, staff, and faculty; know the benefits of and opportunities for leadership and involvement; understand the value of diversity; and have pride in the tradition, spirit, and heritage of UTSA. In a two-day program of events, we support personal, social, and academic excellence. By planning activities in a fun environment where students can be themselves and interact with others, we give freshmen a good start on their new journey.

Transfer transition programs are available for all new transfer students. The programs include a campus tour, sessions on campus services, and information about University policies, procedures and the core curriculum. Academic advising and registration is also included. Orientation for transfer students with 30 or more hours is not required but strongly recommended.

UTSA also offers Family Orientation programs because sending a student to college can be a transition for family members as well. These half-day programs include a tour of the campus, information about UTSA services and resources, helpful publications, and interaction with faculty and staff.

The Tomas Rivera Center (TRC) is an academic support unit dedicated to providing services that will promote student success from Academic Advising, Learning Assistance, and Supplemental Instruction to specialized Retention Programs such as Checkpoint, Phoenix and the Academic Development Program. The TRC is committed to helping students make the grade as college students. "Students come first."
The academic support programs include: Supplemental Instruction, Non Course Based Developmental Education (NCB), Learning Assistance / Tutoring, Learning Programs, Expert Learner Workshops, TASP/THEA Workshop, Learning Communities For Freshmen.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Design in Biomedical Engineering begins with the freshman course, BME 1002, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Throughout the rest of the program, students will be introducted to different aspects of design either through any of the BME lab courses or through clinical internships (BME 3013) and BME 3022, BME Technology and Product Development course. Towards the end of the program, students will be required complete their 2 semester Senior Design courses (BME 4903 and BME 4913). These senior design courses serves to demonstrate the culmination of the students' educational experience. Typically made of 4 senior BME students, partnership with senior students from other engineering programs within UTSA as well as partnership with a business student are also encouraged. The design teams are also encouraged to partner with other engineering or business students to bring interdisciplinary and business focus to engineering design process, including entering the Student Technology Venture Competition to gain experience as early stage entrepreneurs.

In Civil Engineering design starting with a freshman introductory course, CE 1301 Introduction to Civil Engineering, and ending with the capstone senior design CE 4813 Civil Engineering Design. Design components are contained in most required engineering topics courses. These include CE 3213 Reinforced Concrete Design, CE 3233 Steel Design, CE 3413 Geotechnical Engineering and Applications, CE 3633 Water and Wastewater Treatment, CE 4723 Applied Hydrology, CE 4123 Highway Engineering, and CE 4603 Water Resources Engineering. Design also is included in many of the elective courses, including CE 4253 Introduction to Masonry and Design, CE 4233 Transportation Systems, CE 4413 Foundation Analysis and Design, and CE 4723 Hydraulic Systems Design. The design experience culminates in a major senior capstone design course, CE 4813 Civil Engineering Design. The capstone design project is multi-disciplinary in that it involves three or more civil engineering areas and draws upon most prior coursework. The course involves teamwork, both oral and written presentations, a final design report, and a formal presentation.

In Electrical and Computer Engineering the student design experience is integrated throughout the two programs. Modern software tools usage, design and analysis, and formal report writing are some of integrated components the electrical and computer engineering courses. EE 3113 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I and EE 4113 Electrical Engineering Laboratory II emphasize hands-on experiments using basic to advanced instruments and require students to submit both formal and informal reports. Other electrical engineering classes that use software tools include EE 3313 Electronic Circuits I, EE 3413 Analysis and Design of Control Systems, EE 3423 Signals and Systems I, EE 3463 Microcomputer Systems I, EE 3563 Digital Systems Design, and EE 4313 Electronic Circuits II. Engineering design is distributed throughout the curricula starting from the student's second semester in EE 2513 Logic Design. In the following semesters, students take EE 3563 Digital Systems Design (design and simulation of sequential digital systems), EE 3313 Electronic Circuits I, EE 3113 Electronics Laboratory I (with significant design components), EE 3413 Analysis and Design of Control Systems (analog control systems design), and EE 4313 Electronic Circuits II (design and analysis of advanced analog circuits), EE 4113 Electrical Engineering Laboratory II (complex circuit design, construction, and debugging, including printed circuit board design, layout, construction, and debugging). Students select five technical electives, all of which have some design components.

Senior Design I and II (EE/CpE 4811 & EE/CpE 4813) are capstone courses in electrical and computer engineering. Student design teams integrate their knowledge from the EE and CpE curricular with training in project management skills, communication and teamwork, and engineering decision making process with economic and environmental constraints (such as safety, reliability, environmental, economic, ethical and social impacts, etc.) when developing and implementing an engineering design project. The senior design demonstration is the culmination of their educational experience. Senior design teams are also encouraged to partner with other engineering or business students to bring interdisciplinary and business focus to engineering design process, including entering the Student Technology Venture Competition to gain experience as early stage entrepreneurs.

In Mechanical Engineering, students have opportunities to gain design experience in main stems within mechanical engineering: energy (thermal/fluid sciences), mechanics and manufacturing of mechanical systems. Through required coursework, the mechanical engineering curriculum provides educational training in all stems. Through the selection of technical elective courses to augment required courses, students develop specialization. Design experience is integrated throughout the program. Development of open-ended problem solving skills is a part of all mechanical engineering courses. Design projects with formal report writing are included in many of the required courses, including ME 1402 ME Practice & Graphics, ME 3513 Mechanism Design, ME 4293 Thermodynamic II, ME 4313 Heat Transfer and Rate Processes, and ME 4603 Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Design. A substantial portion of each technical elective course is devoted to design of systems and components. A capstone design sequence at the senior level provides an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge gained throughout the curriculum to the development of an instructor-approved project. The design of experiments is integrated in both the mechanical systems and control, thermal, and fluid laboratories.

In addition, opportunities exist for students to gain additional design experience by participating in projects offered by the technical societies. These include the SAE Formula I and Baja car competitions, and other competitions sponsored annually by SAE, ASME and ASHRAE.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. It also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (a joint program between colleges of Engineering and Sciences), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (a joint program between UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, UTHSCSA).

Each undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). Individuals enrolling in these degree programs are given an opportunity to develop a strong background in the engineering sciences and to learn the analysis, design, and synthesis tools necessary to function well as actively participate in many traditional, and emerging areas of engineering.

The college has excellent laboratory facilities where students receive hands-on instruction by faculty. Computer-aided design (CAD) facilities, including state-of-the-art workstations, are routinely used in all programs. Some classes are taught by adjunct faculty from local industries, giving students the opportunity to interact with engineering professionals engaged in relevant engineering practice. Graduates from the College of Engineering should have excellent opportunities for employment and pursuit of graduate degrees.

The graduate programs offer opportunities for advanced study and research designed to prepare students for leadership roles in engineering careers in industry, government, or educational institutions. A master thesis option is recommended for students who are planning a career in research or who contemplate pursuing a doctorate in one of the engineering disciplines. A non-thesis Master of Science option is also available for students who desire a practical industrial applications-oriented degree.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 2 3 2 7
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 10 5 3 18
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 8 9 7 24
Electrical and Computer Engineering 10 6 9 25
Mechanical Engineering 7 6 11 24
Undeclared 1 0 0 1
Totals: 30 20 25 75

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 0 4 4 0.75
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 2 3 5 1.25
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 2 10 12 4.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 5 11 1.25
Mechanical Engineering 5 10 15 3.15
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 13 22 35 6.40

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 2 1 3 0.25
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 1 2 0.48
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 3 2 5 0.73

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 2
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 1 4 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 26 4

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 17 3

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (outside of COE)1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 1
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 2
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 0 2 2 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 22 3

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The admission to any undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at UTSA is based on meeting UTSA admissions requirements, qualifying for enrollment in MAT 1214 Calculus I, and either graduating in the top quartile of their high school graduation class, or graduated in the second quartile of their high school class and have a SAT score of at least 1100, a 550 in SAT mathematics, or an ACT score of at least 24, or granted admission into the College of Engineering by holistic review. New freshman and freshman transfers not meeting the math requirement will be placed in University College as Pre-Engineering majors.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students who meet all admissions criteria either directly from high school or with transfer credits will be admitted into on of the following majors: biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering as a major. All students admitted to engineering majors should follow their major curriculum. Undecided engineering students should select a major closest to their area of interest (refer to the following program descriptions). Students may obtain additional information about each program from the College of Engineering website.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Please see the link:http://catalog.utsa.edu/informationbulletin/admission/undergraduate/internationalundergraduatestudents/

International Students
Applications from individuals who plan to enroll while residing in the United States on a non-immigrant visa are processed as international students. International students can apply by submitting the International Student ApplyTexas Application (electronic version).

All international students, including first-time freshmen and transfer students, must:

Prove proficiency in the English language by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. English as a Second Language courses will be required for those students who need additional language training. Passing the TOEFL or IELTS does not guarantee admission to UTSA.
TOEFL Internet TOEFL Paper IELTS
Admission Qualification-English Proficient 100 600 7
Admission Qualification-Minimum Score Accepted1 79 550 6.5

The UTSA English Language Assessment Procedure (ELAP) is required. Students may be assigned to take up to four English classes for International Students (EIS) based on the ELAP results.

TOEFL is an examination written by The Educational Testing Service of The College Board. For more information, visit www.toefl.org. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge ESOL) Examinations, British Council, and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. For more information, visit www.ielts.org.
The TOEFL or IELTS will be waived if:

The applicant graduated from a U.S. high school and completed three years of regular English courses.
The applicant completed college-level English Composition I with a grade of "B-" or better.
The applicant scored 500 or greater on the verbal/reading section of the SAT.
The applicant scored 21 or greater on the English section of the ACT.

Applicants from the following countries are exempt from submitting the TOEFL or IELTS scores:

American Samoa
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada (except Quebec)
Dominica
Grand Cayman
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Liberia
New Zealand
Sierra Leone
Trinidad/Tobago
United Kingdom
U.S. Pacific Trust

International First-Time Freshmen

Applicants for admission to UTSA as international first-time freshmen must:

Have qualifications equivalent to those of students entering from accredited secondary schools in the United States, as determined by the UTSA International Undergraduate Admissions.
Submit all application materials including application for admission, nonrefundable application fee, official secondary school transcripts/certificates, official SAT or ACT scores, official TOEFL or IELTS scores, and all supporting documents to International Undergraduate Admissions, Office of International Programs.

International undergraduate admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is offered to academically qualified international applicants. Completed applications are evaluated through an individual review process after all supporting admissions materials are received by the Office of International Programs, International Undergraduate Admissions. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

International Transfer Students

Transferring from Schools outside the United States:
International transfer students who have earned 30 or more transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university in a country other than the United States must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, as determined by International Undergraduate Admissions. A foreign credential evaluation is required for any non U.S. college, university or other post-secondary school transcript. UTSA undergraduate admissions accepts evaluations from Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA) or any member mentioned online at www.naces.org.

Transferring from Schools within the United States:
International transfer students who have earned 30 or more transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States must have a 2.25 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale all college work attempted.

Freshman-Transfer: Students with less than 30 semester credit hours earned at the time of applying must meet freshmen and transfer admission requirements.
Transfer Coursework

Upon admission, UTSA grants credit for college-level transfer coursework, earned with a grade of “D” or higher, from regionally-accredited colleges and universities. Applicability of such coursework toward the UTSA degree plan is at the discretion of the major academic department. General information about transferring courses may be found in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Consult the UTSA International Undergraduate Admissions website at utsa.edu/international/transfer for detailed transfer admission criteria or call 210-458-7995.
Conditional Admission

Students who do not submit or earn scores that prove English proficiency but who meet all other admission requirements can be admitted to the Intensive English Program (IEP) on the condition that they are accepted to the bachelor’s degree program of their choice when the appropriate level of English proficiency has been achieved. Conditional admission is not available to graduate students. To apply for conditional admission follow the freshman or transfer admission process and apply through the International Student ApplyTexas Application.

International Application Deadlines
Fall Semester June 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 1

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Out-of-State. An out-of-state applicant must graduate from a high school accredited by that state's accreditation division. That division's mission and scope must be similar to that of the Texas Education Agency. UTSA will also consider the applications of students who graduate from a high school accredited by any of the regional accrediting associations similar to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Out-of-state applicants for admission who have graduated within five years of the date of first enrollment at UTSA and who have not attended another college or university must be in the top one-half of their graduating class. Minimum SAT or ACT scores must correspond to those required of in-state applicants whose class rank as determined by grade point average places them in the first or second quartile of their class.

Residency Requirements

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/bachelorsdegreeregulations/degreerequirements/minimumutsaresidencerequirements/

Minimum UTSA Residence Requirements

The following minimum UTSA residence requirements are in ac­cor­d­­ance with requirements established for all institutions in The University of Texas System and are requirements for all bachelor’s degrees:

1. A minimum of 25 percent of the total number of semester credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree must be completed at UTSA before a degree can be conferred.

2. Twenty-four of the last 30 semester credit hours applied to the degree program must be completed in residence, with the exception that among University of Texas System components, a student may, with the approval of the appropriate dean, transfer additional coursework to the program at the degree-granting institution.

3. Of the minimum 39 upper-division semester credit hours required in all degree programs, 18 must be earned in UTSA courses.

4. At least 6 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed at UTSA. Additional hours in the major sequence may be required under individual UTSA degree plans.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

See the UTSA Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Website below for details on the most recent transfer admission requirements.

http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/transfers.html

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,043 $22,290
Room & Board: $9,558 $9,558
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $4,746 $4,746
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No
Note: Other Expenses

Special Programs or Fee Structures

A note regarding Other Expenses category: The Fall 2016 survey totals for this category include transportation, charges such as graduation or tech services fees, and personal/miscellaneous costs from the UTSA Cost of Attendance website. These changes were made to more accurately reflect the expenses that students pay.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (HB 1403 Stude

Additional Financial Aid Information

http://www.utsa.edu/financialaid/

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,080
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,694
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 475
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 57%
Note: Note that the admission is based on being admitted to UTSA.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 600 500
Reading Range: 570 450
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1160 960
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 22
Composite Range: 26 21

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 91 44 37 53 225 33
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 103 91 78 177 449 82
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 85 44 41 55 225 35
Computer Science (B.S.)1 222 176 181 176 755 269
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 77 62 84 154 377 97
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 261 182 194 328 965 253
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering 5 19 8 5 37 11
Totals: 622 442 442 772 2278 511

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 24 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 47 1
Women 1 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 44 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 48 2 0 0 1 2 9 0 1 0 15 1 2 1 79 6
Women 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 24 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 36 2 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 14 1 7 0 73 3
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 6 0 2 0 85 5 1 0 19 0 14 0 0 0 59 4 9 0 195 9
Women 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 6 1 4 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 27 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 34 1 0 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 21 1 2 0 70 2
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 113 10 0 0 18 0 26 0 1 0 53 2 4 1 225 13
Women 2 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 36 1
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 18 0 2 0 329 18 2 0 44 2 72 0 2 0 131 6 22 3 622 29

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 21 2
Women 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 23 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 1 44 5 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 15 3 3 0 69 9
Women 2 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 22 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 1 15 2 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 8 2 2 0 33 5
Women 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 5 0 1 0 73 22 0 0 8 4 7 3 0 0 43 15 6 2 143 46
Women 1 0 0 0 18 5 0 0 3 1 3 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 33 8
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 0 1 24 2 0 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 11 3 2 1 49 9
Women 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 2 1 72 19 0 0 15 1 10 1 0 0 39 13 2 1 148 36
Women 1 0 1 0 18 2 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 34 2
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 16 4
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 24 1 4 4 228 35 0 0 36 2 34 2 1 0 104 23 11 3 442 70

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 15 4
Women 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 28 12 0 0 3 1 8 0 0 0 15 2 1 1 59 16
Women 2 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 19 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 14 2 3 0 37 7
Women 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 10 1 0 2 70 44 1 1 17 3 6 4 1 0 46 26 8 4 159 85
Women 1 0 0 0 7 5 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 2 4 0 22 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 1 0 40 5 0 0 3 0 4 2 0 0 19 10 1 0 76 17
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 2 0 90 26 0 1 13 2 16 2 0 0 39 19 1 2 171 52
Women 0 0 0 0 12 8 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 6 3 1 0 23 12
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals: 28 0 3 0 226 64 1 1 29 7 34 6 1 0 110 36 10 4 442 118

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 1 11 9 0 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 8 2 1 0 28 16
Women 6 1 0 1 5 3 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 3 3 0 25 9
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 18 1 1 1 62 23 0 0 6 1 7 0 0 0 34 9 0 0 128 35
Women 7 0 2 0 22 9 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 49 12
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 24 9 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 9 3 1 0 48 14
Women 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 7 3
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 5 2 2 2 66 43 0 0 11 8 7 3 0 0 59 39 9 1 159 98
Women 2 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 17 14
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 20 8 2 1 64 30 2 0 11 2 12 2 0 0 27 14 5 3 143 60
Women 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 11 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 32 9 0 1 129 56 0 0 19 6 14 4 0 0 85 44 8 2 287 122
Women 5 0 1 0 23 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 11 7 0 0 41 15
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals: 99 19 9 5 351 149 3 1 49 19 46 8 0 0 197 88 18 5 772 294

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 6 0 1 2 0 9 1 25 13 12
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 20 3 32 0 1 1 0 12 1 70 57 13
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 5 0 2 1 1 3 0 14 11 3
Computer Science (B.S.)1 3 0 33 0 5 3 0 36 8 88 84 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 15 2 37 0 9 4 0 27 1 95 90 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 34 4 64 0 14 6 0 51 0 173 153 20
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 76 10 144 0 27 14 1 102 3 377 324 53

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 5 1 0 25
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 18 2 2 1 26 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 3 1 0 70
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 14
Computer Science (B.S.)1 3 0 0 0 32 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 34 2 7 1 88
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 15 0 2 0 36 1 0 0 7 2 3 1 0 0 26 1 1 0 95
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 32 2 4 0 54 10 0 0 13 1 5 1 0 0 45 6 0 0 173
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 70 6 8 2 124 20 0 0 21 6 10 4 1 0 87 15 3 0 377

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Integrated BS/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The student in this integrated BS/MS program will be on a fast track to receive the MS degree by completing graduate course sequence faster than a comparable undergraduate entered in the regular MS program.

Advantages:

Students will be on a fast track to receive their MS degree by completing their graduate course sequence faster than a comparable undergraduate entered in the regular MS program as the total credit hours for the integrated BS/MS program is reduced.
The GRE exam is waived for applicants to the BS/MS program
Early access to graduate level courses and opportunities to do graduate level research under the direct supervision of ECE UTSA faculty before completing their bachelor's degree.

Admission Eligibility:

The minimum GPA for admission to the standard MS programs is 3.3. In addition to this requirement, the BS/MS program will have higher admission standard requiring both accumulative and major GPA ≥ 3.3.
Applications to the BS/MS Program must be made after the completion of 75 but before 90 credit hours of coursework, usually in their junior year or in the sixth semester of the BS program.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.40 Both None
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.20 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.90 Both None
Computer Science (B.S.)1 no 4.00 5.00 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.10 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.70 Day Optional
Undeclared/Pre-Engineering no 0.00 0.00 Both None

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The University-wide admission policies are the basic requirements for admission to the M.S. degree programs offered in the College of Engineering. Each program has specific requirements beyond the University-wide admission policies. The University-wide unconditional admission requirements are:
1) Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
2) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework taken.
3) Have completed at least 18 semester credit hours (12 of which must be at the upper-division level) in the area or areas in which the graduate degree is sought or in related areas as determined by the Graduate Program Committee for the proposed major.
4) Be in good standing at the last institution attended.
5) Be recommended for admission by the Graduate Program Committee in the proposed major. The committee may examine a student on his or her previous preparation before a recommendation is made for the student to be admitted to the program. Even though admission is based on the last 60 undergraduate hours attempted and all graduate and postgraduate coursework taken, students must list on the application for admission all colleges and universities attended and request that an official transcript from each institution be sent to the Graduate School. UTSA graduates only need to order transcripts from any institutions not listed on the UTSA transcript. The Graduate School will obtain the UTSA transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally, or conditionally on academic probation

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

MS-Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program: Students who hold an undergraduate degree may apply to the program. The minimum requirements for admission to the Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering program are described below. Note that admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.
1) Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science or engineering discipline. All students should have had sufficient background in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics prior to being admitted to the program. It will be expected that these students will have B.S. degrees with emphasis in either engineering, physical, or biological disciplines. Students from non-engineering background are required to take selected fundamental engineering courses as a condition of acceptance.
2) A satisfactory score, as specified by the Admissions Committee for Biomedical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; paper version). The applicant's performance on a standardized test will be considered in addition to other criteria, for admission or competitive scholarship awards and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant.
3) Letters of recommendation, preferably three, attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate study.
4) A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a resume, a statement of the applicant's research experience, interests, and goals. TOEFL scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English.
MS-Civil Engineering Program (CE):
In addition to the University-wide graduate admission requirements for unconditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following:
1) a satisfactory score, as specified by the Graduate Program Committee for Civil Engineering, on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
2) an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
3) a statement of research/specialization interest and
4) a favorable recommendation by the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Admissions Committee.
5) Test of English as a Foreigh Language (TOEFL) minimum scores of 79 or 550 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
A student who does not qualify for unconditional admission may be admitted on a conditional basis as determined by the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Admissions Committee.

Master of Civil Engineering (MCE)
For unconditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements, in addition to the University-wide graduate admission requirements:
1)an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution;
2) a satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Civil Engineering Graduate Studies Committee, on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores of 79 or 550 for Internet or paper versions, respectively;
3) a statement of specialization interest; and
4) a favorable recommendation by the Civil Engineering Graduate Studies Committee

MS-Electrical Engineering (EE) and MS-Computer Engineering Program:
In addition to the University-wide graduate admission requirements, admission decisions will be based on a combination of the following:
1) a satisfactory score, as specified by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program Committee, on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
2) a bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution of higher education or related field.
3) a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
A student who does not qualify for unconditional admission may be admitted on a conditional basis as determined by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program Committee. Applicants with an electrical and computer engineering background who wish to continue their education but do not intend to pursue the Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering are encouraged to seek admission as special graduate students.

MS-Advanced Materials Engineering (MatE):
In addition to the University-wide graduate admission requirements, admission decisions will be made by the Admissions Committee based on a combination of the following:
1) A bachelor’s degree in any discipline of engineering, materials science, physics or chemistry.A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies.
2) A statement of research experience, interests and goals.
3) Two letters of recommendation.
4) A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, as evaluated by the Admissions Committee, is required. An applicant’s performance on the GRE is considered with other criteria when making an admissions or competitive fellowship decision but will not be used as the sole or primary criterion to end consideration of the applicant.
Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper version, 79 on TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on IELTS.

MS-Mechanical Engineering Program (ME):
In addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements, admission will be based on a combination of factors:
1) a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) from an accredited institution of higher education, or proof of equivalent education at a foreign or unaccredited institution,
2) satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and
3) satisfactory undergraduate grade point average (GPA) in engineering coursework.
An applicant may be admitted on a conditional basis as determined by the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Admission Committee. Applicants with a degree in a discipline other than mechanical engineering may be required to make up the deficiencies in the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum. Courses listed as deficiencies do not count toward the graduate degree.
Applicants with a mechanical engineering background who wish to continue their education but do not intend to pursue a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to seek admission as special graduate students.

MS-Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE):
Applicants must meet University-wide graduate admission requirements as outlined in the Graduate catalog. Applicants must also comply with general University regulations as outlined in the catalog. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program, the Graduate Advisor of Record (GAR), in consultation with the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Committee and the Department Chair, will evaluate each student's transcript and determine any course deficiencies on a case-by-case basis. Students admitted with course deficiencies will be required to take additional courses within their Program of Study to make up the deficiencies. Courses taken to make up deficiencies may not count toward the graduate degree. Applicants who have insufficient preparation for the program, or who lack certain supporting documentation, may be admitted on a conditional basis.

PhD in Biomedical Engineering Program:
Students who hold an undergraduate or master’s degree may apply to the program. The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering degree program are described below. Note that admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

1) Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science or engineering discipline. All students should have had sufficient background in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics prior to being admitted to the program. It is expected that these students will have B.S. degrees with emphasis in either engineering, physical science, or biological science disciplines. Students from nonengineering backgrounds are required to take selected fundamental engineering courses as a condition of acceptance.
2) Applicants with a master’s degree must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in their master’s degree program. Applicants with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or in a related field may apply a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of previously earned graduate credit toward their doctoral degree. The Doctoral Studies Committee will evaluate each student’s transcript and credit will be recommended for transfer on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the formal coursework requirements of the doctoral degree.
3) A satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Admissions Committee for Biomedical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; paper version). The applicant’s performance on a standardized test will be considered in addition to other criteria, for admission or competitive scholarship awards and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant.
4) Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s readiness for doctoral study.
5) A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a résumé, and a statement of the applicant’s research experience, interests, and goals. TOEFL scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English.

PhD in Electrical Engineering Program:
The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering degree program are as follows:
1) Normally, a student must hold a master’s degree before being granted admission to the program. Some exceptionally talented students may enter the Doctor of Philosophy program directly upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with the special approval of the Electrical Engineering Doctoral Studies Committee.
2) Applicants without a master’s degree program must have a grade point average of 3.3 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework in electrical engineering.
3) Applicants with a master’s degree must have a grade point average of 3.3 or better in their master’s degree program. Applicants with a master’s degree in electrical engineering or in a related field may apply a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of previously earned graduate credit toward their doctoral degree. Each student’s transcript will be evaluated by the Doctoral Studies Committee and credit will be designated on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the formal coursework requirements of the degree. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be awarded for a master’s thesis.
4) A satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Doctoral Studies Committee for Electrical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If an applicant’s performance on the GRE is used for that purpose, it will be considered with other criteria when making an admissions or competitive scholarship decision and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of the applicant or as the primary criterion to end consideration of the applicant. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; paper version).
5) Letters of recommendation, preferably three, attesting to the applicant’s readiness for doctoral study.
6) A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a résumé, a statement of research experience, interests and goals, and the TOEFL score for those applicants whose native language is not English. Admission is competitive. Satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering Program:
Applicants must satisfy the following requirements, in addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements:
1) a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from an accredited university, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate courses. The degree should be in biology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, geography, environmental engineering, or other related scientific discipline. Exceptional applicants without a Master of Science may be considered for admission to the program on a case-by-case basis;
2) three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic potential;
3) official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores;
4) a letter of research/specialization interest; and
5) a résumé/curriculum vitae.
Applications must be submitted to the UTSA Graduate School online at www.graduateschool.utsa.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Acceptance to the program is decided by the Doctoral Studies Committee (DSC), comprised of graduate faculty members selected from the CEE Department and the College of Sciences. Full-time students accepted for the program are eligible to apply for financial support in the form of competitive teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or research fellowships.

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Program:
All graduate students must meet the university admission requirements as outlined in the graduate catalog. The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree program are as follows:
1) Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
2) Normally, a student must hold a Master's degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better before being granted admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree program at UTSA. Such applicants may apply a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of previously earned graduate credit toward their doctoral degree. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours credit may be awarded for a master’s thesis (such as ME 6983). 3) Each student’s transcript will be evaluated by the Graduate Programs Committee and credit will be designated on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the formal coursework requirements of the degree.
4) Outstanding students, who do not hold a Master's degree, may enter the Doctor of Philosophy program on provisional status directly upon receiving a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, with the special approval of the Graduate Programs Committee. Such applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. A student with provisional status must meet the course requirements of the Master’s degree program and all requirements of the Doctoral Program within two years of full-time equivalent studies at the Ph.D. program.
5) The Graduate Programs Committee will evaluate each applicant, approve the necessary requirements, and recommend corrective actions on a case-by-case basis

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applications from non-U.S. citizens or nonpermanent residents will be processed as international. This includes applications received from other countries. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1) Meet the graduate admission requirements. Applicants who will be on a student visa may not be admitted other than as graduate degree-seeking students. (An I-20 form is not issued to non-degree-seeking or special graduate students.)
2) Submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students who need to take this test should write to the Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, requesting information on taking the TOEFL. The code for UTSA is 6919. A minimum score on the TOEFL is required. TOEFL scores may be waived for international students from countries where English is the primary language of instruction and the principal language spoken in the home; or for noncitizens of the United States earning a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States or other English-speaking countries. Participation in UTSA's English Language Assessment Program (ELAP) before registration is required of students with TOEFL scores below 600 (paper version) or 250 (computerized version)or 100 (Internet based) or 7 (IELTS). Based on this assessment, students needing additional instruction in English are required to enroll in appropriate English for International Students (EIS) courses.
3) Submit a statement guaranteeing the student's ability to pay all expenses while a student at UTSA, if attendance under the F-1 (student) visa is anticipated. The statement may be sent from a parent or guardian when endorsed by a bank or other reliable institution, or from a U.S. citizen who will accept responsibility for the student's financial needs.
4) Have an application, $80 (online), $85 (paper) nonrefundable application fee, and supporting credentials on file in the Graduate School by the appropriate application deadline. International students applying for readmission are only required to pay a $80 (online) $85 (paper) nonrefundable application fee. The $80 (online) $85 (paper) nonrefundable application fee is also charged upon reapplication for admission following academic dismissal. See Application Dates for deadlines.

The above criteria serve as guidelines for admission for international students. The credentials of each applicant are examined on an individual basis by the Graduate School and the appropriate graduate program committee, with admission granted only to those who show promise of success in graduate study at UTSA.

Residency Requirements

Graduate school residency information can be found here:
http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/admissions/establishing-texas-residency/

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

There are no separate admission requirements for transfer students, since all graduate work are expected to be completed at UTSA. Information on transfer coursework can be found here: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/mastersdegreeregulations/transferofcredit/

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $7,100 $22,699
Room & Board: $9,558 $9,558
Books & Supplies: $900 $900
Other Expenses: $4,746 $4,746
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No
Note: Other Expenses

Special Programs or Fee Structures

A note regarding Other Expenses category: The Fall 2016 survey totals for this category include transportation, charges such as graduation or tech services fees, and personal/miscellaneous costs from the UTSA Cost of Attendance website. These changes were made to more accurately reflect the expenses that students pay.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (HB 1403 Stude

Additional Financial Aid Information

Please see the following website which contains guidelines for Graduate Student Financial Aid: http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/graduate-admissions/financial-aid-for-graduate-students/

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 781
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 574
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 163

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering
Men 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 11 7
Women 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Advanced Materials Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 4 12
Women 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6
Civil Engineering (M.C.E)
Men 1 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 8 15
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 15 9
Women 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 7
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 11 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 16 8
Women 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 5
Computer Science (M.S.)1
Men 16 5 0 3 3 10 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 25 29
Women 14 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 6
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 28 15 0 2 6 12 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 16 1 0 39 47
Women 13 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 15 13
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 3 4 2 2 13 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8 6 1 1 27 27
Women 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5
Totals: 86 44 7 13 20 45 0 0 8 12 7 6 1 0 29 46 3 2 161 168

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 9
Women 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 8 9
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 24 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 33 8
Women 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 27 8 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 34 20
Women 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 13 8
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 23 9
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 2
Totals: 80 21 2 0 5 11 0 0 3 5 0 2 1 0 8 20 2 1 101 60

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 7 3
Advanced Materials Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 14 0 3 0 3 1 0 2 0 23 14 9
Civil Engineering (M.C.E) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 6 6 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 28 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 0 35 24 11
Computer Science (M.S.)1 32 1 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 42 28 14
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 60 0 2 0 2 1 0 5 1 71 55 16
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 10 0 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 19 18 1
Totals: 124 0 16 0 8 3 0 20 2 173 129 44

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
Advanced Materials Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 7 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 23
Civil Engineering (M.C.E) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 18 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 35
Computer Science (M.S.)1 19 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 42
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 45 15 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 71
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 19
Totals: 86 38 0 0 14 2 0 0 7 1 3 0 0 0 17 3 2 0 173

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering 6 4 10
Advanced Materials Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 4
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 11 12 23
Civil Engineering (M.C.E) 0 6 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 5 5
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 16 19 35
Computer Science (M.S.)1 6 36 42
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 20 51 71
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 10 9 19
Totals: 66 107 173

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 11 8 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 12 11 1
Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Totals: 11 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 0 22 18 4

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12
Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Totals: 8 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science (outside of COE)1
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Undeclared
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Excellence in Engineering Education
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real Time Prediction
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Interactive Technology Experience Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)

Civil engineering research areas include structures, environmental, hydraulics, hydrology systems, solid mechanics, materials and water resources.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty research areas include systems and control, digital signal processing, communications, electronic materials and devices, and computer engineering. Emerging research fields also include, e.g.: computational system biology, multifunctional sensors and actuators, power and electric energy, and cyber security research.

Mechanical Engineering

Bio-materials, and biomechanics.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems(CAMLS) at UTSA provides unique source of expertise in flexible and lean technologies and systems, state-of-the-art technology applications in manufacturing, service, and defense industries. The focus of research is on two main areas:

1) Advanced Manufacturing Systems: effective and efficient integration and synthesis of automation technologies, human resources, and decision-making models for design, planning, scheduling, and control of production of goods and delivery of services.

2) Lean Systems: systematic elimination of waste (anything that does not add value) by using various lean and six-sigma tools and methodologies to continuously improve value creating processes in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

The research, education, and training activities of CAMLS are related to the Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering Divisions of ASEE.

Center for Excellence in Engineering Education

The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3) provides a holistic approach to improve the quality of eduation in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The Center will improve the retention, graduation rates, marketability and preparedness of the students in the College. Workshops for writing and problem solving skills, resources for internship opportunities, tutoring and gate keeper courses, FE exam preparation, and career advising are all examples of the activities on hand at the Center. The Center also facilitates sequential internships in local industries as part of student development.

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI)

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created to develop citizen leaders for the global community committed to transform the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the nation. The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow’s America as a global energy leader. The Institute also serves as a center of intellectual creativity that promotes socioeconomic development regionally, nationally and globally. We provide systems solutions that pursue novel opportunities for technology insertion to reduce costs, improve reliability and assure responsible environmental stewardship that contributes to our energy future. The institute has identified five areas of focus: Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Technology and Storage; SMART Secure Distributed Grid; Energy/Water Nexus; Electrification of the Transportation sector.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • BioMEMS
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Bioremediation
  • Combustion
  • Composite materials
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer-aided design
  • Control of communication networks
  • Control of nonlinear systems
  • Design of machine elements
  • Digital Communications systems
  • Digital systems
  • Dynamics
  • Electromagnetic and communication
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy recovery systems
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental helath engineering
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Finite element and boundary element methods
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Fuel Cells
  • GIS
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hard tissue biomechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Information Theory
  • Infrastructure Assurance & Security Research
  • Infrastructure management
  • Lean Systems
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Systems and Controls
  • Mechanisms and linkages
  • Meta Materials
  • Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microprocessor based systems
  • Microwavephotonics
  • Multifunctional Materials & Sensors
  • Multimedia and network processors
  • NMR characterization of bone structures
  • Nano-systems
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Nanoscience and nanoscopic imaging
  • Naoncomposites
  • Neuro-fuzzy techniques
  • Nonlinear and multivariable systems modeling and control
  • Parallel processing
  • Photo Refractive Systems
  • Piezoelectric devices
  • Probabilistic engineering analysis
  • Propulsion
  • Prosthetic Devices
  • Quantum information processing and communication
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Remote Laboratories
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Robotics and intelligent systems
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Signal and image processing
  • Smart Systems
  • Solid mechanics
  • Stress analysis
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structures
  • Symbolic manipulation
  • Systems analysis
  • Thermal storage systems
  • Thermodynamics
  • Tomographic imaging
  • Transportation engineering
  • VLSI system design and testing
  • Vibrations
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water resources
  • Water treatment
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Mobile communications

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Not available.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 7 3 22 5 37
Stipends: $32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)
Appointments: 1 10 12 6 29
Stipends: $3,000 $1,000 $2,000 $900
Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science (outside of COE)1
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 7 15 17 15 54
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Undeclared
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 15 28 51 26 120

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.