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The University of Texas at San Antonio - 2016

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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.