Texas Christian University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Texas Christian University
Mailing Address: Department of Engineering
TCU Box 298640
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Postal Code: 76129
Country: United States
Phone 817-257-7126
Fax: 817-257-7704
Website: http://www.tcu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Walton Williamson
Department Chair
Tucker Technology Center 203
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298640
2840 West Bowie
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7677
Fax: 817-257-7704
w.e.williamson@tcu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

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?: Fort Worth, Texas
This city's population (approx.): 758,738
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 8,892
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,502
Total Professional and other enrollment: 10,394

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Brite Divinity School

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Completed application form, official secondary school transcript, Official college transcripts from each institution attended, SAT or ACT scores, $40.00 application fee, essay & resume of activities, secondary school guidance counselor's and teacher's evaluation of applicant. Freedom of expression page, photo and additional resume are optional.

Recommendations

Strong math and science background

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Phil Hartman
Dean - College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298960
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7727
p.hartman@tcu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Undergraduate Walton Williamson Engineering (General)

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Engineering
  1. Dynamics, control, and mathematical modeling
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Optical fiber sensors/waveguide device simulation
  4. Refrigeration system performance
  5. Energy systems engineering
  6. Reservoir simulation
  7. MEMS technology
  8. Thermal sciences
  9. Power distribution

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Other Student Support Programs

Student Engineering Society

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

We provide industry funded projects for teams of 10-15 senior level students.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The mission of the Department of Engineering is to provide a distinctive undergraduate interdisciplinary program of engineering within a traditional liberal arts setting. We are focused and dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of engineering and actively involving students in faculty research while emphasizing the importance of traditional analysis and design, laboratory experimentation, fluency with computational resources, and the effective communication of ideas.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering 4 3 0 7
Totals: 4 3 0 7

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
Engineering 0 3 3 0.00
Totals: 0 3 3 0.00

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
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

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
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0

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
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2

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
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The same as admission to TCU.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The same as admission to TCU.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

1. Completed application and fee of $40.00 for freshmen, $50 for international
2. Essay
3. High school and all post secondary transcripts in original language and an English translation
4. Recommendation from counselor and a teacher
5. TOEFL and SAT or ACT scores
6. Sponsor's bank must write on bank letterhead a statement indicating that the sponsor has the funds available for the student's education. The bank must give the current balance and average monthly balance over the past 12 months
7. Financial statement signed by sponsor and applicant
8. Resume of activities and accomplishments
9. Transfer verification if applicable
10. National exam results if applcable
11. Recent photo

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same for all U.S. residents.

Residency Requirements

none

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. Completed application form
2. Official transcripts from every college attended
3. $40.00 application fee
4. Secondary school transcript and SAT or ACT scores if fewer than 24 transferable semester hours
5. Admission to TCU as a transfer student is based upon evidence of ability to succeed in college based on the applicant's total record. Overall GPA must be at least 2.00 with 2.75 generally required for consideration.
6. Resume of activities and accomplishments
7. Essay
8. Recent photo

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 17
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $42,670
Room & Board: $12,000
Books & Supplies: $1,050
Other Expenses: $3,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 59220
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Student IRS Forms are required for verification if selected

Supplemental Student Loan Form is only required for a Perkins Loan.
Ettanewby form is required for 6 hrs. of summer school.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,281
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 457
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 94
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 84%
Note: ACT Math Range is not available

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 710 555
Reading Range: 605 500
Writing Range: 610 435
Combined Range: 1910 1475
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 32 28

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
Engineering (B.S.) 69 81 45 61 256 7
Totals: 69 81 45 61 256 7

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
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 54 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 69 0

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
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 58 0
Women 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 23 0
Totals: 14 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 81 0

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
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 32 1
Women 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 4 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 45 1

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
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 2 0 6 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 29 2 0 0 45 5
Women 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 16 1
Totals: 6 1 3 0 8 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 39 3 0 0 61 6

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
Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 3 1 0 3 1 31 0 41 35 6
Totals: 2 0 3 1 0 3 1 31 0 41 35 6

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
Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 26 5 0 0 41
Totals: 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 26 5 0 0 41

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

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.
Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day None