The University of Texas at Dallas - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The University of Texas at Dallas
Mailing Address: 800 West Campbell Road
City: Richardson
State: TX
Postal Code: 750803021
Country: United States
Phone 972-883-2111
Fax: 972-883-6803
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu

Head of Institution

Richard Benson
President
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
AD22
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2201
Benson@utdallas.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Simeon Ntafos
Professor/Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
EC31
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2809
Fax: 972-883-2399
ntafos@utdallas.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Poras Balsara
Professor/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
EC33
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2557
Fax: 972-883-2710
poras@utdallas.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?: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
This city's population (approx.): 6,971,597
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 17,351
Total Graduate enrollment: 9,399
Total Professional and other enrollment: 43

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, General Studies, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Applying to UT Dallas as a Freshman
Applicants will be evaluated for admission and scholarship purposes as “first-time freshmen” if the students’ first enrollment at a college or university, excluding summer, will occur at UT Dallas within two years of graduating from high school. Applicants are still considered “first-time freshmen” if they earn college credit before high school graduation. Applicants completing coursework at a post-secondary institution after high school graduation should consult transfer admission requirements.
Texas Top 10%
In accordance with Chapter 51 of the Texas Education Code students are automatically admitted to the university as first-time freshmen if they graduate in the top 10% of their class from an accredited Texas high school and successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished High School Program or earn a Distinguished Level of Achievement. Applicants must have graduated from high school during one of the two school years preceding the academic year for which they seek admission as first-time freshmen and have not attempted any higher education credits since graduation from high school. Applicants admitted because they are in the top 10% of their high school class may be required to complete additional preparatory work before enrolling in the university or complete developmental coursework to remove any deficiencies in their readiness to successfully complete college-level work prior to university graduation.
Assured Admission Criteria
Assured admission is granted to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed the full Texas recommended college-track high school curriculum, and achieved a composite ACT score of 26 or greater, or an SAT score of 1200 (combined math and critical reading) or greater. Assured admission course completion requirements include:
• English Language Arts (4 credits)
• Mathematics (4 credits, including Algebra II)
• Science (4 credits)
• Social Sciences (3 credits)
• Language (2 in a single language other than English)
• Fine Arts (1 credit in music, art, or drama)
Students from private schools and those outside the State of Texas will be considered for admission based on the same academic benchmarks listed above and a comparable high school curriculum.
Reviewed Admission Criteria
All applicants who do not meet the assured admission criteria will enter the reviewed admission process. Reviewed admission decisions are based on the applicant’s composite achievement profile, including:
• High School Rank and GPA.
• Strength of high school curriculum (e.g. Honors, AP, IB, etc.)
• SAT-I or ACT scores.
• Record of accomplishments, honors, awards, community service, work, etc.
• Essay: Topic C (recommended essay topic on application).
• Letters of Recommendation (suggested, but not required, and limited to a maximum of three).

Additional Requirements for International Applicants-
English proficiency is required for all international student applicants from non-native English-speaking countries. The English proficiency requirement can be waived for students from countries whose government language is English and whose education has been in English.
Minimum approved test scores and accepted testing agencies are listed below:
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based): 80

TOEFL (Paper Based): 550
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 67
English 112 (provided by ELS Language Centers): Pass
International Freshman Applicants please see additional documentation requirements.


Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Mark Spong
Professor/Dean/Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
EC32
800 West Cambell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2974
Fax: 972-883-2813
mspong@utdallas.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Bioengineering Both Robert Rennaker Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science Both Gopal Gupta Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Lawrence Overzet Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Yves Chabal Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Mario Rotea Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering and Management Graduate Stephen Yurkovich Engineering Management

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 Control Science and Technology Engineering Management INCOLL Stephen Yurkovich
Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS) Electrical Engineering INCOLL John Hansen
Cyber Security Research and Education Institute Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Bhavani Thuraisingham
Institute for Data Analytics Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Ron Bose
Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Robert Helms
Texas Analog Center of Excellence Electrical Engineering INCOLL Kenneth O

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.B.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science with Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.C.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science Engineering (M.S. - M.S.E.N.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering and Management Systems Engineering and Management (M.S.S.E.M. Engineering Management

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Software Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Telecommunications Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Bioengineering
  1. Computational biology
  2. Systems and synthetic biology
  3. Neuroengineering
  4. Biomedical imaging and ultrasound
  5. Bioinstrumentation and devices
  6. Biomechanics
Computer Science
  1. Cyber Security
  2. Computer Networking
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Computer Systems
  6. Theory and Algorithms
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Communications
  2. Signal Processing (Speech and Image)
  3. Digital Systems
  4. Analog/Mixed-Signal, Circuits and Systems
  5. RF/Microwave/Optical Devices, Materials and Systems
  6. Solid-State Devices and Micro Systems Fabrication
  7. Controls and Robotics
  8. Energy and Power
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Thin Film growth
  2. Surface and Interface Characterization
  3. Semiconductor and Organic Device Processing
  4. Device electrical characterization
  5. Microelectronic and Photonic Materials
  6. Renewable energy technology (materials)
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Control systems
  2. Experimental mechanics and nano-mechanics
  3. Fluid and thermal systems
  4. Micro- and nano-structures and systems
  5. Sustainable energy and energy efficiency
Systems Engineering and Management
  1. Control systems theory and applications
  2. Optimization and optimal control
  3. Systems architecture, modeling and simulation
  4. Complex networks
  5. System identification

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Psi Chi
  • Sigma Xi

Local Groups

  • Alpha Lambda Chi
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ECS Honor's Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers at UTD
  • The National Society of Black Engineers
  • The Society of Women Engineers

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • ASME
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Bioengineering Soc.
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Eng. Medicine and Biology Soc.
  • Engr. in Medicine and Biology Soc.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Petroleum Engineers
  • Soc. of Physics Students
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers

Local Groups

  • Animation Guild
  • Artificial Intelligence Society
  • CS Game Development Group
  • Computer Security Group
  • ECS Honors Society
  • Reaching & Inspiring Student Engineers
  • Robotics & Automation Society
  • Systems Engineering and Management Student Organization
  • The Biomedical Engineering Network Group
  • Women Who Compute
  • Women in Physics

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • Bangladesh Students' Association
  • Indian Students' Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Vietnamese Students Association

Local Groups

  • Adult Non-Traditional Students
  • Ahmadyya Muslim Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Filipino Students Association
  • Friendship Assn of Chinese Students and Scholars
  • Indian Pakistani Student Association
  • Korean Undergraduate Student Association
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Pakistani Students Association

Other Student Support Programs

1) The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has its own professional advising staff located in the school.

2) Tutoring Programs for undergraduate students in the lower division as well as upper division.

3) Student activity offices for engineering and computer science students are located in the school.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students complete senior design projects in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and telecommunications engineering. These courses focus on the detailed design, implementation, and testing of a system or component of a system under the guidance of a faculty member. Students are encouraged to work in teams which include collaborative design interaction, but may work on individual projects as well provided there is a collaboration component. All students must submit a written report and make an oral presentation of the culmination of the project.

UTDesign gives companies an opportunity to enlist teams of senior engineering and computer science students on industry projects that are the capstone of students’ undergraduate education. Companies can propose one or more projects, and then a student team is assigned to each project selected. Working under the guidance of a faculty adviser, the team maintains regular contact with a mentor from the companies. At the end of the project each team provides a written report and makes a presentation. The team’s performance is evaluated jointly by the company and the faculty using the same criteria applied to all senior-design projects.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Named after a Texas Instruments co-founder, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas is one of the fastest-growing and most vigorous engineering schools in the United States. The Jonsson School has doubled the size of the School over the past six years to 250 faculty, around 7000 students and $46 million in annual research funding. A $108 million Bioengineering and Sciences Building was completed in 2016 in addition to the $85 million Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory. UT Dallas is strategically located in the heart of the Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, home to more than 600 high-tech companies, the Jonsson School also operates one of the largest internship and cooperative education programs of its kind, averaging about 1100 student placements a year at Dallas-area high-tech companies. Along with continued growth in core areas, Jonsson School areas of expansion include programs in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, analog electronics, cybersecurity, systems engineering, robotics and control systems. Learn more at engineering.utdallas.edu.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Bioengineering 6 4 10 20
Computer Science 28 14 7 49
Electrical and Computer Engineering 38 6 6 50
Materials Science and Engineering 11 3 2 16
Mechanical Engineering 6 4 14 24
Systems Engineering and Management 2 0 0 2
Totals: 91 31 39 161

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
Bioengineering 9 0 9 0.00
Computer Science 36 11 47 4.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 6 19 2.25
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 5 2 7 1.00
Systems Engineering and Management 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 64 19 83 7.75

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
Bioengineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Systems Engineering and Management 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 7 0 7 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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 24 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 36 2
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 2
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Systems Engineering and Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 3 0 0 0 34 6 0 0 0 0 45 3 0 0 82 9

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
Bioengineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 12 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Systems Engineering and Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 0 12 3 0 0 26 5

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 3
Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 1
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 13 1
Systems Engineering and Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 2 2 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 34 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applying to UT Dallas as a Freshman
Applicants will be evaluated for admission and scholarship purposes as “first-time freshmen” if the students’ first enrollment at a college or university, excluding summer, will occur at UT Dallas within two years of graduating from high school. Applicants are still considered “first-time freshmen” if they earn college credit before high school graduation. Applicants completing coursework at a post-secondary institution after high school graduation should consult transfer admission requirements.
Texas Top 10%
In accordance with Chapter 51 of the Texas Education Code students are automatically admitted to the university as first-time freshmen if they graduate in the top 10% of their class from an accredited Texas high school and successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished High School Program or earn a Distinguished Level of Achievement. Applicants must have graduated from high school during one of the two school years preceding the academic year for which they seek admission as first-time freshmen and have not attempted any higher education credits since graduation from high school. Applicants admitted because they are in the top 10% of their high school class may be required to complete additional preparatory work before enrolling in the university or complete developmental coursework to remove any deficiencies in their readiness to successfully complete college-level work prior to university graduation.
Assured Admission Criteria
Assured admission is granted to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed the full Texas recommended college-track high school curriculum, and achieved a composite ACT score of 26 or greater, or an SAT score of 1200 (combined math and critical reading) or greater. Assured admission course completion requirements include:
• English Language Arts (4 credits)
• Mathematics (4 credits, including Algebra II)
• Science (4 credits)
• Social Sciences (3 credits)
• Language (2 in a single language other than English)
• Fine Arts (1 credit in music, art, or drama)
Students from private schools and those outside the State of Texas will be considered for admission based on the same academic benchmarks listed above and a comparable high school curriculum.
Reviewed Admission Criteria
All applicants who do not meet the assured admission criteria will enter the reviewed admission process. Reviewed admission decisions are based on the applicant’s composite achievement profile, including:
• High School Rank and GPA.
• Strength of high school curriculum (e.g. Honors, AP, IB, etc.)
• SAT-I or ACT scores.
• Record of accomplishments, honors, awards, community service, work, etc.
• Essay: Topic C (recommended essay topic on application).
• Letters of Recommendation (suggested, but not required, and limited to a maximum of three).

Additional Requirements for International Applicants-
English proficiency is required for all international student applicants from non-native English-speaking countries. The English proficiency requirement can be waived for students from countries whose government language is English and whose education has been in English.
Minimum approved test scores and accepted testing agencies are listed below:
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based): 80

TOEFL (Paper Based): 550
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 67
English 112 (provided by ELS Language Centers): Pass
International Freshman Applicants please see additional documentation requirements.


Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Once admitted to the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the student is automatically admitted to the department indicated on the application for admission. There is no separate entrance procedure or requirement for the department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Student Admissions (Students on Nonimmigrant Visas)
In addition to satisfying admissions criteria outlined in the catalog, international applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency. English proficiency requirements can be met by:
Achieving a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL IBT (paper-based test),
A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test),
A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test,
A minimum score of 67 on the Pearson's Test of English Academic (PTE), or
A passing grade in level 112 of English from the ELS Language Centers.
Students must have taken the test within two years of the date of admission. Admitted international students must meet the requirements of the Texas Higher Education Assessment prior to enrolling in classes (see Texas Success Initiative).
International applicants are strongly urged to meet all published deadlines and submit the application and supporting materials at least six months ahead of the intended date of enrollment. Applicants providing foreign credentials/documents should send all materials to the following address:

Office of Admission and Enrollment Services
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Telephone: 972-883-2270
Toll Free Telephone: 800-889-2443
Fax: 972-883-6803
Email: admissions-status@utdallas.edu
Fees
Certified English translations are required for documents prepared in a language other than English. There is an additional foreign credential evaluation fee for any student who has been educated outside of the United States. These processing fees are required of all international students applying for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas.
Financial Responsibility

International students who plan to study with an F or J visa status must also provide evidence of financial support in order to obtain an I-20 or IAP-66 document.
Student Health Insurance and Documentation
International students are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas. At registration, international students will be assessed a fee for the purchase of the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan. If there is evidence of continuing coverage under the UT System Employee Health Plan, a comparable mandatory employee plan, continuing mandatory coverage through a government sponsored health plan, or continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations with regard to J1 and J2 visa holders, the student can request that the health insurance charge be waived. See the UT Dallas Student Health Insurance website for more detailed information.
TB Screening Required for International Students
International students are required to have an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test (T-Spot) and a bacterial meningitis vaccination prior to registration. Screening for TB must be administered, regardless of prior BCG vaccination, no more than (6) months prior to the first day of class.
The only acceptable TB screening option is the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test (T-Spot). The mantoux tuberculin skin test is not acceptable.
The T-Spot test must be administered and interpreted in the United States by a licensed medical provider.
International students who do not complete a TB screening or who do not submit the appropriate documentation will NOT be allowed to register for classes.
Appropriate documentation secured from a U.S. licensed medical provider may be sent to the following address:
Student Health Center, SSB 43
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

See the UT Dallas Student Health Center for more information.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine
Beginning January 1, 2012, state law requires that all entering Texas college students, who are under the age of 22, must receive a vaccination or booster (if the vaccination is five years old) against bacterial meningitis before enrollment.

Mail proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination and form to the following address:
Office of the Registrar, SSB 13
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

OR email bacterial meningitis vaccination documentation to the Office of the Registrar.
See the UT Dallas website for more information. International students will not be permitted to register until these requirements are met.
Orientation and Registration
In addition to the requirements listed above, UT Dallas holds a mandatory orientation session for new F and J visa status international students. Students will not be allowed to register without a permit showing that they have attended orientation.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as in-state admission except for the automatic admission given to top 10% of graduating class rule for Texas high school graduates.

Residency Requirements

You are a United States Citizen, qualify as a permanent resident, have applied for permanent residency, or on an approved visa to establish domicile.
You have lived and been gainfully employed full time for the last twelve months in the State of Texas.
You have not been a full-time student during the last 12 months unless you have established residence PRIOR to enrolling in any institution of higher education in Texas.

Establishing Texas Residency
Under Texas state law, an applicant or enrolled student is classified either as a resident of Texas, a nonresident, or a foreign student. Residency for admission and tuition purposes at a public college or university in Texas is different from residency for voting or taxation purposes.
To qualify as a Texas resident, an individual must reside in Texas for 12 continuous months and establish a domicile in Texas the 12 months prior to census date. An applicant or student who is claimed as a dependent on a parent's most recent federal tax return will be classified based on the parent's qualifications for residency.
International students eligible to establish legal domicile in Texas may also qualify for Texas residency status; see the Residency FAQ for details.
If you are classified as a nonresident and feel you meet residency requirements, you may petition for reclassification by completing the Residency Core Questions prior to the first day of class for the current term.
Due to the changing nature of residency requirements, please review any updates or changes at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Website.

One must be an independent (not claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes) U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident or international student who is eligible to establish a domicile in Texas and live in the state of Texas for 12 consecutive months and establish a domicile in Texas prior to enrollment. (If you are claimed as a dependent, your residency must be established by a parent or legal guardian.)

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Admissions
Applicants to The University of Texas Dallas who have previously completed college level coursework at an accredited institution (excluding the summer following high school graduation) will be reviewed for admission as a transfer student. UT Dallas welcomes applications for the fall, spring, and summer from students who have begun their college work and are in good standing at other institutions of higher education.
Assured Admission Criteria

Applicants are eligible for assured transfer admission by meeting all of the following criteria:

42 or more transferable credit hours.
A minimum cumulative transferable GPA of 2.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Fewer than 90 cumulative attempted hours between all attended institutions of higher education.
Applicant must be in good standing with the last college or university attended.

Or

A Comet Connection member with a completed AA/AS/AAT.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Applicant must be in good standing with the last college or university attended.

Or

Qualify for admission under section 51.8035 of the Texas Education Code.
To take advantage of this option, the applicant must submit to UT Dallas information that “expressly and clearly” claims entitlement of admission under this section prior to the application deadline.

Reviewed Admission

All transfer applicants who do not meet the assured transfer admission criteria will enter the reviewed admission process. Applicants are required to submit all post-secondary academic course work and must be in good standing at the last college or university attended. Applicants may be required to submit the following additional documents:

Official high school transcript.
SAT/ACT scores.
Essay explaining educational history.

Additionally, transfer applicant falling under reviewed admission may submit up to three letters of recommendation by emailing admissions-status@utdallas.edu or by mailing the letters to the following address:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Admission and Enrollment
800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

The application cover letter must accompany all additional documents.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 375
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 365

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,162
Room & Board: $10,668
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $3,520
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
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)

Additional Financial Aid Information

If the student is selected for verification processing by the FAFSA processing, then he needs to submit signed copies of the Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS) to the Financial Aid Office for evaluation.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,072
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,962
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,178
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 57%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 720 620
Reading Range: 670 550
Writing Range: 640 520
Combined Range: 1380 1180
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 32 27
Composite Range: 32 25

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.B.E.) 168 76 118 122 484 47
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 139 59 86 69 353 82
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 453 290 355 325 1423 252
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 118 73 104 158 453 128
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 208 122 181 230 741 142
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.) 71 41 74 95 281 81
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.) 0 0 0 4 4 3
Totals: 1157 661 918 1003 3739 735

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.B.E.)
Men 7 0 2 0 18 0 0 0 30 0 8 0 1 0 33 1 1 0 100 1
Women 4 0 4 0 15 0 0 0 25 1 3 0 0 0 13 0 4 0 68 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 7 1 5 0 16 2 0 0 42 2 9 0 0 0 34 4 3 0 116 9
Women 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 23 0
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 31 0 7 0 49 2 1 0 115 7 10 1 0 0 157 11 20 2 390 23
Women 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 25 1 3 0 1 0 15 0 6 0 63 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 9 0 4 1 23 1 1 0 24 1 7 0 0 0 29 1 5 0 102 4
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 16 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 13 0 3 0 39 2 0 0 47 2 11 2 0 0 71 2 3 1 187 9
Women 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 2 0 21 2
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 24 1 3 0 0 0 18 4 2 0 64 7
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 86 1 26 1 193 10 2 0 356 16 57 3 3 0 387 23 47 3 1157 57

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.B.E.)
Men 1 0 3 0 4 2 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 3 0 48 4
Women 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 11 0 1 0 28 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 20 4 4 0 2 0 17 1 3 0 54 6
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 12 1 3 0 31 8 0 0 73 12 2 0 0 0 110 17 3 3 234 41
Women 6 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 23 3 1 1 0 0 17 2 1 0 56 9
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 11 1 0 1 23 3 1 1 0 0 19 1 6 2 62 9
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 7 1 1 1 26 2 0 0 14 5 5 2 0 0 49 7 4 1 106 19
Women 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 16 1
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 8 3 1 1 0 0 11 4 1 0 34 11
Women 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 2
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 35 3 9 1 111 21 0 1 199 31 16 6 3 0 265 34 23 6 661 103

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.B.E.)
Men 3 1 5 0 10 1 0 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 20 4 2 2 60 8
Women 0 0 2 0 13 2 0 0 21 0 2 2 0 0 17 0 3 0 58 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 6 3 0 0 20 5 0 0 25 1 3 2 0 0 19 8 4 0 77 19
Women 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 1
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 13 5 2 3 40 7 0 0 92 19 10 6 0 0 124 24 11 3 292 67
Women 3 0 2 0 11 1 0 0 23 3 3 3 0 0 18 3 3 0 63 10
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 8 0 0 0 19 5 0 0 20 5 8 3 0 0 33 14 3 1 91 28
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 13 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 2 4 0 1 46 5 0 0 21 8 8 3 0 0 66 17 4 2 147 40
Women 0 0 1 0 7 2 0 0 4 3 3 2 0 0 15 1 4 0 34 8
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.)
Men 2 0 2 1 9 4 0 0 21 7 1 1 0 0 24 3 1 1 60 17
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 2
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 40 14 14 5 183 32 0 0 255 47 45 23 0 0 344 76 37 9 918 206

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.B.E.)
Men 3 1 3 0 12 3 0 0 30 6 3 2 0 0 18 6 6 0 75 18
Women 3 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 15 2 1 1 1 0 13 4 5 1 47 10
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 3 1 0 2 13 6 0 0 14 9 4 3 0 0 19 17 2 1 55 39
Women 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 14 8
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 15 3 6 1 34 14 0 1 76 20 9 6 0 1 116 47 16 1 272 94
Women 7 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 24 3 2 2 0 0 14 2 0 0 53 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 14 2 2 0 21 16 1 1 35 12 7 6 0 2 51 30 5 3 136 72
Women 3 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 11 5 2 0 22 13
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 11 3 3 1 34 11 0 0 37 8 10 7 1 0 85 23 10 3 191 56
Women 0 0 1 0 12 2 0 0 7 0 1 2 0 0 17 3 1 0 39 7
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.)
Men 0 2 0 1 8 3 0 0 25 10 7 5 0 0 33 15 0 0 73 36
Women 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 8 2 3 0 22 6
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.)
Men 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 60 15 20 7 153 64 1 2 278 78 46 36 2 3 393 155 50 9 1003 369

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.B.E.) 5 1 4 0 16 1 0 24 3 54 32 22
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 2 1 5 0 6 1 0 4 1 20 18 2
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 11 0 12 1 40 4 1 96 3 168 149 19
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 8 2 14 0 33 5 0 43 6 111 100 11
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 5 1 25 0 12 5 1 47 2 98 83 15
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.) 1 1 13 0 13 3 0 24 0 55 43 12
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.) 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 8 5 3
Totals: 36 6 73 1 122 20 2 239 15 514 430 84

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.B.E.) 4 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 7 9 1 0 0 0 15 9 3 0 54
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 1 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 20
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 9 2 0 0 12 0 1 0 35 5 2 2 1 0 86 10 3 0 168
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 6 2 2 0 14 0 0 0 30 3 4 1 0 0 38 5 6 0 111
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 3 2 1 0 22 3 0 0 9 3 4 1 1 0 42 5 1 1 98
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.) 1 0 0 1 9 4 0 0 10 3 2 1 0 0 21 3 0 0 55
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Totals: 26 10 4 2 63 10 1 0 98 24 15 5 2 0 207 32 14 1 514

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The University of Texas at Dallas does not have an Undergraduate dual degree program.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

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.B.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Software Engineering (B.S.S.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional
Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.) yes 4.00 0.00 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The University of Texas at Dallas is a comprehensive, state supported institution of higher learning, offering a variety of programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. UT Dallas is committed to providing quality education to a diverse student body and offers programs designed for both full-time and part-time students. The University of Texas at Dallas accepts applications for admission to graduate degree programs for the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Admission to UT Dallas is open to all candidates on the basis of academic preparation, ability, and availability of space without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Inquiries regarding the status or details of an application will only be discussed with the applicant or a representative designated by the applicant. Disclosure of any material in an applicant's file to a third party is prohibited.
For application inquiries or questions on graduate admissions, contact the Graduate department or program to which you are applying since each program has specific admission requirements listed at http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees.
Graduate application deadlines and available terms of entry may vary by program. Please refer to the application section in this catalog. International applicants may have different deadlines; please refer to both the application section in this catalog and the International Students graduate admissions website for more information.
As with all state institutions of higher education, the procedures and criteria for admission used by UT Dallas are effective as of the publication date of this catalog but are subject to change by actions of the Texas Legislature or the Board of Regents.

Admission Requirements
Each program has specific admission requirements listed at www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees.

At a minimum, all applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

Master's Programs
The minimum requirement for admission to any master's degree program at UT Dallas is an earned UT Dallas baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a grade average of B or better in upper-division (junior and senior level) work in the student's major field and related fields.

Applicants in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted to a master's degree program at UT Dallas. Evidence for the conferral of the baccalaureate degree must be presented before enrollment the master's degree program is permitted.
Students who have completed a relevant and acceptable master's degree and have submitted official degree conferral documentation are only required to submit unofficial copies of their baccalaureate degree transcripts and degree conferral. Electronic copies of official documents may be uploaded via the online graduate application system in PDF format.

Doctoral Programs
The minimum requirement for admission to any doctoral program is an appropriate earned UT Dallas master's degree or its equivalent from an accredited graduate institution, with an average of at least B+. Applicants currently enrolled in post baccalaureate study may be admitted on the condition that official documentation confirming the conferral of their master's degree is presented before enrollment at UT Dallas is permitted.

Some departments admit directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree for highly qualified candidates.

Graduate Certificate Programs
UT Dallas offers a number of graduate level certificate programs that typically involve 9 to 15 semester credit hours of graduate coursework in a focused area of study. Each certificate at UT Dallas consists of a subset of the courses from a current master's degree program offering. For a full list of our current certificate offerings please refer to www.utdallas.edu/academics/certificates.html.

Each certificate provides specialized training to help expand a student's areas of expertise, teaches them about new developments in their field, augments their professional skills and provides credentials that help advance their careers. In addition the certificate offering enables students to test the waters before deciding to pursue a master's degree in that area. Students who are later accepted to the master's program may be allowed to count some or all of their completed certificate courses with grades of B or better toward their masters degrees. A student may pursue graduate certificate and master's degree concurrently.

Admission to graduate-level certificate programs requires a bachelor's degree and an undergraduate record indicative of readiness for graduate work. Many certificate programs do not require admissions tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) unless or until a student seeks admission to a related master's program.

Admission Requirements Documentation
Official Transcripts
The term "Official Transcript" is understood to refer to the official recorded results of the student's academic work in a sealed envelope signed and stamped by the registrar or by an authorized official of the issuing college or university. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide English translations of transcripts and documents that are in a language other than English. This documentation should be sent to:

Office of Admission and Enrollment
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

All materials submitted in the process of applying to the University become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. Falsifying or omitting information may result in withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, and/or disciplinary actions.

Admission to a master's degree requires that an official transcript demonstrating the completion of a bachelor's degree with a grade average of B or better in upper-division (junior and senior level) work in the student's major field and related fields from UT Dallas or another accredited institution be submitted at the time of enrollment. An applicant who has earned a baccalaureate degree under the "academic fresh start statute" (Texas Education Code, Section 51.931) will be evaluated only on the grade point average (GPA) of the coursework completed for that baccalaureate degree and the other criteria stated in this catalog.

Students who have completed a relevant master's degree and have submitted official master's degree conferral documentation are only required to submit unofficial copies of their baccalaureate degree transcripts and degree conferral.

An official transcript demonstrating the completion of a master's degree, submitted at the time of enrollment, is required for admission to a doctoral degree. Some departments admit highly qualified candidates directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree.
Graduate Admission Examination Scores (GRE, GMAT)
Standardized test scores must be official and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) should be sent electronically to The University of Texas at Dallas, Code 6897. Each degree program sets its own criteria for what constitutes a satisfactory score for degree-seeking admission (see http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees).

The information about the GRE and GMAT examinations given below was current at the time this catalog was published. Applicants should be advised that both examinations are undergoing changes in format and design.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The GRE revised general test is offered on a year-round basis at regional testing centers in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Information on regional CBT testing may be obtained directly from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000; Princeton, NJ 08541-6000; by phone 1-610-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373, via email through its email form or direct email, or go to http://www.ets.org/gre. Applicants should specify by both institution and code that the test score be sent to The University of Texas at Dallas, Code 6897.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The GMAT is offered on a year-round basis at regional testing centers in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Information on regional CBT testing sites may be obtained directly from the GMAT website; by phone 1-800-717-GMAT (4628); via email; or go to http://www.mba.com. Applicants should specify by both institution and code that the test score be sent to The University of Texas at Dallas, Code 6897.

Narrative
A narrative is submitted by the applicant outlining academic interests in the UT Dallas degree program of interest, current or long-range interests in research, teaching, or other professional objectives; describing publications or other scholarly endeavors; listing of academic and professional organizations and fellowships, scholarships, or other honors received (for additional information see http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees).

Request for Recommendation Forms
Applicants must ask up to three individuals (employers, community leaders, teachers, etc.) who are able to judge their ability to complete the graduate study program and their probable success in graduate school by completing recommendation forms. These letters of recommendation are requested online as a part of the Graduate Application for Admission.

International applicants without Permanent Resident Visas must submit evidence of financial support (financial affidavit and original bank statement) before they can receive the I-20 or other required documents needed for visa application.

In accordance with Chapter 51, of the Texas Education Code, decisions on admission to degree-granting graduate programs at UT Dallas are based on holistic considerations of all submitted information regarding the academic, career, and personal histories of the applicants.

Admission decisions are based on the applicant's composite achievement profile, including:

GPA in university level coursework
Strength of academic preparation
GRE or GMAT scores if required by program
Record of achievements, honors, and awards
Special accomplishments, work, and community service, both in and out of school
Essay, Narrative, of CV/Resume as specified by program requirements
Special circumstances that put academic achievements in context
Recommendations as specified by program requirements

Standardized test scores and coursework GPA levels cited in the catalog descriptions of some degree programs are listed for advisory purposes only, to indicate the typical achievement levels of students enrolled and succeeding in the various programs. No single quantitative or qualitative measure, or any specific combination thereof, constitutes a definitive standard for admission. Rather, each application will be considered individually and each applicant's complete profile of strengths and prospects for successful completion of the program will be evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants are encouraged to contact the graduate advisor in the degree program in which they expect to enroll to discuss specific admission requirements.

Applicants who satisfy all of the above criteria qualify for regular admission to the degree program. Certain admission requirements, such as GRE or GMAT scores, may be subject to the terms of approved program agreements between UT Dallas and other partner institutions.






Special Admission Requirements
Students denied the regular admission status may qualify for admission under one of the following special admission requirements:
Conditional Degree-Seeking Graduate Student
Upon review of the credentials of an applicant seeking regular admission to a UT Dallas degree program, the graduate studies committee of that degree program may recommend, and seek concurrence of the Dean of Graduate Studies, that the applicant being admitted be subjected to specific conditions being satisfied over a specified time period. Such conditions might include requiring additional semester credit hours to be taken, and/or a specific GPA to be maintained. A student satisfying the conditional requirements within the specified time period will then qualify for regular admission. The graduate advisor in the academic program will monitor compliance with the admissions conditions. A student who does not fulfill the specified conditions within the time period specified at the time of admission will be barred from continued registration in the degree program.

Normally a student cannot remain in conditional status for more than one calendar year. Exceptions to the one-year limitation can be granted only by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the graduate program. Under no circumstances will the student be allowed to remain enrolled under Conditional Status for more than 15 semester credit hours or two consecutive years, whichever comes first. Within these limits, specified graduate level coursework taken as a conditionally admitted student can be applied to the degree program.

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student
A student wishing to take graduate level coursework without becoming a candidate for a graduate degree may apply for admission to UT Dallas as a non-degree seeking graduate student. The non-degree student seeking admission to the master's degree program must satisfy the condition of having an earned baccalaureate degree for admission to a master's degree program at UT Dallas. The applicant should consult with the department or program offering the graduate level coursework to determine GRE/GMAT and letters of recommendation requirements.

The applicant should consult with the graduate advisor in the department or program offering the graduate level coursework. The graduate advisor in the degree program will define specific eligibility requirements and admit students to the courses open to non-degree enrollment each semester. Enrollment as a non-degree student is restricted to the regular registration period each semester. Please refer to the graduate catalog in each school for additional information on prerequisite requirements for each course.
Enrollment as a non-degree seeking graduate student is subject to review and approval by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the specific school. No more than 15 semester credit hours taken as a non-degree enrolled student at UT Dallas may be transferred to satisfy the requirements of a graduate degree program, except with the permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students admitted as non-degree seeking may not be eligible for financial aid and should consult the UT Dallas Financial Aid office regarding their status prior to submission of their application for admission.
NOTE: International students are not eligible to maintain F or J immigration status by participating in a non-degree seeking program. Exceptions include those enrolling in pre-established international exchange mobility programs, and transient or visiting F-1 and J-1 students whose immigration documents are issued by another U.S. college or university.

Graduate Student Taking Only Undergraduate Courses
Upon review of the academic background leading to the award of a Bachelor's degree by the academic advisor in the graduate program, a student may elect to take or be restricted to taking only undergraduate level courses. The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and/or Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the specific school must approve enrollment in the undergraduate courses and the student will be required to maintain the same scholastic standards as regularly admitted undergraduates. In addition the student will receive academic guidance from the advisor in the school. Students restricted to taking undergraduate courses may not take graduate courses in a degree program at the same time. Consultation with the UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid regarding aid eligibility is strongly advised before enrolling.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Applicants
International applicants expecting to hold a non-immigrant visa type, from non-English speaking countries, whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a non-U.S. university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, must demonstrate English proficiency.
English proficiency requirements can be met by:
• Achieving a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT (paper-based test),
• Achieving a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test),
• A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test,
• A minimum score of 67 on the Pearson's Test of English Academic (PTE), or
• A successful completion in level 112 of English from the ELS Language Centers, http://www.els.edu.
This requirement should be met at the time the admission application is submitted. Applicants with lower scores will be considered but are advised to improve their test scores and reapply.

Applicants native to a country where the primary language is English and have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education where the language of instruction and examination was in English are excused from this requirement. Scores must not be more than two years old, and an official copy must be sent from the testing agency to:
Office of Admission and Enrollment
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Higher scores may be required if the applicant is to succeed in the competition for Teaching Assistant openings.
English Requirements for Teaching Assistants
Students are required to be able to speak and write English clearly and well. Texas state law and regulations, Texas Education Code, Section 51.917, require that international students appointed as Teaching Assistants (TA's) be proficient in the use of the English language. An English Proficiency Interview conducted under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies will be used to screen for students requiring remedial help in the form of English as a Second Language (ESL) course. International students must satisfy the proficiency requirement upon appointment or pass the ESL course within two semesters to be eligible for consideration of continued appointment as a TA. Regardless of test scores, students must meet the language requirements of their programs.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission Requirements Once admitted to the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the student is automatically admitted to the department indicated on the application for admission. There is no separate entrance procedure or requirement for the department.

Department of Bioengineering

MS-BMEN:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor.
The student entering the MS BMEN program should meet the following qualification guidelines:
• Undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in a field of engineering or the sciences
• A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 point scale
• GRE revised scale scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program. These verbal (V) and quantitative (Q) scores are equivalent to 520 (V) and 720 (Q) on ETS's prior GRE scale.
• See also UT Dallas requirements for English proficiency.
Applicants must submit an essay or "Statement of Purpose" outlining their background, education, and professional goals. Additionally, three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing the program of study leading to the master's degree are required. Letters may be submitted by recommenders on official school or business letterhead in sealed envelopes or by using the electronic UT Dallas Letter of Recommendation Form available on the UT Dallas Graduate Application for Admission.

PHD-BMEN:
The PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) is awarded primarily to acknowledge the student's success in an original research project, the description of which is a significant contribution to the literature of the discipline. Applicants for the doctoral program are therefore selected by the Biomedical Engineering Program Graduate Committee on the basis of research aptitude, as well as academic record. Applications for the doctoral program are considered on an individual basis.
The following are guidelines for admission to the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences.
• A grade point average in graduate coursework of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
• Students admitted to the program without a master's degree are required to take a minimum of 33 semester credit hours of organized coursework. A minimum of 24 semester credit hours must consist of BMEN or BMEN cross-listed courses.
• An overall grade point average of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 point scale for students entering without a master's degree.
• GRE revised scale scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program. These verbal (V) and quantitative (Q) scores are equivalent to 520 (V) and 720 (Q) on ETS's prior GRE scale.
• See also UT Dallas requirements for English proficiency.
Applicants must submit an essay or Statement of Purpose describing motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to their professional goals, area of research interest, and potential supervising professor. Students are encouraged to directly contact faculty about research opportunities and their willingness to serve as their supervising professor.
Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's record and are able to competently judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing doctoral study in biomedical engineering are required. Letters may be submitted by recommenders on official school or business letterhead in sealed envelopes or by using the electronic UT Dallas Letter of Recommendation Form available on the UT Dallas Graduate Application for Admission.
For students who are interested in a PhD but are unable to attend school full-time, there is a part-time option. The guidelines for admission to the program and the degree requirements are the same as for full- time PhD students.
All students must have a supervising professor and an approved plan of study.


Computer Science Department

MS-CS:
The student entering the Computer Science MS program should have an undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in a quantitative science, including calculus and linear algebra. However, special arrangements (requiring more than the minimal number of semester credit hours) can be made for students with good undergraduate preparation in other fields. Minimum requirements are:
• Bachelor's degree which includes 2 semesters of calculus and 1 semester of linear algebra.
• A GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.0 (last 60 semester credit hours). GPA in quantitative courses of at least 3.3.
• GRE revised scores of 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis.
Students lacking undergraduate preparation in computer science must complete the courses listed below. At the discretion of the graduate advisor, a diagnostic exam may be required. The required prerequisite courses common to all master's students are:
Required Prerequisite Courses
CS 5303 Computer Science I
CS 5330 Computer Science II
CS 5333 Discrete Structures
CS 5343 Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures
CS 5348 Operating Systems Concepts
Substitution of CS 5303 and/or CS 5330 by professional experience will be considered.
Additional prerequisite courses required for the various degree plans are:
For the Data Sciences Track:
CS 3341 (SE 3341) Probability and Statistics in Computer Science and Software Engineering
For the Information Assurance Track:
CS 5390 Computer Networks
For the MS in Software Engineering:
CS 3354 (SE 3354) Software Engineering or CS 5354 (SE 5354) Software Engineering
For the Networks and Telecommunications Track:
CS 3341 (SE 3341) Probability and Statistics in Computer Science and Software Engineering
CS 5390 Computer Networks
For the Traditional Computer Science:
CS 5349 Automata Theory
CS 5390 Computer Networks

PHD-CS:
The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.
The doctoral program is tailored to the student. The student must arrange a course program with the guidance and approval of a faculty member chosen as his/her graduate advisor. Adjustments can be made as the student's interests develop and a specific dissertation topic is chosen.
Admission Requirements
The University's general admission requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admission page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2015/graduate/admission).
A student may be admitted under one of two possible options. The student must have:
Admission Option One
• A master's degree in computer science or its equivalent, and
• A GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.5, and
• GRE revised scores of at least 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Admission Option Two
• A BS in related area that includes two semesters of calculus and linear algebra with
• GPA of at least 3.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours, and
• GRE revised scores of at least 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.

MS-CSSE (Software Engineering):
The University's general admission requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admission page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2015/graduate/admission).
The student entering the Computer Science MS program should have an undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in a quantitative science, including calculus and linear algebra. However, special arrangements (requiring more than the minimal number of semester credit hours) can be made for students with good undergraduate preparation in other fields. Minimum requirements are:
• Bachelor's degree which includes 2 semesters of calculus and 1 semester of linear algebra.
• A GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.0 (last 60 semester credit hours). GPA in quantitative courses of at least 3.3.
• GRE revised scores of 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis.

PHD-CSSE (Software Engineering):
The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering.
The doctoral program is tailored to the student. The student must arrange a course program with the guidance and approval of a faculty member chosen as his/her graduate advisor. Adjustments can be made as the student's interests develop and a specific dissertation topic is chosen.
Admission Requirements
The University's general admission requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admission page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2015/graduate/admission).
A student may be admitted under one of two possible options:
Admission Option One
• A master's degree in computer science or its equivalent, and
• A GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.5 and
• GRE revised scores of at least 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Admission Option Two
• A BS in related area that includes two semesters of calculus and linear algebra with,
• GPA of at least 3.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours, and
• GRE revised scores of at least 315, 156, 159, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.


Electrical Engineering Department

MS-EE:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in electrical engineering must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor.
A diagnostic exam may be required. Specific admission requirements follow.
The student entering the MSEE program should meet the following guidelines:
• An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.
• A grade point average in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale, and
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing a program of study leading to the master's degree. Applicants must also submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.
Students from other engineering disciplines or from other science and math areas may be considered for admission to the program; however, some additional coursework may be necessary before starting the master's program.

MS-CE:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in electrical engineering and computer science must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor. A diagnostic exam may be required. Specific admission requirements follow.
The student entering the MS CE program should meet the following guidelines:
• An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in computer science or electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.
• A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing master's study. Applicants must also submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.
Students from other engineering disciplines or from other science and math areas may be considered for admission to the program on a case-by- case basis; however, some additional coursework may be necessary before starting the master's program.

MS-TE:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in electrical engineering must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor. A diagnostic examination may be required. Specific admission requirements follow.
A student entering the MSTE program should meet the following guidelines:
• An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program,
• A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale, and
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing a program of study leading to the master's degree.
Applicants must also submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.
Students from other engineering disciplines or from other areas of science or mathematics may be considered for admission to the program; however, some additional coursework may be necessary before starting the master's program.

PHD-EE:
The PhD in Electrical Engineering is awarded primarily to acknowledge the student's success in an original research project, the description of which is a significant contribution to the literature of the discipline. Applicants for the doctoral program are therefore selected by the Electrical Engineering Program Graduate Committee on the basis of research aptitude, as well as academic record. Applications for the doctoral program are considered on an individual basis.
The following are guidelines for admission to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering:
• A master's degree in electrical engineering or a closely associated discipline from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from an acceptable foreign university. Consideration will be given to highly qualified students wishing to pursue the doctorate without satisfying all of the requirements for a master's degree. A grade point average (GPA) in graduate coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation on official school or business letterhead or the UT Dallas Letter of Recommendation Form from individuals who are familiar with the student's record and able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing doctoral study in electrical engineering.
Applicants must also submit a narrative describing their motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to their professional goals.
For students who are interested in a PhD but are unable to attend school full-time, there is a part-time option. The guidelines for admission to the program and the degree requirements are the same as for full- time PhD students. All students must have an academic advisor and an approved plan of study.

PHD-CE:
The admission requirements will be basically the same as the existing ones for admission to the PhD programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The entrance requirements are:
• A master's degree in Computer Engineering or a closely associated discipline such as Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Consideration will be given to highly qualified students wishing to pursue the doctorate without satisfying all of the requirements for a master's degree.
• GPA (grade point average) in graduate level coursework of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 point scale.
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing doctoral study. Applicants must also submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.
Applicants must also submit a narrative describing their motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to their professional goals.
For students who are interested in a PhD but are unable to attend school full-time, there is a part-time option. The guidelines for admission to the program and the degree requirements are the same as for full- time PhD students. All students must have an academic advisor and an approved plan of study.

PHD-TE:
The PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering (TE) is awarded primarily to acknowledge the student's success in an original research project, the description of which is a significant contribution to the literature of the discipline. Applications for the doctoral program are therefore selected by the Telecommunications Engineering Graduate Committee on the basis of research aptitude, as well as academic record. Applications for the doctoral program are considered on the individual basis.
The following are guidelines for admission to the PhD program in Telecommunications Engineering.
A master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a closely associated discipline from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from an acceptable foreign university. Consideration will be given to highly qualified students wishing to pursue the doctorate without satisfying all of the requirements for a master's degree.
• A grade point average (GPA) in graduate coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
• GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
• Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation on official school or business letterhead or the UT Dallas Letter of Recommendation form from individuals who are familiar with the student record and able to judge the candidate's probability of success in purchasing doctoral study in electrical engineering.
Applicants must also submit a narrative describing their motivation for doctoral study in telecommunications engineering and how it relates to their professional goals.
For students who are interested in a PhD, but are unable to attend school full-time, there is a part-time option. The guidelines for admission to the program and the degree requirements are the same as for full- time PhD, students. All students must have an academic advisor and an approved plan of study.


Materials Science and Engineering Department

MS-MSE:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor. A diagnostic exam may be required. Specific admission requirements are as follows:
• Student has met standards equivalent to those currently required for admission to the PhD or master's degree programs in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.
• A grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate-level coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
• GRE revised scores which are recommended as 154 or above, 154 or above, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Students, who fulfill only some of the above requirements, if admitted conditionally, will be required to take graduate level courses as needed to make up any deficiencies.

PHD-MSE:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor.
A diagnostic exam may be required. Specific admission requirements follow.
• Student has met standards equivalent to those currently required for admission to the PhD or master's degree programs in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.
• A grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate-level coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale
• GRE revised scores which are recommended as 154 or above, 154 or above, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Students who fulfill some of the above requirements, if admitted conditionally, will be required to take graduate level courses as needed to make up any deficiencies.


Mechanical Engineering Department:

MS-ME:
The student entering the MS ME program should meet the following guidelines:
• A bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from a comparable institution abroad,
• A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale, and
• GRE revised scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
• Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's potential for success in the master's degree program.
• An essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.
Students from other engineering disciplines or from other areas of science or mathematics may be considered for admission to the program; however, additional coursework may be necessary to complete the master's program.
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses in mechanical engineering must complete these prerequisites or receive approval from the faculty advisor and the course instructor.

PHD-ME:
The PhD in Mechanical Engineering is awarded primarily to acknowledge the student's success in an original research project, the description of which is a significant contribution to the scholarly literature. Applicants for the doctoral program are therefore selected by the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Committee on the basis of research aptitude as well as academic record.
The following are guidelines for admission to the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering:
• A master's or bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from a comparable institution abroad.
• A grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
• GRE revised scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success. (See also UT Dallas requirements for English proficiency).
• Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's record, and are able to judge the candidate's preparation and ability to succeed in doctoral study in Mechanical Engineering.
• An essay describing motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to the student's professional goals.
Students from other engineering disciplines or from other areas of science or mathematics may be considered for admission to the program; however, additional coursework may be necessary to complete the PhD program.
For students who are interested in pursuing a PhD but are unable to attend school full-time, there is a part- time option. The guidelines for admission to the program and the degree requirements are the same as for full-time PhD students.


Department of Systems Engineering:

MS-SEM:
A student lacking undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses must complete prerequisites or receive approval from the graduate advisor and the course instructor. A diagnostic examination may be required. Please consult with the University's general admission requirements, discussed in the graduate catalog, whereas specific admission requirements for the MS-SEM follow.
A student entering the MS-SEM program should meet the following guidelines:
• A minimum of a BS in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics or finance from an accredited program (specifically, programs that provide adequate fundamental skills in mathematics).
• Must submit GRE and/or GMAT scores as appropriate.
• Must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing a program of study leading to the MS-SEM degree.
• Must also submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Students: The UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services requires the following materials for admission consideration:
• Credentials and Translation
• English Proficiency
• GRE or GMAT Score
• Complete the UT Dallas graduate application.
• $50 application fee*
• $50 foreign credential fee, if applicable*
• Diplomas and/or degree certificate
• All college/university transcripts or mark sheets
• Three letters of recommendation
• Certified translation of non-English documents

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for Texas residents.

Residency Requirements

You are a United States Citizen, qualify as a permanent resident, have applied for permanent residency, or on an approved visa to establish domicile.
You have lived and been gainfully employed full time for the last twelve months in the State of Texas.
You have not been a full-time student during the last 12 months unless you have established residence PRIOR to enrolling in any institution of higher education in Texas.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To be admitted as a transfer student, the applicant must be in good standing at the institution(s) previously attended. The university accepts for transfer credit only academic post-secondary course work completed with a grade of C or better at accredited institutions of higher education. U.T. Dallas does not offer credit for nonacademic course work, such as vocational, developmental or remedial studies, nor does it grant credit for prior experiential learning. Course work that is accepted for transfer credit is applicable toward satisfying requirements for a specific U.T. Dallas major according to the same criteria as those used for equivalent U.T. Dallas courses. As soon as an application for admission, transcripts and any required test scores have been received, the Office of Admissions will evaluate the student's record to determine which credits earned at another college or university will transfer to UTD.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,418
Room & Board: $10,668
Books & Supplies: $1,300
Other Expenses: $3,622
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
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), Research Grants

Additional Financial Aid Information

If the student is selected for verification processing by the FAFSA processing, then he needs to submit signed copies of the Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS) to the Financial Aid Office for evaluation.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 7,313
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,929
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 834

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.)
Men 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 27 4
Women 17 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 30 9
Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.)
Men 32 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 34 19
Women 15 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6
Computer Science (M.S.C.S.)
Men 448 140 1 0 4 1 0 0 13 4 0 1 0 0 22 18 3 2 491 166
Women 238 46 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 247 54
Computer Science with Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S.)
Men 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 3
Women 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 9 9
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)
Men 233 49 0 2 4 3 0 0 7 8 1 0 0 0 9 24 1 1 255 87
Women 115 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 118 34
Materials Science Engineering (M.S. - M.S.E.N.)
Men 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 17 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.)
Men 72 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 0 89 25
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
Systems Engineering and Management (M.S.S.E.M.
Men 50 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 57 18
Women 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 10 4
Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E)
Men 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 10
Women 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5
Totals: 1306 341 4 2 16 10 1 0 39 25 3 1 0 0 84 74 7 5 1460 458

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 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 17 3
Women 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 63 10 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 81 14
Women 22 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 24 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 130 19 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 138 26
Women 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 3
Materials Science Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 27 0
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 37 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 53 2
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Software Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Telecommunications Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2
Totals: 364 35 3 5 13 1 0 1 13 4 3 0 0 0 35 12 1 0 432 58

Graduate

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 15 7 8
Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.) 44 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 48 36 12
Computer Science (M.S.C.S.) 484 3 0 0 9 2 0 21 2 521 364 157
Computer Science with Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S.) 39 0 1 0 11 2 0 10 1 64 46 18
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 191 0 5 0 11 0 0 8 0 215 144 71
Materials Science Engineering (M.S. - M.S.E.N.) 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 13 9 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) 46 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 1 56 47 9
Systems Engineering and Management (M.S.S.E.M. 20 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 28 20 8
Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 20 9
Totals: 870 5 10 0 39 6 0 54 5 989 693 296

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 15
Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.) 33 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
Computer Science (M.S.C.S.) 331 153 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 0 18 3 2 0 521
Computer Science with Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S.) 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 1 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 64
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 121 70 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 215
Materials Science Engineering (M.S. - M.S.E.N.) 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) 38 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 56
Systems Engineering and Management (M.S.S.E.M. 16 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 28
Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E) 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
Totals: 593 277 5 0 7 3 0 0 34 5 4 2 0 0 45 9 5 0 989

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) 2 14 16
Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.) 1 47 48
Computer Science (M.S.C.S.) 8 513 521
Computer Science with Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S.) 2 62 64
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 7 208 215
Materials Science Engineering (M.S. - M.S.E.N.) 1 13 14
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) 5 51 56
Systems Engineering and Management (M.S.S.E.M. 0 28 28
Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E) 0 29 29
Totals: 26 965 991

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.) 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 10 7 3
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 25 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 35 30 5
Materials Science Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Software Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Totals: 49 6 3 0 2 2 0 7 1 70 60 10

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.) 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 22 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 35
Materials Science Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Software Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals: 44 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 70

Graduate

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
Bioengineering
Total#: 14 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,532,549 Industry: $1,121,894 Priv/Non: $730,803
State: $608,510 Local: $4,099,128 Total Expn.: $11,092,884
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 69 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,260,700 Industry: $278,200 Priv/Non: $1,246,397
State: $697,830 Local: $2,091,515 Total Expn.: $8,574,642
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 50 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,426,009 Industry: $1,319,898 Priv/Non: $5,827,321
State: $1,044,311 Local: $4,437,715 Total Expn.: $17,055,254
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 23 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,998,250 Industry: $1,772,513 Priv/Non: $1,599,778
State: $1,403,885 Local: $1,266,363 Total Expn.: $9,040,789
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 39 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,388,587 Industry: $320,563 Priv/Non: $383,353
State: $177,075 Local: $1,803,426 Total Expn.: $5,073,004
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Systems Engineering and Management
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $6,542 Priv/Non: $36,878
State: $186,696 Local: $22,588 Total Expn.: $252,704
Totals:
Total#: 196 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $18,606,095 Industry: $4,819,610 Priv/Non: $9,824,530
State: $4,118,307 Local: $13,720,735 Total Expn.: $51,089,277

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 Control Science and Technology
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS)
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Cyber Security Research and Education Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Data Analytics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Texas Analog Center of Excellence
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 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#: 196 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $18,606,095 Industry: $4,819,610 Priv/Non: $9,824,530
State: $4,118,307 Local: $13,720,735 Total Expn.: $51,089,277

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.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Bioengineering

Biomedical engineering is a broad field and includes virtually any application of engineering to medicine, biology or health care. UT Dallas has chosen to focus its biomedical research in the following areas: Electronic sensors and devices;
Neuroscience and engineering;
Surgical procedures and interventions;
Bio/nano applications to materials and medicine;
New technologies for cancer detection, control and treatment;
Advanced imaging research

Computer Science

Research activities in the computer science department include a wide spectrum of investigations funded by government and industry. Organized around several institutes, a number of centers and dozens of laboratories, our research includes work in the following areas:

* Algorithms
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata and formal languages
* Computational complexity
* Bioinformatics
* Combinatorial optimization
* Computational geometry
* Logic
* Computer-aided design
* Computer architecture
* Computer vision
* Computer networks and telecommunications
* Security
* Databases
* Data mining
* Digital signal processing and communication
* Distributed systems and algorithms
* Graph algorithms/ layout/drawing
* Graphics
* Internet and Web technologies
* Multimedia systems
* Information retrieval
* Parallel computing
* Pattern recognition/ image processing
* Programming languages
* Human language technology
* Software engineering and verification

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Department in University of Texas at Dallas conducts research in the following major areas:

* All-optical networks
* ASIC design methodologies
* Computer-aided design
* Computer architecture
* Control theory
* Diffractive structures
* Digital communications, modulation and coding
* Electromagnetic-wave propagation
* Electronic materials
* Embedded systems
* Fiber and integrated optics
* Flexible electronics
* High-speed system-on-a-chip design and test
* Image processing
* Interconnection networks
* Microelectromechanical systems
* Mobile computing and networking
* Multimedia signal processing
* Nanoelectronics
* Network processor design
* Nonlinear optics
* Nonlinear signal-processing
* Optical investigation of material properties (reflectometry and ellipsometry)
* Optical metrology
* Optical networking
* Optical transmission systems
* Plasma deposition and etching
* Quantum-well optical devices
* Reconfigurable computing
* Smart antennas and array processing
* Speech processing
* Statistical and adaptive signal processing
* Theory and experiments in semiconductor-heterostructure devices
* VLSI design and test
* Wafer bonding
* Wireless communication, network protocols and evaluation

Continuing with the established tradition of research at UT Dallas, the electrical engineering program encourages students to interact with researchers in the basic sciences and mathematics. Cross-disciplinary collaborations have been established with the chemistry, mathematics and physics programs of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and with faculty in the School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. We’re also pursuing a growing amount of research in the biomedical applications of electrical engineering.


Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering faculty are undertaking a variety of research exploring materials and surfaces that are expected to play an important part in many aspects of technology development, including continued advancements in both semiconductor technology and nanotechnology. Key areas of research include:

o Advanced micro- & nanoelectronics
o Nanotechnology
o Micro- & nanomanipulation
o Organic electronics
o Physical, chemical & biosensors
o Materials characterization
o Energy generation and storage

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to spurring interdisciplinary research. Collaboration between mechanical engineers and electrical engineers is particularly promising, having already produced advances in micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS). Advances in robotics are also expected to accelerate as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer scientists collaborate.
Research areas include:
o Control systems and robotics
o Experimental mechanics and nano-mechanics
o Fluid, plasma, and thermal systems
o Micro- and nano-structures and systems
o Sustainable energy and energy efficiency

Systems Engineering and Management

The Systems Engineering and Management program at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science offers a master’s degree designed to benefit both seasoned engineers and recent graduates alike. Systems Engineering & Management is an essential ingredient in today’s high-tech industry, preparing individuals to apply scientific and management principles to the design, development and operation of complex products and systems. As a joint program between the Jonsson School and the School of Management, we provide a broad curriculum of classes ranging from systems modeling to business economics.
Research areas include:
o Systems Engineering
o Control systems and optimization
o Operations research
o Systems architecture, modeling and simulation
o Risk management
o Systems management

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Control Science and Technology

The objective of the Center for Control Science and Technology is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with industry and other universities to:

Be a focal point and fertile gathering place for development and innovation to advance control science and control systems technology in both education and practice
Conduct research enhancing control systems technology in a variety of application areas
Deliver high-quality education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing engineers

Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS)

The focus of the Center for Robust Speech Systems is to provide excellent education in modern speech signal processing and language technology with an emphasis on fundamental engineering breakthroughs, balanced with core foundations in speech and hearing sciences.

Cyber Security Research and Education Institute

CSRC) is part of UTD’s CyberSecurity and Emergency Preparedness Institute and has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by both the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Institute for Data Analytics

The Institute for Data Analytics is a team of highly qualified professionals dedicated for executing projects in data security, data analytics, benchmarking and data tools. They provide extraordinary service to our clients, funded research opportunities for our faculty and employment opportunities for our students.

Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems

Established in 2009, the Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems is committed to creating a world-class collaborative environment for energy systems research and education, to facilitating partnerships among faculty, students and staff, and to serving as a single point of contact for external stakeholders.

Texas Analog Center of Excellence

The Texas Analog Center of Excellence is dedicated to helping shape the landscape for research in analog electronics. It’s the centerpiece of a $16 million collaborative effort to help solve difficult problems facing analog designers and create new fields in electronics that can help address a variety of significant global challenges.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • ASIC Design Methodologies
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Algorithms/Data Structure and Combinatorics
  • All-Optical Networks
  • Applied Optics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automata and Formal Languages
  • Bio/nano Applications to Materials and Medicine
  • Bioinformatics and Medical Computing
  • Bioinstrumentation and devices
  • Biomedical imaging and biophotonics
  • Biomolecular engineering and structural biology
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Compiler Architecture
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Control Theory
  • Control systems and optimization
  • Control systems and robotics
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Diffractive Structures
  • Digital Communication, Modulation, Coding
  • Digital Forensics and Security
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Distributed Systems and Algorithms
  • Electromagnetic-Wave Propogation
  • Electronic Materials
  • Electronic Sensors and Devices
  • Energy Generation and Storage
  • Experimental mechanics and nano-mechanics
  • Fiber and Integrated Optics
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Fluid, plasma, and thermal systems
  • Graph Algorithms/Layout/Drawing
  • Graphics
  • High-Speed and Non-Linear Optics
  • Human Language Technology
  • Image Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Security
  • Interconnection Networks
  • Internet and Web Technologies
  • Logic
  • Materials Characterization
  • Medical informatics
  • Micro- and Nanomanipulation
  • Micro- and nano-structures and systems
  • Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Mobile Computing and Performance Evaluation
  • Multimedia Systems and Tools
  • Nanoelectronics/Material Science
  • Nanostructure Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Processor Design
  • Network and Homeland Security
  • Neuroscience and Engineering
  • New Technologies for Cancer Detection, Control, and Treatment
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Nonlinear Signal-Processing
  • Operations research
  • Optical Methodology
  • Optical Network Architecture
  • Optical Transmission Systems
  • Optical and Photonic Devices, Materials and Systems
  • Organic Electronics
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Physical, Chemical, and Biosensors
  • Plasma Applications
  • Programming Languages
  • QoS Assurance Protocols
  • Quantum-Well Optical Devices
  • Real Time Systems
  • Reconfigurable and Adaptive Computing
  • Risk management
  • Secure Network and Communications
  • Semiconductor Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductor Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Smart Antennas and Array Processing
  • Software Engineering
  • Speech Processing
  • Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Surgical Procedures and Interventions
  • Sustainable energy and energy efficiency
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Systems architecture, modeling and simulation
  • Systems management
  • Telecommunications
  • VLSI Design
  • Wafer Bonding
  • Wireless Multimedia

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The University of Texas at Dallas does not have a graduate dual degree program.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Bioengineering
Appointments: 0 27 40 0 67
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 76 78 0 154
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 61 87 0 148
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 66 0 66
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 41 52 0 93
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
Systems Engineering and Management
Appointments: 0 3 3 0 6
Stipends: $0 $2,150 $2,150 $0
All Total Appointments 0 208 326 0 534