Online Profiles

The University of Texas at Dallas - 2016

print entire profile

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.