Texas Tech University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Texas Tech University
Mailing Address: Broadway and University
City: Lubbock
State: TX
Postal Code: 79409
Country: United States
Phone 806-742-2011
Fax: 806-742-0062
Website: http://www.ttu.edu

Head of Institution

Lawrence Schovanec
President
Office of the President
Texas Tech University
Box 42005
Lubbock, TX 79409-2005
Phone: 806-742-2121
pres.webmaster@ttu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Brandon Weeks
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-834-7450
Fax: 806-742-3493
brandon.weeks@ttu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Victoria Coverstone
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409-3103
Phone: 806-834-6499
Fax: 806-742-3493
victoria.coverstone@ttu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Brandon Weeks
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-834-7450
Fax: 806-742-3493
brandon.weeks@ttu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Lubbock
This city's population (approx.): 249,042
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 29,963
Total Graduate enrollment: 6,058
Total Professional and other enrollment: 530

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Law, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Media & Communication; Human Sciences, Arts & Sciences; Architecture, Visual & Performing Arts; Honors; Graduate School

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Applicants are considered for admission to the undergraduate divisions of the university by graduation from an accredited high school, by transfer from an accredited college, or equivalent. Students are expected to be academically prepared to succeed; therefore, academic performance, standardized test scores, and educational preparation are specifically considered. Additional factors may be considered in determining the applicant’s eligibility for admission during a holistic review that includes but is not limited to the student’s extra-curricular activities, leadership experiences, special talents, awards, and employment experiences.
Students are admitted to a specific college within the university. The university reserves the right to modify its admission requirements in order to manage enrollment in high-demand areas. The colleges may set various requirements for continuance in certain degree programs in addition to the general university minimum requirements.

Recommendations

Students are expected to be academically prepared to succeed; therefore, academic performance, standardized test scores, and educational preparation are specifically considered. Additional information used to evaluate a student’s potential for success includes:
• High school coursework
• Honors or advanced placement
• Extracurricular activities
• Leadership experiences
• Civic or other service activities
• Socioeconomic background
• Family educational background
• Bilingual proficiency
• Affiliation with Texas Tech
• Special talents or awards
• Diversity of experience
A response to essay topic A, B or C on the ApplyTexas Application and up to three letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged for students who do not meet the assured admission requirements.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Albert Sacco
Dean of Engineering
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409-3103
Phone: 806-834-5576
Fax: 806-742-3493
al.sacco-jr@ttu.edu

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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, M.Eng., MENVEGR
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
Chemical Engineering Both Sindee Simon Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Both David Ernst Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Both Rattikorn Hewett Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Michael Giesselmann Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Graduate Brandon Weeks Engineering (General)
Note: Bioengineering, Interdisciplinary Studies in Engineering, Health Care Engineering, Law and Engineering
Foundational Engineering Undergraduate Victoria Coverstone Engineering (General)
Note: Students in this classification need to successfully complete the foundational curriculum in order to apply for admission to the upper division of their degree program.
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Both Hong-Chao Zhang Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Oliver McGee Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Both Marshall Watson Petroleum Engineering

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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 Multi-Disciplinary Research in Transportation Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Sanjaya Senadheera
Center for Nanophotonics Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Hongxing Jiang
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT James Dickens
Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Rattikorn Hewett
Nano Tech Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Ayrton Bernussi
National Wind Institute Engineering (General) INUNIV Daan Liang
Smart Grid Energy Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Vittal Rao
Water Resources Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Venkatesh Uddameri

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Construction Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Foundational Engineering Foundational Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) Petroleum Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.) Environmental Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Software Engineering (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Engineering (M.) Engineering (General)
Note: Interdisciplinary Studies in Engineering, Health Care Engineering, Law and Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Systems & Engineering Management (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) Petroleum Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Systems & Engineering Management (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D) Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Biofuels; Solar Energy
  2. Drug and Vaccine Delivery
  3. Cancer Detection and Drug Screening
  4. Cellular Signal Transduction
  5. Energetic Materials
  6. Heterogeneous Catalysis
  7. Molecular Thermodynamics; Molecular Dynamic Simulations
  8. Polymers and Soft Matter; Glasses
  9. Rheology and Nanorheology; Microfluidics
  10. Scanning Microscopy
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Geotechnical Engineering
  3. Wind Engineering
  4. Transportation Engineering
  5. Water Resources Engineering
  6. Hazard Waste Remediation
  7. Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
  1. Data Science and Analytics
  2. Cyber Security and Biometrics
  3. Data-intensive and Cloud Computing
  4. Parallel and distributed computing
  5. Reliability and Cyber-physical Modeling
  6. Wireless and Computer Networks
  7. Software Quality
  8. Artificial Intelligence
  9. Declarative Programming
  10. Embedded and Mobile Systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Pulsed Power & Power Electronics
  2. Nano Photonics & Nano Technology
  3. Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
  4. Power Systems
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  6. RF-Radar Technology, Systems on a Chip
  7. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  8. Computer Vision & Image/Signal Analysis
  9. Electromagnetic Fields
  10. Renewable Energy
Engineering
  1. Bioengineering
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Health Care Engineering
  4. Intellectual Property (particularly patents); Law and Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
  1. Applied Operations Research and Inferential Statistics
  2. Ergonomics and Human Factors
  3. Manufacturing Systems and Processes
  4. Systems and Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Control including Nonlinear Control
  2. Experimental, Numerical, and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
  3. Engineering Design, Transdisciplinary Design
  4. Dynamics
  5. Nano Mechanics, Computational Mechanics
  6. Materials including Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, High Pressure Materials, Energetic Materials, Complex Materials
  7. Heat Transfer, Combustion, Energy
  8. Wind Energy
  9. Bioengineering
  10. Health Care Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
  1. Enhanced Shale and Conventional Oil Recovery
  2. Development of shale oil and gas resources
  3. Oil and gas industry economics and reserves
  4. Formation Evaluation
  5. Hydraulic Fracturing Shale Formations
  6. Cementing operations
  7. Core and PVT Analysis
  8. Artificial Lift
  9. Production and Drilling Optimization
  10. Flow Assurance
  11. Testing of Hydraulic fractured wells

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Epsilon Tau
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Tau Alpha Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. for Engineering Management
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Assoc Gen Contractors of America
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Environmental Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Student Engineering Council

Local Groups

  • Amateur Radio Society at Tech
  • American Association of Drilling Engineers
  • Association of Women in Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association*
  • Engineering Ambassadors*
  • Extraordinary Women of Computer Science*
  • First Robotics - Llano Estacado RotoRaiders*
  • Formula SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers*
  • Society of Petroleum Engineering Educators
  • Solar Racing Team
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Techical Experience
  • US Green Building Council
  • Women in Mechanical Engineering*

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

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

Local Groups

  • Association of Women in Electrical Engineering
  • Extraordinary Women of Computer Science*
  • Women in Mechanical Engineering*

Other Student Support Programs

Summer Bridge Program; Peer Mentoring; Engineering Tutoring Center; Job Placement and Cooperative Education; Study Abroad Ambassadors; Engineering Ambassadors; Student Engineering Council; Enrichment and Diversity Services

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students enrolled in engineering departments must complete a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Most of these projects involve working with faculty and practicing engineers to solve real problems in industry. Some of these projects are competitions hosted by professional organizations. These include, for example, American Society of Civil Engineers (concrete canoe and steel bridge), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, robots for relief, unmanned air vehicles), and SAE (Baja, Formula One).

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Whitacre College of Engineering's primary goal is to educate students to fill leadership roles as professionals cognizant of technology and its economic and social functions in the world. We strive to produce technically skilled graduates who solve problems, are able to communicate and work well with others, are sensitive to the needs of society, and are well educated in the humanities as well as in the engineering disciplines.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 5 5 5 15
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 12 10 8 30
Computer Science 2 8 7 17
Electrical and Computer Engineering 15 8 2 25
Engineering 0 0 0 0
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 5 3 4 12
Mechanical Engineering 17 5 8 30
Petroleum Engineering 1 4 4 9
Totals: 57 43 38 138

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
Chemical Engineering 8 0 8 0.00
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 4 7 11 2.33
Computer Science 3 0 3 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 5 9 1.67
Engineering 3 2 5 0.67
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 15 0 15 0.00
Petroleum Engineering 1 2 3 0.67
Totals: 39 16 55 5.34

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
Chemical Engineering 15 0 15 0.00
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 12 0 12 0.00
Computer Science 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 0 13 0.00
Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 14 0 14 0.00
Petroleum Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Totals: 61 0 61 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
Chemical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 12 3
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 15 2
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 11 1 2 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 0 23 5 1 0 49 8

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
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 2
Computer Science 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 1
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Petroleum Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 15 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 37 6

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
Chemical Engineering 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 2
Computer Science 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 1
Petroleum Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 21 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 29 9

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The engineering degree programs consist of a freshman foundational curriculum followed by an upper-division program that includes courses taken in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. Effective January 2013, the criterion for admission to the Whitacre College Foundational Curriculum requires that a first-time freshman or transfer student with fewer than 12 hours of transfer credit must be accepted to the university with assured admission status. Admissions for transfer students and second-degree students are described below.
The criteria used to determine assured admission status are SAT/ACT scores and class rank as shown in the undergraduate admission section of this catalog. Students who do not meet the assured admissions requirements may enter the Pre-Engineering Program and then work to qualify as a Foundational Engineering Student. Students who are assured admit and not TSI compliant will be admitted to Texas Tech University (TTU) as a pre-engineering student. Upon completion of the foundational curriculum, a student must apply and be successfully admitted to a WCOE upper-division degree program. Students who are not successfully admitted to an upper-division degree program must transfer out of the college.

Freshman Admission to WCOE Foundational Curriculum: The criterion for admission to WCOE Foundational Curriculum requires that a first-time freshman or transfer student with fewer than 12 hours of transfer credit must be accepted to the university with assured admission status. The college recommends prospective students enroll in math each year in high school, including trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus, and at least one year of physics with another science course. The criteria used to determine assured admission status are SAT/ACT scores and class rank as shown in the undergraduate admission section of this catalog.

Internal Transfer Admission to WCOE Foundational Curriculum: Students entering TTU and transferring to WCOE from other colleges within the university must have a minimum TTU cumulative GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 hours of TTU coursework that is included in the foundational curriculum.

Pre-Engineering: Students who do not meet the WCOE admission requirements are admitted initially to the TTU Pre-Engineering Program and may apply for admission to the WCOE foundational curriculum upon satisfaction of the college internal transfer admission standards.
WCOE has partnered with TTU Advising to create the Pre-Engineering Program. This student retention and success initiative provides intense academic advising and support as students build the requisite math and science skills to be successful in an engineering degree program. While in Pre-Engineering, students will enroll in typical university core curriculum and foundational curriculum courses.
Engineering presents an extremely challenging course of study. For students who determine that engineering is not an appropriate choice, the advisors in University Advising have the specialized training and tools necessary to assist students in finding a course of study that is best suited to their unique talents and interests. The ultimate priority is for every student to graduate successfully from a best-fit major.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All newly admitted students work to complete a foundational curriculum consisting of English I, English II, Calculus I, Calculus II, Physics I (calculus-based) plus another science course and a first engineering course that vary among the engineering degree programs. The foundational curriculum is supplemented with courses from the university core curriculum and general engineering courses (statics, thermodynamics, circuits, and materials science) to provide the opportunity for full course loads and scheduling flexibility.
When the foundational curriculum has been completed, students apply for admission to the upper division of their degree program. The acceptance criterion is based exclusively on a Texas Tech University cumulative GPA that includes a minimum of 12 hours of coursework from the foundational curriculum. The specific GPA standard varies among the degree programs and may change from one academic year to the next as necessary to align enrollments with educational resources.
Students must be prepared to make an alternate choice of major if their foundational curriculum GPA does not qualify them for their preferred major. Students must make progress appropriate to their classification in their alternate choice of major as determined by each department for their degree programs. Students who are not admitted successfully to an upper-division degree program are not allowed to enroll in engineering courses and must transfer out of WCOE.
Refer to the program descriptions in this catalog for the specific foundational curriculum and upper-division GPA admission standards.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The applications of prospective students from countries other than the United States (U.S.) are reviewed on an individual basis. Prospective students who have an application pending for permanent residency as well as prospective students who are undocumented should apply through www.applytexas.org and select the U.S. Freshman or Transfer option, as appropriate. These applications will be reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. All other applicants, including international applicants attending high school in the U.S., must apply through www.applytexas.org and select the International Freshman or Transfer option, as appropriate. These applications will be reviewed by the Undergraduate International Admissions unit in the Office of International Affairs. Students who hold F-1 visas must use the International Student option even if they have already studied in the U.S.

The procedures stated below should be followed carefully for international applicants to be considered for freshman or transfer admission to Texas Tech University (TTU). Applications will not be evaluated until all admission requirements have been met. All materials become the property of TTU and are not returnable or refundable. Required documents must be provided in English. If official English translations are not supplied by the applicant's institution(s), the applicant must provide a translation done by an American Translators Association-certified translator. See www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories for a list of ATA-certified translators.

Official Transcripts and Related Documents:
For Freshman Admission: The applicant must submit documentation (transcripts, school leaving examinations, school leaving certificates, etc.) showing completion of a secondary school equivalent to that of a U.S. high school. Applicants must submit transcripts of all secondary schoolwork, including subjects taken and grades/marks earned, in addition to secondary school leaving examinations, if applicable. Applicants currently in secondary school should send transcripts from grade 9 " 11 for application consideration. Upon completion of grade 12, an additional transcript must be submitted. Unofficial copies are acceptable for evaluation purposes, but official documentation is required before registration for classes.
For Transfer Admission: In addition to the required secondary school documents (see above), the applicant must submit a record of all post-secondary schoolwork, including subjects taken and grades earned. Unofficial copies are acceptable for evaluation purposes, but official documentation is required upon admission. International transfer students will not be allowed to register for classes without providing all secondary and post-secondary credentials.

Official Diploma/Degree Certificates: The applicant must submit an official copy of any secondary school completion/leaving certificates and any post-secondary diplomas/degree certificates earned.

Official Proof of English Proficiency: All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before their applications can be considered for admission. This test is waived only for citizens of an English proficiency-exempt country, for graduates of U.S. high schools, or for those applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years at a high school or college/university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country. TTU considers the following countries to have English as their native language: Australia, Canada (except the Province of Québec), Commonwealth Caribbean countries, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the U.S.. Applicants may submit one of the following measures of English proficiency:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; www.toefl.org): The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 (paper-based version) or 79 (internet-based version). The TOEFL score must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). TTU's institutional code is 6827. TOEFL scores are valid for two (2) years. Applicants may provide a copy of their Examinee Score Report for application evaluation purposes; screenshots of the TOEFL results from the ETS website are not acceptable.
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service; www.ielts.org): The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the academic version. IELTS General Training results are not acceptable. There is no IELTS institution code for TTU. IELTS scores are valid for two (2) years.
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic; www.pearsonpte.com/pteacademic): The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60. PTE General and PTE Young Learners results are not acceptable. There is no PTE Academic institution code for TTU. PTE Academic scores are valid for only two (2) years.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is C. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CPE. The Cambridge CPE is valid for life. For more information visit the websitewww.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/proficiency/.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is B. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CAE. The Cambridge CAE is valid for life. For more information visit the website www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/advanced/.
ELS Intensive English Program (www.els.edu): TTU will accept completion of Level 112 of ELS' English for Academic Purposes program. An official copy of the ELS transcript and certificate of completion must be submitted to meet this requirement.
SAT I " A minimum of at least 500 on BOTH the critical reading and writing sections
ACT " A minimum score of 21 on the English section
AP English Language and Composition Exams: 3.0 or higher on BOTH sections.
For applicants transferring from a U.S. college or university " completion of the equivalent to TTU's ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 with a grade of C or better. Applicants currently enrolled in ENGL 1302 (or its equivalent) may apply for admission but will not be allowed to register if admitted until providing a final transcript reflecting the required grade.
SAT/ACT Scores: International applicants applying for freshman admission who have completed secondary school in the U.S. must submit either SAT or ACT scores. These scores are not required for international applicants who have completed secondary school outside the U.S., but are required for consideration for merit-based scholarships
Conditional Admission for English Proficiency: Prospective international students who meet the minimum academic requirements for admission consideration except for proof of English proficiency may apply for conditional admission through ELS University Admissions (www.els.edu/en/UniversityAdmissions). International undergraduate students admitted conditionally must complete Level 112 of ELS English for Academic Purposes program before beginning an academic program at TTU. An official copy of the ELS transcript and certificate of completion must be submitted before registration for TTU coursework will be allowed.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

All students graduating from a High School located outside of the United States must meet the admission requirements of Foreign Students.

Residency Requirements

To obtain a degree from Texas Tech University, at least 25% of the total semester hours must be earned through the University. In addition, a maximum of 72 hours from two-year colleges may be applied towards a degree. The last 30 hours must be from Texas Tech University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A transfer student with fewer than 12 hours of transferable coursework must meet first-time freshmen assured admission standards. For admission to the foundational curriculum with an engineering degree program concentration, transfer students must have 24 or more hours of transferable coursework and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 that includes the work at all previous institutions. External transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of TTU engineering degree program coursework before application to the upper division. Eligibility for admission to the upper division is based exclusively on the cumulative GPA earned at TTU (2.5 or higher). Students holding a bachelor's degree from another institution must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from that institution to be admitted to the WCOE foundational curriculum.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 250
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 79

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $12,259 $24,499
Room & Board: $8,505 $8,505
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $4,420 $4,420
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), IVFI or IVFD

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,549
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,371
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 732
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 68%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 670 580
Reading Range: 630 540
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1280 1140
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 26
Composite Range: 29 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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 17 52 173 242 26
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 15 49 202 267 29
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 17 32 51 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 1 5 30 84 120 9
Construction Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 12 35 47 10
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 6 35 105 146 26
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 10 28 41 2
Foundational Engineering 805 739 554 200 2298 93
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 7 37 98 142 15
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 33 194 470 701 75
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 28 201 229 46
Totals: 811 827 1018 1628 4284 337

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
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
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.)
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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
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
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
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
Foundational Engineering
Men 64 2 3 0 151 1 3 0 20 0 37 2 2 0 406 7 5 0 691 12
Women 7 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 62 1 1 0 114 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
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
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.)
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: 71 2 4 0 186 1 3 0 25 0 44 2 2 0 470 8 6 0 811 13

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 10 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.)
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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Foundational Engineering
Men 81 0 2 1 120 7 1 0 17 2 36 0 0 0 344 12 2 0 603 22
Women 20 0 0 0 35 1 1 0 5 0 15 1 0 0 58 1 2 1 136 4
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 30 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.)
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: 107 1 2 1 174 9 3 0 24 2 55 2 0 0 454 15 8 1 827 31

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 2 2 0 29 2
Women 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 1 23 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 43 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 6 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 15 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 6 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 10 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 26 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 9 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Foundational Engineering
Men 91 4 5 0 102 8 1 0 14 0 27 1 1 0 210 15 4 0 455 28
Women 23 1 2 0 30 1 0 0 3 0 10 0 1 0 30 1 0 0 99 3
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 26 1
Women 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 2 0 0 27 2 0 0 5 0 6 1 0 0 108 4 2 1 165 10
Women 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 1 1 0 29 2
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 20 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 167 7 8 0 212 16 2 0 29 0 55 2 2 0 523 27 20 3 1018 55

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 24 6 0 0 23 2 1 0 7 1 12 0 0 0 44 6 1 0 112 15
Women 16 2 0 1 7 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 31 2 0 1 61 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 3 2 0 40 5 0 0 9 1 5 2 1 0 89 12 6 0 166 23
Women 4 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 36 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 11 5 4 0 27 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 12 3 0 1 7 1 4 0 1 0 41 4 0 0 74 9
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 23 5 0 1 32 10
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 4 0 0 23 8 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 47 9 3 0 97 21
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 10 1
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 18 0
Foundational Engineering
Men 32 0 1 0 41 5 0 0 7 3 13 1 0 0 68 8 3 1 165 18
Women 6 1 0 0 6 3 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 14 1 1 0 35 5
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 2 0 0 11 1 1 0 7 0 5 3 0 0 29 5 3 0 71 11
Women 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 27 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 35 2 4 0 87 7 2 0 7 2 21 4 0 0 251 37 2 0 409 52
Women 10 0 0 1 17 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 28 7 3 0 61 10
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.)
Men 39 2 0 0 24 4 0 1 4 1 6 1 1 0 93 30 3 0 170 39
Women 12 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 5 0 0 31 7
Totals: 245 27 8 2 324 43 5 2 72 10 99 12 3 0 840 138 32 4 1628 238

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 11 0 8 0 4 3 0 34 1 61 41 20
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 13 0 4 6 0 48 2 79 60 19
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 12 1 19 17 2
Computer Science (B.S.) 4 0 6 1 4 4 0 35 0 54 50 4
Construction Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 23 1 30 26 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 12 0 1 3 0 34 1 60 56 4
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 10 0 16 9 7
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 4 0 4 6 0 19 0 39 25 14
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 31 0 30 1 7 8 0 139 11 227 200 27
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) 32 1 17 0 8 13 0 71 3 145 128 17
Totals: 102 1 100 3 34 45 0 425 20 730 612 118

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 4 7 0 0 5 3 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 26 8 1 0 61
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 0 0 7 6 0 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 37 11 1 1 79
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 0 1 19
Computer Science (B.S.) 4 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 33 2 0 0 54
Construction Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 3 1 0 30
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 30 4 1 0 60
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 16
Foundational Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 2 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 14 5 0 0 39
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 29 2 0 0 24 6 1 0 7 0 7 1 0 0 121 18 11 0 227
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) 23 9 1 0 14 3 0 0 7 1 11 2 0 0 69 2 3 0 145
Totals: 80 22 1 0 78 22 3 0 27 7 40 5 0 0 365 60 18 2 730

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A dual degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering is offered in conjunction with the College of Architecture and a dual degree in Math and Computer Science is offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day Optional
Construction Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Foundational Engineering no Both None
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Day Optional
Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Although all students are admitted to the university by the dean of the Graduate School, applications for degree programs also must be evaluated by the department to which the student is applying. Admission to the college of engineering occurs at the engineering department level.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Two general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records and individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations). Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Three general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records, individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations), and English proficiency score. Applicants may submit one of the following measures of English proficiency:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language),
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service),
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic),
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE),
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Cambridge CAE), and
ELS Intensive English Program.
Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Three general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records and individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations). Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Residency Requirements

The residence requirement is fulfilled by the completion of a full schedule (at least 12 semester hours) of graduate coursework in two consecutive terms. Students holding half-time assistantships may satisfy the requirement by taking at least 9 hours of coursework in each of the two long terms and 6 hours in the summer.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Admissions requirements for transfer students are the same as those for non-transfer students. There is no automatic transfer of credit from another university toward a graduate degree at Texas Tech University. Work is subject to review by the department and Graduate Dean. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,306 $20,098
Room & Board: $8,505 $8,505
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $5,100 $5,100
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), IVFI or IVFD

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,896
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 637
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 241

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
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 2
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 21 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 1 33 5
Women 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 20 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 24 7
Women 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 14 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 30 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 13 5 0 0 48 13
Women 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 5
Engineering (M.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 12
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Environmental Engineering (M.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 46 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 4
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 22 7
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.)
Men 24 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 7
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Software Engineering (M.S.)
Men 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 6 7
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3
Systems & Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 21
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 2
Totals: 212 34 0 1 24 11 0 0 4 3 6 4 0 0 51 50 1 1 298 104

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 47 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 51 2
Women 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 30 4
Women 10 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 16 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 20 9
Women 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 30 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 13 4 1 1 47 10
Women 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Women 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 54 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 8 9 0 0 65 14
Women 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 11 3
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D)
Men 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 33 9
Women 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2
Systems & Engineering Management (Ph.D.)
Men 2 11 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 2 31 0 1 4 57
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 10
Totals: 303 38 0 1 11 8 0 1 7 5 0 11 0 0 42 62 2 3 365 129

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 9 2
Computer Science (M.S.) 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 40 30 10
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 80 0 5 0 3 1 0 17 1 107 81 26
Engineering (M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Environmental Engineering (M.) 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 10 0 16 9 7
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 32 28 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 0 17 16 1
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 10 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 16 14 2
Software Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 7 6 1
Systems & Engineering Management (M.S.) 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 3
Totals: 185 0 13 1 7 4 0 49 1 260 200 60

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Computer Science (M.S.) 29 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 40
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 56 24 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 15 2 1 0 107
Engineering (M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Environmental Engineering (M.) 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 16
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 32
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 17
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16
Software Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7
Systems & Engineering Management (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Totals: 141 44 0 0 10 3 1 0 7 0 3 1 0 0 37 12 1 0 260

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 1 2 3
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 5 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 10 11
Computer Science (M.S.) 9 31 40
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 21 86 107
Engineering (M.) 0 1 1
Environmental Engineering (M.) 0 16 16
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 2 30 32
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 11 17
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 3 13 16
Software Engineering (M.S.) 0 7 7
Systems & Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 5 5
Totals: 43 217 260

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 9 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 14 13 1
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Systems & Engineering Management (Ph.D.) 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 3 3
Totals: 37 0 2 0 2 1 0 11 1 54 42 12

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 14
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Systems & Engineering Management (Ph.D.) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Totals: 28 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 2 1 0 54

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
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 41 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,082,000 Industry: $140,000 Priv/Non: $709,000
State: $420,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,351,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Total#: 69 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,525,000 Industry: $580,000 Priv/Non: $646,000
State: $2,321,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $5,093,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 18 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $583,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $2,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $585,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 77 Foreign: $442,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,757,000 Industry: $615,000 Priv/Non: $436,000
State: $49,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,299,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $170,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $170,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
Total#: 11 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $229,000 Industry: $22,000 Priv/Non: $28,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $279,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 45 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,423,000 Industry: $271,000 Priv/Non: $38,000
State: $311,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,043,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Petroleum Engineering
Total#: 6 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $436,000 Industry: $87,000 Priv/Non: $40,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $563,000
Totals:
Total#: 277 Foreign: $442,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $10,035,000 Industry: $1,715,000 Priv/Non: $2,069,000
State: $3,101,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $17,383,000

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 Multi-Disciplinary Research in Transportation
Total#: 21 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $225,000 Industry: $10,000 Priv/Non: $59,000
State: $2,101,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,395,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanophotonics
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $972,000 Industry: $8,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $980,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
Total#: 15 Foreign: $442,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,859,000 Industry: $167,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,468,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $14,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nano Tech Center
Total#: 7 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $273,000 Industry: $158,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $431,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Wind Institute
Total#: 7 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $91,000 Industry: $14,000 Priv/Non: $20,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $125,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Smart Grid Energy Center
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $51,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $51,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Water Resources Center
Total#: 25 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $878,000 Industry: $500,000 Priv/Non: $114,000
State: $52,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $1,565,000
Totals:
Total#: 7 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $91,000 Industry: $14,000 Priv/Non: $20,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $125,000


Grand Totals:
Total#: 284 Foreign: $442,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $10,126,000 Industry: $1,729,000 Priv/Non: $2,089,000
State: $3,101,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $17,508,000

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering has a nationally ranked research program with award-winning faculty and students. Research in the department is focused in four research areas: Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Polymers and Materials, and Modeling and Simulation. Faculty members in the area of bioengineering, have expertise and projects in a variety of areas, including vaccine design, drug delivery, nanomedicine, cellular signal transduction especially in the context of cardiovascular diseases, tissue engineering, cancer research, biofluid mechanics, high throughput screening, and biofuels. In the area of energy and sustainability, projects range from solar cell development and enhanced oil recovery to heterogeneous catalysis for energy applications. Polymers and materials science research in the department spans the breadth of the field, with projects ranging from chemistry to physics to engineering, including work in the area of colloids, glasses, ionic liquids, nanocomposites, rheology, and energetic materials. Modeling and simulation in the department also spans a broad range of topics from molecular dynamics simulation of nanocomposites and biofuels to molecular thermodynamics models. Research funding in the department comes from a diverse range of sources, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and a range of private and industrial sources.

Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) conducts research to meet the needs of society. The Maddox Engineering Research Center, a $30 Million dollar investment by the Whitacre College of Engineering (WCOE), is nearing completion and will house the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Chair (held by a CECE faculty) and four other CECE faculty who expertise is in environmental engineering. The research of these faculty will occupy over 30% of the new facilities. Other faculty members hold leadership roles and participate in research centers and institutes that carry out other research missions. Although generally multidisciplinary in nature, these centers concentrate areas of research expertise: the Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT) coordinates all transportation related research in CECE as well as for other departments in Texas Tech University; the Water Resources Center (WRC) serves as the administrative division under which water and environmental engineering research is conducted including the fate of micro-contaminants in the environment, membrane processes for the desalinization of water, management of contaminated sediments, and nanomaterials for hazardous waste remediation. The TechMRT and WRC are housed within CECE and have faculty associates across the Whitacre College of Engineering. Research within each center has funding from several sources including the federal government, state government, and industry. Faculty members who are also affiliated with the National Wind Institute which conducts research on wind turbine and plant optimization, bluff body aerodynamics, wind-induced structural response, wind damage prediction, and improving structural design of built structures to mitigate damage and improve structural and community resiliency from high wind events such tornadoes and hurricanes.

Computer Science

Research areas of current computer science faculty include data-intensive, distributed and parallel computing, computer networks, cyber and network security, information security and retrieval, biometrics, wireless and sensor networks, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, knowledge representation and declarative programming, data science and analytics, machine learning, green computing and networking, simulation, embedded and mobile systems, reliability and performance modeling, and software engineering including software testing, program analysis, self-managed software, and secure software engineering. The department houses the Center for Science and Engineering of Cyber Security, Knowledge Representation Lab, Data-intensive Scalable Computing Lab, Advanced Empirical Software Testing and Analysis research Lab, and TTU Wireless Mobile Network Lab. With current faculty search, the department expects to grow research expertise in Big data analytics and Big data visualization in the near future.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) hosts a number of large research centers and labs. The research ranges from pulsed power to solid state device research. Most of the PhD students are supported by outside grants for carrying out the research. The PhD students are complemented by post docs and undergraduate assistants. ECE hosts eight Centers and Labs: The Center for Nanophotonics conducts research and development on manipulation of photons-electrons in nano-scale materials for innovative photonic devices and emerging technologies. The Center’s research areas cover a broad spectrum, ranging from basic to applied, and dealing with state-of-the-art nano-scale material synthesis, fundamental physics, device fabrication and testing. The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics performs research work on generating very short and high voltage and current pulses. The Nano Tech Center works on very small devices including MEMS and optical devices. The RF System-on-a-Chip Laboratory performs research into advanced efficient RF amplifiers for cellular phones. The Applied Vision Laboratory uses pattern recognition to exam properties and defects in all types of materials. The Computer Vision & Image Analysis Laboratory conducts research in applications of signal and image processing. The Neuro-Imaging, Cognition and Engineering Laboratory develop models of perception, memory, neurological diseases and language as they relate to the underlying structure and neural circuitry of the human brain. A rapidly expanding world class research facility with assets related to renewable power systems valued at over $20 Million at Reese Technology Center (10 miles west of Texas Tech University campus) has recently been established. It hosts the newly established GLEAMM (Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing) initiative. This work is coordinated by the National Wind Institute.

Engineering

The Master of Science in Bioengineering program offers interdisciplinary education to engineers and scientists to apply engineering approaches on medicine and biological research questions. For developing careers in biomedical industry, the degree offers research opportunities in five core bioengineering fields, namely Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Bio-imaging, and Bio-computation. The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program is an interdisciplinary, non-thesis program, offered on the campus of Texas Tech University and by distance. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, this program does not require specific major and minor subjects. However, the program does allow up to six hours of course work to be taken outside of engineering, upon the approval of the graduate advisor. The MEng degree program has three options: Standard, Healthcare Engineering, and Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) & MEng program. The MEng degree standard option is designed for students to pursue an interdisciplinary study through taking engineering courses from any of the college's disciplines. Healthcare Engineering option is designed to meet the growing demand for engineers trained to apply the principles of engineering, health sciences, and business administration to effectively manage the physical, technological, and supports services of healthcare facilities in order to optimize the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of healthcare delivery processes and healthcare systems. The JD and MEng program is designed for individuals interested in the areas of intellectual property (particularly patents), and law and Engineering.

Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering

The Industrial Engineering Department supported research activities in a wide variety of areas. Ergonomics projects were in slips and falls, physiological and biomechanical modeling of manual materials handling activities, vibro-tactile feedback of wearable devices, pilot and driver eye-tracking and modeling. The Southwestern Bell Foundation CAD/CAM Laboratory was used to conduct research concerning the disassembly of PC recycling, object oriented integrated process planning and production scheduling, and tolerance control in process planning. Other research efforts examined anti-ice flat panel hail testing, aviation access control security systems, system capacity planning and production scheduling, economic feasibility of manufacturing fuel pellets from cotton by-products, and development of test methodology for systemic exploration of immature fiber content in Texas Cotton. With support of NSF, university, and department, manufacturing research grows very fast. The research activities in manufacturing areas include ultrasonic machining of composites (supported by NSF), laser additive manufacturing of metal and ceramics materials, bio 3D printing, hard materials remanufacturing. Research activates in the advanced manufacturing also include sustainable manufacturing, life-cycle assessment, laser additive remanufacturing. Research in healthcare includes modeling and control of cordioelectro physiology and fabrication of cellular structures mimicking blood vessel anatomy.

Mechanical Engineering

Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is highly interdisciplinary and addresses emerging issues in the following interrelated research topic groups: (a) Bioengineering and Healthcare Engineering, Biomechanics, Single Cell Mechanics and Disease, Bio-Inspired Systems and Devices, Biosensors; (b) Computational Mechanics, Multibody Elastodynamics, Modeling of Mechanically Active Biological Tissues, and Heart-Valve Tissue Mechanics; (c) Low Reynolds Number Hydrodynamics, Surface Rheology, Rheology of Microstructured Materials, and Theoretical and Numerical Descriptions of Soft Condensed Matter; (d) Vortex Dynamics, Turbulence, CFD and Measurement Techniques, Modeling and Experimental studies of Wind Turbine Arrays, and Physical Simulation of Tornado-Like Vortices; (e) Control and Fabrication of Microsystems, Coordinated Control and Swarm Optimization, and control of Unmanned Autonomous Systems; (f) Materials Sciences, including Luminescent Nano-Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Contact Mechanics at Micro and Nanoscale, Diamond Anvil Cell High-Pressure Techniques, and Nanopatterning of Metallic Glasses; (g) Energetic Materials, Heat Transfer and Combustion; and (h) Engineering Design, Wind Energy Technology and Innovation, Transdisciplinary Design, Radiation Safety and Control, and Component Failure Analysis.

Petroleum Engineering

The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering is housed in a state of the art research and instructional building on the main campus at TTU. The 40,000+ square feet sole use new building, has a large research lab dedicated to unconventional reservoirs and characterization of rocks that make up those reservoirs. Issues such as fluid flow at periphery of the Darcy equation, well placement and spacing and reservoir heterogeneity indicators are studied. The Fracturing and Production lab evaluates hydraulic fracturing technology, such as fracturing shale formations, wellbore/cement integrity and production operations of all types. Other labs for PVT, petrophysics and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) studies are also contained in the new building. Current focus is to develop an EOR database. We are making an effort to establish a consortium to enhance shale oil and gas development. In addition we are in the process of building a facility around the deep, large diameter test well located on our East Campus which is roughly 10 miles from the main campus. Large scale research such as artificial lift, flow assurance, cementing and field facilities control and optimization will be implemented at the East Campus. With our legacy of production optimization, the department sponsors the annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course in which industry schools are developed and presented and the technical program presents papers on various Petroleum technical subjects which are then cataloged in annual proceedings.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Multi-Disciplinary Research in Transportation

The Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT) is a multi-disciplinary research center with participants from Chemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Rawls College of Business, and the United States Geological Survey. The majority of support for TechMRT comes from research and implementation projects through various offices within Texas Department of Transportation, with other research sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, The National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and private industry. Current research topics include use of chemicals to remove snow and ice from roadways, the impact of deicing salts on corrosion of MSE reinforcement, fatigue resistance of high-mast illumination poles with pre-existing cracks, new rainfall coefficients, deteriorated bridge piles, web-based routing assistance tools to reduce pavement damage from oversize vehicles, asphalt binder rheological characterization for extreme climate events, and STEM teacher professional development and student outreach. The TechMRT laboratories include: High Performance Concrete Laboratory, Bituminous/Superpave Laboratory, Aggregate Research Laboratory; Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel; Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Test Box, Materials Characterization Center; Geographic Information Systems Research Laboratory; Trans Tech Traffic Engineering Laboratory; Water Research Center/USGS Research Laboratory, Earl Survey Research Laboratory.

Center for Nanophotonics

The Center for Nanophotonics conducts R&D on manipulation of photons-electrons in nano-scale materials for innovative photonic devices and emerging technologies. In particular, the Center’s research is dedicated to the advancement of nitride semiconductor technologies (BN, GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InGaN, InAlGaN, BNC) and to explore their applications for more efficient light sources and detectors active from deep ultraviolet to infrared, energy generation devices, radiation detectors for nuclear materials sensing, next generation compact high power and high energy lasers, and optical communications. The Center’s principal investigators have carried out crucial work for the understanding of the band structures, properties of fundamental optical transitions, carrier dynamics, and the roles of native defects in III-nitride semiconductors and pioneered the development of II-nitride based micro-LEDs, photonic crystal LEDs, single-chip AC-LEDs, and self-emissive micro-LED microdisplays. More recently, the researchers in the Center have pioneered the development of epitaxial growth of wafer scale single crystal hexagonal boron nitride, which is considered amongst the remaining frontiers in electronic materials. The Center is equipped with a vertically integrated R&D infrastructure for the growth of large crystalline materials (epitaxial films and bulk crystals), facilities for probing fundamental optical and electrical transport properties, micro- and nano-scale device processing and prototype device packaging.

Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics (P3E) is a multi-disciplinary research center with participants from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Physics. While most of the research funding for P3E comes from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and industry, the research focus is basic in nature. The center's current research topics include: photoconductive solid state switching at 50,000 V levels, high voltage breakdown physics and breakdown formation, high power radio frequency generation for directed energy, explosive power generation, megawatt power electronics, and treatment of agricultural products with pulsed electric fields. The P3E laboratory currently occupies over 18000 square feet of laboratory space and has a full complement of supporting equipment including diverse high voltage and high power microwave sources (dc and pulsed), fast oscilloscopes and digitizers, advanced electromagnetic field solvers and circuit analysis codes, high speed cameras (picosecond to nanosecond temporal resolution), optical to vacuum ultraviolet emission spectrometers, and numerous vacuum systems ranging from a few up to 1000 cubic feet in enclosed vacuum space. The P3E has a new computerized numerical control machine shop for prototype manufacturing.

Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security

The objective of the center is to study principles of Cyber Security, how to measure, assess, and enforce security in legacy systems, and how to build new systems that are secured. The science of Cyber Security is addressed by exploiting formal techniques that are theoretically grounded to express, model, and reason about security accurately. The engineering of cyber security utilizes empirical techniques that aim to create holistic and systematic approaches to development of automated tools for cyber security system analysis. The center also examines cyber security issues facing the general public, such as security in business enterprises, health care, and national infrastructures. To achieve its objective, the center focuses on research in theoretical underpinning of Cyber Security concepts, safe and secure software development, threat modeling, under certain reasoning about security, network security, vulnerability analysis, security policy verification, and access and identity management.

Nano Tech Center

The Nano Tech Center is an interdisciplinary center committed to carrying out state-of the-art research and education in key areas of nanotechnology with civilian, defense, and homeland security applications. High-impact research topics include: Nano-surface engineering and two- and three-dimensional nano-engineered active region for improving light emission and detection efficiency of III-nitride based deep ultra-violet (DUV) semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs). DUV LEDs can be used for water sterilization, communication, and biosensing. Research is also conducted on plasmonic devices for light generation, guiding, detection, and imaging in the nanoscale. These ultracompact, light-weight, low-power consumption and high efficient devices can be used in communications, imaging, and chemical and biological sensing. Research is also conducted on functional oxides and meta-materials for near-infrared, thermal, and terahertz (THz) imaging, sensing and signal processing. THz radiation has important applications in homeland security, chemistry, and medicine. There is also current research on nanostructured or thin-film dye-sensitized highly efficient solar cells. Dye-sensitized solar cells can be processed using the solution deposition technique in a large scale. This is a promising cost-effective alternative to silicon and other semiconductor solar-cell based technologies. Last but not least, research is conducted on oxide/graphene nanomaterials for rapid electrochemical energy storage to develop super-capacitors and fast rechargeable batteries, and on thermal conductivity analysis of nanowires for electronic and energy conversion applications.

National Wind Institute

The National Wind Institute (NWI) was established in December 2012, and is intended to serve as Texas Tech University's intellectual hub for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, commercialization and education related to wind science, wind energy, wind engineering and wind hazard mitigation and serves faculty affiliates, students and external partners. The vision of the NWI is to stimulate discovery and innovation, provide and implement solutions to wind-related problems, establish multidimensional partnerships, and educate the next generation of wind workforce and researchers. Based on more than 40 years of research, the NWI (formerly the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center) represents the nation's leading wind-focused research and education enterprise. In 2007, with support from the National Science Foundation, the first interdisciplinary PhD program dedicated to wind science and engineering was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. NWI organizes and administers Texas Tech University’s large wind research portfolio and serves as the contact point for major project sponsors and external partners. It manages and operates several research facilities as well as a 67-acre research field site to support atmospheric, engineering and other disciplines.

Smart Grid Energy Center

The integration of distributed renewable energy sources and cyber security with smart grid is truly an interdisciplinary effort for the research and training of graduate students. The transformative and integrative nature of the proposed research activities are described below. The smart grid can be considered as a transactive agent that will enable the integration of power distribution, communication, control and information infrastructure for the development more reliable, secure, efficient, and economic energy distribution systems. The topics researched in the center are: dynamic modeling of generation networks with distributed energy sources; wide area damping strategies; dynamic safety/ reliability of smart grid using vector dissipative theory; control of doubly fed induction generators; cyber security and resiliency; power electronics; small signal stability of interconnected power systems; and frequency response of grid integrated with wind generation resources.

Water Resources Center

The mission of the Water Resources Center is to encourage, conduct, and coordinate water resources research and related activities on the Texas Tech University campus. Additionally, the center aims to be a globally recognized leader in the broad area of water resources sustainability using the Southern High Plains region as a test-bed for other similar semi-arid systems. Ongoing projects at the center are diverse and tackle cutting-edge research problems ranging from remediating contaminated sediments and water, brackish groundwater development, wastewater reuse in both terrestrial and space systems as well as food-energy-water nexus issues. The center works closely with other entities on campus and has well-established international collaborations in Brazil, China, and India.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Bioengineering and Bio-inspired Systems
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Culvert System Modeling
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber-Physical System Research
  • Data Science Applications
  • Development of Shale Oil and Gas Resources
  • Drilling, Completion, Production Optimization
  • Dynamics, Control, and Robotics
  • Electric Energy Systems
  • Energy
  • Energy-Aware Computing
  • Engineering Design
  • Enhanced Shale and Conventional Oil Recovery
  • Environmental Process Modeling
  • Fluid Flow in Porous Media
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Gas Lift
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • High Reliability Organizations and Processes
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling, propagation and Testing
  • Image Analysis and Signal Processing
  • Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Manual Materials Handling
  • Materials (including Nanomaterials)
  • Mechanics (including Nanomechanics)
  • Micro-Nano Engineering
  • Modeling of Eye-Tracking Activities
  • Nano-Photonics
  • Neuro Imaging and Cognition
  • Non-Traditional Machining Processes
  • Oil and Gas Reserves, Reserve Definitions and Economics
  • Polymers
  • Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
  • Remanufacturing
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Slips and Falls
  • Smart Grid Cybersecurity
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • Soft Matter and Biological Matter
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Synchro-Phasors
  • Thermal Systems
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Usability Issues Related to Human Performance
  • Water Resources Management
  • Wide Bandgap SiC / GaN Semiconductors
  • Wind Engineering

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The School of Law, in association with Graduate School, offers a program that enables a student to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in three years of academic work.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 18 58 1 77
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Appointments: 0 8 9 15 32
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 9 4 0 13
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 13 6 22
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 5 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $27,500
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 6 8 23
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 27 27 23 77
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Petroleum Engineering
Appointments: 0 22 4 0 26
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $27,500 $0
All Total Appointments 0 96 121 58 275

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Multi-Disciplinary Research in Transportation
Appointments: 0 12 0 12
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $0
Center for Nanophotonics
Appointments: 0 5 0 5
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $0
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
Appointments: 0 18 0 18
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $0
Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Nano Tech Center
Appointments: 0 5 0 5
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $0
National Wind Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Smart Grid Energy Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Water Resources Center
Appointments: 0 11 0 11
Stipends: $0 $27,500 $0
All Total Appointments 0 51 0 51