The mission of the College of Engineering is to meet the needs of industry and society by:
With more than 3,500 students, a strong faculty, excellent classrooms and outstanding research facilities, the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington is a major research institution with comprehensive programs in a number of areas.
The engineering program at UT Arlington evolved from a two year program that was established at North Texas Agricultural College during the 1930s and 1940s. North Texas Agricultural College became Arlington State College, and in 1959 approval was given to begin a four year engineering program. In 1965, Arlington State College joined The University of Texas System as The University of Texas at Arlington, and the first master's degree program in engineering was approved. The first Ph.D. program in engineering was added in 1969. Construction of the Engineering Laboratory Building in 1977, the Engineering Annex in 1980, the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) in 1987, Nedderman Hall in 1988, the Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility in 2001 and the Engineering Office Buildings East and West in 2003 provided additional classroom and research laboratory space for the continued growth of the College of Engineering.
The college is a leader in distance education, providing a convenient way for working engineers to pursue a master's degree. Starting with TAGER, a dedicated microwave communications link in 1975, courses are now distributed on the Internet and videotape or disks, providing a very convenient access to students. More information can be found at www.uta.edu/engineering/distance/.
There is an excellent equipment infrastructure to support research in nanotechnology, microelectronics and MEMS, robotics and manufacturing, materials and their characterization, pervasive computing, intelligent systems, software engineering, networking, embedded systems, database systems, multimedia systems, bioinformatics, information technology, security, transportation systems, hydrology and hydraulics systems, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, solid mechanics, structural analysis, aerodynamics, flight mechanics and control, electronic packaging, energy systems, optics, statistics and optimizations, and many more. There are two formal research centers, the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) and the Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility (NRTF), with the directors reporting to the Dean of Engineering.
Many College of Engineering faculty members collaborate with professors and researchers in other colleges at UTA and other institutions in the state, around the U.S., and around the world. Therefore, for those interested in doing research as part of graduate training, there are many opportunities to work on research projects that are either within the home department or interdisciplinary with other departments.
Graduate work in engineering at UT Arlington may lead to the master of science or doctor of philosophy in the following programs:
Master's degree programs are available in:
Graduate work leading to a practice-oriented master's degree usually requires a design project, report, internship or additional coursework. Details are given in the individual program descriptions that follow.
The program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is under the auspices of both the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Biomedical Engineering, is a joint program of the UT Arlington Bioengineering Department in association with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The Master of Science in Logistics and Master of Science in Engineering Management are offered in partnership with the College of Business Administration. Descriptions of these programs are in the Interdepartmental and Intercampus Programs section of this catalog.
Please visit the graduate program Web site www.uta.edu/engineering/graduate for detailed information.