Mission and Philosophy
The primary objectives of the College of Engineering are to
educate and prepare men and women for leadership in industry,
government and educational institutions; to advance the knowledge base of
the engineering professions; and to influence the future directions
of engineering education and practice.
The educational programs in the college emphasize
the understanding of fundamental principles and
experimental, computational and analytical methods that prepare the
individual for a lifetime of learning and professional practice.
History and Overview
The engineering program at
U.T. Arlington evolved from a
two-year program that was established at North Texas Agricultural
College during the 1930s and 1940s. North Texas Agricultural College
evolved into 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 and Nedderman
Hall in 1988 provided much-needed classroom and research
laboratory space for the continued growth of the College of Engineering.
Courses are also taught at the UTA/Fort Worth Riverbend campus.
These courses are transferred electronically to the Arlington campus
and are taped and available on the Internet.
With more than 2,800 students, excellent classrooms
and outstanding research facilities, the College of Engineering at
The University of Texas at Arlington has emerged as a major
research institution with comprehensive programs in a number of areas.
Scholastic Activity and Research Interests of the Faculty
Members of faculty of the College of Engineering have
earned advanced degrees from some of the finest universities in the
world. They excel in teaching, often using multimedia,
computer-assisted instruction methods. Members of the faculty have widely
varying research interests. They participate vigorously in local, national
and international professional activities through membership in
technical societies and engineering organizations. Faculty members
also compete successfully for external research funding which
generates support for graduate student assistants and special research
facilities. They also publish extensively in the engineering and scientific
journals associated with each engineering discipline. Many faculty
members also have written textbooks and other scholarly publications
which contribute to the advancement of knowledge and
state-of-the-art practice of engineering.
Graduate work in engineering at
U.T. Arlington may lead to
the master of science or doctor of philosophy in the following programs:
Computer Science and Engineering
Graduate work may also lead to a practice-oriented master's
degree which usually requires a design project, report, internship
or additional course work. Details are given in the individual
program descriptions that follow.
In addition, the College of Engineering offers
interdisciplinary master's and doctoral programs with the College of Science
in Materials Science and Engineering and in Environmental
Science and Engineering. The Master of Science in Logistics and Master
of Science in Management of Technology 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.