The College of Engineering offers the most comprehensive
engineering program in North Texas, with seven departments and multiple
interdisciplinary research centers.
UT Arlington is classified as a Research University/High Activity
by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Annual research
expenditures for the College of Engineering exceed $37 million, which accounts
for the majority of research at UT Arlington.
The College of Engineering has more than 401,981 square feet of space in 12 buildings on and off campus. The Engineering Research Building, completed in 2010, is a 234,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that allows for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Bioengineering and the College of Science.
Other major buildings in the College include:
Aerodynamics Research Center
UTA Research Institute
Civil Engineering Lab Building
Engineering Laboratory Building
Engineering Research Building
Nanotechnology Research & Education Center
Optical Medical Imaging Center at UT Southwestern
In addition to these facilities, the College of Engineering
also occupies lab space and holds classes in several other buildings on campus.
158 total faculty
138 tenured or tenure-track faculty
26 fellows in professional organizations such as IEEE
(Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers), AIMBE (American Institute
of Biological and Medical Engineering), and ASME (American Society of
14 National Science Foundation CAREER winners (nine current)
4 Office of Navy Research Young Investigator award winners
6 NSF Major Research Instrumentation award winners
9 UT System Science and Technology Acquisition and
Retention award winners
Student Enrollment (Fall 2012)
- 4,267 total
Ethnic Diversity (Fall 2012)
6.6% African American
- 16.2% Hispanic
- 0.2% Native American
- 32.6% White
- 2.1% Multiracial
- 1.0% Unknown
Rankings (U.S. News and World Report)
#96 undergraduate engineering program where a doctoral degree is offered
#102 graduate engineering program
Graduate program specialty rankings:
#36 aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical program
#51 biomedical/bioengineering program
- #59 industrial/manufacturing engineering program
- #66 materials science and engineering program
- #71 computer engineering program
- #76 electrical/electronic engineering program
- #93 mechanical engineering program
- #97 civil engineering program
Engineering students participate in a multitude of student
organizations, such as Engineering
Student Council, Tau Beta Pi,
and the Society of Women Engineers.
One of the things that sets the College of Engineering apart from others at the
University is our co-op and internship
program. Students gain valuable experience and practical knowledge by
participating in one of these programs. Many of our students graduate with
a job lined up because of their experience they gained at local engineering
firms. UT Arlington alumni have the reputation of being able to "hit the
ground running" when they begin their career because of this.
is the most important week of the year in the College of Engineering. It
consists of daily activities and fun, the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Engineering,
a cookout, a career fair, and a banquet to recognize the achievements of our
students, faculty, and staff.
is an annual cookout at the beginning of the school year that welcomes new
students and encourages returning students to share their experiences with the
newcomers. We serve about 1,100 students at this fun event.
is celebrated twice per year, in December and May. Historically, the College of
Engineering faculty and graduating students gather in Nedderman Hall one final
time and proceed to Texas Hall, where each student walks across the stage to
receive their diploma cover. Beginning in May 2012, the College will be
graduating all of its students in one ceremony at the new College Park Center.
The Formula SAE racing
team, which recently celebrated its 30th year at UT Arlington, competes
with more than 140 student teams from around the world. It has won first place eight
times, a collegiate record.
More than 22,000 successful alumni have graduated from the
College of Engineering. These Maverick engineers have started companies,
developed popular computer games, gained leadership positions in major
industries, and patented innovative processes and applications. Their
contributions have played a major role in helping to enhance lives in myriad,
Two UT Arlington College of Engineering alumni have become space
shuttle astronauts: Kalpana Chawla
(1962–2003), Columbia STS-87 (1997) and Columbia STS-107 (2003);
and Robert L. Stewart, Challenger
STS-41B (1984) and Atlantis STS-51J (1985).