About the College of Engineering

UTA offers the most comprehensive engineering program in North Texas, with 11 baccalaureate, 12 master’s and 9 doctoral degree programs.
Students collaborating in class

About Us

For more than 60 years, the College of Engineering has provided highly trained engineers for the workforce in North Texas and beyond. We have graduated two astronauts, many successful entrepreneurs and dozens of executives at Fortune 500 companies. Our faculty have distinguished themselves on a global stage. We are fulfilling our mission to educate talented engineers who will immediately make an impact on their communities. We have long had a reputation for graduating students who enter the workforce ready to work and able to handle any situation that comes their way.

College of Engineering with Dr. Bob Woods (second from right)


More than 34,000 successful alumni have started companies, flown in space, developed popular computer games, led major corporations and patented innovative processes and applications. We encourage our alumni to remain connected with and support the College financially, and by hiring our graduates, speaking to classes, mentoring current students, or any of a number of other ways to be involved.

UTA concrete canoe team paddling in the water

Student Organizations

Engineering students participate in a multitude of student organizations, such as Engineering Student Council, Tau Beta Pi, and the Society of Women Engineers. There are student chapters of many professional organizations, special interest clubs, honor societies and more -- something for just about every interest!

Fast Facts


UTA is classified as a Research 1 University -- Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the College of Engineering plays a large role in that designation. Annual research expenditures for the College exceed $40 million, which accounts for the majority of research at the University. Overall engineering-related research expenditures for the University are more than $55 million. The College also hosts interdisciplinary research centers in aerodynamics, photonics, water and transportation, among others. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research, and the College supports funded research experiences for undergraduates each year.


Degrees Offered

  • 11 bachelor’s
  • 13 master’s
  • 9 doctoral

Student Enrollment (Fall 2020)

  • 7,483 total
  • 5,340 undergraduate
  • 2,143 graduate
    • 1,613 master's
    • 530 doctoral

Ethnic Diversity (Fall 2020)

UT Arlington recently was ranked as the fifth-most-diverse university in the United States, and that diversity is reflected in the College's enrollment: 

  • 32% International
  • 23% White
  • 22% Hispanic
  • 13% Asian
  • 7% Black
  • 3% Multicultural
  • <1% Unknown
  • <1% Native American
  • <1% Pacific Islander

Gender (Fall 2020)

  • 75% Male
  • 25% Female

73 Countries Represented (Fall 2020 -- other than the U.S.)

  • Africa -- 20
  • Europe -- 15
  • Asia -- 14
  • Middle East -- 11
  • South America --4
  • Central America -- 4
  • Caribbean -- 2
  • North America -- 2
  • Australia/Oceania --1