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Welcome to the Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering is a globally elite college of engineering composed of a community of scholars; faculty, students and staff all working together to educate the best engineering talent in the world. All our graduates are internationally aware, have solid engineering fundamentals, an understanding of how their profession effects human society and are prepared to be technological leaders, regionally, nationally and internationally. Red Raider Engineers are simply the best of the best.

The college is an internationally recognized research institution ranked among the best in the country. Here, award-winning faculty, intimate classes, the International Experience Initiative, and hands-on internships combine with a true community of scholars to empower students with the knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running.

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Blending math, science, critical and creative thinking, our students and alumni are designing innovative solutions that are transforming the world. From self-repairing transportation infrastructure, smart cities, alternative energy methods, improving unconventional oil and gas recovery, the use and recovery of clean water and its distribution, engineering bio inspired processes, materials and structures, and developing medical solutions; Red Raiders are at the forefront of regional, national and global solutions. Consistent with our belief "from here, it's possible," Red Raiders are leaving their mark on the world.

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International Experience Requirement
As a future engineer, you will be part of an ever-increasing international profession. To prepare you as a global citizen, the Whitacre College of Engineering requires all undergraduate students to have an international experience of 6 weeks or longer. There are four methods to complete the international experience requirement: study abroad, intern abroad, research abroad, or service-learning abroad. The International Engineering Programs (IEP) team looks forward to assisting you in your experience abroad.

College News

Thrive! Rural America Initiative Addresses Challenges Facing Rural Communities

( Nov 15th ) Texas Tech is focusing on how geographic isolation, urbanization and changing weather patterns affect rural residents across the nation.
Thrive irrigation shot

Assistant Professor Receives NSF Grant to Research High-Density Integration in Photonic Chips

( Nov 15th ) Sangsik Kim is developing on-chip metamaterials for advancing photonic chip technology.
Sangsik Kim holding a photonic chip with tweezers

Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Award

( Oct 24th ) Danny Reible was unanimously selected as the 2020 recipient of the Gordon Maskew Fair Award and will be recognized in April.
Danny Reible

Mechanical Engineering Professor Produces More Powerful TNT

( Oct 17th ) Michelle Pantoya’s research can help metal particles release more of their stored chemical energy.
Michelle Pantoya

Brazilian Visitors See What College of Engineering Has to Offer

( Oct 14th ) Texas Tech University was the group's final stop on their tour of engineering programs in the U.S.
Group from Brazil