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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 affects 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 Program (IEP) team looks forward to assisting you in your experience abroad.


College News

Researchers Collaboratively Test Mask Effectiveness to Fight Spread of COVID-19

( May 20th ) Faculty members at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are examining both intermediate materials and finished masks from a multidisciplinary approach.
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Whitacre College of Engineering Names Distinguished Engineering Student

( May 20th ) Adrian Miller is a graduate of Panhandle Christian Home Educators Association.

Department of Mechanical Engineering Making Intubation Chambers for West Texas Hospitals

( May 18th ) Texas Tech has partnered with the West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium to provide essential supplies to hospitals.
Two individuals in scrubs stand over a plastic box with a third person in scrubs inside - they are testing an intubation chamber

Math Research May Help During Coronavirus Pandemic - Or the Next One

( May 12th ) Computational mathematician Katharine Long is helping engineering alumnus Senay Tewolde develop a new kind of non-contact thermometer.

Researchers Who Helped Develop Enhanced Fujita Scale, Establish National Storm Shelter Association Available to Speak to Media Via Zoom

( May 8th ) Fifty years after a devastating tornado struck Lubbock, Texas Tech University’s Kishor Mehta and Ernst Kiesling are available to speak on their research that resulted from the fateful event.