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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

Faculty Members Honored with 2020 Chancellor's Council Awards

( Feb 12th ) Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell presented research and teaching awards to the Texas Tech University System’s top faculty.

Hundreds of Local Students to Participate in STEM Competition Hosted by Texas Tech

( Jan 24th ) More than 280 middle and high school students from Lubbock and the surrounding areas will compete in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering 2020 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition.

Researchers in Engineering, Human Sciences Combining to Help Online Shoppers

( Jan 22nd ) As an NSF I-Corps site and node, Texas Tech has become a proving ground for innovative collaborations outside the traditional sciences.
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Texas Tech University Remembers Bob L. Herd

( Dec 17th ) Herd is remembered as a philanthropist and Texas Tech alumnus who valued education and supported those who came after him.
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Herrera-Estrella, Lin Named 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellows

( Dec 12th ) Texas Tech now boasts six NAI fellows with at least one each year since 2016.