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The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, construction engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Two engineering technology programs—electrical-electronics and mechanical —lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree and are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering Program

Students who do not meet the Whitacre College of Engineering admission requirements are admitted initially to the Texas Tech University PreEngineering Program and may apply for admission to the Whitacre College foundational curriculum upon satisfaction of the college internal transfer admission standards. For more information, visit the Admissions Page.

Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

From pharmaceuticals that can improve lives to green chemistry that may help remove hazardous substances, chemical engineers transform the knowledge of chemistry into powerful materials for the betterment of society.

Our faculty are experts in polymers and materials, nano-technology, energetic nano-materials, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, bio-molecular modeling and alternative new generation biofuels.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

From designing modern skyscrapers to ensuring clean drinking water, civil and environmental engineers affect quality of life and public safety. 

Texas Tech faculty have expertise in design of buildings, shelters and bridges; windstorm damage mitigation; renewable wind energy systems; wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, flooding, and water resources management.

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Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Computer science professionals study the theoretical foundations of information representation and computation.

Faculty in this department teach and do research in areas involving programming languages, distributed computing and parallel processing, artificial intelligence techniques, intelligent systems, robotics, software engineering, and distributed databases.

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Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology

Department of Construction Engineering & Engineering Technology

Construction engineers are responsible for a wide range of duties associated with the development, design, and management of construction-related processes that are required to take a project from its initial conception to a fully developed project.

The faculty at Texas Tech have a wide range of interest and expertise including geotextiles, wind and soil erosion modeling, rapid bridge replacement, prestressed concrete, construction management, digital remote control and telemetry systems, power generation, manufacturing processes, video imaging and analysis, sustainable construction, HVAC system design, and energy usage.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineers work with electronics, telecommunications  and integrated circuits – from generating electrical power for the national grid, to novel integrated circuits for wireless communications, to designing the smallest computer chip in your cell phone – the creativity of electrical and computer engineers provide solutions that better our lives.

Texas Tech faculty members are experts in pulsed power systems, optoelectronics, computer vision and image processing, energy and power systems, medical microelectronics, embedded systems, wireless communications, and sustainable energy systems.

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Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering

From improving patient flow at a hospital to consulting with Fortune 500 companies on management strategies, manufacturing, ergonomics, and logistics, industrial engineers design and operate systems, providing high-quality products and services in safe and cost-effective ways.

Texas Tech faculty members are experts in biomechanics, safety, nanomaterials, environmentally conscious manufacturing, management of technology and complex organizations, and operations research.

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Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, and test mechanical devices from submarines to tiny nanobot devices and artificial organs.

The Texas Tech faculty in mechanical engineering are experts in energetics, biomechanics, superhard materials, nanomechanics, computational and environmental fluid mechanics, fuel cells and alternative fuels in automotive design, and MEMs.

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Petroleum Engineering

Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineers literally fuel the world – finding and producing safe, clean and affordable oil and gas supplies – all while safeguarding the environment. 

Blending theory with practical knowledge, petroleum engineering faculty are experts in core analysis; pressure, volume, temperature (PVT) analysis; natural gas engineering; artificial lift and system analysis; and surface operations and facilities design.

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Dual BS/MS Degrees

Combined Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees (150-hour Dual Degree Programs)

The Whitacre College of Engineering provides a 150-hour dual degree that allows students eligible for graduate school to earn both a B.S. and a M.S. degree with approximately 150 hours. Students are allowed to use graduate work that closely matches the subject requirements of the undergraduate degree to substitute for undergraduate courses. Students should contact their department for details about the curriculum. Students interested in this program must apply to the Graduate School prior to taking graduate courses. Early planning and contact with the department advisors is essential because in some cases students may be able to connect undergraduate research experience to their thesis work in graduate school.

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