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Global Future

Welcome to the Whitacre College of Engineering

commitmentThe 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.

SYEM OutreachSTEM Outreach During COVID-19
Whitacre College of Engineering STEM Outreach and Engagement was excited to take part in the Wallace Theater STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Academy in Levelland, Texas. The WCOE provided hands-on engineering focused activities for elementary and middle school students. Committed to ensuring the health and safety of all participants, the WCOE and Dean Al Sacco donated TTU masks for everyone.

Distinguished Engineers 
The Distinguished Engineer Award was established during the 1966–1967 academic year to recognize the most outstanding former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering. Since that time, 230 former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering have received this honor. Recipients of the award must be distinguished in their profession, an inspiration to their peers, and have demonstrated a continuing interest in areas outside the field of engineering. Please join us in congratulating our 2020 Distinguished Engineers and Young Distinguished Engineers. 

College News

Vaccine Could Protect Against Variety of Coronaviruses

( Dec 15th ) Harvinder Gill said his vaccine has been able to bind to six different strains of coronaviruses in laboratory tests, including the strain responsible for COVID-19.
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Researchers Recognized for Rapid COVID-19 Test, Defensive Phone Charger

( Dec 14th ) Two Texas Tech researchers were named Defense Innovation Awardees.
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Fighting the Pandemic

( Dec 4th ) Collaborators from Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center came together to find ways to better combat coronavirus.
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Texas Tech Aims to Make Aircraft Production Process More Secure

( Nov 23rd ) The university is part of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a public-private partnership to secure and sustain the nation’s leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness.
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Texas Tech a Partner in U.S. Department of Energy-Funded Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute

( Nov 19th ) The initiative is a five-year, $111 million public-private partnership led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.