Texas Tech University

WCOE Mission and Vision



About The College

The Whitacre College of Engineering is proud to educate young people to solve problems that help society through the application of math, science and ingenuity. The college plays an important role in preparing a diverse and talented workforce for the nation, as well as providing new knowledge that will drive the economic vitality of the state and the nation. We are proud of our excellent, committed faculty who enjoy the world of ideas and technology, and sharing their passion for this profession with our students.

The Whitacre College of Engineering was one of the original academic areas when Texas Tech opened in 1925. Today, there are seven departments which offer 9 bachelor's, 13 master's and eight doctoral degrees as well as two graduate certificate programs.


Our mission is to become a globally elite college of engineering based on quality, uniqueness and recognition.


  • Hiring the best faculty available
  • Establish state-of-the-art research, teaching and learning spaces


  • Become a leader in establishing the way engineers will be trained worldwide in the future
    • Creating a 'Culture of Safety' among all faculty, staff and students
    • Integrating undergraduate and graduate research efforts that are addressing global problems such as water, energy, infrastructure, medical and biological challenges by utilizing big data, data visualization and nano technology
    • Teaching our students to learn how to learn independent from formal education - "sustainable education"
    • Growing an interest in STEM careers with K-12 students


  • Grow our international/national recognition in research, teaching and service
  • Send into the workplace the engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and technology leaders of the 21st century


The Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering's vision is to become 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.



The major stakeholders of the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University include the students, faculty, staff, the employers of our students, sponsors of our research, and the state of Texas.


Dedication & Commitment:

Faculty, staff, and graduates have an ethic where hard work, industriousness, and persistence are valued.

Honesty & Integrity:

The faculty, staff, and students recognize that honesty and integrity are essential in all of our actions, both as individuals and as a collective.

Supportive Community:

Faculty, staff, and students in the Whitacre College of Engineering support and care about one another, sharing a sense of community that promotes creativity and effectiveness.


It is through supporting and encouraging a diversity of people, a diversity of thought, and a diversity of learning and teaching that will allows our college to become a dynamic intellectual environment.

Teaching & Learning:

Faculty members are dedicated to developing the knowledge and capabilities of students and preparing them for a successful career.

Discovery & Research:

Faculty members value the research enterprise and share their enthusiasm for discovery and innovation with students.


For more information about how you can support our vision, please contact the WCOE Office of Development at 806-834-5910 or you can visit our website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/dean/development/give_ops.php#type.