Texas Tech University

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

Department Degree Program Name Learning Outcomes Testimonials

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Michael Doerfert

"I am pursuing a PhD in Biomedical or Chemical Engineering. My degree has prepared me by giving me a strong foundation in Math and Chemistry, as well as introduction to design and report writing. Additionally, the Honors College URS program has allowed me to conduct research in two diverse labs, learn to present my results to a variety of audiences, and gave me a strong foundation for graduate school. The Congressional internship also gave me a unique perspective on research and politics."- Michael Doerfert 

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (MSCHE)

  • Graduates have advanced knowledge of the field and are able to effectively apply this knowledge.
  • Graduates have an understanding of research and use literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Graduates are able to effectively communicate technical information.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism and a good understanding of research ethics and safety.
 

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (PhD)

  • Graduates have advanced knowledge of the field and are able to effectively apply this knowledge.
  • Graduates have an understanding of research and use literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Graduates are able to effectively communicate technical information.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism and a good understanding of research ethics and safety.
 

Civil, Environmental, and Constructional Engineering

Civil Engineering (BSCE)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
 

Civil, Environmental, and Constructional Engineering

Civil Engineering (MSCE)

  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program (e.g., Construction Engineering)
  • Scholarly Communications Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program (e.g., Construction Engineering)
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study (e.g., Construction Engineering) including the ethical conduct of research
  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline Students completing a masters degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources).
  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline_1 Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources).
 

Civil, Environmental, and Constructional Engineering

Civil Engineering (PHD)

  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline: Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources).
  • Communicate effectively: Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to communicate effectively in the methods related to their specialty discipline
  • Conduct sound research: Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to conduct sound research using discipline-specific methods.
 
Civil, Environmental, and Constructional Engineering

Construction Engineering (BS)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
 

Computer Science

Computer Science (BS)

  • Problem Solving (b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Fundamentals (a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • Design (c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Teamwork (d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ethics (e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Communication skills(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Theory (g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Continued education (h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Technique (i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Engineering/Computing practice (j) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • Constructing Software System (k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
 

Computer Science

Computer Science (MS)

  • Placement of Students or Continuation of Studies Graduates are able to use their degree to find employment or continue to PhD studies.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism Membership or participation in professional and student organizations.
  • Mastery Computer Knowledge Have core computing knowledge and skills with the ability to research and/or apply them to solve and analyze problems to advance the technology.
  • Scholarly Communication Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline.
  • Professionalism Understand and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the computing profession including research ethics.
 

Computer Science

Computer Science (PHD)

  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism Membership or participation in professional and student organizations.
  • Performance in dissertation research Graduates are able to perform state-of-the-art research and literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Placement of Students or Continuation of Studies Graduates are able to use their degree to find employment.
 

Computer Science

Environmental Engineering (BS/MENVEGR)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
 

Computer Science

DE- Software Engineering (MS)

  • Mastery of Software Engineering Knowledge: Have core knowledge and skills to manage, develop and analyze software in practices or to research to advance software technologies
  • Scholarly Communication: Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline
  • Professionalisms: Participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the computing profession including research ethics.
 

Computer Science

Software Engineering (MS)

  • Mastery of Software Engineering Knowledge: Have core knowledge and skills to manage, develop and analyze software in practices or to research to advance software technologies
  • Scholarly Communication: Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline
  • Professionalisms: Participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the computing profession including research ethics.
 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering (BS)

  • An ability to use the principles of science and mathematics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet constraints and specifications. Constraints and specifications include societal, economic, environmental, and other factors as appropriate to the design.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing procedures, and to analyze and draw conclusions from data.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences through various media.
  • An ability to demonstrate ethical principles in an engineering context.
  • An ability to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk and uncertainty, and function effectively on teams.

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 "Having four different project labs in Electrical Computer Engineering (ECE) has helped when talking to recruiters. My steganography project in intro to ECE was well received to a recruiter." - Cristobal Garcia, Bachelor's in Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

  • An ability to use the principles of science and mathematics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet constraints and specifications. Constraints and specifications include societal, economic, environmental, and other factors as appropriate to the design.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing procedures, and to analyze and draw conclusions from data.

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"Texas tech has a great program for Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program strives students to learn and think on their own, which helps in the real world. The faculty and staff at Texas Tech are very friendly and helpful, but it's up to the student to ask and seek answers.

Thank you, Texas Tech!"- Matthew Hancock, Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
 

Engineering

Electrical Engineering (PhD)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Independent Research: Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their program
  • Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
 

Engineering

Bioengineering (MS)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will become better written and oral communicators as consistent with the focus of the program
 

Engineering

Engineering (MENGR)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
 

 Engineering

Systems and Engineering Management (MSSEM)

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Systems: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of systems and engineering management (SYEM) concepts.
  • Professional Settings: Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings
 

 Engineering

Systems and Engineering Management (PhD)

  • Fundamental Concepts: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of systems and engineering management (SYEM) concepts.
  • Communication: Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Professional Settings: Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
 

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering (BS)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
 

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering (MSIE)

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Concepts: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of industrial engineering (IE) concepts.
  • Professional Settings: Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
 

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering (PHD)

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Concepts: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of industrial engineering (IE) concepts.
  • Professional Settings: Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of the program
  • Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the program
 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of the program
  • Independent Research: Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in a focused area of the program
  • Pedagogy: Students will demonstrate basic teaching (pedagogic) skills for an undergraduate class in the program
  • Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the program
 

Museum Science

Museum Science (MA)

  • Essential knowledge- Demonstrate, in written and oral formats, knowledge of the theory and practice of all elements of Museum Science of Heritage Management.
  • Essential skills- Apply museum science or heritage management theory and practice in a working professional museum or heritage setting within the field.
  • Professional Preparedness- Graduates enter the professional museum or heritage field prepared to apply their knowledge, skills and professional experience.
 

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering (BSPE)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
 

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering (MSPE)

  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
  • Pedagogy Students will participate in classroom pedagogy consistent with undergraduate education in petroleum engineering.

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 "With my Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas Tech, I am a more confident engineer as I have developed my critical and problem-solving skills through the Master's program. I know that in any of the branches of Petroleum Engineering I will succeed as my professors did a very good and detailed job in going in-depth on the topics discussed in class. Overall, as a graduate student, I learned to value the importance of team-work." - Tolani Afolabi, Master's in Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering (PhD)

  • Core Knowledge: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program
  • Independent Research: Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication: Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Pedagogy: Students will participate in classroom pedagogy consistent with undergraduate education in the associated major.

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 "I started at Texas Tech University in the Spring 2012 semester with the aim of obtaining a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering. I chose to attend TTU because of its ranking as one of the top 10 graduate programs for Petroleum Engineering, and because of its proximity to the Permian Basin. The program gave me a broad perspective of the petroleum industry with courses that covered details of how oil and gas is formed and flows through the rocks and the engineering process of maximizing its production, all the way to it economic value and the maximization present value profits. All of this was made possible by the faculty and staff rich in experience and knowledge of the industry. The program's recent development of the Oilfield Technology Center (OTC) has made it possible to bring the oilfield experience into the classroom. The visualization of the complex process and facilities at the OTC has help facilitate learning and enabled student appreciate the concepts being though in class. The typical graduate from the program have gone on to work in some of the leading companies in the industry and employment success rate after the program is high. I will be graduating with my Ph.D. in Petroleum Production Operations this May 2018. TTU has developed my expertise in multiphase flow assurance, one of the key sectors of petroleum industry right now and in the near future. I am sure the future is bright and full of opportunities, and I am grateful to Texas Tech for making it possible from here. GUNS UP!" - Raymond Eghorieta, PhD in Petroleum Engineering

 

Wind Science Engineering (PhD)

  • Strengthen program enrollment- Improve student recruitment, retention and diversity.
  • Enhance student academic success- Ensure the quality of research, publication, internship and service.
  • Broaden program's impacts- Support the effort by students and faculty to disseminate and exchange knowledge; increase partnership with industry and other academic institutions; place graduates at respected organizations.
 

 

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