College of Engineering

Dr. Javier Kypuros, Dean

The College of Engineering is composed of five departments – the departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. It offers four ABET accredited bachelor of science degree programs and three master's degree programs. The Department of Chemical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering. The Department of Construction Management offers the Bachelor of Science. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to studying on campus in Tyler, students can complete a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or construction management through study at the Houston Engineering Center. Students pursuing a degree through the Houston Engineering Center typically will complete the first two years of study at a community college and complete the last two years with UT Tyler.


The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler strives to be the preeminent engineering institution in the region with a national reputation for scholarly excellence and transformational regional impact. We aspire to develop professionals whose technical prowess, unyielding integrity, interpersonal skills, and global awareness elevate them as leaders in their organization, industry, and community. College of Engineering graduates will be poised to positively impact and transform the future through service to their communities, region, and the Nation.


The College of Engineering is a regional anchor preparing professionals to excel in a global context, and as such our mission is to

  • Prepare graduates who think critically and serve the global community as professionals through practice, application, collaboration, and innovation;
  • Foster the intellectual and economic vitality of the region, the state, and the nation through teaching, research, and outreach; and
  • Instill a sense of excellence, ethics, integrity, leadership, and service in our graduates.

Laptop Requirement

All incoming undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are required to have a laptop at their disposal. Individual courses may require a laptop for class or lab sessions and relevant coursework. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their laptop meets the minimum requirements to utilize the recommended software. For details regarding minimum hardware requirements and recommended software, refer to the departmental website for the respective degree program.