College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Excellence in Research

The UTSA College of Engineering prepares students for lifelong learning and careers in engineering professions. With an enrollment exceeding 3,300 students, it is a major public provider of undergraduate and graduate engineering education in South Texas. UTSA is also one of the nation’s top universities for producing Hispanic engineers.

UTSA offers 22 degree and certificate programs through the College of Engineering. Its undergraduate engineering programs combine a strong theoretical background with hands-on experience in top-tier laboratories. Curricula also focus on teamwork and communication skills. At the graduate level, UTSA’s advanced study and research opportunities will prepare students for leadership roles in engineering careers with industry, government or academia.

New for fall 2017, UTSA will offer a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Students will have the option to specialize in one of five areas: petroleum and energy systems, environmental engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, or technology management. Graduates of chemical engineering programs are highly sought-after in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals as well as environmental and materials engineering.

Close interaction with UTSA’s world-class faculty is encouraged to create an atmosphere that is truly conducive to learning. UTSA faculty members and students conduct research leading to innovative technologies in areas such as information security, biomedical systems and biomechanics, robotics, multifunctional materials, engineering infrastructure, manufacturing, computations modeling, energy, sustainability and environmental technology. Over the past 10 years, annual research expenditures in the College of Engineering have increased from less than $500,000 to more than $11 million.

Additionally, UTSA is expanding its engineering space with the new Science and Engineering Building. Design plans are underway for the $95 million dollar structure, the largest construction project in UTSA history. In addition to collaborating with other disciplines, the building will feature state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories dedicated to engineering research when it opens in 2020. Another innovative aspect will be the Engineering Maker Space, a 17,000-square-foot area where engineering students can design, test and fabricate their capstone senior design projects.

If you are looking for an exceptional engineering experience in one of the most diverse and beautiful cities in the United States, join us as we Shape the Technology of Tomorrow.

Degree Programs

College of Engineering

Centers and Institutes


One of the top 400 universities in the world
One of the top 66 public universities in the nation
One of the top five young universities in the nation
— Times Higher Education
The nation’s top university for cybersecurity education and research
— Ponemon Institute / Hewlett-Package
The nation’s second top graduate program for cybersecurity
One of the nation’s top 140 graduate programs in engineering
— U.S. News and World Report
Among an elite group of U.S. universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification
— Carnegie Foundation of the Advancement of Teaching
One of the “Best of the Best” U.S. universities for Hispanics, African Americans, veterans and females
— Hispanic Network Magazine
2016 Best for Vets College
— Military Times


UTSA at a Glance

UTSA Established




Top Quartile Freshmen


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Countries Represented


Financial Aid Recipients



160 degree programs

Library Print, Photograph and E-resources

7.4 Million+

Total Budget

$547.7 Million





Local Economic Impact

$1.2 billion

Research and Development Expenditures

$68.1 Million



UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

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