Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), as of Fall 2008, offers a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering, in addition to a pre-engineering program that allows transfer of students to Texas A&M University and other universities.
B.S. Degree in Systems Engineering
Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field that enables the realization of complete engineering systems.The TAMIU curriculum prepares students to work in the broad field of Systems Engineering, and provide them with the solid foundations required to continue graduate school in a wide scope of disciplines if they decide to do so. The curriculum includes courses in probability and stochastic modeling, systems optimization and control, systems integration, robotics, engineering economics, and computer programming and simulation. Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communications, teamwork, and computer programming are emphasized. TAMIU already has several laboratories in place to support the engineering program. These include a Computer Integrated Manufacturing System Lab, a Statics and Dynamics Lab, an Electrical Engineering lab and a CNC Machine Shop, and a Computer Science Lab.
Currently, School of Engineering is offering two miners, the first one is Minor in Petroleum Engineering and the second is Minor in Computer Science.
1- Minor in Petroleum Engineering:
The oil and gas is a high technology industry that consist of not only Petroleum Engineers, but almost every engineering discipline such as System, Computer, Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering. The current practice used in most oil and gas service companies hiring non-petroleum engineers, is to send their new hires to obtain the necessary fundamentals of petroleum engineering.
The objective of the Petroleum Minor is to prepare students majoring in STEM education, more specifically Engineering, for positions in the Petroleum industry. The proposed courses are designed to provide a wide-base introduction to the petroleum industry. The future plans for the curriculum is to work with some oil and gas companies, especially local companies, for sending their non-petroleum new hires engineers or holding STEM degree to receive the required education and knowledge in the three main areas of petroleum engineering (Reservoir, Drilling and Production).
2- Minor in Computer Science:
Computer science is the study of computer systems, including the architecture of computers, development of computer software, information processing, computer applications, algorithm problem-solving, and the mathematical foundations of the discipline.
A minor in computer science has been designed and implemented for qualified students who wish to complement their major with a set of skills and knowledge from the discipline of computer science, and gives assurance of a fundamental understanding of the discipline and provides a basis for more advanced study, thoughtful inquiry into the interaction of computing and disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and any other field of arts and sciences, and for work in the computer field.
The computer science major under development will provide professional education in computer science to prepare undergraduate the skills of computational thinking for graduate study or for productive careers in industry, academia, and government in the computing field. Students will learn concepts and skills needed for applying computer systems, designing and implementing software systems and developing innovative ideas in a diverse range of applications such as user interfaces, networking and telecommunications, databases, and web technologies.
The Pre-engineering program allows students to complete their first two or three years of core and engineering courses at TAMIU and if they maintain a minimum 3.0-grade point average, then they can transfer to another university where they can finish the engineering discipline of their choice. This opportunity makes it possible for Laredo students to have access to one of the best engineering programs in the world.
TAMIU has also entered in an agreement with Laredo Community College (LCC) to facilitate student transfer. The students are allowed to complete 69 SCH at LCC before admission to the B.S. in Systems Engineering Program at TAMIU
Pre-Engineering Transfer Information
School of Engineering
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