Engineering Programs

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.

B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering

As computer systems continue to play a more vital role in our society and daily lives, the demand for computer professionals dramatically grows to build new systems and improve the performance of existing ones. Our Computer Engineering program is designed for those students that would like to specialize in this ever-expanding field. Building upon the foundational mathematical and scientific tenets, students in our program will receive a cutting-edge education that emphasizes the functional aspects of the development and use of computer systems. Specifically, the program covers a wide range of topics such as hardware, software, and the principles of computer and electrical engineering.

Forecasts reflect the prominence of the Computer Engineering industry in the national job market and its long-term growth, which puts Computer Engineers in high long-term demand. Additionally, the substantial overlap in competencies and skills between Computer Engineering and Computer Science results in graduates with Computer Engineering skills being also employable for some Computer Science jobs. The principal goal of the program’s curriculum is to prepare graduates for a rewarding career in a discipline that offers a wide array of employment opportunities via a skillset that not only transcends industries, but also provide a seamless transition to graduate-level education.

B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering is the engineering discipline that is concerned with providing solutions for problems related to energy resources. The main objective of petroleum engineers is to maximize the extracted oil and gas and minimize the environmental impact of the production process by designing, implementing, and managing solutions for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth's surface. TAMIU curriculum is built to provide the students with the solid foundations of the three main petroleum engineering divisions (reservoir, drilling, and production engineering) to prepare them to work in the broad field of Petroleum Engineering. TAMIU program is built to provide the students with a wide variety of skills required to be successful in the rapidly growing engineering field through classroom learning, field trips, lab operation, academic and industrial research project activities, leadership in professional student chapters, and more. TAMIU curriculum prepares the students to b qualified to work in oil and gas operation companies, oil and gas service companies, government (e.g., Department of Energy), and academic/research institutes, or to continue graduate school. TAMIU already has several laboratories in place to support the Petroleum Engineering program. These include the reservoir engineering Lab, drilling engineering Lab, production engineering Lab, and formation evaluation Lab.

The School of Engineering offers three minors, and they are:

  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).

Minor in Petroleum Engineering (TAMIU Catalog)

Marketable Skills for Petroleum Engineering Minor

  1. 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.

Minor in Computer Science (TAMIU Catalog)

Marketable Skills for Computer Science Minor

  1. Minor in Geology:

The Minor in Geology is especially designed for those students who are looking for a basic understanding of the earth’s past, present, and future. Coursework is designed to cover a variety of topics related to earth sciences, such as minerals and rocks, their formation and economic significance. The minor will also cover methods of analyzing aquifer systems and discuss a variety of issues relating to regional hydrology, water quality, and pollution. There is also field work in the description and interpretation of sedimentary rocks, as well as an examination of the geologic history of the earth focusing on the fossil and rock record. Students will also be exposed to the power of geographic information systems to elucidate complex problems.

Minor in Geology (TAMIU Catalog)

Pre-Engineering Program

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 engineering programs at other institutions.

TAMIU has also entered in an agreement with Laredo College (LC) 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 Curriculum (TAMIU catalog)

School of Engineering
Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center (LBV) 312
Phone: 956.326.2446