Civil and Architecture Engineering

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville seeks to develop the capacity of students to recognize, formulate and solve complicated engineering issues by implementing the principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

The B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering are offered by the department with a broad focus on :

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transport,
  • Water resources

It also makes a B.S. available in Architectural Engineering, an interdisciplinary degree focused on :

  • Construction systems engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Construction management
  • Basic architectural design principles

The undergraduate learners in the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Civil Engineering program learn to apply engineering design to create alternatives that fulfill specific requirements, taking into account government health, security, and welfare, as well as worldwide cultural, social, environmental, and financial considerations.

Graduates at the master’s level acquire the required engineering abilities to participate in lifelong careers as ethically and socially responsible professional civil engineers. They manage to achieve extensive knowledge of problem-solving, designing, and study abilities needed to function in the interdisciplinary field of civil engineering.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Construction Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Building Commissioning and Retrofit Commissioning
  • Building Systems
  • Historic Documentation & Heritage
  • Sustainability of Infrastructure
  • Architectural Design
  • Solar Technology Integration in Buildings
  • Intelligent Building Controls Structural Engineering (Hazard Mitigation & Composites)
  • Water Quality; Water Resources
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Performance of Steel Structures under Corrosive Environments
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Mapping Techniques
  • Ground Compaction and Surface Subsidence
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Eco-Hydrology
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatments

List of Labs: Institute for Architectural Engineering Heritage 


Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering prepares its learners for creative careers in industry and government.

The Department is a community of :

  • Excellent scientists
  • Skilled teachers
  • Talented learners

The department also provides programs in interdisciplinary specialties as well as in the more traditional Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering fields. It provides both Bachelor and Master degree programs. The B.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering help undergraduates to become practicing Chemical engineers or Natural Gas engineers.

By updating their core knowledge and skills through on-the-job training and continuing education, students are able to tailor themselves to ever-changing requirements. The department also offers M.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering. Both of the degrees can be opted for with and without a thesis.

It also offers a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering as well as Natural Gas Engineering.

The minor fields include all the disciplines of :

  • Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Math
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Reservoir Production Engineering
  • Multiphysics Modeling
  • Natural Gas Process Design
  • Biomedical Systems Engineering
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Environmental Systems Modeling/Simulation
  • Process Simulation
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Rheology
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Chemical Process Dynamics & Control
  • Geopressure Modeling
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Multiphase Reaction Engineering
  • Microfluids & Microreactors
  • Unconventional Shale Characterization
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Physical Property Measurements
  • Heat Transport Phenomena
  • Environmental Remediation & Groundwater Management
  • Biochemical/Sustainable Processes
  • Oil and Gas Processing

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers broad-based programs such as Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Master's degree in Computer Science with both thesis route and project path.

The goal of A&M-Kingsville's electrical engineering programs is to produce graduates with extensive and up-to-date understanding, abilities and judgment. Therefore, the thrust of the programs is to create graduates ready for professional industry careers and/or further studies that emphasize sophisticated techniques of design, growth, and research.

Modern electrical engineering has demonstrated a powerful mix of traditional electrical engineering and computer engineering in both computer hardware and software, leading to the emergence of a lot of avenues and opportunities for electrical engineers.

Some of the most common job profiles are :

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Engineers
  • Computer Vision Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • Power Engineers
  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • Digital Design Engineers
  • Robotics Engineers

The graduates who enter the industry contribute effectively to the technology projects carried out by their respective employers.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Web Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Neural Computation
  • Computer Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Microwave Systems
  • Nano-materials and devices
  • DSP Application
  • Adaptive Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Signal & Image Processing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Wireless Communication
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessor Interface
  • VLSI Design
  • Antenna Modeling 


Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Department of Environmental Engineering enables students to design and build municipal water supply systems, industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants, air pollution control systems, strong and municipal waste treatment plants, etc. According to Fortune magazine, environmental engineering is anticipated to be one of the most lucrative career routes for the next ten years.

The paper, "Hot Careers for the Next 10 Years," places the demand growth rate for environmental technicians (at 54%), even greater than that for the executives of data systems, software technicians, and analysts of systems. The department, along with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, provides BS and M.S./M.Eng. degrees. The department also provides a Ph.D. in Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems.

Graduates can make professional careers in the fields of Air Quality, Water Quality, Solid / Hazardous Waste, Ecological Engineering, Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental Systems, Environmental Informatics, and Environmental Biotechnology. The Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering prepares learners for professions related to the academia and management of the environment.

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering's Ph.D. program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that integrates different engineering and science areas. It discusses multiple elements of energy studies including the sustainable use of fossil fuels and renewable resources, device design for effective energy conversion, intelligent energy production and storage, and energy-related sustainability and environmental impact.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Treatment
  • Water Resources
  • Air Quality Control Technology
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Water Treatment
  • Surface Water Modeling
  • Environmental Systems
  • Water Quality
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Groundwater Remediation

List of Labs: Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department deals with the power and designing of machines and processes used to generate power and to apply it to useful purposes. The department offers Bachelor as well as Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering is a route for both thesis and project.

The department’s research laboratories can be used for work in the areas of :

  • Robotics and Automation, Smart Systems and Controls, Composite Materials and Structures
  • Additive Manufacturing and Smart Systems
  • Computer-assisted Design Engineering

Graduates are able to perform suitable experiments, evaluate and interpret information, and use their judgment based on engineering principles to draw conclusions. Using suitable learning strategies, they obtain and apply fresh understanding as required.

Industrial engineering is an engineering branch of integrated systems development, enhancement, execution, and assessment.

The department offers BS and MS degrees along with  2 certificate programs:

  • Engineering Project Management Professional Certificate
  • Manufacturing Standards and Standardization Certificate

The Industrial Engineering graduate program is intended to instill in the students the basic ideas as well as the practical understanding of contemporary engineering so that they can instantly address engineering problems as well as ensure their professional development throughout their lifetime.

Specialization fields include :

  • Service industries
  • Ergonomics
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing control
  • Simulation analysis
  • Optimization
  • Financial analysis
  • Project and construction management
  • Energy
  • Supply chain
  • Health care
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Defense
  • Aviation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Production/Productivity Improvement of Manufacturing for Companies
  • Reliability
  • Nanomanufacturing and Remanufacturing
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma Quality Control
  • 3D Modeling and Printing
  • Quality Control and Economic Analysis
  • Industrial Safety
  • Simulation and Optimization
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Better Quality Assurance
  • Project, Risk and Disaster Management
  • Structure-Property Relationships in Polymeric Materials
  • Tribology
  • Adaptive Composite Materials & Structures
  • Controls
  • Structure-Property Relationships in Polymeric Materials
  • Robotics
  • Composite Material
  • Machine Design
  • Compliant Mechanisms
  • Mechanics of Materials
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