Houston Engineering Center

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Houston Engineering Center


Hands-on Engineering Education Close to Home

Engineers build our world, from conceiving and planning buildings and infrastructure to developing new materials, devices and systems that power modern industries. As industries evolve in response to marketplace demands and growing interest in sustainability and alternative energy, innovative, driven professionals are needed in the East Texas region to fuel these developments and tackle new challenges.

To support the local economy, The University of Texas at Tyler trains the next generation of professionals and helps existing engineers advance their skills at the Houston Engineering Center. Start at another college before transferring to earn a Bachelor of Science in engineering from UT Tyler within four years while substantially saving on tuition costs. As you look ahead in your career, specialize your knowledge base and embrace your leadership potential with a master’s degree earned closer to home or your workplace.

Community College Pathways to the Houston Engineering Center

Your journey begins at Houston Community College or another community college. After earning your associate degree, transfer to the Houston Engineering Center to take junior- and senior-level coursework for a Bachelor of Science in engineering from UT Tyler.

Partnering Community Colleges

The UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center partners with community colleges in the Greater Houston area to offer streamlined pathways to a four-year engineering degree.

Start With an Associate Degree

An associate degree in engineering will help you develop your skills. You’ll be introduced to engineering as a discipline and profession, receiving instruction in the application of mathematical and scientific principles to uncover solutions to practical problems.

Automatic Admissions to a Bachelor’s Program

Students admitted to UT Tyler are automatically admitted to the baccalaureate degree program at HEC. For transfer students, requirements to be admitted to the university are a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 30 completed credit hours. You’re advised to complete your application within a semester of transferring.

Undergraduate Advising

We want to help make your transition to The University of Texas at Tyler as smooth as possible. A UT Tyler College of Engineering adviser will meet with you to determine which prerequisite courses you need to enter the program.


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Undergraduate Degrees Available at the Houston Engineering Center

U.S. News & World Report included UT Tyler’s College of Engineering on its Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (no doctorate) list for the second consecutive year. Students can complete their bachelor’s in one of the following engineering disciplines:

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BS in Mechanical Engineering

See how our world works through classroom and hands-on lab instruction in mechanical engineering theory and practice. You’ll learn from experts devoted to your success.

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BS in Electrical Engineering

Prepare to power the future through an applied study of electrical circuit design, analog and digital electronics, microelectronics, computer engineering, communications, digital signal processing, control systems, power systems and energy conversion.

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BS in Civil Engineering

Through our nationally ranked program, pursue a rewarding career in the planning, construction, research and development, operations and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure. Program graduates are among the highest compensated of all civil engineering alumni in the UT System.

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BS in Construction Management

With a BS in construction management, you’ll be well-equipped to oversee the entire range of construction operations for complex, high-value commercial and residential projects from start to finish.

Computer Engineering

BS in Computer Engineering

With a BS in computer engineering, you'll be well-equipped with the skills needed to become an expert in integrating hardware and software systems.

Construction Engineer

BS in Construction Engineering

With a BS in construction engineering, you'll be well-equpped with the skills needed to become a licensed professional engineer.

Graduate Programs at the Houston Engineering Center

It can be challenging to balance graduate education with your busy life. The HEC’s convenient location accommodates working professionals looking to get ahead and upskill their knowledge with a master’s degree.

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MS in Mechanical Engineering

Develop expertise in multiple mechanical engineering subdisciplines, including design, thermal/fluid sciences, solid mechanics, and mechanical control and instrumentation.

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MS in Electrical Engineering

Explore advanced concepts in electronics, power systems, controls, advanced engineering mathematics, signal processing, communications, real-time systems, computer systems, electromagnetics and power electronics.

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MS in Civil Engineering

Look toward a new phase of your career by earning a research-, professional practice- or technical and management development-focused MS in civil engineering. Take advantage of the five-year option to complete both your BS and MS.

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MS in Engineering Leadership

We’ll prepare you to lead technical teams, allocate systems and resources and address organizational concerns in the decision-making process. Our program is taught by dedicated faculty with extensive professional engineering management experience.

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College of Engineering Houston Engineering Center

Email: hec@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.6570

HEC A201
2811 Hayes Rd.
Houston, TX 77082

College of Engineering

Jump-Start Your Career at the Houston Engineering Center

Train for an in-demand career at UT Tyler’s Houston Engineering Center. Contact us to learn more.