UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

UT Tyler Launches Chemical Engineering Baccalaureate Program

May 7, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that this fall it will launch a baccalaureate program to enhance the engineering workforce in the greater East Texas region.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UT Tyler's new chemical engineering program April 25.

"We are excited to bring the chemical engineering major to UT Tyler," Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The degree program will help address our region's need for more chemical engineering graduates."

The University's new bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree will offer students the option of one out of four concentrations: biomedical, energy, environmental engineering and material science. The program will become a multidisciplinary teaching and research effort as UT Tyler civil, electrical and mechanical engineering faculty will work alongside faculty within the University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy.

"As a multi-site engineering college with campuses in Tyler and Houston, we view the addition of the chemical engineering degree as one more way that we are able to leverage relations with industries in East Texas, the Greater Houston Area and the neighboring Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex," said Dr. Javier Kypuros, UT Tyler College of Engineering dean.

Founded in 1996 as the School of Engineering, the UT Tyler College of Engineering has grown to a student body of more than 950 – including more than 350 students at the Houston Engineering Center – in five undergraduate and three graduate degree programs.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.