Department of Engineering and Computer Science
About Our Department:
All of our programs engage students in rigorous, hands-on curricula through which they apply engineering principles and problem solving to create innovative, real-world solutions.
All of our programs incorporate faculty and peer mentoring to promote and nurture student success. Our students enjoy access to facilities and research equipment comparable to large research institutions. With today's world of rapid change, new advancements are needed to make lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive. A degree from our department will open the doors to an exciting career in engineering or computer science, so that you can turn your dreams and ideas into realities.
- Computer Science
Computer Science engages students in the application of software and hardware solutions to today's problems.
- Civil Engineering (Began Fall 2014!)
One of the newest Engineering programs at Tarleton, but one of the oldest engineering disciplines in the history of mankind. Civil engineering focuses on the design, planning, construction, and evaluation of the infrastructure around you, such as roads, bridges, dams, buildings, transportation and water supply systems.
- Electrical Engineering (Began Fall 2014!)
Another relatively new Engineering program at Tarleton! Electrical engineers design, develop and test a breadth of systems from navigation systems to communications systems to robotics and automation. Electrical engineers develop devices from tiny microchips to huge power stations.
- Engineering Physics (New concentrations effective Fall 2015)
- Mechanical Engineering Concentration* - The mechanical engineering concentration focuses on the design, development, implementation, and testing of mechanical and thermal devices, including robotics, engines, and machines. The engineering physics degree provides a broad experience that includes advanced physics coursework as well as relevant content from civil and electrical engineering. *The department is working with the THECB and others to gain approval for a Mechanical Engineering program
- Multidisciplinary Engineering Concentration - The multidisciplinary engineering concentration provides a broad, interdisciplinary engineering educational experience with the opportunity for undergraduates to engage in additional study in a related science such as chemistry, geoscience or physics.
- Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineers develop innovative and sustainable solutions to environmental systems such as recycling, waste disposal, water treatment and air pollution control. They design processes and systems that reduce the negative effects of human activities on the environment, thus improving our health, happiness and safety.
Program Entrance Requirements and Math Placement
The engineering and computer science programs do not have separate admission standards from that of the university, however math preparedness is a critical component to success in any engineering or computer science program. Thus it is very important for potential engineering students to strive to prepare themselves mathematically prior to entering college.
- A student who has satisfied their TSI math requirement is eligible to enroll in Precalculus (math 2412).
- All engineering and computer science degrees start at Calculus 1. The math department requires math placement if you would like to start in calculus 1 or higher. This can be accomplished the following ways:
- AP scores (contact the math department for requirements),
- prior college credit for trig (math 1316) or precalculus (math 2412), or
- passing the CLMP placement test - If you are coming to town the evening prior to orientation and would like to take the college level math placement test (CLMP), it is being offered at 7:30 pm. This placement test can also be taken any time prior orientation or prior to the semester start at a variety of testing centers. You may contact the testing center 254-968-9423 or email@example.com to sign up for testing or with any questions
Coursework in engineering degrees is very sequential. It is therefore also important for the student to start taking engineering coursework as early as possible in their college careers if s/he wishes to graduate in a four year timeframe. If you choose to take general education coursework and transfer to Tarleton, please contact an engineering advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance on including appropriate math, science and introductory engineering content.
Learn more about engineering and computer science careers
- DiscoverE - Engineering Careers
- ACM - Computing Degrees and Careers
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook - Engineering Occupations
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook - Computer Occupations
- 2016 Engineering Summer Camp (entering 6th-10th graders) - July 11-15, 2016 (THECB ESP)
- Tarleton Applied Sciences building wins legislative approval - building planning is in progress!
- Engineering students make great showing at Tarleton Student Research Symposium
- Tarleton gets final approval from THECB to add Civil and Electrical Engineering! (2014)