The Department of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Texas-Pan American offers the Bachelor of Science degree (BS MfgE) and a Master of Science (MSE) in Manufacturing Engineering.
The Bachelor of Science Manufacturing Engineering degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET). The department is housed in the University's new 122,000-square-foot Engineering Building, which features state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory facilities. The goal of the program is to provide a level of experience to permit students to step directly into either industry jobs or pursue graduate school.
Class sizes are small to ensure students receive personal attention. The BS MfgE degree emphasizes practical experience, including more laboratory hours than any other engineering degree in the state. Laboratories feature realistic problems and primarily industrial and research grade instrumentation and equipment. All engineering students at UT Pan American have opportunities to work with instrumentation available mainly to graduate students at most institutions.
The faculty hold Ph.D.s from some of the top engineering schools in the United States. They continue to pursue research and engineering projects, which provide numerous opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge technology during the summer or part time during the school year.