Manufacturing Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Texas-Pan American offers the Bachelor of Science degree (BS MfgE) in Manufacturing Engineering.

The Bachelor of Science Manufacturing Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, . 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 innovation and creativity through 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.

Preparatory Courses Required

What preparation is recommended for high school students before entering the department of Manufacturing Engineering? High school students wishing to study manufacturing engineering at UT Pan American are advised to have the following minimum high school preparation:

  • Algebra I & II (2 yrs)
  • Precalculus (1/2 yr)
  • Plane Geometry (1 yr)
  • Trigonometry (1/2 yr)
  • Physics (1 yr)
  • General Chemistry (1 yr)
  • Intro to Computers & Programming (1 yr)

High school students with insufficient science or math backgrounds can improve their skills before entering the engineering program at UT Pan American by taking a series of courses offered at the University or their local community college.