The Bachelor of Science in Engineering combines mathematical, physical and computational science into a cross-disciplinary degree that prepares students for careers in engineering. Students entering the program have the chance to find out right away what an engineering career is all about. Majors learn about theoretical principles by applying them to hands-on projects each step of the way; working in teams, they become adept at problem-solving and critical thinking while learning the communication skills and ethical behavior that will help them excel in their profession. Multidisciplinary internship opportunities are included in the degree plan so students will graduate ready to make an immediate impact in the workforce.

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Savannah Rhodes


The teachers in my engineering classes were phenomenal. They would make sure every single student in that class was on board with it before moving on to the next topic. We did a lot of interesting projects like creating a turbine with a 3D printer. The hands-on activities made it easier for me to learn a lot of things, and I always felt I could go up to the teachers and talk to them and ask them questions.

Savannah Rhodes


Why should I choose Engineering?

Engineers are involved in all facets of technology, including electronics, medicine, transportation, energy, and new materials; they are in high demand and earn top pay.

What are some courses I will take?

  • Engineering Ethics Seminar
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Bio-Inspired Design
  • Electrical Circuit Theory
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Julio Espinosa

Sky's the Limit

When Julio Espinosa began his engineering degree at UMHB, he wasn’t sure where it was going to take him. But along the way, he found himself drawn to computer engineering and became interested in the military defense industry. Today he’s a software engineer at Lockheed, working with system engineers and hardware engineers to deliver new capabilities and features on military jets. He says UMHB gave him the start he needed. “One thing I really enjoyed about my engineering courses was the small size of my classes,” Julio said. “I got to know my professors very well; they were always approachable and willing to meet with me outside of class. I had a great experience, and the courses prepared me to succeed in the real world after college.”

What are some career options?

With a degree in engineering, you can follow many career paths:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Robotics engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical design

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Engineering students have found success in many different areas:

  • Brandt Companies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • CGI
  • Stratasys
  • Baylor University Research Center

Where can I go to grad school?

Many Engineering students have continued their education at these schools:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Baylor University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

Why study Engineering at UMHB?

The BS in Engineering prepares students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the first step toward professional licensure as an engineer. Graduates may certify in general engineering or sit for the exams in the more specialized areas of mechanical or electrical engineering.

Students may collaborate on research projects with a diverse group of UMHB faculty and gain experience in specialized areas of engineering as they work on projects involving photovoltaic-powered vehicles, fuel cells, autonomous quadcopters, biomedical design, and more.

Multidisciplinary internship opportunities allow engineering students to graduate as experienced, well-rounded complex problem-solvers who have a distinct marketplace advantage.

Majors may participate in study abroad trips to locations such as London, Paris, and Munich. Trips focus on science and engineering museums, historical sites, and research centers such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

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