Thank you for your interest in West Texas A&M University and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. I am proud of our programs, our faculty and our students.
Industry and professionals throughout the region and the community at large have been very supportive of our mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, engineering technology and computer science programs. We take pride in providing a quality education and a personal interest in each and every one of our students. Our mechanical engineering program received ABET accreditation in 2006 and we have begun the initial accreditation process for civil engineering.
In 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board granted WTAMU the authority to offer a program in environmental engineering. We are excited to be able to offer this unique undergraduate degree which is only offered at four other universities in the state of Texas. We already have an environmental engineering faculty member on board, and we are planning to hire more as we prepare for enrollment growth and ABET accreditation.
The computer science curriculum was revised in 2007 to provide a robust education in computer science. West Texas A&M University is one of a select few university partners in the IBM Academic Initiative. There are a number of opportunities related to computer science, including minoring in math and obtaining teacher certification in computer science.
Engineering technology provides opportunities for students seeking a bachelor of science or a master of science degree. Engineering technology has been a mainstay of technology education in the Texas Panhandle for decades, offering two options - industrial distribution and manufacturing.
Mechanical engineering, initially offered in 2003 and ABET accredited since 2006, has seen rapid growth in enrollment, faculty research and internship opportunities. The curriculum features a broad-based mechanical engineering education with electives that enable students to focus in a variety of specialties. Employment of graduates is 100% and students taking the Fundamentals of Engineering examination have a first time pass rate of over 90%.
Our students are involved in student organizations, campus work, internships, student research, athletics and other activities too numerous to list. Our students frequently have cook-outs, field trips and many other educational and social activities.
The pursuit of these degrees requires dedication and hard work. But those who truly enjoy their chosen field in computer science, engineering technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering or environmental engineering will find West Texas A&M University a first choice university for students and faculty alike.
Emily Hunt, Ph.D.