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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

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Dr. Emily Hunt, interim department head

Engineering Building, Room 120 • WTAMU Box 60767
806-651-5257 • Fax 806-651-5259

Faculty: Alex, Chang, Chen, Davis, DeOtte, Haiduk, Hunt, Issa, Jackson, Leitch, Murty.

The Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers programs in computer science, engineering technology, pre-engineering, and mechanical engineering. The department is committed to the University mission, specifically committed to the concept of a student-focused teaching and learning environment. All programs are actively engaged in research, outreach and support of regional industries. The department faculty is a diverse, talented group with expertise in a broad range of experimental and analytical areas.

Students may pursue undergraduate bachelor of science degrees in computer science, engineering technology and mechanical engineering. Students in all areas have ample opportunities for internships and student research.

Civil Engineering

The program is designed to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge required of civil engineers.

Computer Science

The computer science curriculum is designed to provide the student with significant exposure to theory, abstraction and design components of the field of computer science.

Engineering Technology

The engineering technology curriculum combines an emphasis on understanding engineering and technical fundamentals with real-life applications in renewable energy and manufacturing industries.

Two options are available within the Engineering Technology Degree Program.

  • The first option prepares the students for careers in renewable energy technology and manufacturing industries.
  • The second option contains much of the same technical background but adds emphasis in management and marketing, thus preparing students for careers in industrial management and sales.

Engineering technology majors can participate in a Cooperative Education Program that combines classroom study with a planned program of related work experience with industry or government agencies in the Texas Panhandle area. Students also may participate in industrial internships arranged through the Engineering Technology Internship Program.

A series of courses emphasizing renewable energy has been implemented into the Engineering Technology Program. This program allows interested students to pursue education related to a career in renewable energy.

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202-4012, telephone (410)347-7700. The Mechanical Engineering Program prepares students for careers involving design and development of thermal, fluid and mechanical systems. This curriculum provides the mathematics, science, engineering and design background as necessary preparation for the practice of engineering.

Pre-Engineering Program

The Pre-Engineering Program prepares students for a thorough grounding in mathematics, physics and chemistry, universally required by all ABET-accredited engineering programs. Completion of the Pre-Engineering Program will prepare students to enter WTAMU’s Mechanical Engineering Program or transfer to another four-year university to complete their degree in other engineering disciplines.

Discipline - Course Prefix
Civil Engineering - CENG
Computer Science - CS
Engineering - ENGR
Engineering Technology - ET                         Environmental Engineering —EVEG
Mechanical Engineering - MENG


NOTE: See the “Course Descriptions ” section of this catalog for a complete list of courses offered by the University.


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