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Department of Engineering

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The TCU Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,

students working on machinery

Program Educational Objectives
In developing a program with a strong foundation in engineering within a traditional liberal arts setting, the faculty and staff of the Department of Engineering at TCU with input from other constituents have established the following Program Educational Objectives.

  1. be serving others as practicing engineers, or as other service professionals.
  2. be advancing in leadership tracks in industry, government, national service, or non-profits, while building reputations as ethical and responsible community members.
  3. be engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities, and/or graduate education.


  • Students and their families
  • TCU engineering faculty and their families
  • Employers (primarily in the Metroplex)
  • College of Science & Engineering
  • TCU engineering alumni
  • TCU Administration and the Board of Trustees
  • Professional schools
  • TCU Engineering Board of Advisors
  • The Dean of the College
  • TCU military ROTC departments
  • Educational outreach programs
  • Professional societies
  • Companies dependent on TCU for engineering consultants
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3.  an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4.  an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
   1st 2nd 3rd 4th   
2021-2022 88 67 52 50 257 50
2020-2021 98 59 47 42 246 42
 2019-2020 91 54  53  56  254   56
 2018-2019  84  60  63  62  269  56
 2017-2018  96  65  68  35  264  37
 2016-2017  105  72  40  36  253  37
 2015-2016  108  42  49  43  242  42

Board of Advisors

  • Camille Barton, P.E., LEED AP, CEO, Purdy-McGuire, Inc
  • Richard Casarez, P.E., Director, Builder Developer Relations of Customer Operations, Oncor Electric Delivery 
  • Travis N. Coomer Jr., VP Engineering, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 
  • Steve Dyer, VP Air Vehicle Design Engineering, Bell Helicopter 
  • James D. Engelland, Ph.D., Consultant, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (retired) 
  • Jack Grimmett, R&D Manager, Texas Instruments Inc. 
  • Tom Hill, University of Texas Dallas, Fellow, HP Enterprise Services 
  • Beth Kush, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 
  • Steve Lewis, Senior Engineer, AVX Aircraft 
  • Cindy Milrany, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer, Freese & Nichols
  • J. Steve O’Kelly, P.E., Principal, Summit Consultants Inc. 
  • Fraser Ringel, P.E., Project Manager, Jacobs Inc. 
  • Bobby Williams, Consultant, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (retired)