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Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-4007
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Cullen College of Engineering

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, established in 1941, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. More than 4,000 students are enrolled in engineering courses—3,083 undergraduates as well as 948 masters and doctoral students in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, geosensing systems, industrial, mechanical and petroleum engineering. The college also offers interdisciplinary graduate programs in subsea, aerospace, materials, and computer and systems engineering. Chemical and mechanical engineering have ranked among the top programs nationally.

Figures

  • Faculty: 110*
  • Graduate Students: 948
  • Undergraduate Students: 3,083
  • Alumni: 18,045
  • Research Expenditures: $24M
  • Degrees Awarded (FY 2013):
    • B.S. 295
    • M.S. 170
    • Ph.D. 40
    • Total 505

College enrollment figures include undergraduate engineering majors who have not declared majors and graduate students concentrating in interdisciplinary programs. These students are not reflected in department totals.

*Faculty figure represents tenured/tenure-track faculty members.

Trends in Engineering Enrollment, 2008-13

  Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Advanced Subsea Engr Undergraduate           3
Aerosp Engineering Masters 12 13 15 9 5 5
Doctoral 3 1 1      
All 15 14 16 9 5 5
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate 142 148 176 208 198 189
Masters 4 4 2 7 8 13
Doctoral     3 10 13 27
All 146 152 181 225 219 229
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate 370 403 400 432 440 450
Masters 25 31 33 38 33 28
Doctoral 65 63 70 79 90 98
All 460 497 503 549 563 576
Civil Engineering Undergraduate 243 271 305 320 277 250
Masters 57 69 55 48 58 56
Doctoral 15 19 26 26 55 61
All 315 359 386 394 390 367
Computer Engineering Undergraduate 126 131 124 120 120 100
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate 318 308 314 338 332 332
Masters 157 176 164 101 117 131
Doctoral 61 70 79 81 99 95
All 536 554 557 520 548 558
Computer and System Engineering Masters 8 8 8 7 5 19
Environmental Engineering Masters 19 22 22 18 18 19
Doctoral 7 9 11 12 17 18
All 26 31 33 30 35 37
Materials Engineering Masters 12 15 22 12 6 7
Doctoral 7 5 3 7 17 25
All 19 20 25 19 23 32
Engineering Unspecified Undergraduate 67 61 64 145 1,299 501
Industrial Engineering Undergraduate 83 94 107 106 100 98
Masters 104 97 68 39 29 57
Doctoral 21 29 30 22 24 18
All 208 220 205 167 153 173
Industrial Engineering Management Masters 11 9 12 6 4 1
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate 491 552 630 662 604 565
Masters 46 56 69 72 66 82
Doctoral 38 36 39 47 57 67
All 575 644 738 781 727 714
Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate 2 20 72 223 392 544
Masters 51 61 61 69 92 100
All 53 81 133 292 484 644
Preparation for Grad Studies Undergraduate     1 5 4 3
Subsea Engineering Undergraduate       10 20 48
Masters           21
All       10 20 69
Total College Enrollment Undergraduate 1,842 1,988 2,193 2,569 3,786 3,083
Masters 506 561 531 426 441 539
Doctoral 217 232 262 284 372 409
All 2,565 2,781 2,986 3,279 4,599 4,031

 

Trends in Engineering Degrees Awarded by Program, 2008-13

  Academic Year 2008 Academic Year 2009 Academic Year 2010 Academic Year 2011 Academic Year 2012 Academic Year 2013
Aerosp Engineering Masters 1 2 1 6 3 3
Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 6 12 14 13 20 22
Masters   1 3   2 2
Doctoral           1
All 6 13 17 13 22 25
Chem Engr Bachelors 44 23 28 41 48 50
Masters 14 13 9 16 17 19
Doctoral 11 11 14 12 8 7
All 69 47 51 69 73 76
Civil Engineering Bachelors 53 39 40 42 65 49
Masters 10 13 24 30 20 20
Doctoral 1 3 1 11 1 5
All 64 55 65 83 86 74
Computer Engr Bachelors 2 5 8 4 6 8
Electrical Engr Bachelors 59 51 34 52 48 49
Masters 39 42 54 93 43 46
Doctoral 22 7 14 12 12 16
All 120 100 102 157 103 111
Engr-Cmp&Sys Masters   3   4 4 1
Engr-Environmental Masters 4 7 7 14 5 7
Doctoral 3 3   2 1 1
All 7 10 7 16 6 8
Engr-Materials Masters 2 5 1 6 7 2
Doctoral 3 3 1   1  
All 5 8 2 6 8 2
Geosensing Syst Engr & Sci Masters           1
Industrial Engr Bachelors 14 15 26 25 28 28
Masters 23 38 50 39 24 17
Doctoral 3 2 2 8 4 5
All 40 55 78 72 56 50
Industrial Engr-Egr Mgt Masters   6 4 4 5 1
Mechanical Engr Bachelors 62 47 71 71 81 78
Masters 13 12 18 22 22 31
Doctoral 4 9 5 7 13 5
All 79 68 94 100 116 114
Petroleum Engr Bachelors           11
Masters 34 22 18 23 26 20
All 34 22 18 23 26 31
Total Degrees Awarded Bachelors 240 192 221 248 296 295
Masters 140 164 189 257 178 170
Doctoral 47 38 37 52 40 40
All 427 394 447 557 514 505