Engineers are truly the pioneers of science, technology and industry. They fuel society with inventions that improve the quality of life and save lives. From designing safe bridges, pure water systems, and spacecraft to developing nanotechnology and biomedical breakthroughs, engineers provide society with the tools and products that shape the future.
Engineers bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial applications by creatively applying scientific principles to technological development. They address major issues such as pollution and hazardous waste management, energy resources and enhanced oil recovery, transportation, housing and product safety. In addition, they must be able to effectively deal with legal, environmental, humanistic, political, social and economic concerns.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering can lead to many career options, including employment in industry or government and further advanced degrees in engineering, law, medicine, business, sales, management and more.
About The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, established in 1941, is located in the United States’ fourth largest city and in one of the world’s most important industry hubs. The college’s excellent location near NASA, the Port of Houston and the Texas Medical Center provides access to summer internships and part-time jobs for students in all engineering disciplines.
The college, under the direction of Dean Joseph Tedesco, is composed of six departments — biomedical, chemical & biomolecular, civil & environmental, electrical & computer, industrial and mechanical engineering — and awards Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The Cullen College also offers graduate programs in aerospace, environmental, materials, petroleum and computer and systems engineering. Beyond traditional programs, the college has launched an Honors Engineering Program (HEP) for engineering students within The Honors College and a Subsea Engineering certificate program for working engineers looking to get a subsea specialty.
Members of the college’s historically strong faculty continue to receive national recognition. Ten of our professors are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
UH is also home to the radio show “The Engines of Our Ingenuity,” written and hosted by UH engineering professor John H. Lienhard. The show has aired in Houston since 1988 on KUHF-FM 88.7 weekdays at 7:35 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. and on more than 30 NPR affiliates nationwide.