More than 150 guests from the UH Cullen College of Engineering, the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new UH at Katy Academic Building on Monday, October 14.
The University of Houston at Katy currently serves the UH College of Nursing, the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the University of Houston-Victoria.
Doors opened to students in August 2019.
UH Engineering will debut three undergraduate degrees exclusive to its new location at the University of Houston at Katy in fall 2020: systems engineering, construction engineering and computer systems & analytics. The Katy Academic Building will also be the home of the new UH/HCC Engineering Academy, also scheduled to launch in the fall of 2020.
“The curriculum in the Engineering Academy is structured such that students get to take all their engineering classes with UH Cullen College faculty at UH at Katy, whereas other core non-engineering courses will be taught by HCC,” said J.R. Rao, interim associate dean for engineering at UH at Katy. “Under this model, the students will have significantly lower costs during the first two years, thus increasing access to UH Engineering degrees, and they will also enjoy shorter commutes by attending classes at the conveniently located UH at Katy.”
The Katy Academic Building is located off the Grand Parkway, just north of I-10.
To view photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony, click here.
To learn more about the UH Engineering programs at Katy, click here.