History

2002

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grants Approval for the College of Engineering. The departments included:

2004

The College of Engineering moved to Discovery Park from the main campus.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the addition of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

2005

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the construction of the Department of Engineering Technology.

2006

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

PACCAR (Pacific Car and Foundry Company) Technology Institute was established at Discovery Park ($1.5 million donation from the PACCAR Foundation).

2009

Total College of Engineering enrollment reached 1,909 (undergraduate and graduate students).

2012

Completion of Zero Energy Lab.

2014

Establishment of Department of Biomedical Engineering.

College celebrates the opening of 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratory and teaching space.

College receives approval for Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering, the first degree of its kind in Texas and one of the only doctoral programs specializing in energy applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States