Jonsson School Mission

Engineering is central to the mission of The University of Texas at Dallas, which is committed to be "a global leader in innovative, high quality science, engineering, and business education and research."

Jonsson School Mission Statement

The mission of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is to:

  • Deliver state-of-the-art high-technology engineering degree programs for Dallas and Collin Counties, the DFW Metroplex and the State of Texas.
  • Produce versatile students infused not only with technical skills, but also with innovative and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Address problems of critical societal need through research aimed at the creation of new engineering knowledge and technology transfer to industry.
  • Develop partnerships with government and the private sector to apply new knowledge for economic growth and high-tech job creation in order to strengthen existing regional firms, promote the growth of new regional firms and create new high-paying private sector jobs.
  • Provide leadership and outreach to nurture tomorrow's leaders in science, mathematics and high-technology education and business.

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Biomedical Engineering Mission Statement

The Mission of the Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas is to create a world class engineering program that is infused with physiology, biology, software engineering, hardware engineering, and medical device design. This interdisciplinary approach to biomedical engineering combine expertise in electrical, mechanical and materials engineering, coupled with the life sciences. Graduates from the program are expected to be sought after by medical device companies, medical schools, universities, and biotechnology companies.

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Computer Science Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs to enhance its education quality and make it an important regional, national and international resource center for discovering, integrating and applying new knowledge and technologies.

Computer Science BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Graduates should have a successful, long-lived, computer science-based career path
  • Graduates should meet the needs of industry or academia
  • Graduates should contribute to, and/or lead, computer science based teams
  • Graduates should actively pursue lifelong learning
Computer Science BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Software Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Graduates should have a successful, long-lived, software engineering-based career path
  • Graduates should meet the needs of industry or academia
  • Graduates should contribute to, and/or lead, software engineering based teams
  • Graduates should actively pursue lifelong learning
Software Engineering BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Mission of the Computer Engineering Program

The mission of the Computer Engineering Program is to provide education in the theory and practice of modern computer engineering. We prepare our graduates to have rewarding and successful careers in a diverse range of computer engineering fields, including materials, devices, circuits, digital systems, signal/speech processing, and communications.

Computer Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Have a successful, long-lived, engineering-based career path.
  • Meet the needs of industry.
  • Contribute to, and lead, engineering-based teams.
  • Actively pursue lifelong learning.
Computer Engineering BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Department of Electrical Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to provide excellent education in modern electrical engineering practice. Our graduates are uniquely qualified for rewarding and successful careers in a diverse range of electrical engineering fields, including materials, devices, circuits, digital systems, signal/speech/image processing, and communications.

Electrical Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Have a successful, long-lived, engineering-based career path.
  • Meet the needs of industry.
  • Contribute to, and lead, engineering-based teams.
  • Actively pursue lifelong learning.
Electrical Engineering BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is to prepare graduates to undertake challenging projects requiring knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical and thermal system design.

Mechanical Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Have a successful, long-lived, engineering-based career path.
  • Meet the needs of industry.
  • Contribute to, and lead, engineering-based teams.
  • Actively pursue lifelong learning.
Mechanical Engineering BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Mission of the Telecommunications Engineering Program

The mission of the Telecommunications Engineering degrees program is to provide excellent education in modern communications networks and systems. Our graduates are trained in a variety of subfields of telecommunication engineering at the systems level. This prepares them for rewarding and successful careers in telecommunications, data communications, network architecture, wireless, optical networking and next generation networks.

Telecommunications Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives
  • Have a successful, long-lived, engineering-based career path.
  • Meet the needs of industry.
  • Contribute to, and lead, engineering-based teams.
  • Actively pursue lifelong learning.
Telecommunications Engineering BS Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Materials Science & Engineering Mission Statement


Master of Science Program

1. The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering master’s degree program is to provide students with an advanced education in materials science and engineering and prepare them for long and successful careers in industry and government. We prepare our graduates to be key contributors to materials science and engineering research in industry and/or academia and to further their education by entering a doctoral degree program.

2. Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of modern materials science and engineering.
  • Students will apply their knowledge and analytical skills to create effective and novel solutions to practical problems.
  • Students will communicate effectively and work collaboratively.

Ph.D. Program

1. The mission of the Ph.D. program in materials science and engineering is to provide students with an advanced education in materials science and engineering and prepare them for long and successful professional and/or research careers in industry, government or academia. We provide our students with the expertise to make independent contributions to research and development, formulate novel problems, develop creative solutions to novel and existing problems, and serve as system architects and leaders of design teams.

2. Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of materials science and engineering and a focused understanding of their area of expertise.
  • Students will apply their knowledge and analytical skills to create effective and novel solutions to practical problems in modern materials science and engineering.
  • Students will communicate their work effectively in professional forums and publications.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

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