The Look College is one of the largest engineering schools in the country, ranking third in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in its 2013 survey. The Look College also ranked fifth in the number bachelor's degrees awarded, 16th in master's degrees awarded, seventh in doctoral degrees awarded, and fifth in degrees granted to women and Hispanics.
Our college consistently ranks among the nation's top public undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Top Public Undergraduate Programs
8 Dwight Look College of Engineering (overall)
1 Petroleum Engineering
2 Nuclear Engineering
3 Biological & Agricultural Engineering
7 Aerospace Engineering
8 Civil Engineering
Source: U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges
8 Industrial & Systems Engineering
8 Mechanical Engineering
10 Electrical Engineering
11 Chemical Engineering
Top Public Graduate Programs
7 Dwight Look College of Engineering (overall)
2 Biological & Agricultural Engineering
2 Petroleum Engineering
2 Nuclear Engineering
5 Aerospace Engineering
6 Industrial & Systems Engineering
8 Mechanical Engineering
Source: U.S. News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools
10 Civil Engineering
11 Electrical Engineering
13 Computer Engineering
16 Chemical Engineering
17 Biomedical Engineering
21 Computer Science
The Dwight Look College of Engineering is the largest college on the Texas A&M campus, and one of the largest in the country, with more than 14,000 engineering students enrolled in our 13 departments. Texas A&M is ranked 14th nationally in the number of National Merit Scholars, and more than 50 percent of the university’s National Merit Scholars are engineering students. The college is ranked seventh in engineering graduate programs and eighth in undergraduate engineering programs among public institutions by the U.S. News & World Report.
Our students can enhance the value of their degrees through various certificate programs, undergraduate research opportunities and by participating in various design competitions, such as the steel bridge contest and the SAE hybrid car contest. Our students can also choose from more than 40 different engineering student organizations and earn valuable job experience through co-ops and internships.
Our engineering graduates are among the most highly recruited in the country. They typically receive two or more job offers with higher-than-average salaries at graduation. In fact, The Wall Street Journal ranked Texas A&M second in a 2010 survey in which large U.S. companies, nonprofits and government agencies rated schools on the basis of whose graduates were best prepared and most able to succeed. And our graduate students are highly sought after by industry, national laboratories, and academia.
Texas A&M has more than 500 faculty members, several of whom are National Academy of Engineering members, and fellows of their respective professional societies. They are also editors of their respective flagship journals and are recognized at national and international levels for their contributions.
We have also invested in our up-and-coming young faculty. Since 2003, 69 have received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. This award supports junior faculty by simulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. And since 2003, four junior faculty members have received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Our researchers have established preeminence in the areas of energy, homeland and national security, engineering the ultra-small and space exploration. Underlying technologies that propelled the college to the forefront of the above research areas include mathematical modeling and simulation, optimization, mechanics, sensors, structures, robotics, autonomous vehicles, communications and networks, process engineering, materials, and computational sciences.
Having established national and international reputations in these areas, our researchers have expanded into the areas of sustainable advanced energy systems; national security; health care; infrastructure and transportation; and informatics and knowledge economy.
The quality of our research activities is highlighted by the direct impact of our research on technology; volume of peer reviewed research funding from highly competitive sources; volume of publications in high impact refereed journals; number of patents; volume of widely used textbooks; and national rankings of our programs.