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Engineering students at the McAllen Higher Education Complex have a unique opportunity to experience all the benefits of being part of the Aggie family within a more intimate environment. With smaller class sizes, you’ll receive more one-on-one instruction and enjoy being part of a close-knit community. Each of our degree programs were designed to train engineers to fill specific needs in the Rio Grande Valley, setting you up for a successful future. 

Apply to Engineering at McAllen

Students interested in the Engineering at McAllen program should submit the traditional freshman application to Texas A&M University — College Station, available at the ApplyTexas website. It is recommended to indicate McAllen as your preferred location and to select one of the following majors: Interdisciplinary engineering or multidisciplinary engineering technology. This will ensure you are given full consideration for the Engineering at McAllen program.

To view the degree programs McAllen offers, click on the button below.

Degree programs 

Detailed instructions are as follows:

  1. Create account or login at the ApplyTexas website.
  2. Select Texas A&M University — College Station as target university

  3. Select interdisciplinary engineering or multidisciplinary engineering technology as first-choice major option

  4. In the "Custom Questions For This Institution" section (page 9), select McAllen as your preferred campus


It's important to note that all admitted students follow a general engineering curriculum the first year to year and a half, whether beginning in College Station or McAllen. All students must utilize the Entry to a Major (ETAM) process to transition from general engineering into a degree-granting major. In this process, students have the ability to apply for majors offered fully in McAllen even if they began in College Station.

Learn more about the Higher Education Center in McAllen