College of Engineering

Dean’s Message

Dean Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D., P.E.

Welcome to the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where education and research are our highest priorities and excellence is the motto. The college is the major public provider of undergraduate and graduate engineering education in South Texas with an enrollment exceeding 2,500 students. We have seen an unprecedented increase of greater than 100% in enrollment over the past few years, and we continue to grow steadily.
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“I strongly believe that with our outstanding programs and rapid transformation, the college will be a Tier One institution and a globally renowned organization for its excellence in engineering research and education.”

- Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D., P.E.

The College of Engineering

The College of Engineering


The College of Engineering envisions becoming an internationally recognized, research-intensive education entity, serving as the economic driver for the local region and a workforce developer for the nation through excellence in research and education.


The mission of the College of Engineering at UTSA is to provide world-class education and research opportunities to the region’s multicultural community, as well as to the nation and beyond. This includes preparing students for lifelong learning and jobs in the engineering profession, research leading to innovative technologies, partnerships with industry, connecting both locally and globally, and pursuing excellence in every endeavor.