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The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering. The graduate-level degrees are offered through a program operated in conjunction with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and UT Arlington. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, our curriculum includes a rich selection of courses from electrical engineering, computer science, materials science and the life sciences.

Computer Science

The department features an internationally recognized faculty, nearly 1,500 students and a 150,000-square-foot building with modern classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories. Areas of research include cybersecurity, networking, embedded software, programming languages and systems, human language technology, software engineering, intelligent systems and theory.

Electrical Engineering

The department has a dynamic and highly respected faculty who provide students with the core foundation in the broad areas of electrical engineering and emphasizes advanced study in digital systems, signal processing, communications, analog electronics, telecommunications and microelectronics. Students learn to extend their abilities to analyze and solve complex problems and to design new uses of technology to serve society.

Materials Science & Engineering

The department offers MS and PhD degrees. The provides intensive preparation for professional practice in modern materials science. Courses are offered at a time and location convenient for the student who is employed on a full-time basis. The PhD prepares individuals to perform cutting-edge research in areas such as nano-structured materials; electronic, optical and magnetic materials; bio-mimetic materials; polymeric materials; MEMS materials and systems; organic electronics; and advanced processing of modern materials.

Mechanical Engineering

The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees. The BS prepares graduates to undertake challenging projects requiring knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical and thermal system design. The MS degree prepares both recent BS graduates and experienced engineers for advanced micro-scale and nano-scale mechanical and thermal design and development.The PhD degree prepares students to conduct research that will ultimately help solve problems in energy, health care, security and transportation.

Systems Engineering

The Department of Systems Engineering focuses research and curriculum in the fundamentals of systems engineering and management, with applications in interdisciplinary areas of interest to industry, such as energy systems, healthcare systems, information and computer systems, mechatronic systems and others.

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Computer Engineering

The field of computer engineering is centered on system-level design, computer architecture and computer applications. This includes circuits and devices, computer systems and engineering software systems. Computer engineering at UT Dallas is a broadly based engineering discipline dealing with the sensing, processing and transmission of information by making extensive use of electrical engineering and computer science principles.

Software Engineering

Like the BS in computer science, the BS in software engineering is based on a foundation that includes calculus, linear algebra and discrete mathematics. The two programs also have the same computer science core. But whereas the computer science program continues with courses in advanced data structures, programming languages and automata theory, the software engineering program includes courses in requirements engineering, software validation and testing, and software architecture. The Department of Computer Science also offers a master's level software engineering major, as well as an Executive Master of Science in Software Engineering degree with weekend classes for working professionals interested in increasing professional responsibility throughout their career. A doctor of philosophy degree in software engineering is also available.

Systems Engineering & Management

The Systems Engineering & Management Program offers a master's degree designed to benefit both seasoned engineers and recent graduates alike. As a joint program between the Jonsson School and the School of Management, we provide a broad curriculum of classes ranging from systems modeling to business economics. Certificates in systems engineering and in systems management are also available.

Telecommunications Engineering

The focus of the Telecommunications Engineering degree is to provide world-class education in modern communications networks and systems. Our graduates are uniquely qualified for outstanding careers in telecommunications, data communications, network architecture, wireless and optical networking.

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Arts & Technology (ATEC)

This interdisciplinary program emphasizes the interplay of the visual arts, music, video and narrative with new media. The core knowledge in this program draws from the convergence of research in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, visual communications design, computer science and engineering. Graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers that demand the ability to fuse images, verbal communication, creative thinking and technological expertise.

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