The B.S. in Engineering Leadership program (BSEL) offers a rigorous and flexible major in Engineering with an in-depth study of leadership and its effect upon engineering and society.  The program includes tracks in Business, Education, and Technical Specialization.  Each track contains 12 hours of core competencies.  The Engineering Leadership program and its associated tracks meet the curricular accreditation requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET using the criteria for General Engineering.

"We live in a technological age, and if our society is to flourish, many of our leaders should be engineers, and many of our engineers should be leaders." - Samuel Florman, The Interactive Engineer, 1997

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will

Value the role of engineering and leadership for the betterment of community and society.

Elaboration: Our graduates will value and will demonstrate their ability to recognize leadership opportunities and to take initiative for beneficial change.  They will understand the broad social, economic, and ethical implications of their endeavors both inside and outside of engineering, and they will be cognizant of their professional, civic, and societal responsibilities.

Inventively cultivate success in their field by demonstrating technical competence and problem solving skills, which will foster success in a variety of postgraduate environments, including professional practice and graduate school.

Elaboration: Our graduates will have a solid grounding in fundamental principles of engineering, mathematics, and science, and they will apply this knowledge to a variety of systems inside and outside of engineering.  They will be able to develop inventive solutions that are responsive to technical, social, economic, and cultural considerations and constraints among others.

Possess attributes for assuming increasing levels of professional responsibility

Elaboration: Our graduates will possess a broad understanding of leadership informed by the need to have and to develop Character, Competency, and Capacity.  They will also develop a deep understanding of engineering, mathematics, science, business, and entrepreneurship.  They will build on this foundation by engaging in independent learning to identify and to respond to emerging technical and societal developments.

Admission Requirements

New and returning students can declare their intention to work toward an Engineering Leadership degree if they meet UTEP's admission requirements.  Each semester, students admitted into the BSEL program must meet with a BSEL advisor to select their courses and electives.

Tracks

Two tracks will be offered in the BSEL program.  These tracks, in Business and Technical Specialization (Engineering), require a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.  Students will choose a track in their sophomore year.  They will work closely with their EL advisor to determine their anticipated career trajectory and to determine which track best suits their goals.  Careful advising of each student will result in a plan of study that will guide student's coursework the last two years of the program.

Business:

Business track students can choose one of six stems in Management, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and General Business.  These stems also parallel with the already developed minors in the College of Business for non-majors.  These minors require six courses, and our program track will get students within two courses of receiving a minor if they chose to do so.  Many of the students who choose the Business track will likely take those two additional courses and obtain a minor in a Business field.

Technical Specialization:

Technical track students will focus on a particular engineering discipline or on a specialized combination of discipline specific courses.  Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in mechanical, electrical, civil, metallurgical & materials, industrial manufacturing & systems, and computer science engineering.  Students who choose this track will likely proceed into either conventional engineering employment or into graduate school to obtain an M.S. or a Ph.D. in engineering.

Joint-Degree BS–MBA Program

Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSEL degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and admission to the full-time MBA program can pursue a joint-degree BS-MBA program. Students admitted to this program (a) will apply credit for ECON 5360 Managerial Economics, BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics, and ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting toward the requirements of three track electives in Engineering Leadership and (b) will apply graduate credit for (a) EL 4395 Senior Design I, (b) EL 4396 Senior Design II, and (c) ENGR 4320 Innovation in Technology toward the elective requirements of the MBA program. 

BS in Engineering Leadership

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 125

Complete the University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists3
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm (C)3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
PHIL 2306Ethics (C)3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership (Lower)
All courses below are required:
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
EL 1205Graphics Fdmtls in Engr Desgn2
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 2301Engineering Leadership I3
MECH 2311Intro to Thermal-fluid Sci3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
Track Electives
Business:
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 3345Management Information Systems3
FIN 3330Finance for Entrepreneurs3
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MGMT 3306Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 3310Creativity and Innovation3
MGMT 3311Intro to Human Resource Mgmt3
MGMT 3320Small Business Management3
MGMT 4306Franchising3
MGMT 4320Corporate Entrepreneurship3
Technical Specialization:
CE 3325Environmental Engr Fundamental3
CE 3336Civil Engineering Materials3
CE 3456Hydrology & Hydraulic Engr4
CE 4153Water and Waste Laboratory1
CE 4334Construction Management I3
CE 4342Water & Wastewater Engineering3
EE 3384Probabilistic Methods-Engr/Sci3
EL 4171Eng Ed and Lead Problems1
EL 4271Eng Ed and Lead Problems2
EL 4371Eng Ed and Lead Problems3
EL 4191Independent Studies1
EL 4291Independent Studies2
EL 4391Independent Studies3
EL 4393Special Topics in Eng and Lead3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
IE 3390Operations Research I3
IE 3477Methods and Indust. Ergonomics4
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4371Engineering Problems3
IE 4384Industrial Layout3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4391Production & Inventory Control3
IE 4395Special Topics Industrial Engr3
IE 4490Operations Research II4
MECH 3312Thermodynamics3
MECH 3313Thermo-Fluids Lab3
MECH 3314Fluid Mechanics3
MECH 3345System Dynamics3
MECH 4346Mechatronics3
MECH 4368Environmental Control Engr3
MECH 4371Engineering Problems Seminar3
MECH 4395Special Topics in Mech. Engr.3
MME 3309Electronic Mat Sci & Tech3
MME 3314Composite Materials3
MME 3321Engineering Alloys3
MME 3406Nanofuctnl Physical Metallurgy4
MME 3407Mechanical Behavior of Matls4
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
MME 4330Solidification Processes3
MME 4413Structural Characterization4
All courses listed below are required:
EL 3103Professional Practice I1
EL 3105Professional Practice II1
EL 3302Engineering Leadership II3
EL 3304Engineering Leadership III3
EL 3331Systems Engineering3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395Senior Design I3
EL 4396Senior Design II3
Select nine hours from:
CE 3325Environmental Engr Fundamental3
CE 3336Civil Engineering Materials3
CE 3456Hydrology & Hydraulic Engr4
CE 4153Water and Waste Laboratory1
CE 4334Construction Management I3
CE 4342Water & Wastewater Engineering3
EE 3384Probabilistic Methods-Engr/Sci3
EL 4171Eng Ed and Lead Problems1
EL 4271Eng Ed and Lead Problems2
EL 4371Eng Ed and Lead Problems3
EL 4191Independent Studies1
EL 4291Independent Studies2
EL 4391Independent Studies3
EL 4393Special Topics in Eng and Lead3
IE 3352Design of Experiments3
IE 3390Operations Research I3
IE 3477Methods and Indust. Ergonomics4
IE 4353Industrial Systems Simulation3
IE 4371Engineering Problems3
IE 4384Industrial Layout3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4391Production & Inventory Control3
IE 4395Special Topics Industrial Engr3
IE 4490Operations Research II4
MECH 3312Thermodynamics3
MECH 3313Thermo-Fluids Lab3
MECH 3314Fluid Mechanics3
MECH 3345System Dynamics3
MECH 4346Mechatronics3
MECH 4369Engineering Practice3
MECH 4371Engineering Problems Seminar3
MECH 4395Special Topics in Mech. Engr.3
MME 3309Electronic Mat Sci & Tech3
MME 3314Composite Materials3
MME 3321Engineering Alloys3
MME 3406Nanofuctnl Physical Metallurgy4
MME 3407Mechanical Behavior of Matls4
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
Total Hours125