Engineering Science

UMHB’s project-based Engineering curriculum provides an innovative, hands-on approach with a significant level of student-faculty interaction. Coursework is presented in a Christian context, which helps students explore how engineering can be used to meet the needs of our world. Multidisciplinary internship opportunities allow engineering students to graduate as experienced, well-rounded complex problem-solvers who have a distinct marketplace advantage.

Degree Requirements

The Engineering Science degree plan requires a minimum of 125 credit hours—51 hours of core curriculum courses in the humanities and sciences; 50 hours of upper-level courses in engineering; 18 hours of support courses in mathematics; and 6 hours of upper-level electives.

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All engineering science majors are required to complete 300 internship hours as a part of their degree plan.  Professors work to match students to opportunities for paid internships, but students can also seek other positions on their own with approval by CSEP faculty.

Career Opportunities

The BS in Engineering Science prepares students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the first step toward professional licensure as an engineer. Graduates may certify in general engineering or sit for the exams in the more specialized areas of mechanical or electrical engineering.  Career options for graduates include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Health and safety engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer hardware engineering  

Departmental Contact: Dr. Bill Tanner (
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8008, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4645