BLINN, TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE SIGN ENGINEERING TRANSFER AGREEMENT

  

Blinn College students now have a seamless path toward a degree at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering thanks to a new transfer agreement announced today.

The agreement allows Blinn students to seamlessly transfer credits toward Bachelor of Science degrees in architectural, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and natural gas engineering programs at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

From left: Dr. Mohammad S. Alam, Dean of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Frank Dotterweich College of Engineering; Dr. Heidi Anderson, Texas A&M-Kingsville Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Crystal Lee, Blinn College Vice President for Instruction; Max Hibbs, Blinn College Dean of Mathematics, Business, Engineering & Technology; and Dr. George Rasmussen, Texas A&M-Kingsville Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.

 

“This agreement provides another example of the ways in which partnerships between community colleges and four-year universities place students at the forefront and can create affordable, quality educational pathways for Texas students,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Blinn College District President/CEO. “Transfer agreements such as this make higher education more accessible, affordable, and efficient for students.”

Dr. Heidi Anderson, Texas A&M-Kingsville Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, said, “We are pleased and honored to be working with Blinn College on the vital mission of producing tomorrow’s engineers. Agreements like this one make a real difference in helping engineering students meet their educational and career goals.”

Students may transfer a maximum of 72 credit hours, and all articulated mathematics, science, and engineering courses must be completed with a “C” or better for acceptance into any Bachelor of Science engineering program at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Students strongly are encouraged to work closely with a Texas A&M-Kingsville Dotterweich College of Engineering academic advisor to ensure timely completion of all Bachelor of Science degree requirements and adherence to the provisions of the agreement.

“This represents a genuine partnership between two outstanding engineering programs,” said Max Hibbs, Blinn College Dean of Mathematics, Business, Engineering, & Technology. “The faculty, staff, and administration at both institutions have worked hard to create this opportunity for Texas students, and we look forward to helping students earn engineering degrees at both Blinn College and Texas A&M-Kingsville.”

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam, Dean of the Frank Dotterweich College of Engineering said, “This agreement provides a wonderful cost-effective proposition for transfer students from Blinn College to earn an engineering degree of their choice and prosper in their respective career aspirations.”

Blinn’s 60-credit hour Associate of Science degree in engineering prepares students to pursue any type of engineering career, including specialties such as aerospace, biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, and more. Blinn engineering students gain project-based experience while exploring engineering theory and building a strong background in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students who complete their associate degree are prepared to transfer to the state’s leading four-year engineering programs to continue their studies.

Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Dotterweich College of Engineering is the premier engineering college in South Texas. It has offered engineering degree programs since 1936 and enrolls approximately 3,200 students. The college offers a broad range of degree programs, which provide a solid foundation into the engineering, technology management, and computer science professions, and its high-demand graduates work in major sectors such as energy, computer, electronics, communications, robotics, aerospace, petrochemical, environmental, manufacturing, construction, management, and information technology. For more information about the Dotterweich College of Engineering, visit www.tamuk.edu/engineering.

Story courtesy of Blinn Communications

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