The Jonsson School is strategically located in the Telecom Corridor, home of the second-largest high-tech economy in the U.S. The School recently completed a major public-private initiative that greatly expanded its capabilities, including construction of a new state-of-the art 220,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building, and this year is opening a 200,000-square-foot engineering building. With more than 165 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 7,400 students, and $53 million in research funding, the Jonsson School has six academic departments:
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Systems Engineering
The school also offers a minor in nanoscience and technology.
Master of Science: Biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering and management*, telecommunications engineering
Doctor of Philosophy: Biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, telecommunications engineering
*Joint program between Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Research efforts underway at the school involve such cutting-edge technology as:
- Medical imaging.
- Speech recognition.
- Materials characterization.
- Cochlear implant technology.
- Organic electronics.
- Physical, chemical and biosensors.
- Wireless networking.
- Carbon nanotubes.
- Micro-electromechanical systems.
- Semiconductor design.
The Jonsson School’s rapid growth has helped propel its undergraduate programs into U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s top schools of engineering.
The school’s graduate programs have continued to rise through the national U.S. News rankings, now placing among the top 25 public university graduate programs and ranking third in Texas.
The Jonsson School has significantly increased the size of its faculty in recent years, hiring top recent graduates of Stanford University, Cornell University, Purdue University, Georgia Tech and UCLA, as well as seasoned professionals from Rutgers University, University of Southern California, University of California, Davis, Sandia National Laboratories, Freescale Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.
The Jonsson School features a variety of student organizations that are actively involved in both academic and social activities. Completely student-run, these include the Association for Computing Machinery, the Game Development Group, the National Society of Black Engineers, a chapter of the scientific research society Sigma Xi, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.