The mission of the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design is to identify and solve grand challenges where humanity intersects the physical world. The college is a major public provider of undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, construction science and management, architecture, planning education and interior design. With an enrollment exceeding 3,400 students, it is one of the top colleges for producing the most Hispanic engineers nationwide. It has seen an unprecedented increase of more than 100% in graduate enrollment over the past few years and is projected to continue growing through South Texas and beyond in the years to come.
Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design Excellence Fund - This greatest need fund provides for enhancements of student or faculty programs as particular needs arise. Support goes to UTSA Klesse College student organizations, student research & travel, professional development, scholarships, tutoring, student success initiatives, faculty enhancements, and other high-impact needs. This fund often has the greatest impact on outcomes as it impacts students directly and when the need is most crucial.
School of Architecture + Planning - transforms talented students into successful architects, interior designers, urban and regional planners, and historical preservation professionals.
Biomedical Engineering - combines engineering principles, approaches, and methodologies with biological, chemical and physical sciences in order to define and solve problems in medicine, so that they may go on to investigate fundamental questions associated with complex living systems and generate solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
Chemical Engineering - training students to use chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to solve engineering problems related to production, transformation, and utilization of chemicals, materials, and energy.
Civil & Environmental Engineering – students combine mathematics and the physical sciences to cover broad topics ranging from highway engineering, fluid mechanics and steel design, and apply skills in building and designing public structures that keep society operating like roads, bridges, water supply systems, community living spaces and more.
Construction Science and Management - equip students with the knowledge and skills required to manage the construction process and interact effectively with project stakeholders to safely complete complex and modern construction projects on time, within budget, and meeting industry standards.
Electrical and Computer Engineering - From software apps to microchips and all things electrical energy, a computer or electrical engineer works behind the scenes to create the latest tech to make everyone’s lives easier.
Mechanical Engineering - prepares students in the areas of design and manufacturing, mechanics and materials, & thermal and fluid systems, ultimately learning how to apply these subjects toward many industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy (wind/solar/petrochemical), heating and cooling systems, machinery, materials, microelectronics, robotics, structures and more.
Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Scholarship Fund. Scholarships can directly impact the student experience by lowering the financial burden and produce outcomes such as elevated graduation, retention and recruitment rates.
Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Student Success Center. The KCEID Student Success Center enhances the academic, professional and personal development of our students, poised to boldly tackle our world's grandest challenges. Funds are used to support professional development opportunities, tutoring and mentoring programs, student organization activities, diversity and inclusion success initiatives, scholarships and more.
The Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP). A pre-college summer program committed to delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment opportunities for middle and high school students.