Course Overview

As a TCU engineering major, you’ll become a well-rounded engineer with practical experience and sound technical understanding. You’ll practice communication, teamwork and systems-level thinking in lecture and laboratory courses.

  • Lead your own engineering company in the senior year capstone design project, where you’ll work as a team with your classmates to design and produce a product on time and within budget for a real client like Alcon Laboratories, Bell Helicopter Textron, Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics or GE Transportation.
  • Conduct research with faculty as early as your freshman year, in areas like microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and smart sensing and control devices and systems, then help write and present your findings at conferences.
  • Pursue either an electrical or mechanical emphasis to build upon your solid understanding of sound engineering principles

Course Examples by Year


Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics
Static Mechanics
Circuit Analysis and Design I
Intro to Programming
Calculus I and II
Chemistry I


Solid Mechanics I
Circuit Analysis and Design II and III
Physics I and II
Calculus III and Differential Equations


Thermal Sciences I
Electronics I
Control Systems I
Electrical or Mechanical Emphasis class
Materials Science
Issues in Engineering Design


Systems Design I and II
Senior Level Electives, such as: Optical Fiber Communications, Vibrations, Flight Dynamics, Power Systems Analysis, or Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Where Graduates Go

After graduation, virtually all TCU engineering students have job offers or are accepted into graduate school. Alumni work with companies like Corning Cable Systems, Bell Helicopter Textron, Lockheed Martin, Axxis Building Systems, Burns and McDonnell Schlumberger, and Abbott Laboratories. Graduate schools include Georgia Tech, Texas A&M , MIT, Notre Dame and University of Texas-Austin.