University of Houston expands engineering degrees in Katy, Bauer College of Business in Sugar Land

The University of Houston at Katy will begin offering undergraduate degrees in engineering. (Courtesy University of Houston System)
The University of Houston at Katy will begin offering undergraduate degrees in engineering. (Courtesy University of Houston System)

The University of Houston at Katy will begin offering undergraduate degrees in engineering. (Courtesy University of Houston System)

Higher education students in Katy and Sugar Land will soon have more degree and course options.

Beginning this fall, the University of Houston at Katy will offer three engineering undergraduate degrees—computer engineering and analytics, construction engineering and systems engineering—according to a press release.

Additionally, the University of Houston at Sugar Land will begin offering third-year classes from the UH Bauer College of Business, per the release.

This move will allow Sugar Land students to complete the first three years of their undergraduate business degrees at the Sugar Land campus, which is shared with Wharton Junior College. They will then finish the last year of coursework at the University of Houston main campus.

The Cullen School of Engineering currently only offers a master’s degree and a certificate in subsea engineering at UH at Katy, per the release. The UH at Katy campus—which is shared with the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy—opened to students in August.


UH at Katy has partnered with Houston Community College to offer an engineering academy in Katy so that students can complete their classes and receive a four-year degree within Katy. This academy is accepting applications, and the first cohort of students will begin courses this fall.

“Enrollment [in the UH/HCC engineering academy] is expected to grow to about 750 students when classes are fully enrolled, with about 180 graduates anticipated annually,” according to the release.

Jay Neal, the associate vice president for academic affairs and chief operating officer at UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy, said the University of Houston System is listening to the local communities to provide degree programs that meet workforce needs.

“We want to provide our students with courses and degree plans that have relevance to the industry around us," he said in the release. "As leaders and good neighbors, we want to be part of what strengthens the community."


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