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Information for Undergraduate Students

Biotechnology

The Biotechnology program prepares students with a strong foundation in skills that are necessary to transform our future world. The program delivers practical, hands-on training with innovative research and teaching that simulate curious students who are eager to discover ways to contribute to the health of society and the environment. The Bioprocessing and Bioinformatics tracks offer students the flexibility to adapt their degree plans to match their interests, educational experience, and career goals.

The Biotechnology program is accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Engineering (ATMAE).

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Program Coordinator

Brian Iken
Email: bniken@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-1816

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Engineering Technology (CET) is a research-oriented, project-based, practical program that offers students the opportunity to learn about analog and digital electronics, microprocessor architecture and programming, hardware and software design, networked embedded systems, operating systems, communication, and computer networks.

Application areas in the degree program include cyber-physical systems, smart and clean energy, healthcare and bio-medical systems, smart sensors, and embedded controls. It culminates in a capstone project where students design their dream application.

CET graduates land challenging and rewarding careers as systems engineers, telecommunications network engineers, IT business analysts, and applications systems engineers.

The Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABTE).

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Program Coordinator

Driss Benhaddou, PhD
Email: dbenhaddou@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-5818

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program addresses the demands of a dynamic and integral part of business and industry. The program challenges student to extend their reach into small to medium-size organizations and develop real-world application solutions. As a graduate of the CIS program, you will emerge prepared for a variety of high-demand careers including software systems development, e-commerce, and network administration.

The Computer Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET).

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Program Coordinator

Bret Detillier
Email: bdetillier@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4084

Construction Management

The Construction Management (CM) program provides the ultimate balance of construction, business, and engineering courses. The program emphasizes the critical skills that are highly sought in today and tomorrow's job markets. Graduates of the CM program are prepared to enter rewarding professions such as project mangers, field operations engineers, construction estimators, and construction planners.

Students may choose between two areas of concentration - the Process and Industrial Track or the Commercial Construction Track.

The Construction Management program is accredited by The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

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Program Coordinator

Ahmed Senouci, PhD
Email: asenouci@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-6131

Digital Media

The Digital Media program prepares technologically perceptive leaders for their multi-faceted and ever-changing profession. Students gain competencies in various graphic-related technologies as well as broad background in leadership and supervision in one of the largest industries in the United States. As a graduate of the program, you will discover a broad range of options for a career in digital and video production, publishing, content marketing, graphic design and technology, packaging, web design, and other rapidly growing areas in our evolving digital world.

The Digital Media program is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).

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Program Coordinator

Jerry Waite, EdD
Email: jwaite@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4089

Electrical Power Engineering Technology

Advances in electoral energy systems are driving the next revolution in generating, transmitting, and using electrical power. Earning a degree in Electrical Power Engineering Technology provides you with the right combination of skills for designing, analyzing, and improving computer-based power generation, delivery, and end-user systems.

As you progress through the program, you will study electrical motors and generations, computer-based controls, and alternative energy sources. In addition, you will learn about electrical power generating transmission and distribution systems, electrical power protecting systems, and power electronics that increase the reliability and efficiency of electrical energy systems.

The Electrical Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Technology Accreditation Commision.

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Program Coordinator

Wajiha Shireen, PhD
Email: wshireen@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4080

Human Resource Development

Students earning a degree in Human Resource Development (HRD) become relationship-focused, problem solvers and key players, who assess, design and deliver solutions for training and performance management. With a comprehensive internship program that places students in highly competitive companies, the UH HRD degree prepares students to be efficient and effective workforce change agents, using advanced technology and web-based delivery systems.

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Program Coordinator

Holly M. Hutchins, PhD
Email: hmhutchins@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4059

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program offers advanced teaching and research laboratories with courses in computer aided engineering, biomedical systems, advanced material design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, energy and efficient project management.

Students gain highly developed expertise in design, analysis, and manufacturing of mechanical systems.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the ABET, Technology Accreditation Commission.

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Program Coordinator

Medhat El Nahas, PhD
Email: mel-nahas@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4068

Organizational Leadership and Supervision

The Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) program focuses on providing individuals with a competitive advantage when moving into leadership and supervisory roles.

The program investigates the rapidly changing and complex nature of leadership in organizations. The OLS degree provides a long-term, empowering approach to the practice of leading people rather than the short-term, command and control approach to utilizing human resources. Students gain the tools and knowledge to lean about leadership, the importance of organization vision and values, developing human resources, and managing technological resource in corporate, government, or community organizations. In addition to leadership, you will learn skills in goal-setting, time management, and verbal and visual communications using real-world applications.

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Program Coordinator

Brian Mehring
Email: bgmehring@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-5044

Retailing and Consumer Science

Whether it is fashion, buying, branding, entrepreneurship, E-tailing, sports merchandising, store management, or promotion, retailing and consumer science careers are exciting, invigorating, and financially rewarding. Retail is the #1 employer worldwide and in the U.S. 1 in 4 Americans are employed in one of the vast aspects of the industry according to the National Retail Federation.

Internship placements with key local and national retailers provide "hand-on" experiences that often lead to employment. Current retail executives share their expertise as course instructors and mentors.

Do you need flexibility in your course scheduling? Students can select to take retailing and consumer science courses either online or face-to-face to match the demands of current employment, personal, or distance needs.

Retailing and Consumer Science is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

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Program Coordinator

Barbara Stewart, EdD
Email: bstewart@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-4119

Supply Chain and Logistics Technology

The Supply Chain and Logistics Technology major offers many different career paths with global opportunities. Choose from four basic academic tracks:

  • Operations track provides knowledge for a domestic and international career in sales, marketing and operations.
  • Systems Management provides a technology-oriented focus with a strong analytical approach designed to achieve optimum solutions to complex supply chain/logistics problems.
  • Global Logistics provides in-depth analysis in international logistics and its role in the supply chain with a focus on maritime attributes and activities.
  • Directed Emphasis is designed for community college transfer students whose college have an articulation agreement with the University of Houston.

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Program Coordinator

Dan M Cassler
Email: dcassler@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-1330