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Transfer Academy for Tomorrow's Engineers (TATE) with UTSA

The Blinn College District and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have partnered together to offer students a seamless pathway to earn a four-year degree in engineering from UTSA’s College of Engineering.

Blinn engineering students can participate in the UTSA Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) program, where students will be co-enrolled at both institutions, take engineering courses taught by UTSA and Blinn faculty. Upon completion of the program, students will transfer to UTSA to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Why join the Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers?

  • UTSA Courses and Blinn: It’s an opportunity to take UTSA engineering courses from UTSA and Blinn faculty.
  • Cohort Learning = Success: It’s a cohort-style program where UTSA TATE participants will take math, science, and engineering courses with other TATE participants.
  • Affordable Pathway: It’s an affordable four-year pathway to a UTSA engineering degree
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers earn a median annual wage of $91,010, and more than 140,000 new jobs are expected to be created by 2026.
  • Associate + Bachelor’s: It’s an opportunity to earn your associate of science degree at Blinn while pursuing your bachelor’s degree.
  • Student Services x 2: You have access to student services, student activities, student organizations, etc., at both institutions.
  • Career Opportunity: Top employers of UTSA graduates include the U.S. Air Force, Valero Energy, H-E-B, Intel, CPS, USAA, IBM, Accenture, Proctor & Gamble, and more.

UTSA College of Engineering

As one of the fastest-growing engineering colleges in Texas, UTSA creates an atmosphere of innovation, research, and collaboration.

Our diverse faculty gives you exposure to the best of the best on your journey to becoming a skilled technologist that will make our world a little more brilliant, efficient, and powerful. Our state-of-the-art facility with cutting-edge teaching environments provides the opportunity for a hands-on learning approach.

What to Expect

To complete the UTSA TATE program at Blinn College and successfully transfer to UTSA, students must:

  • Take 12 Credit Hours Per Semester – Fall and Spring: Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester between Blinn and UTSA.
  • Take 6 Credit Hours Per Semester – Summer: Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours each summer semester between Blinn and UTSA. Students may be able to credit some summer internship employment toward college credits (discuss with your UTSA advisor).
  • Take One UTSA Course Per Year: Enroll in at least one UTSA-approved engineering course each year.
  • Earn 50+ Credit Hours: Complete at least 50 hours of transferable work from Blinn, including two math and two science core curriculum courses, and 10 hours of UTSA engineering courses.
  • Calculus Complete: Complete all required calculus courses for a UTSA engineering degree.
  • 2.5-3.0 Cumulative GPA: Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility and Requirements

  1. Be admitted to Blinn College
  2. Be calculus-ready or be able to be calculus-ready within one semester and TSI complete, as determined by Blinn College.
  3. Complete the application form above. Upon qualification, eligible students will receive an application link to their email address.

Contact Us

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Lauren Buth
Engineering Programs Director
Phone: 979-830-4777

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