The College of Engineering and Integrated Design Student Success Center is here to support our students, both virtually and in person. Please reach out to us at COE.StudentSuccess@utsa.edu or visit our office in the Engineering Building (EB 3.04.04)
Ask your professor and/or TA for help early. Visit their office hours or check in with them before or after class.
If you are struggling, let your professor know your situation as well as where you are in their class. This is a good time to give gratitude towards their efforts in the classroom. It is also helpful to bring in specific problems or assignments that you are struggling with to aid them in answering your questions. Here are some example questions you can ask:
What can I do to bring my grade up in this short time?
Is there extra credit?
Could you give me an extension on certain H.W's?
Will you drop a test?
Can you curve a test?
Is it possible for me to pass your class before the school year is over?
Will you give extra credit for the course evaluation?
The Student Success Center helps students with professional development, career planning, and engineering-related events and organizations. Advisors assist with degree planning, navigating academic resources, and academic progress. The Advising Center is currently supporting students virtually and in person at the new SSC building between the McKinney Humanities and North Paseo buildings and can be reached at 210-458-4900 or EngineeringAdvising@utsa.edu
Please contact us or come into the Student Success Center to reserve space for student organization meetings or guest speakers, tabling, or other similar purposes. If you need to borrow tables & chairs or tablecloths, please ask for assistance at the Student Success Center. To make a reservation come by our office, call, or email
An email will be sent out at the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) with the application form and instructions. Fill out the application and have your Faculty Mentor complete their portion of the form, complete with signatures.
A $1000 stipend is awarded to students accepted into the COE undergraduate research program, paid in two payments of $500 during the semester. Stipend requests are processed through the Business Service Center, then forwarded to the Stipends office. Stipends are scheduled to be paid at the beginning of October and December for Fall, and at the beginning of March and May for Spring.
Faculty mentors are assigned, and can be looked up in Degreeworks. You can do your undergraduate research with any professor, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your assigned Faculty Mentor. Faculty members will assign you a project to work on based on your major & area of interest. Engineering faculty for each department can be found at: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ (look under Department, then Faculty & Staff).
You can choose an organization or multiple organizations based on your major, interests, and what you want to do with your engineering career. For example, a mechanical engineering major could choose IEEE if they’re interested in robotics, or ASME, or any others that relate to their area.
The College of Engineering Ambassador Program is a leadership program for undergraduate engineering students. Students assist with on-campus events, recruitment, and robotics programs at nearby schools. Students must apply, interview and be accepted into the program, have a 3.0 GPA, and complete required service hours. For their time, students receive a stipend each semester.
WIN Wednesday (Work, Intern, Network) is a series of workshops and seminars for engineering students. Through the WIN series, engineering students can build their soft and technical skills, and connect with industry professionals. It is open to all engineering students and includes free lunch! For more information, visit: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/professional-development/
The COE Student Success Center provides resume reviews for engineering students. You can ask for assistance with your resume and get tips for improving it and including engineering related experience and activities. We also offer mock interviews and advice on cover letters. You can make an appointment or ask for Ruben Mercado when you come in.
Our resume drop-ins are on Tuesdays at 2 - 4 pm in the Student Org Room (EB 2.04.12), provided by Jeff Patten with the Career Center. You can also get assistance from Career Center: https://careercenter.utsa.edu/
Events can be created in RowdyLink. You can also contact Keri Axelrod for assistance with your event.
You are welcome to come to the COE SSC office to ask about upcoming events, or to request assistance with planning an event. We typically send out event information via email and by posting flyers in the engineering buildings (BSE, EB, and AET).
The College of Engineering has two tutoring centers housed in the Engineering Building. Tutoring sessions are offered Monday-Friday in a variety of courses and no appointment is necessary. Currently, our tutoring center is offering remote learning. For more information visit: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/tutoring/