Academics, opportunities and resources in the Cockrell School of Engineering
The Cockrell School of Engineering has consistently remained among the ranks of the country’s top engineering schools, and the school’s faculty members are recognized worldwide for their expertise across a variety of fields. The school ranks fourth in number of faculty who are National Academy of Engineering members. Students come from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds and are among the most highly-qualified in the country.
Learn about the undergraduate degree programs offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering.
- Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Rankings (2012 U.S. News and World Report)
- 11th overall in undergraduate education
Undergraduate Departmental Rankings (2012 U.S. News and World Report)
- Aerospace/Aeronautical: 12th
- Biomedical: 16th
- Chemical: 7th
- Civil: 6th
- Computer: 9th
- Electrical/Electronic: 12th
- Environmental: 5th (not an official degree program; courses offered in this area)
- Mechanical: 9th
- Petroleum: 2nd (2003 ranking; U.S. News did not rank Petroleum Engineering programs in 2012.)
Opportunities and Resources for Engineering Students
SURGe is a student group that works to foster a cohesive undergraduate research community here at UT. It is a network of individual students (some doing research in labs and some not) who meet to discuss and promote involvement in scientific research on campus.
Making a Difference
Find out how Engineering students get involved in Student Life Activities.
Engineering Honors & Scholars Program
The Cockrell School of Engineering offers a select group of students the opportunity to participate in the Engineering Honors Program (EHP), a non-degree program designed to enhance the undergraduate experience for outstanding students, including opportunities for scholarships, honors housing and honors thesis experience.
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program
The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (EOE) at UT Austin seeks to increase the diversity of its student body by supporting students who come from historically underrepresented population groups in Texas or students who have backgrounds or experiences that will contribute to the overall diversity of the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Women in Engineering Program
Women in Engineering Program (WEP) was developed to educate girls and women about engineering, to inspire women to pursue the unlimited opportunities within the world of engineering and to unleash the potential of engineering-educated women to benefit society.
Cooperative Engineering Education
The Cooperative Engineering Education (Co-op) Program is an academic program that allows undergraduate students to obtain full-time engineering experience before they graduate.
The Cockrell School of Engineering develops educational programs in other countries to help students attain skills necessary for success in the global marketplace. The International Engineering Education Program helps students to investigate their options and select the programs that best firt their goals.
Special Application Requirements
In addition to completing an application for admission, prospective engineering students should also learn about special application and program requirements for freshman applicants and transfer applicants.
Applying to Engineering
Looking for information about the majors offered by the University of Texas at Austin? Visit the Colleges, Schools, and Majors page for a list of freshman and transfer majors in each college and school, many with links to details about the program.