Welcome! The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin has come a long way since granting its first degree in 1927. Space is still a destination and object of study, but it also has become the vantage point from which we investigate and improve our own planet. The department pursues education and research to prepare future engineers for this task – from mapping deforestation and migration to tracking weather patterns and earth sensing and imaging. Additionally, our engineers investigate current challenges in atmospheric flight, such as autonomous aircraft, flexible structures, more efficient propulsion with lower environmental impact and safer reentry to the earth's atmosphere from space.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs remain ranked among the top ten programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Research and instructional programs span the breadth of disciplines in the field. Our students work closely with the faculty to create, develop and apply aerospace technology to solve important global and societal problems through our strong research centers and laboratories.
We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the exciting opportunities within the department. In UT Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the sky is not the limit!
ASE/EM Department Chair
Bob R. Dorsey Professor in Engineering
ASE/EM Department Chair Professor Noel Clemens
Professor Noel Clemens serves as the Chair for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He has served on the faculty of the Cockrell School of Engineering since 1993. Dr. Clemens is director of the Flowfield Imaging Lab. He holds the Bob R. Dorsey Professorship in Engineering.