About Us

The Sky is Not the Limit

Noel Clemens photoWelcome! The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary department with teaching and research activities in astronautics, earth-space engineering and science, aviation, energy, robotics, theoretical and experimental mechanics, and computational engineering.

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. At UT Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the sky is not the limit.

Noel Clemens
ASE/EM Department Chair
Bob R. Dorsey Professor in Engineering



Undergraduate Admission

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers two undergraduate programs – the Aerospace Engineering (ASE) Undergraduate Program and the Computational Engineering (COE) Program. The Office of Admissions is responsible for the admission of undergraduate students to the university. Learn more about our programs and requirements.

Graduate Admission

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers two graduate programs – the Aerospace Engineering (ASE) Graduate Program and the Engineering Mechanics (EM) Graduate Program.

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Admission

Learn more about the admission requirements, deadlines and application process for the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program.

Engineering Mechanics Graduate Admission

Learn more about the admission requirements, deadlines and application process for the Engineering Mechanics Graduate Program.

UT Tower with Venus, Jupiter, Moon
Moon, Venus, and Jupiter over UT Tower by Joel Barna

Stellar Reputation

Year after year, the aerospace engineering graduate program at UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering is recognized as a top-ranked graduate engineering program.

  • Aerospace engineering graduate program 7th overall, U.S. News & World Report
  • 4th Most Influential Scientific Research Institution in Aerospace, 2004-2014, Thomson Reuters State of Innovation Report

World-Renowned Faculty

Comprising pioneers, specialists and visionaries, our faculty will inspire you.

Substantial Funding for Graduate Students

We know funding matters. The ASE/EM department offers well-qualified graduate students financial packages that include fellowships, paid teaching or research positions, health insurance and tuition coverage. In fact, 99% of our Ph.D. track students receive funding.

Dynamic Location

Austin, Texas, the state's vibrant capital city, offers more than just SXSW and BBQ.

  • No. 1 fastest-growing city in the country (Forbes, 2014)
  • Serves as a major tech industry hub, fostering innovation and creativity
  • Boasts history, culture, community, live music, outdoor recreation
  • Enjoys a sunny, temperate climate year-round

Learn More: Graduate Programs

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