Facts and Figures

1. You’ll learn by doing.

Textbooks and lectures are a given, but in UT Austin's Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, we kick things up a notch. You’ll utilize both your creative and analytical sides — and you’ll do it by working on innovative, hands-on projects.

Whether you join a research lab, design and build a drone to deliver medical supplies or construct a planetary rover, you’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom. You’ll get the fundamentals of engineering while gaining the essential problem-solving skills required to find real-world solutions.

2. You’ll work with – and be among – the best.

Not only are our faculty members award winners and experts in their fields, they’re also the inventors of innovative technology like the wearable electronic tattoo, and experts in areas such as GPS security, hurricane storm modeling, space systems and drones. Our engineers don't just teach you what to learn, they show you how to change the world.

As a result, we produce graduates who become preeminent researchers, successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders. UT aerospace students get an affordable, top-ranked engineering education (seriously, check out our rankings) that opens doors to national and international opportunities, during college and long after. We attract the best and brightest, and you’re one of them.

3. You’ll join a strong community.

UT Austin may be a huge place, but don’t let the size of the campus fool you. Here, you’ll find niche and broad communities that are tight-knit and diverse (and waiting for someone like you). As soon as you arrive on the Forty Acres, you’ll have hundreds of vibrant student organizations to choose from — including eight that are specific to aerospace engineering, including the Longhorn Rocketry Association, Women in Engineering for Leadership Development and Design/Build/Fly.

With programs such as our First-Year Interest Groups and the Engineering Career Assistance Center, we offer you a built-in support system of peers and advisers to elevate your college experience.

4. You’ll make an impact, both at home, and abroad.

From studying abroad to establishing Projects for Underserved Communities, Longhorn engineers have a reach and a perspective that extends locally, nationally and globally.

The groundbreaking engineering solutions you’ll develop — in the lab, in peer groups and individually — will lead to transformative technologies and approaches that will advance society. After all, what starts here changes the world.

5. You’ll live in one of the nation’s coolest cities.

Austin, Texas, the state’s lively capital city, has more than just SXSW and BBQ. Consistently ranked in the top of best-city lists, Austin is now home to an ever-increasing number of thriving startup companies and continues to be one of the fastest-growing, most innovative cities in the country. And with the ASE/EM department and UT Austin sitting in the heart of it all, we fuel the city’s fun, creative and dynamic vibe.

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