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Department History

1926

  • The first Aeronautical Engineering courses - General Aeronautics, Aeronautical Engineering Laboratory, Theory of Aviation, and Aeronautical Engines - were offered at The University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the leadership of Professor Alexander Vallance.

1927

  • The first degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin were granted in the Mechanical Engineering Department.