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Questions? Contact our Undergraduate Advising Office.
Email:
Adele Magnani
Phone: (512) 471-7594

 

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In the U.S News & World Report rankings, The University of Texas at Austin aerospace engineering undergraduate and graduate programs both remain among the top 10. Read more...

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Undergraduate Program

Areas of Study

The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics offers two technical areas of study:

Atmospheric Flight

This area (also called Aeronautics) provides the student with a well-rounded program of study emphasizing the major disciplines of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, design, performance, and control of aircraft. These subjects are treated at a fundamental level that lays a foundation for work in a broad variety of specialties in the aircraft industry. This option is intended primarily for the undergraduate student whose primary interest is aircraft.  Coursework includes: Structural Analysis, Applied Aerodynamics, High-Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory, Aircraft Design I and Aircraft Design II.

Space Flight

This area (also called Astronautics) provides the student with a well-rounded program of study which provides a background in the traditional areas of fluid mechanics, materials, structures, propulsion, controls, and flight mechanics, while also offering the student a chance to learn about the space environment, attitude determination/control, orbital mechanics, mission design, and spacecraft systems/design. These subjects are treated at a fundamental level that lays a foundation for work in a broad variety of specialties in space-related industries. This option is intended primarily for the undergraduate student whose primary interest is space and spacecraft.Techical Areas  Coursework includes Applied Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Dynamics, Space Systems Engineering Design, Space Applications Laboratory, and Spacecraft/Mission Design.

Flow Chart for Technical Area Options

Check out the classes involved with each technical area in addition to a list of pre-approved Technical Area Elective options.

Admission Info

The Office of Admissions is responsible for the admission of undergraduate students to the University and handles the decision-making process. However, we are more than happy to meet with you in our department to give you more information about our program and provide you with a brief tour of our facilities.

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