Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

UT UAV Achieves Team's Highest Flight Score at International Competition


Our UT UAV team took home prize money while achieving the team's highest flight score yet in the 2015 AUVSI-UAS competition. Read more >>

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Student Involvement

Undergraduate students in aerospace engineering are very active within our department. With such an interdisciplinary degree, our students are allowed many opportunities to have hands-on experiences and join a variety of leadership and networking organizations. We encourage students to get involved and offer an hour of technical elective degree credit for every semester they work in student projects.

Student Project Teams

Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Team

Students design, build and fly remote controlled aircraft in AIAA's annual international competition.

Longhorn Rocketry Association

The Longhorn Rocketry Association is a student-run amateur rocketry group at the University of Texas at Austin. Their mission is to enhance undergraduate education by applying classroom knowledge to design, build, and launch our own rockets.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team

The UAV team designs and builds unmanned aircraft systems that can fly autonomously. The team has been recognized for their work in an annual competition hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Women in Aerospace Leadership Development (WIALD)

The Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development seeks to provide confidence and support that will empower all women in the aerospace field of study to successes at any hands-on endeavor.

The American Helicopter Society at UT Austin

The American Helicopter Society at UT Austin has many goals dedicated toward educational and leadership development. The chapter was founded in November 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Jayant Sirohi. 

Leadership and Networking Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

The UT Austin chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a student organization for people with an interest in aviation and space. The AIAA itself is a worldwide organization of over 31,000 members, and is the largest professional organization devoted to the progress of aviation and space science technology.

LUNAR Council

The LUNAR Council represents all student groups and organizations within the department by serving through Leadership, Undergraduate Networking And Recruitment. As an advisory council, it is a means for current undergraduates to provide continuous feedback to the department.

Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT)

Founded in 1957, the UT Austin chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, an honor society, is primarily a service organization for Aerospace education. The student chapters participate in activities such as tutoring, peer-advising, and serving on academic committees.



WIALD Goes RAD with Drones

WIALD women working on drone

This year, our WIALD student group took on a project unlike any they have ever attempted before, and it involves one of the most popular topics in the news today – the drone. Read more >>

Longhorn Rocketry Association Adds New Research Initiatives

Longhorn Rocketry Association Adds New Research Initiatives

The Longhorn Rocketry Association is a student-run amateur rocketry group that is working on high-power rocket certification. Read more >>

UT Design, Build, Fly 2015

2015 Design Build Fly team

The University of Texas at Austin’s Design, Build, Fly team placed fifth at the 2015 annual Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems AIAA Student Design/Build/Fly competition.