Accreditation

The University of Texas at Austin's Aerospace Engineering and Computational Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Aerospace Engineering and Computational Engineering undergraduate programs should have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively.

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Aerospace Engineering Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will be successful professionals in the aerospace industry or in related engineering and scientific fields.
  • Our graduates will successfully complete post-baccalaureate degrees in engineering or other fields based on their professional goals.
  • Our graduates will continue to educate themselves as their needs and circumstances dictate.
  • Our graduates will be ethical citizens who are aware of the impact of technology on humans and the environment.

These objectives are accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes fundamentals in basic sciences, mathematics, and the humanities & integrates classroom and laboratory experiences in the engineering disciplines of aerodynamics and propulsion, structural mechanics, mechanics of material, flight makings & control, orbital mechanics, computation, measurements & instrumentation, design & technical communications. The curriculum requires students to use modern engineering tools to work individually and to practice teamwork.

Computational Engineering Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, computational engineering graduates should:

  • Contribute to the economic development of Texas and beyond through the ethical practice of computational engineering in industry and public service.
  • Exhibit leadership in technical or business activity through engineering ability, communication skills, and knowledge of contemporary and global issues.
  • Continue to educate themselves through professional study and personal research.
  • Be prepared for admission to, and to excel in, the best graduate programs in the world.
  • Use their engineering ability and creative potential to create technology that will improve the quality of life in society.