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The aerospace engineering undergraduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin rose to No. 7 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings, affirming the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics’ position as one of the top departments across the nation to offer a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering program.

The UT Austin aerospace engineering program boasts a number of unique extra-curricular project-based programs, including the newly established Texas Rocket Engineering program where students have the opportunity to receive formal rocket engineering instruction while designing, testing, fabricating and launching a large-scale liquid-fueled rocket. Other project-based teams include Design/Build/Fly, Women in Aerospace for Leadership Development, Texas Aerial Robotics, Texas Spacecraft Lab and UAV Austin.

The Cockrell School of Engineering's chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and petroleum engineering programs are also all ranked in the nation’s top 10 U.S. News' undergraduate rankings, which are among the most prestigious ratings in higher education. The Cockrell School takes the No. 11 spot for engineering schools. 

The undergraduate engineering programs rankings were based solely on the results of the 2020 peer assessment surveys.

The aerospace engineering graduate program also rose to No. 7 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released earlier this spring.