Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program Rises to No. 8 in Nation

March 30, 2021

graduate programs bannerThe aerospace engineering graduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin rose to No. 8 according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 graduate school rankings, affirming its position as one of the top programs of its kind in the nation.

Students enrolled in the UT aerospace engineering graduate program in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (ASE/EM) work under the supervision of distinguished faculty to perform innovative research in cross-disciplinary fields such as robotics and autonomy, remote sensing, computational engineering, space engineering and technology, aviation, and theoretical and experimental mechanics. The department’s affiliated research centers provide a wide range of opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Graduates of the program hold high-level positions in their fields and include professors, entrepreneurs, government and industry leaders, astronauts, pilots, researchers, administrators and more.

In addition, the aerospace engineering undergraduate program ranks among the top 10 in the nation, currently at No. 7 according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) also ranked the UT Austin aerospace engineering program No. 9 in the world.

The ASE/EM Department is also home to the world-renowned engineering mechanics graduate program and recently introduced the computational engineering undergraduate program – the first of its kind offered by a U.S. university.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctoral degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.