Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program Ranks No. 8 in Nation

April 25, 2023

photo of the front of the aerospace engineering buildingThe aerospace engineering graduate program in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (ASE/EM) at The University of Texas at Austin continues to be recognized as a top 10 program in the nation, finishing at No. 8 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 graduate program rankings released today.

Students enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s aerospace engineering graduate program, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, perform innovative research in interdisciplinary fields while working under the supervision of esteemed faculty in areas such as robotics and autonomy, remote sensing, computational engineering, space engineering and technology, aviation, and theoretical and experimental mechanics. A new space tech entrepreneurial track was also added during the 2022-23 academic year.

Graduates of our top-ranked program hold high-level positions in their fields and include professors, entrepreneurs, government and industry leaders, astronauts, pilots, researchers, administrators and more.

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.

In addition, the aerospace engineering undergraduate program ranks among the top 10 in the nation, currently at No. 8  according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings. The Cockrell School of Engineering’s overall ranking for 2023-2024 is No. 7.

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.