What is the acceptance rate for this major?

The rate varies year to year, but on average for Aerospace, we end up with about 33% admitted who apply. Since Computational Engineering (COE) is a new major, we have only had one round of admissions.  In this first round the acceptance rate for COE was 10%.

What are the minimum requirements to apply?

Admission is handled entirely through the Office of Admissions. They have a very detailed website with answers to many questions online at:

What do you recommend to better the chances for admission?

Admission is handled entirely through the Office of Admissions. As they state on their website, the process of review is very holistic and includes many factors including, in no particular order, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, essays, resume, letters of recommendation, and high school coursework rigor (honors and AP classes).

What is the average SAT score and class rank for admitted students?

For Aerospace, the average SAT score typically ranges between 1400 and 1450 and the average class rank is typically the top 5%. For our first Computational admit group, the average SAT was 1490 and the average class rank was the top 4%.

Department Information

How many students are in this major?

We typically enroll between 500-550 undergraduate students in aerospace engineering. The goal for computational engineering by Fall 2018 is to have 100 total students in the major with 25 in each class.

How many women are in this major?

The percentage has grown over the last ten years, but generally averages 20% for both majors.

What is the job placement rate for this major?

For Aerospace, this rate varies year to year. On average, we have a 94% placement rate.  Placement includes both jobs and graduate school.  About 20% of our graduates continue in graduate school.

For Computational, this number is completely unknown.  We are the first in the United States to have this major and so job statistics are not yet available.  Our first graduating class of three students will be in May 2018. While creating the degree and speaking with employers, however, we have no doubt that our students will be placed in a job upon graduation.  A list of potential career possibilities may be found at:

Is there an option for a 5-year Master’s degree?

No, we do not have this option, but it is possible to complete a Master’s degree in one calendar year.

Where do your Aerospace Engineering alumni work upon graduation?

A large range of companies and government agencies hire our graduates in a variety of interdisciplinary fields. We have several companies listed on our website.  We also have many alumni profiles you can browse to see what they are doing.  Both the company list and the alumni profiles can be found on our website at:

Do your students have internships or co-op experiences available to them?

Yes! The Cockrell School of Engineering has its own Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC). Visiting the ECAC site will give you much more information about opportunities for internships and cooperative education:

Is there an opportunity for hands-on involvement during the degree?

Absolutely. We highly encourage our students to be involved in student projects and organizations from the first day they step foot on campus.  The most common options are listed at:


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