Strategic Research Plan
The Strategic Research Plan for the Cockrell School identifies the vision, objectives, priority areas and roadmap for success of the school's research enterprise over the next 10 years. The plan will inform the school's long-term funding priorities and infrastructure investments, guide engagement with industry, influence faculty hiring priorities and help faculty members organize teams for major research initiatives.
PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS
These areas are designed for multidisciplinary collaboration that addresses the pressing societal problems of the 21st century and beyond.
As we continue to explore the basic science of diseases and therapeutics, we will focus on areas that affect outcomes and improve efficiencies in health care.
The emergence of optimal manufacturing systems is creating countless opportunities for localized, on-demand manufacturing.
Major societal realities impacting our future will require new approaches to finding, generating and storing energy and water.
There will be extraordinary opportunities to enhance and re-envision interconnected technologies and systems to help people make better decisions in real time.
These themes span the spectrum of engineering and fluidly link our disciplines and researchers.
The need to educate more engineers in an increasingly competitive and cross-disciplinary environment will require us to transform the way we educate and prepare our students.
We will focus on advancing material innovations that will move society forward and create opportunities for products and processes to improve the quality of life.
Computational modeling has revolutionized the engineering enterprise, and we will continue to explore possibilities to accelerate developments in simulation and visualization.
You already know The University of Texas at Austin has a stellar reputation for academics, research and student life. Now, here are five things to know about why you should join Texas Engineering.
You’ll learn by doing.
Textbooks and lectures are a given, but at the Cockrell School, we kick things up a notch. You’ll utilize both your creative and analytical sides — and you’ll do it by working on innovative, hands-on projects.
Whether you join a research lab (yes, our undergrads get to do research), build a catapult to understand mechanics or construct a car with the solar vehicles team, you’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom. You’ll get the fundamentals of engineering while gaining the essential problem-solving skills required to find real-world solutions.
You’ll work with — and be among — the best.
Not only are Cockrell School faculty members award winners and experts in their fields, they’re also the inventors of everyday things like the lithium-ion battery, the Ethernet and the first 3-D printing process. Our engineers don't just teach you what to learn, they show you how to change the world.
As a result, we produce graduates who become preeminent researchers, successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Cockrell School students get an affordable, top-ranked engineering education (seriously, check out our rankings) that opens doors to national and international opportunities, during college and long after. We attract the best and brightest, and you’re one of them.
You’ll join a strong community.
UT Austin may be a huge place, but don’t let the size of the campus fool you. Here, you’ll find niche and broad communities that are tight-knit and diverse (and waiting for someone like you). As soon as you arrive on the Forty Acres, you’ll have hundreds of vibrant student organizations to choose from — including 80 that are specific to engineering.
You’ll make an impact, both at home and abroad.
From studying abroad in fields like nanotechnology and nuclear engineering to establishing Projects for Underserved Communities, Longhorn engineers have a reach and a perspective that extends locally, nationally and globally.
The groundbreaking engineering solutions you’ll develop — in the lab, in peer groups and individually — will lead to transformative technologies and approaches that will advance society. After all, what starts here changes the world.
You’ll live in one of the nation’s coolest cities.
Austin, Texas, the state’s lively capital city, has more than just SXSW and BBQ. Consistently ranked in the top of best-city lists, Austin is now home to an ever-increasing number of thriving startup companies and continues to be one of the fastest-growing, most innovative cities in the country. And with the Cockrell School and UT Austin sitting in the heart of it all, we fuel the city’s fun, creative and dynamic vibe.
Austin boasts a sunny, temperate climate year-round and is chock-full of history, culture, live music and outdoor recreation. View an infographic about why everyone’s moving here (and why you should, too).
Make it official.
Find out more about opportunities such as scholarships, Engineering Honors, international programs and more.
Learn about the Engineering Education and Research Center, which is expected to be completed in 2017.
Watch the WIALD student group launch a balloon to the edge of space. View more videos of life as a Longhorn engineer.
The EERC will be located along Waller Creek, between Speedway and San Jacinto Boulevard.
The Atrium will greet anyone walking through the EERC
National Instruments Student Project Center
West entrance to the EERC from Speedway
The James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Conference Center and Auditorium
E-Loft, overlooking Waller Creek
Engineering Education and Research Center
Set to open in 2017, the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) will further our culture of innovation and transform engineering education through cross-disciplinary teaching and research. Learn more about what will happen inside »
EERC at a Glance
- 430,000 square feet of open and flexible space for interactive learning and hands-on student projects
- 21st-century teaching and research labs for creating new technologies and solving real-world problems
- State-of-the-art engineering library and cafe, where students will study, collaborate and socialize
- A central location for all engineering student services, such as student life, advising and career assistance
- A new home for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Cockrell School's largest department
|SEC: Cockrell School Awards Banquet|
April 20, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony|
April 26, 5:00 PM
May 20, 7:00 PM
The new annual magazine of the Cockrell School of Engineering captures the spirit, energy and innovation of our community.