Imagine you live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. You solve
real-world challenges. You collaborate with top engineering experts.
You belong at the Cockrell School.
Last fall, graduate students from 40 states and 35 countries became Longhorn engineers — and for good reason. Year after year, the Cockrell School is recognized as a top-ranked graduate engineering school.
- 10th overall with more than half of our programs ranked in the top 10, U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools of Engineering
- 5th, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences
- 14th, Times Higher Education 50 Best Engineering and Technology Programs in the world
Comprising pioneers, specialists and visionaries, our faculty will inspire you.
- Inventors of the lithium ion battery and the Ethernet
- Winners of the Japan Prize and the National Medal of Science
- Nation's 4th highest membership in the National Academy of Engineering
- Awarded more than 30 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation in the past five years
- Experts in energy, health, nanomanufacturing, wireless networking and other sought-after fields
We know funding matters. The Cockrell School offers well-qualified students financial packages that include fellowships, paid teaching or research positions, health insurance and tuition coverage.
- More than $3.6 million in fellowship support awarded this year
- $25 million to support graduate research assistantships
- $5 million to support teaching assistantships
Austin, Texas, the state's vibrant capital city, offers more than just SXSW and BBQ.
- No. 1 fastest-growing city in the country (Forbes, 2014)
- Serves as a major tech industry hub, fostering innovation and creativity
- Boasts history, culture, community, live music, outdoor recreation
- Enjoys a sunny, temperate climate year-round
A team of students from the Cockrell School's Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed an award-winning low-cost patient monitor focused on improving global health.
Using resources and equipment in the Longhorn Maker Studio, the student team developed FreePulse, a low-cost device that provides basic monitoring for heart rate, electrocardiogram signals and percent of saturated oxygen.
With research interests in space, health monitoring, water systems, oil recovery and polymer science, environmental sustainability, biological networks and geomechanics, this year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise.
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- Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience: A New Engineering Education Certificate
The Future of Texas Engineering
The transformative Engineering Education and Research Center will open in 2017.