Texas Engineering Majors

Engineering is one of society’s most impactful fields of study. As you explore the options and to learn more about the various fields of engineering, we encourage you to visit discovere.org, engineeryourlife.org and egfi-k12.org.

In the Cockrell School, we offer 11 undergraduate engineering majors:


Aerospace engineers might work on putting astronauts back on the moon by 2020 or develop a new generation of space telescopes. But outer space is just one of many realms to explore as an aerospace engineer. Aerospace engineers also help develop commercial airliners, military jets, helicopters or ground and sea transportation, such as high-speed trains, race cars and deep-sea vessels that explore life at the bottom of the ocean. For more information, visit UT Aerospace Engineering.

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Architectural engineers bring buildings to life. They design, construct and maintain the world’s buildings, continuously striving to make existing and new buildings more sustainable. As engineers and design innovators, they focus on making buildings structurally resilient, energy efficient and healthy and productive environments for occupants. For more information, visit UT Architectural Engineering.

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Imagine hospitals operating without X-rays, ultra-sound equipment, EKGs and other high-tech procedures and devices that diagnose conditions, sustain health and fight disease. Biomedical engineers combine knowledge in engineering, molecular and cellular biology and medicine to improve and develop clinically translatable solutions for human health. For more on the field of biomedical engineering, visit the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Chemical engineers use chemical processes to find innovative ways to develop products that improve life around the world. The work of a chemical engineer can range from developing better cosmetics and creating food products to producing fire-resistant and energy-efficient materials. For more information, visit UT Chemical Engineering.

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Stand on any street corner and you will see the work of civil engineers. From the buildings to the roads to the systems underground, civil engineers make the natural and built environments work together to improve human lives. Civil engineering is a versatile profession that involves elements of structural design, geotechnical analysis, transportation systems, materials science, construction practices, environmental solutions and more. For more information, visit UT Civil Engineering.

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Computational engineers use computers and advanced computational methods to analyze and solve engineering problems. Their knowledge of mathematics and computational science is used to formulate algorithms and develop software to simulate scenarios and make predictions. Computational engineers work in a variety of fields from aircraft design to energy infrastructure to weather prediction and climate research. For more information, visit UT Computational Engineering.

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For more information about the computer science program at UT Austin, visit UT Computer Science.

Electrical and Computer

Electrical and computer engineers develop components for the most essential electronics and electrical systems in our lives, such as smartphones and tablets, roller coasters, medical tests, digital cameras and communications systems. Electrical engineers work on robotics, computer networks, wireless communications, biomedical devices and more at the forefront of technological innovation. For more information visit the DiscoverE webpages for electrical engineering and computer engineering.

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For more information about the computer science program at UT Austin, visit UT Computer Science.


Environmental engineers protect the health of people and the planet. They create solutions to global issues such as clean air and drinking water and manage the earth's water resources by applying basic scientific principles and systems-level thinking to understand, build and maintain sustainable, natural and engineered environments. Environmental engineers help identify critical environmental issues, solve local and global environmental challenges, develop new technologies or processes to mitigate issues and influence policy to drive resolution. For more information, visit UT Environmental Engineering.

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Geosystems and Hydrogeology

Geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists combine engineering and geology to solve real-world problems such as restoring underground aquifers, which are important sources of drinking water. They address the world’s most pressing energy, water resource and environmental concerns. For more information, visit UT Geosystems and Hydrogeology.

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From wheelchairs and rehabilitation devices, to aircraft carriers and car engines, to children’s toys or special gadgets, mechanical engineers create anything that involves a mechanical process. Mechanical engineers are often referred to as the general practitioners of the engineering profession, as they work in nearly every area of engineering and even go into non-engineering careers in business, medicine or law. For more information, visit UT Mechanical Engineering.

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Petroleum engineers provide energy for the world while working to mitigate the effects
of using hydrocarbons. They invent new techniques to recover natural resources from the earth and apply environmentally sound production methods. Even as we develop important sources of alternative energy, oil and natural gas will remain essential. For more information, visit UT Petroleum Engineering.

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For Questions, Contact Engineering Student Services

E-mail: studentservices@engr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4321
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), 2.848
Street Address: 2501 Speedway

Core Curriculum

The degree plan of every undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin includes three components: core curriculum requirements, major requirements and electives. Find the core curriculum requirements that apply to your degree online.

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