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Texas Engineering Schools, Colleges and Universities

Engineering is a field with many sub-disciplines. The University of Texas in Austin, the largest public educational institution in the state, and Texas A&M, the first public college in Texas, both offer several engineering degree programs covering many engineering disciplines at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

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University of Texas in Austin's Engineering Programs

The University of Texas at Austin enrolls nearly 50,000 students. The Cockrell School of Engineering undergraduate program ranks ninth on the U.S. News and World Report list of the nation's best engineering programs overall.

Seven undergraduate and 12 graduate degree programs in engineering are available through the University of Texas. The undergraduate program in petroleum engineering ranked second in the U.S. News and World Report listing, and the graduate program in petroleum engineering ranked first.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Students pursuing this degree may end up working in diverse research-based fields, from biomedical engineering to plasma/quantum electronics or optics. Topics like computer engineering and manufacturing, software engineering and solid-state electronics are all covered in the program.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Students in this program can specialize in thermal systems, acoustics, nuclear and radiation engineering, biomechanical engineering and materials engineering. The program is designed to be interdisciplinary in nature.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The civil engineering program at the University of Texas ranks fourth according to the U.S. News and World Report listing for 2010. Students with this degree specialize in civil, architectural or environmental engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

The petroleum engineering program at the University of Texas is one of the largest in the world. Students take advanced math and science classes as well as courses in fluids, petrophysics, drilling, petroleum geology and thermodynamics. According to the University of Texas, petroleum engineering graduates had average starting salaries of $87,784 in 2009.

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Applicants for this program must have completed petroleum engineering courses; some courses can be exempted based on work experience. Three class modules comprise this petroleum engineering program: basic engineering skills, discipline area classes (like drilling and reservoir engineering) and petroleum engineering electives.

Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering

Students in the Ph.D. program can specialize in reservoir engineering, environmental engineering and petroleum economics to name a few. The graduate department features over 40,000 square feet of laboratory space.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712
  • Phone Number: (512) 471-3434

Texas A&M University's Engineering Programs

Texas A&M University serves over 48,000 students on campuses in College Station, Galveston and Qatar and has one of the ten largest student bodies in the United States. The school is one of the few in the U.S. that holds land grant, sea grant and space grant status. The Dwight Look College of Engineering offers 18 program majors, including specialties like aerospace engineering, ocean engineering and radiological health engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Candidates in the aerospace engineering program take classes like aerospace vehicle dynamics, vehicle design and material science. Graduates are qualified to work on aircraft, missile and satellite systems.

Master of Engineering

Concentrations for this graduate degree program include aerodynamics and fluids, dynamics and control, and materials and structures. A thesis is not required. Classes include satellite and aircraft design as well as astrodynamics issues. One-third of the required program coursework takes place outside of the engineering specialty.

Doctor of Engineering

Management of technology to benefit society is the primary purpose of this doctoral engineering degree program. Students strive to prepare for the future of engineering technology by examining the interaction between business, society and technology. An internship is required.

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering coursework in this degree program is flexible. Students must demonstrate independent research skills through a final examination and dissertation.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1265 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
  • Phone Number: (979) 845-1060
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