Cockrell School of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

For More Information

Campus address: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 10.322, phone (512) 471-7995; campus mail code: C2100

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Academic Affairs, Cockrell School of Engineering, 301 East Dean Keeton Stop C2100, Austin TX 78712-2100


Areas of Study

Graduate work in engineering may lead to the Master of Science in Engineering or the Doctor of Philosophy in the following majors: aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering mechanics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, operations research and industrial engineering, and petroleum engineering. The Master of Science in Engineering is also offered in environmental and water resources engineering; and, through executive programs, in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering management. Integrated degree programs are available in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering*.  The integrated programs result in the simultaneous awarding of a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering* degree, and a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree. Information about the concentrations offered in each field is given in the program descriptions.

*The integrated Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering (BSME/MSE) program is pending final approval by the Graduate Assembly and Graduate Dean.

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Cockrell School of Engineering has outstanding research and teaching facilities on the main campus and at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. Details are given in the individual program descriptions.

Executive Programs

Several programs allow working professionals to pursue the Master of Science in Engineering while employed full time. These programs are offered with alternative scheduling and the courses are designed to allow students to increase their career potential. Students may major in Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Programs offering onsite classes generally meet once a month on Fridays and Saturdays. Programs offered online are synchronous or asynchronous. Additional information about these executive and alternatively scheduled programs for STEM professionals is published by Texas Engineering Executive Education.