Texas Engineering Schools, Colleges and Universities

Research engineering programs in Texas, which currently has 68 schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the degree programs and get some quick facts for two Texas schools to decide which program is right for you.

Essential Information

Texas colleges and universities offer engineering degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Students can find programs focusing on such disciplines as computer engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and petroleum engineering. Bachelor's programs in engineering typically prepare graduates for hands-on positions in the field, while master's and doctoral programs often focus on independent research or engineering management. Schools may offer internships, hands-on labs, research opportunities and concentrations for some programs.

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin offers seven undergraduate and 12 graduate degree programs in engineering. Some areas of study offered at the school include electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and petroleum engineering.

Students in the bachelor's degree program in electrical and computer engineering are prepared to work in a variety of research-based fields, from biomedical engineering to plasma/quantum electronics or optics. The mechanical engineering bachelor's program features specializations in nuclear and radiation engineering, thermal systems, acoustics, biomechanical engineering and materials engineering, while students in the civil engineering bachelor's program can specialize in civil, architectural or environmental engineering.

Students interested in petroleum engineering can study the discipline at the bachelor's, master's or doctoral level. The bachelor's program in petroleum and geosystems engineering includes courses that can prepare students for the master's degree program, which is comprised of basic engineering skills modules, discipline area classes (like drilling and reservoir engineering) and petroleum engineering electives. Students in the doctoral program can specialize in reservoir engineering, environmental engineering and petroleum economics to name a few.

  • Programs Offered: BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    BS in Mechanical Engineering
    BS in Civil Engineering
    BS in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
    MS in Petroleum Engineering
    PhD in Petroleum Engineering
  • Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014): $9,798 (in-state), $33,842 (out-of-state)*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public; large city

Texas A & M University - College Station

Texas A&M University - College Station offers 18 engineering majors through the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Some specialties offered include aerospace engineering, ocean engineering and radiological health engineering.

Students interested in aerospace engineering can pursue a bachelor's degree that qualifies them to work on aircraft, missile and satellite systems, or they can pursue a doctoral degree that features flexible coursework and independent research. The school offers a Master of Engineering program that includes concentrations in aerodynamics and fluids, dynamics and control, and materials and structures, with a third of the coursework taking place outside of the engineering specialty. The Doctor of Engineering program includes an internship and focuses on technology management and the interaction between business, society and technology.

  • Programs Offered: BS in Aerospace Engineering
    Master of Engineering
    Doctor of Engineering
    PhD in Aerospace Engineering
  • Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014): $8,506 (in-state), $25,126 (out-of-state)*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public; small city

School Comparison: At a Glance

School School Type & Setting Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)
The University of Texas at Austin 4-year, public; large city BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
BS in Civil Engineering,
BS in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering,
MS in Petroleum Engineering,
PhD in Petroleum Engineering
$9,798 (in-state), $33,842 (out-of-state)*
Texas A & M University - College Station 4-year, public; small city BS in Aerospace Engineering,
Master of Engineering,
Doctor of Engineering,
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
$8,506 (in-state), $25,126 (out-of-state)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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