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Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how UT Austin ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in engineering.

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Engineering Degrees Available at UT Austin

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

UT Austin Engineering Rankings

UT Austin was ranked #40 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for engineering majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #3 in Texas.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 27
Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans 36
Best Value Colleges for Engineering 80

Popularity of Engineering at UT Austin

During the 2018-2019 academic year, The University of Texas at Austin handed out 1286 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #11 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 2% over the previous year when 1,263 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 411 students received their master’s degree in engineering from UT Austin. This makes it the #32 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 250 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2019, making the school the #7 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

UT Austin Engineering Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Austin Engineering Bachelor’s Program

Of the 1,286 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from UT Austin in 2018-2019, 73% were men and 27% were women.

UT Austin Gender Breakdown of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 443
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 177
White 522
Non-Resident Aliens 60
Other Races 59

UT Austin Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 411 engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from UT Austin, about 70% were men and 30% were women.

UT Austin Gender Breakdown of Engineering Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a master's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 43
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 122
Non-Resident Aliens 208
Other Races 12

Engineering Majors

Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 536
Mechanical Engineering 369
Civil Engineering 301
Chemical Engineering 195
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 158
Petroleum Engineering 150
Biomedical Engineering 132
Architectural Engineering 37
Industrial Engineering 28
Materials Engineering 17
Environmental Engineering 12
Engineering Mechanics 10
General Engineering 4
Geoscience Engineering 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,149
Computer & Information Sciences 710
Physical Sciences 443
Mathematics & Statistics 414
Architecture & Related Services 166

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