In partnership with UT colleges and schools, the Cockrell School of Engineering offers several dual-degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students.


Engineering/Plan II

Offered jointly by the Cockrell School and the Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts, the Engineering/Plan II program provides students with challenging liberal arts courses while he or she also pursues a B.S. degree in engineering. Admission to this program requires at least two separate applications: one to Texas Engineering and one to the Plan II Honors Program. Students should contact Engineering Student Services as well as the Plan II office for more information on applications and early deadlines.

Architectural Engineering/Architecture

The Architectural Engineering/Architecture program leads to a B.S. degree in architectural engineering and a Bachelor's of Architecture degree and combines the course requirements of both degrees. Students must be admitted to both the Cockrell School and the School of Architecture. This program takes six years to complete.


Biomedical Engineering/Dell Medical School

The Biomedical Engineering/Medical School program through the Dell Medical School and the Cockrell School allows Dell Medical School students to complete coursework in biomedical engineering that leads to an M.S. degree in engineering. Coursework is completed during the third year in Dell Medical School curriculum and allows students to conduct biomedical research, imparting them with the quantitative analytical skills of an engineer.

Engineering/Public Affairs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Cockrell School offer the Engineering/Public Affairs program, which is designed to prepare qualified engineering and public affairs students for careers at any level of government and in public policy related areas of the engineering profession. This program leads to a Master of Public Affairs degree and an M.S. degree in any of the engineering disciplines in the Cockrell School.

Mechanical Engineering/Business Administration

The Mechanical Engineering/Business Administration program through the Cockrell School and the McCombs School of Business provides a well-rounded professional education in the management of manufacturing technology and leads to an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in manufacturing and decision systems engineering, and an MBA. For the manufacturing engineer, this program helps students understand the labor and management issues in the design of the manufacturing complex. For the manager of manufacturing, it develops an appreciation of manufacturing technology.

January 14, 2019

Remembering Former Texas Engineering Dean Earnest F. Gloyna (1921-2019)

Earnest F. Gloyna, former dean of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering (now the Cockrell School of Engineering), died on Jan. 9 at the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy marked by exceptional leadership and ... Keep Reading

January 03, 2019

Two UT Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018. They are the ... Keep Reading

January 02, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards UT Professor $2.5M for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Ning “Jenny” Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School’s Department of Oncology, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to participate ... Keep Reading

cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students
cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students