Sparked by the launch of UT’s Engineering Facilities Master Plan a decade ago, the Cockrell School of Engineering is in the midst of a comprehensive facilities expansion and renewal. Most recently, the 430,000-square-foot Engineering Education and Research Center opened its doors in fall 2017, providing the Texas Engineering community with a world-class hub for multidisciplinary innovation. And with the opening of the renovated Aerospace Engineering Building, construction of the new Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building and potential renovations to various student and lab spaces across campus, the Cockrell School aims to provide engineering facilities that are among the best in the nation.

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Multidisciplinary Facilities

Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC)
Serving as a hub that connects thought leaders across disciplines, the EERC inspires creativity and collaboration and features research labs, student study spaces, a library, a café and a dedicated wing for engineering student and career services. Among the facility’s signature multidisciplinary spaces are:

  • National Instruments Student Project Center
    The centerpiece of the building, offering students 23,000 square feet of makerspaces for designing and building everything from solar cars and satellites to robots and biomedical sensors.
  • James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Conference Center and Auditorium
    The spacious conference rooms will provide a gathering place for faculty, students and other guests, and the stunning 299-seat auditorium will host visiting lecturers, seminars and workshops.
  • Texas Instruments Laboratories
    State-of-the-art spaces where electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students utilize the latest technologies to develop sensors, wearable technologies and more.
  • Texas Innovation Center
    The Cockrell School’s dedicated space for entrepreneurship training, new venture development and commercialization programming for faculty and student researchers across the Forty Acres. The Texas Innovation Center also has approximately 900 square feet of wet lab space at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus.
  • Anwar Family Learning Center
    Hub for tutoring and studying and home of the McKinney Engineering Library, one of the top academic engineering libraries in the nation with a collection of over 165,000 volumes.

Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT)
With a proposed completion date in 2021, the GLT will be a central hub for energy-related education and research — with flexible, energy-specific classrooms, labs and student project spaces that will connect Texas Engineers with energy industry partners. The GLT will be designed not for any one department but for many, creating more opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate to develop the energy solutions of the future. As a multidisciplinary building dedicated solely to research and innovation in energy, the GLT will be the finest facility of its kind in the U.S. Read about the new building in Texas Engineer magazine

Department and Administrative Facilities

Aerospace Engineering Building (ASE)
Home to the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
2617 Wichita St.
Austin, TX 78712

Biomedical Engineering Building (BME)
Home to the Department of Biomedical Engineering
107 W. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78712

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building, West Entrance (CPE)
Home to the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
200 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78712

Continuing Engineering Education (CEE)
Home to Texas Engineering Executive Education
2613 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Engineering Education and Research Center (EER)
Home to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC)
Home to the J. Mike Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
204 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78712

Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ)
Home to the Cockrell School of Engineering Dean’s Office and the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
301 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78712

Major Engineering Research Facilities

Advanced Computing Center (ACB)
10505 Exploration Way
Austin, TX 78758

Center for Water and Environment (CWE)
2899 James Hart Trail
Austin, TX 78758

Concrete Durability Center (CMR)
10210 E H Sellards Rd.
Austin, TX 78758

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Research Center (EME)
10500 Exploration Way
Austin, TX 78758

Experimental Aerodynamics (ASR)
3215 Clyde Davis Trail
Austin, TX 78758

Ferguson Structural Laboratory (FSL)
9900 Neils Thompson Dr.
Austin, TX 78758

Microelectronics Research Center (MER)
10100 Harry Ransom Trail
Austin, TX 78758

Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab (NEL)
11131 Creativity Trail
Austin, TX 78758

West Pickle Research Building (WPR)
3925 W. Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78759