Engineering Buildings

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The Cockrell School campus has been transformed in the last 15 years, beginning with the opening of the Biomedical Engineering Building in 2008 and continuing today with the fall 2021 opening of the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building. The Engineering Education and Research Center, which opened in 2017, is the school's main hub for collaboration, community and creativity. Our buildings feature welcoming spaces for students to study and work on collaborative projects, renovated classrooms and state-of-the-art research labs, and represent the world-changing ideas and discoveries from Texas Engineers.

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Aerospace Engineering Building

HOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Quick Facts

  • Located at Wichita and 27th streets
  • Opened in 2002, renovated in 2019
  • 86,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Collaboration zones for students and faculty
  • Space object visualization lab
  • New autonomous UAV and human-centered robotics labs
  • Boeing Aircraft Systems and Integration Lab
  • Texas Spacecraft Laboratory
  • New wind tunnel

Biomedical Engineering Building

HOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Quick Facts

  • Located at Dean Keeton and University Avenue
  • Opened in 2008; at the time was school's first building in nearly three decades
  • 202,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Nine optics labs with two stories underground to minimize effects of vibration
  • A dozen wet labs and several dry labs
  • Eight tissue-culture rooms
  • Three computational labs for medical research
  • Electronics lab and teaching space

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building

HOME TO THE HILDEBRAND DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM AND GEOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND THE McKETTA DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Quick Facts

  • Located in heart of engineering campus, at Dean Keeton and Speedway
  • Opened in 1986; renovated in 2020-21, making crucial improvements to the building's infrastructure
  • 226,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Unit Operations Center with new process control equipment and distillation column
  • Real-time Operations Center, Drilling Automation Lab and Zonal Isolation Lab
  • Undergraduate computer labs
  • Caudle Student Learning Center
  • Lawn features four-story tall "Clock Knot" sculpture, a landmark of the Texas Engineering campus

Engineering Education and Research Center

HOME TO ALL ENGINEERING STUDENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND THE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Quick Facts

  • Largest engineering building, located on Speedway and 24th Street
  • Opened in 2017
  • 450,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Grand atrium for gathering and studying
  • Café and library
  • 23,000-square-foot National Instruments Student Project Center, home to Texas Inventionworks
  • Advising services, career center, student organization suite and student life offices, study abroad office, Women in Engineering and Equal Opportunity in Engineering programs
  • 299-seat Mulva Conference Center and Auditorium
  • Texas Instruments Laboratories
  • Texas Innovation Center
  • North tower dedicated to multidisciplinary research labs

Engineering Teaching Center

HOME TO THE WALKER DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Quick Facts

  • Located on north side of engineering campus at Dean Keeton and San Jacinto streets
  • Outdoor walkway and bridge connects to CPE and south side of engineering campus
  • Opened in 1983; renovations and upgrades ongoing
  • 230,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Large T-Room study space and computer lab
  • Undergraduate research labs and senior design collaboration spaces
  • Studio and facilities for virtual teaching and learning
  • Research centers for additive manufacturing, nanomaterials, medical device development and more

Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall

HOME TO THE COCKRELL SCHOOL DEAN'S OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL, ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Quick Facts

  • Located on south side of engineering campus at Dean Keeton and San Jacinto streets
  • Indoor walkways connect to EER
  • Opened in 1974; several floors renovated in 2016
  • 239,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Career center interview rooms
  • Architectural engineering design studio
  • Located along Waller Creek, which serves as a living classroom
  • Student-project labs and collaboration spaces

Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building

HOME TO TEXAS ENGINEERING EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN ENERGY

Quick Facts

  • Located at Speedway and 24th Street
  • Outdoor walkway and bridge connects to ECJ, EER and north side of engineering campus
  • Opening 2021
  • 184,000 gross square feet

Building Highlights

  • Flexible, energy-specific classrooms
  • Student-project spaces
  • Energy-focused labs and research centers
  • Lounge and lecture hall for studying, teaching and hosting events

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