Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas, United States

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering (College of Engineering) at Texas A&M offers BS, MS, and M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering. MS has a compulsory thesis requirement, while an M.Eng. is a non-thesis program. However, M.Eng. students are required to complete an industry-based project to earn the degree. Ph.D. research students will have the option of choosing from the research areas focused on by the department including Materials and Structures, Dynamics and Control, and Aerodynamics and Propulsion. Undergraduate and graduate researchers besides post-doctoral researchers and faculty members make full use of dedicated facilities that include about two dozen on-campus centers and laboratories.

Areas of Expertise: Materials and Structures; Autonomous Intelligent Systems; Astrodynamics; Aerodynamics, Propulsion, and Fluid Mechanics; Navigation, Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

List of Labs: AeroSpace Technology Research & Operations; Institute for Manufacturing Systems; Center for Intelligent Multi-functional Materials and Structures; Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems



Texas A&M offers a professional Master of Biotechnology (MBIOT) degree program with strong industry linkages. Its uniqueness lies in its strong interdisciplinary character and courses structured to meet the latest challenges in the world of biotechnology research. The program is taught by the faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Health Science Center. The course includes industry internship, laboratory research, bioethics, business courses, technical writing, and molecular biotechnology and genomics. Students willing to join a PhD program can do so in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). 

Areas of Expertise: Biological Process Systems Engineering; Environmental and Natural Resource Engineering; Water Resources Engineering; Machine Systems; Bioenergy; Food Process Engineering



The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering) offers courses focusing on industry-specific demands. It offers BS, MS, M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs in Chemical Engineering. MS requires a research output while M.Eng. is geared more towards professional needs and is a non-thesis program. The key research areas of the department are the study of biomedical and biomolecular chemistry, Complex Fluids, Microfluidics, Reaction Engineering, etc. Interdisciplinary research areas include materials, nanotechnology, microelectronics, and process systems engineering.  

Areas of Expertise: Fluid Properties/ Fluid Behavior;Unconventional Oil and Gas;Well Completions and Stimulation;Energy Systems;Drilling;Materials Science and Engineering;Environmental Engineering;Process Control and Optimization;Process Safety and Systems Engineering;Biochemical/Biomolecular Engineering;Improved Recovery / Thermal;Reservoir Characterization/ Modeling;Modeling and Simulation

List of Labs: Food Protein Research and Development Center; National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing; Gas and Fuels Research Center; Crisman Institute; Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center



The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering under the College of Engineering at Texas A&M offers BS, MS, M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs in Civil Engineering. The specialization tracks available at the department include Coastal Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. The department takes pride in facilitating research with about 30 experimental and computer labs with the latest equipment installations. Dedicated research facilities include Advanced Characterization of Infrastructure Materials Laboratory, High Bay Structural and Materials Testing Laboratory and the Center for Infrastructural Renewal. 

Areas of Expertise: Food Protein Research and Development Center; National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing; Gas and Fuels Research Center; Crisman Institute; Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

List of Labs: Offshore Technology Research Center


Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M is known for cutting-edge research and its ability to deliver leading IT innovators, entrepreneurs, and professionals. It offers BS, MS, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Master’s in Computer Science. Fast-track 5 years BS/MS is also available. The Game Design and Development minor from the department has become popular amongst the students, recruiters, and companies alike. The department also offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Computer Engineering. In the fall of 2017, 1,047 & 354 students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate courses. The department takes pride in offering some of the most advanced CS labs in the US that include Brain Networks Lab, Distributed AI Robotics Lab, NetBot Laboratory, and Sketch Recognition Lab among 23 such state-of-the-art facilities.    

Areas of Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities;Algorithms and Theoretical Foundations;Networking and Computer Security;Programming Languages and Compilers;Graphics, Animation and Geometric Computing;Architecture, Embedded and Real-Time Systems, and Sensor Networks;Bioinformatics, and Computational Neuroscience and Science;Robotics, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition;Data Storage, Information Management and Retrieval;Parallel and Distributed Computing

List of Labs: Center for the Studies of Digital Libraries; Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center


Electrical / Electronics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering) at Texas A&M offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering. Graduates also have the option of M.Eng, a non-research based industry-oriented program. All the courses in the department have been crafted with a special emphasis on building market-oriented skills in young talents. The department also offers programs in Computer Engineering. The research focus of the department lies in the in-demand areas such as Analog and Mixed Signals, Device Science and Nanotechnology, Microwaves and Electromagnetism and Biomedical Imaging, Sensing and Genomic Signal Processing, etc.

Areas of Expertise: Solid State Electronics and Photonics; Information Systems; Electric Energy Systems and Devices; Analog and Digital Circuits and Systems; Biomedical Imaging

List of Labs: Smart Grid Center; Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering


Industrial Engineering

The Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering (College of Engineering) offers a 4-year BS and MS in Industrial Engineering. A non-research based M.Eng. is also offered by the department besides an online Masters course. The key research areas of the department include Advanced Manufacturing, Data Science, Health and Human Systems Engineering and Operations Research. Doctoral research students are awarded a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

Areas of Expertise: Simulation, Optimization, Quality, and Reliability; Applied Probability, Decision Analysis, Engineering Management; Manufacturing and Production Systems, Operations Research; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; System Informatics; Human-Centered Systems


Material Science

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (College of Engineering) has been at the forefront of Materials Science education and research. It offers BS, MS, and a Ph.D. in Materials-related interdisciplinary courses. Graduate programs are research-based. M.Eng. degree relies on experiential project-based learning. Undergraduates can also opt for valuable research experience in Multifunctional materials. The department’s main areas of research are advanced in newer direction by the state-of-the-art on-campus research facilities that include: Elemental Analysis Lab, Equal-Channel Angular Extrusion Laboratory, Materials Characterization Facility, Materials Development, and Characterization Center, Microscopy and Imaging Center, Microstructural Engineering of Structural and Active Materials Laboratory, and Soft Matter Facility. 

Areas of Expertise: Computational Materials Science; Biomaterials; Polymers and Composites; Materials Design; Structural Materials for Extreme Environments; Materials Degradation and Reliability; Multifunctional Materials; Nanomaterials



J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M has a proven track record of delivering high-quality research and providing solutions to some of the most challenging problems in the domain of applied sciences. The department offers BS, MS, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering besides a non-thesis project work based Master of Eng. The department offers some unique minors at the undergraduate level in Control of Mechanical Systems, Design, and Simulation of Mechanical Systems, and Analysis, Design and Management of Energy Conservation Systems. Researchers at the department have access to the facilities of about 4 dozen dedicated centers and laboratories. Programs in Mechanical Engineering are also available at Texas A&M Qatar campus.  

Areas of Expertise: Computational Mechanics; Turbomachinery; Innovation and Design; Energy Systems; Advanced Materials

List of Labs: Turbomachinery Laboratory; Energy Systems Laboratory 


Pure Sciences

The College of Science at Texas A&M is constituted of pure sciences departments. The Department of Biology offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral research programs in Biology.  The Department of Mathematics offers a bachelor’s program in Mathematics. It is master’s program offers traditional track, teaching track, and applied track including industrial mathematics, bio-mathematics, and computational mathematics tracks. Ph.D. can be regular or interdisciplinary. The Department of Statistics offers BS, 5 years BS/MS, MS, and a Ph.D. in Statistics. Online MS in Statistics is also available. The Department of Chemistry is a premier research destination for young scientists. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Exceptionally talented students are given the option of joining an honors program to take an early lead in their careers. It offers BS and BA courses in Physics, an MS in Physics, and research programmes. The broad research areas of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are Applied Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and High-energy and Nuclear Physics. It is hailed for its internationally acclaimed research facilities. The Department of Foundational Sciences at Texas A&M Galvestone Campus offers programs in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Marine biology. The Department of Science at Texas A&M Qatar has programs in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics only.

List of Labs: Nuclear Power Institute; Nuclear Science Center; Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations; Institute for National Security Education and Research; Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute