The first degrees in aeronautical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin were granted in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1927. By 1942 the Department of Aeronautical Engineering was formed, and in 1959, it was renamed the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Civilian Pilot Training Group
"Civilian Pilot Training Group," Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin Men of Ingenuity

Continue learning more about the interesting history and growth of the department by exploring our history by decade. Enjoy your trip back in time!

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