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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers two independent graduate programs at The University of Texas in Austin, providing fundamental depth with research-oriented education and training in a breadth of fields. 

Mechanical Engineering

This program is designed to educate and advance the next generation of mechanical engineering leaders, innovators who will transform energy, materials and information to meet the needs of society. Students may choose to specialize in the following areas of study:

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Operations Research / Industrial Engineering

Operations research is a mathematical science concerned with optimal decision making and the modeling of deterministic and probabilistic systems. Its focus and field of application are interdisciplinary, embracing a broad range of quantitative techniques. Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of personnel, material and equipment. Together, operations research and industrial engineering provide a rational approach to engineering and managerial problem solving through deliberate application of scientific methods.

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