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Among the best in the country, our program emphasizes one-to-one relationships between faculty and students. Each year, FSEL employs approximately 60 graduate research assistants who conduct research and gain practical lab experience.

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The Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory (FSEL) is one of the most active structural testing laboratories in the United States. It is an integral part of the teaching, research and service mission of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at The University of Texas at Austin.

The graduate program in structural engineering at the University of Texas at Austin ranks among the best in the country. The program emphasizes one-to-one relationships between faculty and students. Each year, FSEL employs approximately 60 graduate research assistants who conduct structural research, gain practical lab experience, observe structural behavior, and work directly with the faculty. Current and prospective graduate students that are interested in working at the laboratory should contact one of the faculty members in his/her area of interest.

For complete information about the graduate program in structural engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, including how to apply, course requirements, and admissions information, please visit the CAEE website.