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 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 40 graduate research assistants, who conduct structural research, gain practical lab experience, observe structural behavior, and work directly with the faculty. Complete information about the graduate courses in structural engineering and the program requirements is available from the CAEE website.
Graduate Research Assistants working 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in UT Select Health Plan and are also eligible for the many perks and services available to University of Texas at Austin employees, such as discounted computers and software; locked car assistance; shuttle buses and recreational sports memberships, and many of the applicable fees are waived.