Electrical and Computer Engineering

UA's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic programs for students interested in a traditional electrical engineering degree or those who desire a specialization in computer engineering. Electrical engineering students become immersed in at least two core areas of communications systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and microelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal processing. Students in the computer engineering option specialize in the software and hardware components of modern computing systems.

In The News: Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out of cardboard, tape and plastic bags. Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WSFA NBC 12, WVUA 23

In The News: Real-world competitions bridge the gap from campus to career: EcoCAR, mechanical engineering graduate featured

Many recent graduates across the U.S. find their degree alone inadequate to land the job they hoped for. It can be defeating if they have to take a part-time job or an unwanted job due to lack of experience. Many current students express frustration while looking for jobs – EcoCAR expect… Read more

Sources: Siemens Academic

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: UA team advances in robot challenge

The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, a citizen inventor prize program meant to help advance technologies that will help enable exploration of Mars and beyond. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew they were going to have to work hard to live up to their reputation in Year Two. Fast-forward a year and the new kids on the block not only lived… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, WHNT CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: Center to focus on athletics, technology: Goal is to improve training, performance

The University of Alabama is launching a new interdisciplinary center focusing on technology and athletics with the aim of improving training and performance. “First and foremost, it will be looking at the athletic arena, but it is clear to us what is going to happen is it will have broad… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WAAY ABC 31, Birmingham Business Journal, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), The Crimson White, Sport Techie, Alabama News Center, University Herald

A Path to Success: STEM MBA Program graduates first class

Five years ago an ongoing conversation in The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce launched a unique program aimed at helping students studying the sciences and engineering gain experience with business before graduating. Called the STEM Path to the MBA, students in the program earn a bachelor’s of science… Read more

UA News: UA Student Team Racks Up Awards in National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students in a competition among North American universities to design and construct an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized with several first-place awards after completing the second year of the four-year program. Read more