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. Learn more about the department

The Sporting Life: A growing number of Crimson Tide athletes studying engineering, computer science

During his senior year in high school, Da’Shawn Hand announced on ESPN he planned to attend The University of Alabama to study civil engineering. “I love civil engineering, and they have that major,” said Hand while surrounded by the press and supporters at his school. OK. That’s not the whole… Read more

In The News: UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150 high school students, who are rising juniors and seniors from all across the country, travel to Tuscaloosa to take part… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6

Auto Focus: College Working with Auto Industry for Tomorrow’s Vehicles, Workforce

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in electrical drive and batteries, and with this move comes more questions we can research and analyze,” said Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian… Read more

Making a Name: College alumni from the era of recent expansion are beginning to make a name for themselves and UA

They were called the “best and the brightest,” and now many of the students who helped kick-start the current era of The University of Alabama are taking positions of responsibility in their careers, strengthening their alma mater’s name as well as their own. “Having these fine graduates begin to rise… Read more

In The News: STEM Path Students Finding Solutions to Poverty in India

A group of 14 students from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and College of Engineering’s STEM Path to the MBA program will travel to India on July 13 for a three-week excursion, but this is not a typical study abroad trip. These students in the innovative STEM MBA program are… Read more

Sources: Culverhouse News

Find Your Passion: Broadcasting Engineering

It was just before 3 p.m. on a Friday, and as the song on the radio began fading, Matthew Culver motions to his partner. He was ready to start the show. “Good afternoon, Tuscaloosa, you’re listening to Houndstooth and Hardhats,” says Kara Parks, Culver’s co-host. Over the next two hours… Read more

In The News: STEM Path to the MBA: The Back Story

As Bob Curtchfield, general partner of Harbet Venture Partners, settled into his Birmingham-bound flight from Chicago, he introduced himself to the young man seated beside him. The two soon found common ground. The 17-year-old young man from San Clemente, California, Jake Warner was on his way to The University of… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: EcoCAR 3 Opens Doors: Competition Challenges STEM Path to MBA Students

UA senior Kaylie Crosby scribles some last minute notes as her Thursday afternoon meeting begins. Joining her around the table are engineering leaders, communication leaders and faculty advisors. Their weekly EcoCAR 3 meeting has begun and, as usual, there is much to discuss. Crosby, a student majoring in mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the competition. The awards came as the top teams and presenters were recognized during the first-year EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), The Crimson White