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

In The News: The Unique Edge Behind the University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 Team

Like the 2016 Camaro, each team within the EcoCAR 3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition possess individual characteristics that make them unique, including the model and design. The UA Camaro will be a Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powered by E85. The team’s PHEV has an internal combustion engine, two… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog

UA News: UA Engineering Students Replace Historic Steps at Moundville Park

University of Alabama engineering students are getting real-world experience while taking on projects at Moundville Archaeological Park, including replacing the Mound B steps. Read more

Lifting Off: UA Engineering Drone Team Forms, Looking to Expand

A team of University of Alabama students is proving that drones are no longer just for the military. Because they are small and can be flown autonomously, drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, are an inexpensive way to conduct aerial surveillance. In recent years they have proved to be… Read more

UA News: UA Students Ready to Make Muscle Car Greener in National Contest

After nearly 18 months preparing, The University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 team is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an advanced, significantly more energy-efficient vehicle that should maintain the speed and performance of the muscle car. Read more

In The News: THE FAST AND THE STUDIOUS

As most students saunter home for the day, the members of UA’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team head to their workshop, motivated more than ever to overcome last year’s setbacks. Formula SAE is a student-lead competition in which teams design, build and test formula style cars against other… Read more

Sources: Mosaic

A Crimson Dynasty: Astrobotics team continues success with 2015 championship

In the six years since NASA began hosting its Robotics Mining Competition, The University of Alabama Astrobotics team has emerged as the competition’s most successful team. This past May, the team won the top prize at the contest held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team also won… Read more

Be Our Guest: College set to host three major conference in the spring

The University of Alabama will make good use of its new engineering buildings this spring semester with a series of conferences hosted on campus that should bring about 1,600 students, professors and engineering professionals. Elizabeth Cook and other students and faculty members have been preparing to host the regional American… Read more

In The News: UA in India: Students address water pollution and other concerns

Many students come into college with the desire to change the world but few get the opportunity to, especially on a global scale. That’s where Rob Morgan, executive director for Innovation Initiatives for the business school steps in. After reading a book on a concept called reverse innovation where companies… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA students cultivate LED-light technology for disinfecting drinking water and saving lives in developing countries.

The idea of using LED light to purify water might sound like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but thanks to a group of chemical engineering students at The University of Alabama, the future might be closer than you think. Read more

Sources: Service Learning