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: 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

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

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

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

In The News: ALABAMA ROBOTICS TEAM WINS TWO NASA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN A ROW

The University of Alabama’s robotics team added another championship to the college’s pile over the weekend. Alabama Astrobotics, made up of engineering, computer science and other students from UA and Shelton State, bested nearly 50 teams from other institutions in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. Their challenge? Build a robot… Read more

Sources: WVUA 23, NASA, Yellowhammer News, WBRC Fox 6, WBMA ABC 33/40, Mining Engineering

In The News: University of Alabama Astrobotics Team working to defend title at NASA competition

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team is heading to the Kennedy Space Center. The team hopes to defend its national title in NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition. If this year’s team comes out on top, it will be the first time ever for a team to take the title two consecutive years. “Definitely… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio