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: UA offers 3D printing options to students

The clicks of a mouse, the taps of a keyboard and the heat of a printing bed are helping students bring their ideas to life in a whole new way. With a variety of 3D printing options on campus, students can create something physical and tangible with the help of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: University of Alabama seeks to spark interest in engineering

Monalisa Ruffin’s small fingers assembled snap connectors on a circuit board to create a closed-loop circuit in hopes that once she finished the activity, she could make a siren sound off. The 11-year-old sixth-grader at Brookwood Middle School participated in five engineering activities on Saturday at the “Wow! That’s Engineering!”… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA 23

In The News: High school students learn about engineering at the University of Alabama

The University of Alabama College of Engineering hosted its annual E-day on Thursday. The day introduced high school students to the UA engineering programs. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls for a hands-on discovery of engineering. Read more

In The News: Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project: Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro

Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at The University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. Tuesday, in the Diman restaurant, members of the Alabama team got together with member of Diman faculty to discuss how to grow and expand the partnership. A lot of it’s about… Read more

Sources: The Herald News

In The News: Don’t Despair: Today’s EE Students are Truly Impressive

It’s common to talk about the dismal state of undergraduate education these days, with so many students spending lots of time and serious money, while majoring in vague subjects with little discernible rigor or demands. Then there’s the annual Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge event– an impressive counter to that view… Read more

Sources: Electronics 360

In The News: UA lands $5M grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

The University of Alabama recently secured a major grant to help attract minority students to STEM fields. The $5 million grant awarded from the National Science will help the AlabamaLouis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, a program assisting universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, WBMA ABC 33/40 (article), WBMA ABC 33/40 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WIAT CBS 42, WTVM ABC 9

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more