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

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

UA News: Strong Showing for UA Students in First Year of National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students that is part of a national competition to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the four-year competition, one of several honors for the EcoCAR 3 team. Read more

In The News: UA students take part in EcoCar Competition

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same time? Engineering students from across the country are taking on the challenge by going under the hood of a 2016… Read more

Sources: WSFA 12, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: University of Alabama students win NASA space mining competition

Though the University of Alabama has its fair share of athletic national championships, a group of engineering and computer science students are racking up academic trophies in a national robotics competition. Alabama Astrobiotics won UA a second national championship in NASA’s Robotic Mining Championship last week, having constructed their own autonomous robot… Read more

Sources: AL.com, Science Times, WAFF 48, WBHM ABC 33/40, BAYN-TV, The Crimson White

In The News: UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at the Kennedy Space Center. The team is putting the final touches on the robot they built that they are calling… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio