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: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

UA News: UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the 2015 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 21. Read more

In The News: Study trip to India planned

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse College of Commerce. The trip, which is open to STEM Path to MBA students regardless of classification, will engage students… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: WiSE hosts “Navigating the Future” symposium

WiSE seeks to broaden support for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a free symposium event, entitled “Navigating the Future,” this Saturday. WiSE, which stands for Women in STEM Experience, invites all students, faculty and staff to attend the symposium, which will offer students the chance to… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

UA News: UA Students Learn First-Hand in Co-op during Spring 2015

About 200 University of Alabama students during spring 2015 are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. Read more

‘A Strong Presence’: UA SWE Growing As Efforts to Support Women Engineers Continue

The awards have piled on recently for The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers as the group continues to focus on supporting and advancing women in engineering. In the past two years, the chapter has received the gold and silver level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award from… Read more

All Alone: Alabama Astrobotics Design Innovative Robot

When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like NASA rovers that have explored the Martian surface, robots will have to think for themselves, at least in some aspect.… Read more