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The College of Engineering's seven academic departments offer students an outstanding faculty, accredited engineering and computer science programs, and some of the most advanced facilities in the nation.

Numerous research projects offer students opportunities to work with faculty in solving current societal problems and in developing technological resources for the future.

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: November 4, 2018

A University of Alabama student team — Alabeama — recently placed third in the 2018 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big Beam Competition. Among the team members are: Daniel Bridi Valentim and Gabrielle Willis of Tuscaloosa. The objective of the national competition is to design, fabricate and test a precast and prestressed concrete beam to span… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

UA computer science students win top prize at VolHacks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two University of Alabama College of Engineering student teams and one individual student received top awards at an annual hackathon competition. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sept. 28-30. This annual hacking competition involved students from all over the country competing and using programming and… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

UA engineering students return from year working, studying in Germany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama exchange program is combining automotive engineering and the German language to create unique opportunities for students to expand and explore their future careers. Two Steps Ahead is an international German exchange program through the College of Engineering that was started about five years… Read more

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

END USER: Capstone Engineer Q&A

Dr. Viola L. Acoff, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, was the first African American female faculty member in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Hired in 1994, Acoff received all three of her materials engineering degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has 20 years’… Read more

UA engineering adds two ABET accreditations to undergraduate programs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All University of Alabama College of Engineering undergraduate curricula are now fully accredited by ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering and computing programs, with the two newest undergraduate engineering programs receiving certification. The architectural and environmental engineering programs at UA officially became accredited on Oct. 1… Read more

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more