Departments

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: UA engineers study wind loads

Engineers with The University of Alabama have been studying wind loads and their effects on structures long before Hurricanes Harvey and Irma formed in the Gulf. The School of Engineering has used this wind tunnel for three years. Instructors use it along with a structures lab to test how wind… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Troubled Water: Wells aren’t regulated and septic tanks aren’t inspected

Most of the 43 million Americans who rely on private wells don’t know if their water is safe to drink because unlike the regulation of public water systems, there is no government monitoring of wells … In areas where proper wastewater treatment is rare, regulation is not enforced “because a… Read more

Sources: TC Palm (Florida)

In The News: UA receives grant to train math-based students to be future computer science teachers

Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan. The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative. The school just got a $300,000 grant to train math based students to be future computer science teachers. A UA professor says three of the top six jobs… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 12 (Montgomery) , WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

In The News: Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities

Deep in the winding mass of crumbling back streets in Campti, Leroy Hayes sets a glass of water from his faucet in a patch of sunlight on the railing of his porch and watches specks of sediment float to the top … Mark Elliott, a civil engineer and researcher at… Read more

Sources: Public Integrity, Wisconsin Gazette

In The News: UA students part of NASA project to capture solar eclipse from near space

A group of students at the University of Alabama plan to launch a balloon to take video of the solar eclipse next week as part of a nationwide science project led by NASA. Similar to a weather balloon, the UA balloon should rise 100,000 feet in the air, high enough to see the curvature of the… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center , WLTX-CBS (Columbia, South Carolina) , Tuscaloosa News, CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), YellowHammer News, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Gears of Biz