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: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

UA Engineering Student Wins Bioethics Essay Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kaylee O’Connor, a junior chemical and biological engineering student from Fort Worth, Texas, won first place in the Institute of Biological Engineering bioethics essay competition. O’Connor’s submission titled “The Cost of Compassion,” was initially chosen as one of the top five essays written on an ethical dilemma… Read more

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences. Read more

UA Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins Competitive Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Xuyang “Rhett” Zhou, a Ph.D. student in materials science from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, was selected to receive a Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Scholar Award given by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microanalysis Society (MAS). “This is an important award for this student, perhaps… Read more

In The News: UA Students Develop Lightweight Hood Fused With Graphene

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter hood, proving a cutting-edge material can work on a consumer car. Read more

Sources: Graphene Entrepreneur, Graphene-Info, R&D

In The News: UA Civil Engineering Department works for bicycle lanes

If you build it, they will come. That’s what Sassafras and their local partners think about Bike paths in Tuscaloosa. They are trying to make Tuscaloosa a bike friendly map. Partners include the University of Alabama Department of Civil Engineering, Druid City Bicycle Club, Trek Bicycle Store and Velocity Pro… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA engineering students participate in ASCE conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Engineering students from The University of Alabama traveled to Florida Atlantic University in March to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers Southeast Student Conference. More than 1,000 students from 25 universities in the southeastern region of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and… Read more