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: The U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks announced the launch of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), revealing the 12 competing universities and the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition … The participating universities include: Colorado State… Read more

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In The News: UA engineers build structure that could survive a natural disaster

A building has now been made to survive the impact of an earthquake, and possibly a hurricane. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA engineers built a two-story structure to stand strong in the wake of a natural disaster. The building is designed with a special wooden material stronger than what is normally used.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA engineering assistant professor wins top conference paper award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science was awarded three Best Paper Awards at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Cluster Computing including winning the Overall Best Paper Award. Dr. Dingwen Tao co-authored two papers submitted to the 2018 Cluster… Read more

In The News: AU, UA team up for $2M project to make diesel fuel burn cleaner

Auburn University researchers are working on a bio-based additive to make diesel fuel burn cleaner as part of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will see researchers at the University of Alabama help test the blend. The $2 million project led by Auburn is part of about $10… Read more

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In The News: Co-ops give engineering students ‘real-world application’

For students like Alexandra Andreen, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, the Cooperative Education Program, or co-op, provided her with distinct professional experience not offered by any other program. “I have seen myself develop both professionally and personally with each term,” Andreen said. “Now I feel significantly more prepared to… Read more

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In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

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UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human breath inside the vehicle along with temperature and car movement. Read more