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Two forward-thinking University of Alabama engineering faculty members have started a research project evaluating the quality of online engineering education in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Derek Williamson, civil,…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

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…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 3, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   , , ,   

Opening Borders

  As relations between the United States and Cuba began to thaw, The University of Alabama found itself in a unique position to reach out to universities on the island…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Events, Students,    /    Features:     

Two Degrees of Separation

As opportunities in industry continue to grow for engineering graduates, The University of Alabama is making sure to keep the pace. In the 2014–15 academic year, the University began offering…

Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: July 27, 2015    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:   ,   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Engineering now offering 2 new majors    /  Crimson White

The College of Engineering now offers two new degrees: environmental and architectural engineering. Both programs are expansions from existing minor programs and have been in the works for 
a while.

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: November 6, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students    /    Features:   ,   


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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.