About the College

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes.

Today’s College of Engineering is large enough to offer academic diversity and challenge, yet small enough to ensure personal attention and excellent instruction.

Students in the College earn national scholarships and graduate fellowships and earn more in their first jobs than the nation’s average starting salary for engineering graduates. The foundation is the College’s academic programs.

For more information about UA’s College of Engineering, check out our videos on YouTube. You can learn more about becoming an engineering student at the Capstone and explore our academic departments. You can also join the College’s Facebook group for the latest postings.


The University of Alabama College of Engineering will be a nationally-recognized leader in student-centered education, research and innovation.


  • We will provide high-quality, exceptional experiences that educate distinguished bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates.
  • We will develop, conduct and disseminate innovative research that engages students at all levels.
  • We will foster faculty dedication to excellence in education, research and service.