One of the first five universities to offer engineering instruction in the nation, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience.
The College of Engineering offers many activities students can pursue while at the Capstone. Our programs are designed so our students can meet their personal education goals while also allowing them to experience life fully at a major liberal arts and research university. Our students are customizing their individual areas of interest and maximizing their engineering educational program.
As the demand for engineers and computer scientists continues to grow, UA’s College of Engineering is focused on preparing our students for the infinite number of opportunities available. Our mission would not be possible without the loyal support of our alumni and friends who have generously given scholarships that enable the College to provide our students superior educational experiences.
From an engineering perspective, we live in very exciting times. New discoveries, innovations and creative applications abound. Our College reflects this excitement and provides a wide variety of educational and research opportunities that will undoubtedly have a positive impact in our world — both today and in the future.
We believe the field of engineering will lead the way as societies, governments, institutions and businesses seek solutions to global challenges. At UA, we work hard to prepare students for success by helping them launch fulfilling careers and inspiring them to make meaningful contributions within the engineering profession. Our vision is to have a genuine, lasting impact in every endeavor we undertake.
Thanks to everyone who supports the Capstone! We believe we have become the home for engineering leadership in the state of Alabama.
W. Edward Back, Ph.D.
The mission of the College of Engineering is to serve the state, nation, and global community by advancing the boundaries of knowledge through innovative research and education of the next generation of leaders.
The University of Alabama College of Engineering will be a nationally-recognized leader in student-centered education, research and innovation.