About

One the first five universities to offer engineering instruction in the nation, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience.

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Welcome to the College of Engineering

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.

Although I have been on this campus for more than 30 years, I am still excited by the changes occurring in engineering – within our college as well as out in the field. Given the opportunities provided by interdisciplinary research and the challenge of training graduates who will thrive in the demanding world of the professional engineer, our vision makes us the preferred engineering college in the state.

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Charles L. Karr, Ph.D.
Dean


MISSION

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.


VISION

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


GOALS

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.

COVID-19

Keep up to date with the latest information regarding what the College of Engineering and The University of Alabama are doing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit the College of Engineering

The best way to find your place at The University of Alabama is to visit campus. Our Ambassador-guided Facility Tour gives you and your family a first-hand College of Engineering experience.

You will explore our state of the art facilities, discover the rich history of our College, and also experience the many opportunities that the College of Engineering offers, such as our amazing academic programs, research opportunities, and exciting student life.

Plan A Visit

Plan your visit to campus today!

Virtual Tours and Engineering Videos

In light of campus tours not being available, please see UA’s new virtual 360 tour or Engineering’s virtual visit page.

Take a Virtual Visit with Engineering

Watch select Engineering videos and see 360 panos of Engineering spaces.

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Ambassadors

UA’s College of Engineering created the ACEs, a student ambassador program, in 1996 to promote professionalism and enthusiasm for the College.

The group consists of at least 20 members selected each academic year through a competitive interview and application process.

One of the primary functions of the group is to provide tours of the College of Engineering facilities to prospective students, families and alumni. ACEs are responsible for helping with events, such as Engineering Day, and they visit high schools to discuss engineering as a future career choice for potential students. ACEs also assist the Capstone Engineering Society with alumni and pre-game events, while serving as hosts and hostesses for the College.

Apply to be an Ambassador

Take an ACE Led Tour

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the ACEs, contact an individual listed below.

Albert Gabberty

President

Kailey Henson

Vice President of Events

Julia Barefoot

Vice President of Events

Emma Sanders

Vice President of Recruitment

Chris McCarthy

Vice President of Recruitment

Andrew Crain

Vice President of Communications

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History & Tradition

In 1837, The University of Alabama Board of Trustees told the faculty that “the present state of our country calls for instruction in (engineering) from our university.”

Courses in civil engineering to meet the demands of the expansion of railroads into the American frontier were added to the curriculum in 1838, making UA one of the first five institutions in the country to teach engineering.

Today, more than 175 years later, UA’s College of Engineering is hitting its stride with nearly 6,000 students, more than 140 faculty and annual research expenditures of over $31 million. The College’s students have earned nationally-competitive scholarships and selective graduate fellowships.

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