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One of the first five universities to offer engineering instruction in the nation, The University of Alabama has more than 185 years of engineering education experience.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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. Want to take a tour but can’t come to campus? Try UA’s virtual 360 tour or Engineering’s virtual visit page!


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.

Take an ACE Led Tour


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

Jules Webb


August Connors

Vice President

Austin Rilling

Chair of Recruitment

Kelvin Hutchinson

Chair of Recruitment

Maggie Callahan

Chair of Events

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 185 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.