Engineering Campus Visits
Please utilize our Plan A Visit Form to schedule a visit with the College of Engineering. We offer visits Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on university holidays or other planned non-visit days.
The University of Alabama has taken a proactive approach to limit the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of all guests, faculty, staff and students are top priorities for the University. We are requiring all campus visitors to wear a mask, so please feel free to bring your own mask or you may use a disposable mask that will be provided.
We will ask any guest who displays symptoms related to COVID-19, has experienced symptoms related to COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days or who has come in contact with someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days not to participate in the UA visit.
Our team is regularly cleaning our facilities, practicing social distancing and will have limited the number of guests per tour experience. We will also have hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes available for guests and encourage them to be used as an added safety measure during your visit. To learn more about UA’s response and action plans for COVID-19, please visit healthinfo.ua.edu.
The best way to learn about UA’s College of Engineering is to see it firsthand.
Each visit experience with the College of Engineering is personalized to the prospective student’s interests. Visits include a Facility Tour of College of Engineering led by an engineering student Ambassador. Throughout the Facility Tour, you’ll not only discover the rich history of our College but also experience the many academic and extracurricular opportunities that the College of Engineering offers including our Engineering Career Development Center, Mentor UPP, Undergraduate Research, international opportunities and student organizations and competition teams. In addition, we are hosting limited in-person opportunities to meet with faculty during your visit with the College of Engineering.
We are currently hosting limited in-person opportunities to meet with faculty during your visit with the College of Engineering. Due to increased safety measures because of COVID-19, we are currently not able to host opportunities for visiting prospective students to sit-in on an undergraduate class. Additional information on our virtual College of Engineering faculty visit opportunities can be found on our Plan A Visit Form.
The College of Engineering works closely with UA’s campus partners and will schedule your visit based on your unique interests. If you are interested in other aspects about UA, such as Honors College, other colleges – or even the Million Dollar Band, please let us know in the comments section of the Plan A Visit Form. There is no need to submit multiple visit requests with different colleges or departments.
Due to the needs of our current students, we are unable to schedule you an appointment with a College of Engineering academic advisor.
We recommend utilizing the undergraduate curriculum flowcharts that can be found on each department’s website to view the required curriculum for each degree program within the College of Engineering.
For transfer credit, the Registrar’s Office Transfer Credit page is the best resource. The transfer credit team is responsible for processing all transfer credit, including AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment and military credit. Their office also facilitates all transfer credit evaluations for both prospective and current UA students.
The College of Engineering is hosting College of Engineering Virtual Information Sessions. Additional information on these virtual offerings, including registration, can be found through Admissions.
We also have a Virtual Visits page. This page highlights aspects of our College of Engineering through videos and 360 panoramic views in and around our facilities.
For every visit request submitted, a reply email is sent to the email addresses that were listed on the Plan A Visit Form submission to confirm that the visit request has been received.
For questions about or alterations to your visit, please email the Engineering Welcome Center or call (205) 348-1596.
If you have not received a response from your visit submission, we recommend checking your email spam folder in case the visit submission confirmation email was sorted there.
To develop the most appropriate and personalized schedule for your visit, we prefer to have a two week’s notice for planning. We cannot guarantee availability of requested appointments if the Plan A Visit Form is submitted less than two weeks before the requested visit date.
Your visit schedule will be emailed to all the email addresses listed on the visit submission form within one to two weeks of your visit date, depending on the timeframe of your submission. We plan visits with the College of Engineering in order of visit date and then order of visit request form submission for each visit date. Our visit dates do fill up quickly. We recommend submitting the Plan A Visit Form as soon as possible once you have chosen a visit date. The Plan A Visit Form will be updated as visit days become unavailable for new submissions.
The Engineering Welcome Center is located in H.M. Comer Hall.
We recommend using the GPS app, Google Maps, to navigate to campus. The address for H.M. Comer Hall is 245 7th Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. You are welcome to park in the pay to park area in the surface lot in front of H.M. Comer Hall. Please note, outside of the specific pay to park area is Faculty/Staff parking, and you could be ticketed if you choose to park outside of this area.
FROM MCFARLAND BOULEVARD/U.S. 82
Exit at Jack Warner Parkway toward Tuscaloosa. Turn left at a stop light onto Hackberry Lane, turn right at the light onto McCorvey Drive, and then turn left onto Second Street. The parking lot is on your right.
FROM INTERSTATE-359/AL 69/U.S. 43/LURLEEN WALLACE BOULEVARD THROUGH DOWNTOWN TUSCALOOSA
Turn onto University Boulevard and travel east through downtown Tuscaloosa. Turn left on Campus Drive West and travel till it ends at a three-way stop with Seventh Avenue. The parking lot is on your left.
For help navigating campus, you may refer to our online campus map. Please note, there is also a B.B. Comer Hall on-campus. H.M. Comer Hall and B.B. Comer Hall are not the same buildings and are in different areas of campus.
If you need help with directions, please feel free to call (205) 348-1596.
E-Day has been cancelled for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.
E-Day is the College of Engineering’s open house. Information regarding admissions to UA, housing, financial aid, scholarships, honors programs and much more are available. School groups, families and individual students in high school and in junior or community colleges are all welcome to attend. Registration can be found on the E-Day website.
Please note, any student attending E-Day without a school group must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, please email the Engineering Welcome Center or call (205) 348-1596.
Engineering Admission and Scholarship
Prospective students can apply to the College of Engineering through the Undergraduate Admissions application at The University of Alabama. There is no separate application for admission into the College of Engineering, minus the Musical Audio Engineering degree program which does require an audition with the School of Music.
Please visit UA’s Undergraduate Scholarships for Entering Freshman Students page for full information on scholarship application requirements for entering freshmen.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to call (205) 348-1596.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Housing Options
The College of Engineering is excited to introduce EXCEL: The Engineering and Computer Science LLC, a new living-learning community in Fall 2021 for freshmen in engineering and computer science. EXCEL is an engaging living-learning community dedicated to freshmen engineering and computer science students, connecting them with the larger community of students in the College of Engineering and beyond. Students are welcomed into a supportive community environment of shared academic interests and receive focused academic advising, common courses, mentoring, and tutoring. Students are encouraged to participate in some of the many student organizations sponsored by the College.
The EXCEL LLC is housed in Paty Hall, which is essentially adjacent to the home of the College of Engineering – H.M. Comer Hall, the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad, and Hardaway Hall. Paty Hall is also home to Alabama IMaDE, a hub for innovative research and education in intelligent and advanced manufacturing featuring a wide variety of manufacturing robots.
Students must be freshmen in the College of Engineering expecting to enroll in MATH 112, MATH 115, or MATH 125. Students interested in EXCEL must complete an application for this community. See the application for additional information.
If you are interested in being a member of the EXCEL Community, please complete the application. Applications will be reviewed in late March and students will be notified of their acceptance at that time. After initial reviews, students will continue to be admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.
Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM
The Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM is a community of freshmen women who will have the opportunity to live, learn, and study together. This program is currently housed in Riverside East. Community members will take a common Women’s Studies course, will benefit from study spaces and programs in the residence hall that are designed with STEM majors in mind, and will have the opportunity to participate in STEM specific community service. The Delta Initiative provides opportunities for career exploration, visits with STEM employers, and building meaningful connections with faculty and STEM practitioners.
Students majoring in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, physics, or any of the majors in the College of Engineering are eligible. Students looking to participate in The Delta Initiative will be able to request roommates who are not also enrolled in the program.
If you are interested in being a member of the Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM, please complete the application.
A unique living option is available for male engineering and computer science students in Bryant Hall, which houses student-athletes and freshmen from the College of Engineering. This living option provides an environment where students can exchange ideas, experiences, skills, and even class notes. The interaction between students with similar interests, and sometimes the same classes, is one of the main advantages of this living option. Students who select their option should be majoring in a degree program offered by the College of Engineering.
If you have any questions about any of the LLCs or academic shared interest communities listed above, you are welcome to email the Engineering Welcome Center or call (205) 348-1596.
College of Engineering
Engineers and computer scientists will drive the innovation in tomorrow’s world. We invite you to explore the many academic opportunities offered within the College of Engineering.
The Freshman Engineering Program at The University of Alabama is the designated engineering program for incoming freshman students as well as new transfer students to UA’s College of Engineering. This comprehensive program enhances the sense of community and belonging by the students and improves the instruction of and the introduction to the disciplines of engineering and computer science.
For more specific information on common freshmen year courses, visit UA’s Undergraduate Catalog.
For additional information about the Freshman Engineering Program, contact Susan Noble.
The STEM Path to the MBA allows high-achieving undergraduate students majoring in STEM disciplines to complete coursework to earn an MBA from the Manderson Graduate School of Business in only one calendar year beyond the completion of an undergraduate degree.
The program is centered around innovative solutions to real-world problems. Using nontraditional classroom methods and experiential learning opportunities, you have the opportunity to grow both academically deep into your major of study and functionally broad across different areas like communication, leadership and professionalism. The resulting sum of experiences develops a solid foundation for you to grow into management roles in high-tech companies.
The University of Alabama’s Accelerated Master’s Program can help you meet your goal of earning a graduate degree while saving time and cutting costs. Through AMP, you take courses that count simultaneously toward your undergraduate and graduate programs. All College of Engineering departments participate in AMP.
At The University of Alabama, we provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible. We welcome you to learn about the wonderful involvement opportunities our College of Engineering offers including our Engineering Career Development Center, Mentor UPP, Undergraduate Research, international opportunities, and student organizations and competition teams.
Student Introduction To Engineering is a summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, hosted by The University of Alabama College of Engineering. SITE consists of five nights of fun and exploration. As a SITE student, you’ll live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises and tour an industrial plant to see engineers at work. You’ll challenge your mind with mathematics, engineering, computer science and English courses. And you’ll team with other ambitious students in a design competition sure to test your skills. SITE sessions are offered during the month of July each year.
Effective Fall 2020, all students in the College of Engineering are required to have a laptop. This does not affect currently enrolled students who started prior to and during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The College of Engineering provides laptop specifications for both Microsoft Windows laptops and Apple Macintosh laptops. Please note, it is highly recommended that students in any of the engineering degree programs, excluding computer science and cyber security, have a Windows-based laptop.