Engineering Bound

Coming to campus in the fall? From COVID-19 to Bama Bound, here's all you need to know.

Campus Return Plan

Health and Safety

Education is key to preventing the spread and impact of COVID-19. Here you can find information on what UA is doing to keep campus safe.

Student Life

From housing to student organizations, see how UA is operating with the goal to preserve the student experience while staying consistent with public health and safety requirements.

Academic Affairs

See the changes to our instructional modes and delivery that are an integral part of preventing spread.

Engineering’s COVID-19 Information

The College of Engineering’s updates on the ongoing situation and our outreach participation.

Fall 2020 Instructional Methods

As a part of The University of Alabama’s Plan for a Return to Full Operations this fall, course delivery methods for some courses have changed to align with physical distancing guidelines. See below for an explanation of instructional method types, and for further questions visit

What is a face-to-face course (FA)?

These courses are taught in a classroom, face-to-face with your instructor.

What is a hybrid course (HY)?

A hybrid course may include both face-to-face interactions and online teaching components and learning activities. How a hybrid course is facilitated will depend on many variables, including the course topic, the class size, the current environment, expert guidance, etc.

What is an interactive audio/video course (AV)?

These courses are taught remotely with real-time online class meetings with the instructor. The class will meet at a designated time with two-way exchange capabilities between the instructor and students.

What is an internet course (IN)?

Internet course content is strictly delivered online. Some proctored exams may be required but there are no other requirements that are place bound. Regular interactions between you and your instructor are a part of the teaching and learning process online.

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Contacts and Forms

Course Override Request Form

Need an override? Use this form to request temporary permission to register in Engineering course(s) while completing prerequisites.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Individual appointments are scheduled for 20 minutes and are used for semester and/or degree planning, co-op discussions, study abroad planning and addressing any other academic goals and interests.

Student Services Contacts

Want to communicate directly with the Engineering Student Services’s faculty or staff? Try the information here.

Bama Bound

The College of Engineering Bama Bound orientation course features four modules to get students ready for the fall semester. Incoming students are introduced to resources and opportunities in the college followed by an overview of the advising process. Next, students learn about helpful advising tools like Degree Works and the academic catalog before wrapping up with all the information needed to register for fall classes.

After completing the course, students and parents have an opportunity to meet with an advisor face-to-face via our scheduled Zoom advising sessions. This is a chance to address any questions about your fall schedule and make sure you’re comfortable with the registration process before signing up for classes. Our advising team and student orientation leaders are also available via Zoom to troubleshoot any issues that may pop up during registration.

(Students do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a meeting. A unique invitation URL will be sent directly to your Crimson email account.)

In many weeks Bama Bound sessions are running Monday through Friday, and our advisors are working extremely hard to ensure that all of our incoming students get set up for success in the fall semester.

Register for Bama Bound

Bama Bound New Student Orientation is a virtual event this year. We strongly encourage you to sign up for your preferred orientation session. With Bama Bound, you gain a better knowledge of UA, secure your classes and are ready to enroll with us this fall.

Freshmen Information

Starting fall semester for the 2020-2021 academic year, the College of Engineering will REQUIRE students have a laptop. This will not affect current students. Please see Required Laptops / Laptop Specifications for more information.

Freshman Engineering Program

The Freshman Engineering Program is the designated engineering program for incoming freshman students as well as new transfer students to The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering.

Engineering Student Organizations

From competition teams to amateur radio, come see the variety of student organizations Engineering boasts.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Whether you want to be a researcher, engineer or developer, research enhances your education.

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A Virtual Visit

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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