Professional Programs/Master of Engineering


In an effort to meet increasing industry demands for design_lab-2highly skilled workers, the School of Engineering offers
a variety of professional programs. These programs are designed to benefit working professionals who seek to increase their qualifications through specialized degree
and certificate programs.

In 2013, the Master of Engineering degree was nationally ranked (27th) by US News & World Report for excellence in online engineering education. The degree was also ranked fifth in the nation for Best Online Programs for Veterans.

The following tracks are available in the MEng:

Construction Engineering Management (CEM)

The UAB CEM Master of Engineering degree track of study is specifically designed for working professionals in engineering, construction and project management companies of all sizes. The CEM program is committed to providing our students with contemporary knowledge which will truly change their world.  For those Individuals seeking knowledge necessary to lead and manage in a technical and highly competitive global environment, CEM might be right for you.  The Master of Engineering degree is nationally ranked (27th) by US News and World Report for excellence in online engineering education.  The CEM experience is available to all professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree from any accredited U.S. university.  CEM was the leading innovator of online education for the UAB School of Engineering launching the first fully online master’s degree track of study in May 2009.  CEM has graduated over 200 students since the program inception in 2008.

Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM)

This is the first master’s degree in engineering with safety emphasis to be offered totally online. It is an easily accessible program designed for working professionals who hold an accredited undergraduate degree. The director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says UAB's ASEM program "is truly educating students for the 21st century.”

Information Engineering and Management (IEM)

Looking to take your technical career to the next level? Thinking about starting your own business? IEM is the master’s program that combines business, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills into a two-year program that can be taken in the classroom, or entirely online. IEM focuses on real-world applications in order to enlighten clients and give them the tools they need to succeed.