Approximately 1,100 students comprise the UAB School of Engineering – 70% are undergraduate students and 30% are graduate students.
Undergraduate students are exposed to the engineering design process as freshmen and will participate in design projects all throughout their undergraduate curriculum. A dedicated Undergraduate Design Laboratory with computer-controlled milling machines/lathes exists to provide cutting-edge equipment for students to engage in engineering design.
Strong areas of research and graduate education for all Engineering Departments:
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE): Structural Engineering; Construction Management; Environmental Engineering; Transportation
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE): Software Engineering; Controls; Telecommunications
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE): Composite and Plastic Materials; Casting and Solidification; Metals Processing
Mechanical Engineering (ME): High Performance Computing, Modeling and Simulation; Energy and Combustion Systems; Carbon Capture and Sequestration
All undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The BME Program is the only accredited biomedical engineering program in the state of Alabama.
Active Engineers Without Borders student chapter has travelled to Peru twice and will be travelling to Zambia in 2010—working with villages to help improve drinking water and develop stronger village infrastructure.
Technology development/transfer is a cornerstone of the UAB School of Engineering. Recently, Innovative Composite Solutions – a company with roots in the UAB School of Engineering—won the Alabama Launch Pad Competition and was awarded $100,000 for business development. Other companies formed from technology developed at the UAB School of Engineering have “spun out” and are successful worldwide.