Career Development

ASEM students wearing hardhats

Most potential students that are considering applying for the Master of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) at UAB already have years of experience in a technical field - but they are also looking for something to differentiate from their peers, and find that specialty in gaining an advanced knowledge in safety engineering. Our students are taking what they're learning in class and actively applying it in their current workplaces, whether that's a construction site, power plant, or emergency situation.

The first program manager for the Masters of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management at UAB (ASEM) showed an unwavering commitment to academic excellence throughout her career and was a staunch supporter of ASEM and UAB until her passing in 2012. In her honor, her family, friends and staff members of ASEM established the Leah McCraney Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management in April 2013. The scholarship is awarded annually to an ASEM student that demonstrates solid academic promise and expresses their passion for gaining knowledge of safety engineering to advance in their field. The 2019-2020 recipient is Shakina Dyer.

As students in the Masters of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management at UAB (ASEM) progress through our curriculum, they learn the prevention-through-design approach and how to design resilient systems.  They learn how to communicate complicated safety interventions to leadership and communities of practice.

One of our main focus areas in the Masters of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management at UAB is transforming safety in workplaces, but seeing the transforming impact in the lives and careers of our students and alumni isn't a terrible outcome either.

Ivan Pupulidy and Christopher J. Colburn.

In the UAB Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) program, and the UAB School of Engineering in general, our goal is provide the highest quality engineering education by attracting exceptional faculty to teach students and advance the engineering discipline. 

Man holding hard hat.

Advances in the field of engineering have allowed for more growth than ever, including new technology and methods that are making more and new work possible. However, as more work for engineers is created, the need for professionals trained in analyzing, assessing, and redesigning the error-prone environments to ensure the safety of workers is greater now than ever before. In the Master of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management at UAB, we are directly addressing this need.