Explore UAB

Students in safety clothes working in a lab under large painted words "School of Engineering."Situated in a vibrant economic center as part of a world-class academic research center, the UAB School of Engineering offers a number of advantages to engineering students at all levels.

With renowned faculty spread across four academic departments, the School of Engineering provides undergraduate students with a solid foundation in engineering fundamentals with a curriculum focused on experiential learning opportunities and progressively advanced hands-on applications.

With more than 15 graduate degree programs and tracks to choose from at the master and Ph.D. level, as well as a variety of certificate programs, UAB offers highly adaptable programs that range from traditional M.S./Ph.D. pathways to online master of engineering degree tracks for working professionals.

For those on a research path, the School of Engineering offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration—not only within engineering disciplines but with dozens of areas of convergence, extending to other academic departments across campus as well as to local industry. The result is an environment that breeds innovation and brings historic breakthroughs within reach.

With such wide-ranging faculty expertise, UAB engineers develop highly versatile skill sets that enable them to create sustainable solutions to solve the challenges of tomorrow.


To be a nationally and internationally recognized research-oriented School of Engineering — a first choice for undergraduate and graduate education.


To create and apply knowledge for the benefit of society and to prepare engineering graduates to be immediately productive and able to adapt and to lead in a rapidly changing environment.