The UAB School of Engineering is comprised of five departments as well as the research organization EITD (Engineering and Innovative Technology Development). The departments are listed below with the degrees awarded from each:


Although not separate departments, a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is offered with tracks in the following areas:

  • Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM)
    First master’s degree in engineering with safety emphasis to be offered totally online.
  • Construction Engineering Management (CEM)
    Designed with the working professional in mind, this program instills the necessary skills for success in the complex and competitive built environment.
  • Civil Structural Engineering (CSE)
    A 19-month program intended for structural work inspectors, civil engineering project managers, structural materials and design innovators, or any project engineers with on-site inspection responsibilities.
  • Design and Commercialization
    Earn a MEng degree from the School of Engineering and a graduate certificate in technology commercialization through this program. Students will have opportunities to develop products from basic designs to commercial viability in 18 months.
  • Information Engineering and Management (IEM)
    Executive master's degree available in house or completely online, providing an entrepreneurial focus to engineering and technology
  • Sustainable Smart Cities
    A unique 24-month professional master's program taught online by faculty from UAB and Staffordshire University (UK). This program provides an interdisciplinary grounding in the principles, applications, and key technologies required to develop sustainable smart cities.


uab_bme_labUAB School of Engineering Research Centers and Laboratories conduct world-class, cutting-edge research in numerous areas. These include, but are not limited to, High performance Computing/Modeling and Simulation, Sustainable Engineering Design and Construction, Composite Materials Applications and Development, Engineering and Innovation Technology Development, Metals Processing and Research, Tissue Engineering, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Biomedical Imaging.

Visit each departmental research site to learn more about the breakthroughs being made in the UAB School of Engineering:

  • Research in Biomedical Engineering
    Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Implants and Devices, Biomaterials, Implant Biomechanics, Tissue regeneration, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, and more.
  • Research in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
    Innovative and sustainable buildings and highway systems, Environmental Engineering, theory and applied analytical methods of transportation systems, traffic engineering, traffic operations and safety, and urban transportation planning.
  • Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Diverse variety spanning microelectronics and embedded systems, signal and image processing, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.
  • Research in Materials Science and Engineering
    The new Materials Processing and Application Development (MPAD) Laboratory brings leading researchers and cutting edge equipment together to create innovative new materials and processes.
  • Research in Mechanical Engineering
    Fully utilize information technology in creating, analyzing, managing, and interpreting large-scale data associated with the simulation of mathematical models that describe interacting multi-scale science and engineering phenomena.