engineering design majorThe Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a major in Engineering Design offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree tailored to their interest, with an emphasis on innovation and design.

Why Engineering Design?

The Engineering Design program is intended for students whose academic/scientific interests aren’t aligned with an existing engineering discipline or limited to one engineering discipline. The ideal student will be highly adaptable to different learning environments, prepared to work in interdisciplinary teams, and adept at hands-on learning.

Designed to Prepare You for a Career

A bachelor’s degree in engineering design can provide students with the ability to synthesize engineering, business, and societal priorities. Graduates will have the essential skills they need to work in diverse industries, as well as a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Product innovation
  • Project management
  • Product development
  • System integration

Getting Started

Learn more about the Engineering Design major from program manager Timothy Wick.


The program covers a 15-hour engineering design and innovation core that includes a three-course progression in engineering design and a two-semester capstone (senior design) project.

In addition to courses in mathematics, science, physics and engineering fundamentals, each student selects an engineering focus area in which to minor. The program is designed such that students may opt to include a second minor, which could be in another engineering concentration or in any of UAB’s approved minors.

The program requires 128 credit hours to complete.

Engineering Design Flow Chart


For more information, contact program director Timothy M. Wick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..