Auburn University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Auburn University
Mailing Address: Undergraduate Admissions: The Quad Center
Graduate Admissions: 106 Hargis Hall
City: Auburn University
State: AL
Postal Code: 368493501
Country: United States
Phone 334-844-4000
Fax: 334-844-6436
Website: http://www.auburn.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Bob Karcher
Assistant Dean
Engineering Student Services
Auburn University
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
1210D Shelby Center
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-4310
Fax: 334-844-2349
karchcr@auburn.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

George Flowers
Professor and Dean of the Graduate School
Mechanical Engineering Department
Auburn University
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
1418 Wiggins Hall
Auburn Unviersity, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-4375
Fax: 334-844-3307
gflowers@eng.auburn.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Auburn
This city's population (approx.): 62,059
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 22,658
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,518
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,114

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Liberal arts, Nursing, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Human Sciences, Forestry and Wildlife, Sciences and Mathematics

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

A strong secondary school record as demonstrated on the high school transcript and satisfactory scores on either the ACT or SAT examination.
Prerequisite high school courses:
English - 4 years;
Mathematics - 3 years
(Algebra I and Algebra II - 2 years)(Geometry, Trigonometry,
Calculus or Analysis - 1 year);
Science - 2 years (Biology - 1 year; Physical Science - 1 year);
Social Studies - 3 years

Recommendations

Recommended high school courses:
Additional Science - 1 year;
Additional Social Studies - 1 year;
Foreign Language - 1 year

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Christopher Roberts
Dean, Col. of Engr. & Prof., Chemical Eng.
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Auburn University
1301 Shelby Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5330
Phone: 334-844-2303
Fax: 334-844-4487
robercr@auburn.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Administration Both Christopher Roberts Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Both Brian Thurow Aerospace Engineering
Biosystems Engineering Both Sushil Adhikari Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering Both Mario Eden Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Both Andrzej Nowak Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering Both Kai Chang Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Robert Nelms Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Both John Evans Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Jeffrey Suhling Mechanical Engineering
Polymer and Fiber Engineering Both Maria Auad Other Engineering Disciplines
Pre-Engineering Undergraduate Bob Karcher Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering Chemical Engineering INDEPT Zhihua Jiang
Alabama Microelectronics Sci. and Tech. Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Michael Hamilton
Auburn Cyber Research Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Anthony Skjellum
Auburn University Detection & Food Safety (AUDFS) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INDEPT Bryan Chin
Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Pradeep Lall
Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Ruel Overfelt
Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites Chemical Engineering INDEPT Maria Auad
Highway Research Center Civil Engineering INDEPT Anton Schindler
Information Technology Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Michael Hamilton
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Thomas Denney
Materials Research and Education Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INDEPT Bryan Chin
McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Anthony Skjellum
National Center for Asphalt Technology Civil Engineering INDEPT Randy West
The Center for Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing Chemical Engineering INDEPT Bruce Tatarchuk
The Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Gregory Harris
Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT John Evans
Transportation Peak of Excellence Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Al Giffin
Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Shiwen Mao

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.) Aerospace Engineering
Biosystems Engineering Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering Computer Science (B.S.C.S) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Software Engineering Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Software Engineering Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Polymer and Fiber Engineering Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Pre-Engineering Undecided Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Biosystems Engineering Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S., M.C.E.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering Computer Science and Software Engineering (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., M.I.S.E) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Materials Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Polymer and Fiber Engineering Polymer and Fiber Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Biosystems Engineering Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering Computer Science and Software Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Polymer and Fiber Engineering Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aerospace Engineering
  1. Advanced Optical Diagnostics
  2. Aeroacoustics & Resonant Combustion
  3. Air-Breathing & Rocket Propulsion
  4. Airplane, Rotorcraft & Missile Design & Simulation
  5. Artificial Intelligence & Genetic Algorithms
  6. Fluid Dynamics
Biosystems Engineering
  1. Ecological Engineering
  2. Biological Engineering
  3. Bioenergy and Biobased Products
  4. Food Safety Engineering
  5. Forest Engineering
  6. Food, Plant, and Animal Production Engineering
  7. Automation and Informatics for Off-Highway Vehicles
Chemical Engineering
  1. Pulp, Paper and Bioresource Engineering
  2. Process Design, Control and Advanced Computer Applications
  3. Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
  4. Advanced Energy Systems, Transportation Fuel and Fuel Cell Systems
  5. Molecularly Engineered Materials and Nanotechnology
  6. Sustainable Engineering
Civil Engineering
  1. Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Transportation Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Structural Engineering
  5. Hydraulic Engineering
  6. Construction Engineering and Management
  7. Pavements and Materials Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  2. Computer Systems
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Database Systems
  5. High Performance Computing
  6. Human-Computer Interaction
  7. Modeling and Simulation
  8. Networks
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Power
  2. Wireless Engineering
  3. Computers
  4. Electromagnetics
  5. Microelectronics
  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  7. Controls, Communications & Signal Processing
Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Financial Engineering
  2. Information Technologies
  3. Ergonomics, Human Factors & Safety
  4. Operations Research and Simulation
  5. Statistics & Quality Control
  6. Manufacturing/Production Systems and Logistics
  7. Work Measurement
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Thermal Sciences
  2. Mechanics
  3. Dynamic Systems & Controls
  4. Design & Manufacturing
  5. Materials
Polymer and Fiber Engineering
  1. Composites
  2. Polymer Processing
  3. Protective Materials
  4. Biomedical Textiles
  5. Nonwovens
  6. Fiber Manufacturing
  7. Nanotechnology
  8. Smart Materials
  9. Polymer Chemistry

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Alpha Sigma Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Phi Psi
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Pi Gamma Tau

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Alabama Society of Professional Engineers
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Concrete Institute
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Am. Water Resources Assoc.
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • INFORMS
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Int'l Microelectronics & Packaging Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Natl. Society of Professional Eng.
  • Paper Industry Management Association
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Tech. Assoc. of the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Water Environment Federation

Local Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Agricultural and Biological Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Safety Engineers
  • Auburn Materials Society
  • Auburn Society of Environmental Scientists
  • Auburn University Rocket Association (AURA)
  • BAJA SAE
  • Cupola Engineering Ambassadors
  • Design, Build, Fly (DBF)
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Formula SAE
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • other1

Local Groups

  • Academic Excellence Program
  • National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Freshman advising/counseling; special transfer student advising; College of Engineering tutorial program with emphasis on math, science and engineering courses. University study partners provide help in a broad range of courses. Tutorial and mentoring program for underrepresented populations. SWE provides mentoring/support for undergraduates. Learning Communities for pre-engineering. Women's alumni group, 100 Women Strong, promote and retain female undergraduates in engineering.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Senior design projects are required in each department.

Aerospace Engr.: Two-semester capstone design course with team projects involving design and analysis of various types of manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles. Teams design vehicles to meet given requirements. The best design is determined through a competitive process. Designs are documented in written reports and oral design presentations are required. Examples of vehicles designed include business jets, large cargo aircraft, fighter aircraft, high altitude unmanned aerial systems and various transport aircraft. Students are also afforded the opportunity to participate in national/international design competitions.

Biosystems Engineering: One-semester course where students build on principles learned in other biosystems engineering courses and work in teams to complete a comprehensive industry-sponsored design project. Special emphasis is given to environmental, social, economic, and safety issues along with effective written and oral design communication.

Chemical Engr.: Two-semester course sequence in which teams complete capstone design projects including written and oral presentations on accumulated curricular experiences involving the design and economic evaluation of processes for production of various chemical products.

Civil Engr.: ASCE student chapter competes each year in twelve events against 25 schools from the southeast. One popular event includes the design, construction and racing of a concrete canoe, and another includes the design, construction and load testing of a steel bridge. Civil engineering students are required to take a senior design project course. They choose from construction engineering and management, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, or structural engineering. Each course requires the completion of a real-world engineering design project.

Software and Wireless (software) Engr. seniors: One-semester course in which teams complete design project, including written document and oral presentation for following: Proposal, requirements specification, architectural design, detailed design. The team must produce working prototype.

Electrical, Computer and Wireless Engineering.: A one-semester capstone design project which draws on the accumulated curricular experience.

Industrial and Systems Engr.: One-semester capstone course in which undergraduate course work principles are brought to bear upon a team design problem in cooperating industries or organizations including manufacturing, governmental, health care and logistics.

Materials Engr.: Seniors are required to complete a one-semester capstone design course addressing an industrial problem associated with materials. Students first identify the cause of the problem, followed by the design of an appropriate solution using their integrated knowledge of materials engineering.

Mechanical Engr.: Two-semester capstone design course with project sponsored by industry or government agency in which students design a mechanical device or system, and then manufacture and optimize it.

Polymer and Fiber Engr.: Design of fiber-reinforced composites and prototype manufacturing; new polymeric materials and structures; bio-engineered textile structures; protective materials.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Auburn University has been offering engineering courses since 1872 and has a long and rich tradition of excellence in engineering education with 12 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree options, and the only ABET accredited wireless engineering program in the nation. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the state's largest and most prestigious engineering program, produces more than one third of Alabama's engineering graduates and is consistently ranked in the top 50 nationally in its undergraduate, graduate and graduate online programs, as well as in its research efforts.

The college is recognized as a major contributor to the region's economic development and industrial competitiveness. A state-of-the-art MRI Research Center with 3T and 7T scanners joins established infrastructure and transportation programs such as the National Center for Asphalt Technology, with additional research emphasis in energy and environment; cyber security and information technology; biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering; engineering materials and nanotechnology; and advanced manufacturing.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Administration 3 1 0 4
Aerospace Engineering 6 2 3 11
Biosystems Engineering 6 3 3 12
Chemical Engineering 9 6 7 22
Civil Engineering 10 9 4 23
Computer Science and Software Engineering 8 6 2 16
Electrical and Computer Engineering 18 5 2 25
Industrial and Systems Engineering 5 4 4 13
Mechanical Engineering 22 4 5 31
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 3 0 0 3
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 90 40 30 160

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Administration 1 1 2 0.13
Aerospace Engineering 2 1 3 0.00
Biosystems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical Engineering 4 2 6 0.28
Civil Engineering 6 1 7 0.11
Computer Science and Software Engineering 2 1 3 0.07
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 2 2 0.35
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 3 3 0.33
Mechanical Engineering 8 1 9 0.00
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 23 12 35 1.27

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Administration 7 1 8 0.12
Aerospace Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Biosystems Engineering 8 1 9 0.75
Chemical Engineering 5 0 5 0.00
Civil Engineering 15 0 15 0.00
Computer Science and Software Engineering 0 1 1 0.40
Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 49 3 52 1.27

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Biosystems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Chemical Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 2
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Science and Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 18 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 22 0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 3 1 0 0 27 1 0 0 0 0 56 2 0 0 86 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biosystems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 3
Civil Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science and Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 2 0 2 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 25 2 0 0 35 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Biosystems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Civil Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2
Computer Science and Software Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pre-Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 9 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 1 0 27 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Prospective engineering students are admitted to the engineering college as a pre-engineer at the time of admission. Admission requirements are based on a number of measures, including grade point average, ACT or SAT scores including the writing portion, and completion of high school core classes. Application fee: $50.00/$60.00 - International application.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Complete all appropriate freshman pre-engineering course work with a minimum 2.2 Auburn GPA.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL - minimum 213 on the computer based test; 550 on paper based; 79 on internet based. PTE minimum 53. Combination of SAT and/or ACT and high school. Record evidence of financial support. Application fee: $60.00.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-Alabama residents: Combination of high school GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores, and high school curriculum.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the bachelor's degree must be earned in residence at Auburn University. These hours must be taken in the final year and in the school/college curriculum of graduation.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

2.5/4.0 GPA
Minimum required courses: English composition, pre-calculus math, science course with lab; history.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 145
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 92

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,696 $28,840
Room & Board: $12,898 $12,898
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $5,664 $5,664
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,042
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 3,426
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,143
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 72%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 700 600
Reading Range: 670 550
Writing Range: 640 530
Combined Range: 1375 1165
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 32 27

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.) 126 95 67 95 383 28
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E) 40 35 34 56 165 16
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) 164 184 90 163 601 53
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) 94 115 102 160 471 65
Computer Science (B.S.C.S) 114 112 64 49 339 40
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) 126 87 95 95 403 77
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.) 46 87 106 129 368 27
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.) 16 9 20 16 61 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) 292 318 217 267 1094 194
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.) 0 0 10 22 32 0
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.) 71 94 56 83 304 49
Undecided 89 8 2 5 104 2
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.) 12 9 8 15 44 6
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.) 6 8 7 7 28 5
Totals: 1196 1161 878 1162 4397 566

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 91 2 5 0 110 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 1 0 0 27 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 13 0
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.)
Men 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 87 1 5 0 111 1
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 40 0 4 0 53 0
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 64 2 0 0 78 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 0 1 0 16 1
Computer Science (B.S.C.S)
Men 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 10 0 1 0 63 2 2 0 101 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 13 2
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 9 0 13 0 0 0 78 2 5 0 117 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 23 1 1 0 27 1
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 19 1
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)
Men 8 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 13 0 1 0 210 4 5 0 250 5
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 30 0 1 0 42 0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 47 2 0 1 59 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 12 0
Undecided
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 61 0 2 0 72 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 17 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 12 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 46 1 3 0 37 0 2 0 49 0 94 1 2 0 927 21 36 1 1196 24

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 2 0 3 0 1 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 65 7 0 0 78 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 17 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 19 0
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 16 1
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 99 3 3 1 116 4
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 47 0 3 0 68 0
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.)
Men 13 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 66 2 1 0 88 3
Women 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 27 1
Computer Science (B.S.C.S)
Men 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 7 2 0 0 67 4 3 0 97 8
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 1
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)
Men 7 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 55 9 1 0 82 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 48 2 0 0 58 2
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 29 0
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)
Men 11 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 9 0 14 2 0 0 219 20 2 0 263 25
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 44 2 3 0 55 2
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.)
Men 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 6 0 0 0 53 3 2 0 77 3
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 17 1
Undecided
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 71 3 10 0 43 3 8 0 52 2 70 8 0 0 887 55 20 1 1161 72

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 58 4 0 0 65 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 3 1 0 23 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 0
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.)
Men 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 52 11 1 0 62 13
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 19 3 0 0 28 3
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.)
Men 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 73 16 0 0 80 17
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 7 0 0 22 8
Computer Science (B.S.C.S)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 6 2 0 0 40 4 0 0 56 7
Women 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 1
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)
Men 1 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 3 1 6 1 0 0 69 17 1 0 86 21
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 53 4 0 0 61 5
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 37 2 0 0 45 2
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)
Men 4 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 7 0 8 1 0 0 159 54 1 0 188 56
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 20 4 0 0 29 4
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.)
Men 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 1 0 0 34 10 0 0 46 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 2
Undecided
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 16 1 7 3 31 3 4 2 44 4 57 6 0 0 715 146 4 0 878 165

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 72 10 2 0 83 11
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 12 1
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E)
Men 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 7 0 0 34 7
Women 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 19 2 0 0 22 4
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.)
Men 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 96 20 0 1 113 21
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 41 9 0 0 50 11
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.)
Men 2 1 1 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 15 1 0 0 96 24 1 0 122 28
Women 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 27 3 1 0 38 5
Computer Science (B.S.C.S)
Men 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 0 0 25 15 0 0 42 17
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 2
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 9 1 8 7 0 0 62 29 0 1 85 39
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 10 4
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.)
Men 3 0 1 0 7 0 1 1 1 2 7 3 0 0 70 5 0 0 90 11
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 33 4 0 0 39 5
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 14 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)
Men 9 1 3 1 6 2 1 1 11 3 17 2 0 0 176 88 1 0 224 98
Women 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 31 2 1 0 43 4
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 0
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 2 5 2 1 0 56 18 1 0 71 22
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 12 6
Undecided
Men 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 3 0 0 14 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 39 5 15 3 42 5 4 2 46 15 94 23 1 0 912 250 9 2 1162 305

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.) 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 42 0 50 41 9
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 21 0 24 18 6
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) 0 0 4 0 5 4 0 81 1 95 71 24
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) 8 0 1 2 1 4 0 79 2 97 79 18
Computer Science (B.S.C.S) 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 28 0 35 30 5
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) 4 0 1 1 7 7 0 79 2 101 89 12
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.) 0 2 2 2 1 7 0 83 1 98 68 30
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 8 5 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) 10 2 10 0 3 7 0 156 1 189 165 24
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 7 3
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.) 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 40 1 46 36 10
Undecided 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 12 12 0
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 10 9 1
Totals: 25 6 33 5 19 35 0 643 9 775 630 145

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.) 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 34 8 0 0 50
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 0 0 24
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 62 19 0 1 95
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 66 13 1 1 97
Computer Science (B.S.C.S) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 26 2 0 0 35
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 69 10 1 1 101
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.) 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 2 0 0 59 24 1 0 98
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) 8 2 2 0 7 3 0 0 3 0 5 2 0 0 139 17 1 0 189
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 10
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.) 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 10 1 0 46
Undecided 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 12
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 10
Totals: 19 6 4 2 27 6 4 1 14 5 28 7 0 0 528 115 6 3 775

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

To earn a second baccalaureate degree, a student must complete all the additional requirements for the second degree (including course work in the major fields, college/school core requirements and courses in support of a major). At least 30 semester hours of the second degree must be unique to the second degree and may not be used as major, supporting or core course for the first degree. In addition, the total number of hours to complete both degrees must total at least 30 additional semester hours. Students who are completing a second degree must comply with all the same grade-point requirements and residency requirements as other students. Students may elect to pursue and to receive the two degrees simultaneously if college and departmental requirements can be met simultaneously. It is recommended that students declare the second degree prior to the beginning of the senior year. Students completing a second or two degrees concurrently receive a diploma for each degree. The transcript will list each degree and each major.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 4
Biosystems Engineering (B.B.S.E) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 1
Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 39
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 11
Computer Science (B.S.C.S) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 3
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 37
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.I.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 9
Materials Engineering (B.Mtl.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 59
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (B.P.F.E.) no 0.00 0.00 Both Optional 2
Software Engineering (B.Sw.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 8
Undecided no 0.00 0.00 Both Optional
Wireless Engineering - Hardware (B.W.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 5
Wireless Engineering - Software (B.W.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional 1

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Must have a 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent. Master's applicants must have a combination of undergraduate grades and GRE scores to meet minimal guideline expectations. Doctoral evaluations have higher expectations and may include a graduate grade point average. Educational background must be appropriate.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Academic departments can, and often do, set admission requirements higher than the minimum guideline established by the Graduate School. Grades, course work, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, etc. are evaluated by departmental admission committees. Personal interviews, when practical are often required.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Must have 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent, appropriate scores on the GRE relative to departmental expectations and a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), iBT 79 (with at least a score of 16 in each of the four sections) for applications from non-English speaking countries who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution. IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements for non-resident students are the same as those for resident students.

Residency Requirements

Applicants wishing to transfer must meet all admission and residency requirements as do non-transfers.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All applicants wishing to transfer into the Graduate School must make a formal application for admission and meet all requirements. Transfer credit for courses taken at other institutions must meet all grade, time-limit and other transfer policies as established by the Graduate Council.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,696 $28,840
Room & Board: $12,898 $12,898
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $5,664 $5,664
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Auburn University asks for tax returns on at least 30% of all federal aid applicants, those selected by the Federal Processing Center and those that may be selected by the institution. Do not send tax returns unless requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,314
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 609
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 224

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 0 0 7 15
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 6 6
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 3 11
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 4
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.C.E.)
Men 17 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 27 1 1 27 31
Women 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 0 0 15 9
Computer Science and Software Engineering (M.S.)
Men 45 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 9 13 0 0 59 20
Women 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 41 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 46 21
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., M.I.S.E)
Men 20 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 9 0 1 26 17
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 2
Materials Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 10 6
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 38 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 29 0 0 41 33
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 3
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 232 33 0 0 3 6 2 0 2 3 4 13 0 0 49 139 1 2 293 196

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 6 8
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 2
Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 0 0 33 19
Women 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 12 7
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 21 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 26 11
Women 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 3
Computer Science and Software Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 14 7
Women 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 13 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 27 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 29 18
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 34 19
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 8 5
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 30 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 32 23
Women 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 239 53 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 4 2 4 0 0 27 70 0 1 272 136

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 9 6 3
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 5 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 5 1
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.C.E.) 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 17 0 28 23 5
Computer Science and Software Engineering (M.S.) 16 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 0 27 19 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 42 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 49 42 7
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., M.I.S.E) 41 0 1 0 2 2 0 16 1 63 48 15
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 11 1 1 0 1 1 0 10 0 25 22 3
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Totals: 125 2 4 0 6 6 0 75 2 220 175 45

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 9
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.C.E.) 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 28
Computer Science and Software Engineering (M.S.) 11 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 27
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 35 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 49
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., M.I.S.E) 35 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 9 7 0 1 63
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 8 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 25
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Totals: 100 25 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 4 2 0 0 58 17 1 1 220

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 5 4 9
Biosystems Engineering (M.S.) 6 1 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 4 6
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.C.E.) 19 9 28
Computer Science and Software Engineering (M.S.) 10 17 27
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 25 24 49
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., M.I.S.E) 2 61 63
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 18 7 25
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 3
Totals: 91 129 220

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 13 9 4
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 10 9 1
Computer Science and Software Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 8 6 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 18 15 3
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 5 1
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 7 7 0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 45 0 0 0 7 1 0 22 0 75 58 17

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Computer Science and Software Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 8
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 36 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 18 4 0 0 75

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Administration
Total#: 16 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $3,182,000 Industry: $368,000 Priv/Non: $5,117,000
State: $4,697,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $13,364,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 24 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $352,000 Industry: $123,000 Priv/Non: $2,000
State: $358,000 Local: Total Expn.: $835,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biosystems Engineering
Total#: 28 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,688,000 Industry: $65,000 Priv/Non: $42,000
State: $1,978,000 Local: Total Expn.: $3,773,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 75 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,392,000 Industry: $227,000 Priv/Non: $166,000
State: $2,089,000 Local: Total Expn.: $4,874,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 155 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $11,898,000 Industry: $951,000 Priv/Non: $698,000
State: $4,115,000 Local: Total Expn.: $17,662,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Total#: 60 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,165,000 Industry: Priv/Non: $256,000
State: $2,258,000 Local: Total Expn.: $3,679,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 69 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,917,000 Industry: $691,000 Priv/Non: $1,113,000
State: $2,430,000 Local: Total Expn.: $6,151,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 47 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,443,000 Industry: $342,000 Priv/Non: $30,000
State: $668,000 Local: Total Expn.: $2,483,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 149 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,314,000 Industry: $573,000 Priv/Non: $349,000
State: $3,621,000 Local: Total Expn.: $8,857,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Polymer and Fiber Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 623 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $28,351,000 Industry: $3,340,000 Priv/Non: $7,773,000
State: $22,214,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $61,678,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering
Total#: 7 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $18,000 Industry: $7,000 Priv/Non:
State: $313,000 Local: Total Expn.: $338,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Alabama Microelectronics Sci. and Tech. Center
Total#: 20 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $282,000 Industry: $139,000 Priv/Non:
State: $382,000 Local: Total Expn.: $803,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Auburn Cyber Research Center
Total#: 25 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $764,000 Industry: Priv/Non: $250,000
State: $55,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,069,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Auburn University Detection & Food Safety (AUDFS)
Total#: 6 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $427,000 Industry: Priv/Non: $22,000
State: $906,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,355,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics
Total#: 58 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,323,000 Industry: $314,000 Priv/Non:
State: $38,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,675,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,000 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $64,000 Local: Total Expn.: $64,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Highway Research Center
Total#: 30 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,538,000 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $477,000 Local: Total Expn.: $2,015,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Information Technology
Total#: 11 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $762,000 Industry: $456,000 Priv/Non:
State: $45,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,263,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center
Total#: 8 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $338,000 Industry: $1,000 Priv/Non:
State: $1,169,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,508,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research and Education Center
Total#: 20 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $514,000 Industry: $1,000 Priv/Non: $106,000
State: $725,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,346,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Asphalt Technology
Total#: 97 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $10,125,000 Industry: $752,000 Priv/Non: $590,000
State: $1,412,000 Local: Total Expn.: $12,879,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Center for Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing
Total#: 6 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $239,000 Industry: $57,000 Priv/Non:
State: $107,000 Local: Total Expn.: $403,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $36,000 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $36,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $214,000
State: Local: Total Expn.: $214,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Peak of Excellence
Total#: 5 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $1,145,000 Local: Total Expn.: $1,145,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center
Total#: 14 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $442,000 Industry: $43,000 Priv/Non: $461,000
State: $16,000 Local: Total Expn.: $962,000
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 623 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $28,351,000 Industry: $3,340,000 Priv/Non: $7,773,000
State: $22,214,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $61,678,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering

Applied aerodynamics, air-breathing and rocket propulsion, space propulsion systems, astrodynamics, spacecraft dynamics and control, stability and control of aircraft and missiles, modeling and simulation, applied smart adaptive structures, structural dynamics, numerical structural analysis, vibrations and aeroelasticity, applications of neural networks, composite structures, and general aviation.

Biosystems Engineering

Thermal and hygroscopic properties of food and biological materials, bioenergyand biobased products, ecological engineering, thermal process modeling, agricultural waste management and utilization, constructed wetland systems, solid waste management and utilization, water conservation, sedimentation, erosion control, irrigation system design, irrigation water resource development, subsurface drip irrigation, livestock housing systems, solar energy applications, wood structure design and modeling, timber bridges, portable bridge systems, alternative stream crossings for forest roads, forest machine systems, geospatial technologies applications in agriculture and forestry.

Chemical Engineering

Surface science, biochemical engineering, coal liquefaction, pulp and paper engineering, microfibrous materials, enzyme engineering and technology, computer-aided process design and simulation, novel bioseparations systems, chemical kinetics and reactor design, process control and optimization and advanced energy research.

Civil Engineering

Structural analysis and design; asphalt and pavement, highway construction, wind engineering; geotechnical engineering; soil mechanics; traffic control and management; stochastic hydrology; water chemistry; stormwater runnoff; groundwater; biofluid mechanics; computational hydraulics; groundwater contamination; quantitative environmental biology and water quality modeling.

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Software engineering: Design methodologies, software testing, network security, ad hoc computing, reverse engineering, wireless software interface, reengineering, formal methods, software tools. Human-computer interaction and Artificial Intelligence. Database management systems and data engineering: information retrieval, data compression. Parallel computation: parallel programming languages, parallelizing compilers, graph parsing. Computer networks: design and analysis of network protocols, Internet software tools. Operating systems: UNIX, LINIX, Windows.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acoustics and noise control, wireless communication, MEMS technology, digital signal and image processing, computer systems, multimedia systems, embedded systems, parallel processing, electromagnetic interaction with materials, wireless communication systems, solid-state materials, active filters, switched capacitor filters, wide-bandwidth amplifiers, controls, electromagnetic-mechanical devices, solid-state circuits, devices, semiconductor device modeling, VLSI design and testing and electronic device and system packaging.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Engineering economic analysis; manufacturing systems engineering and processes; ergonomics and safety; scheduling theory; integer programming; network optimization; applied statistical methodology; statistical experimental design; decision theory and operations research applications.

Mechanical Engineering

Computational and experimental mechanics, materials science and engineering, sensor development, nonlinear dynamics. Mechanical systems and design; machine dynamics/robotics, systems and controls, expert systems. Sound and vibration;vehicle dynamic; rollover analysis; dynamics of spacecraft structures, noise source identification, sound intensity and thermal science.

Polymer and Fiber Engineering

Dyeing yarn sizing; waste minimization treatment; fiber chemistry technology; polymers composites; finishing yarn fabric formation; plant organization; material cost control; mechanics of products quality control.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering

Emphasis is on advanced materials development, energy efficient enhancement, environmental engineering, fiber recycling, performance characterization, process simulation and control, and product quality improvement. Merging paper and materials sciences to develop composite electrodes.

Alabama Microelectronics Sci. and Tech. Center

Monolithic integrated circuit fabrication, advanced packaging, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), electronic materials, experimental and computational mechanics, enhanced heat transfer, solid-state sciences, VLSI circuit design and testing and cryogenic electronics.

Auburn Cyber Research Center

The center will focus college expertise on Reconfigurable Smart Components. The research includes: 1)creation of enabling technology for reconfigurable smart components, and the transfer of the technology, as appropriate, to industry; 2) enhancement of the graduate research programs in the College of Engineering by adding new highly qualified faculty and increasing the level of extramural funding.

Auburn University Detection & Food Safety (AUDFS)

The AUDFS vision is: to improve the safety of the US food system by developing the science and engineering required to rapidly identify, pinpoint and characterize, through an integration of sensor and information technology, problems which arise in the food supply chain. Detection concepts based on antibody and phage are being developed.

Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE) at Auburn University is dedicated to working with industry in developing and implementing new technologies for the packaging and manufacturing of electronics with special emphasis on the cost, harsh environment and reliability requirements of the vehicle industry. Center personnel work directly with the member companies to identify challenges and opportunities for new materials, processes and approaches to the production of electronics. The member companies select the research projects. Semi-annual project reviews, visits, monthly updates and frequent phone calls maintain a close interaction between the industrial members and center researchers.

Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing

The Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing works with industry and government agencies to scale the additive manufacturing processes to high volume production of metal parts. Innovations in additive manufacturing are being pursued that enable reliable, high-volume production methods while maintaining the accuracy of state-of-the-art computer control using intense energy deposition techniques including lasers, electron beams and plasma arcs. Open architecture test beds are being used to understand the fundamental coupling among process parameters, metallurgical structure and part performance. In-situ process sensing and hybridized production methods under investigation are leading towards manufacturing systems that operate at higher speeds and lower costs.

Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites

The mission of the Polymer and Advanced Composite Center is to bring together the industry and university researchers to generate, facilitate and exchange fundamental and applied knowledge on topics of high relevance to the advancement of the national and regional polymer and composite industry. The Center partners with industry and allows academic research to focus on areas of high relevance for companies; combines the state-of-the-art center capabilities and knowledge to advance projects of mutual interest; trains students in advanced technologies that are important to industrial partners; and fosters a community for international, national and regional networking and collaborations.

Highway Research Center

Conducts basic research in civil engineering and subdisciplines required for highway design, construction, maintenance and operation bridges, hydraulics/hydrology, pavements/materials, and traffic safety. The HRC coordinates research with state and national programs to solve highway problems.

Information Technology

This is a university peak of excellence program established to coordinate research in four related areas of microelectronics, computer science, wireless technology and vehicle electronics. Research in the program includes software and hardware development.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center

Research focused in technology development and application of magnetic resonance imaging for medical and non-medical usage. A facility center with advanced high field magnetic resonance imaging equipment at 3T and 7T is established with applications covering engineering, biomedical, medical, animal, psychological and neurological research.

Materials Research and Education Center

Seeking ways to optimize power use, minimize power consumption, improve thermal stability, and develop control strategies for minimizing the effect of individual component failure. Advanced sensors, process control, smart systems to control coolant flow or position, integrating sensor and actuators.

McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems

The institute's focus is on interdisciplinary research and advanced technologies to improve the security and operations of our nation's infrastructure while valuing natural resources and conservation. This institute enables Auburn to attract nationally recognized faculty who are at the forefront of emerging technological issues, while leveraging existing university resources and personnel to broaden the institute's technological impact and to inform policy and practice.

National Center for Asphalt Technology

Improve hot mix asphalt quality by developing new materials, mixtures, test methods, and equipment. Improve aggregate testing and evaluation methods, develop mix design procedures for stone matrix asphalt and evaluate modified asphalt mixtures.

The Center for Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing

Investigation of scale-up of microfibrous materials to pilot scale production, manufacturing techniques for composite materials production, and marketability.

The Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing

SAAV is an industry-driven applied research center created to advance Agile Manufacturing Systems in industry to improve competitiveness in world vehicle markets. The goal of an Agile Manufacturing System is the frictionless realization of products achieved by improving the speed, quality and cost of the product realization process. SAAV addresses issues in the product, process and information/data systems of an enterprise.

Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management

Develop university curriculum materials and to research topics at the interface of traditional business and engineering programs through industrial involvement at local, national and international levels.

Transportation Peak of Excellence

The effort will focus college expertise on Commercial Vehicle/Highway Systems and research will include: 1)designing, constructing and testing the next generation vehicle utilizing hybrid propulsion and advanced materials; 2)researching new materials and construction techniques to extend highway infrastructure life, thereby, reducing life cycle costs and improving safety and convenience for the traveling public; 3) developing simulation tools to allow vehicle/highway system planners, manufacturers, engineers and government leaders to rapidly optimize the vehicle/highway system and more effectively use resources.

Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center

The Bachelor of Wireless Engineering degrees offered through the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Computer Science and Software Engineering Departments represent the first such degrees in the country. Research in this center is dedicated to advancing the wireless technologies including cellular phones, microwave telecommunications, satellite radio, fiber optics, mobile patient monitoring, wireless access, computer networks

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Adaptive Aerostructures
  • Aerodynamics
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Air-Water Gas Exchange
  • Animal Waste
  • Asphalt Wearing
  • Ball Grid Array Reliability
  • Ballistic Protection
  • Biological Sensors
  • Biomedical Research
  • Biosystems Automation
  • Ceramics and Ceramics Composites
  • Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Chemical Sensors
  • Commercial Vehicle/Highway Systems
  • Composite Electrode Structures
  • Composite Materials
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Connectors
  • Control Systems
  • Cotton Fiber Quality and Selection
  • Design of Hybrid Waste Recovery Processes
  • Digestor Control and Pulping Selectivity
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Dynamics Systems
  • Dynamics of Spacecraft Structures
  • Enzyme Treatment for Cellulosics
  • Fiber and Polymer Synthesis
  • Flip Chip on Laminate
  • Fluid Dynamics and Control
  • Flywheel Metal Detectors Enhancements
  • Food Pathagen Detector
  • Forest Engineering
  • Fuel Liquefaction Project
  • Geotextiles
  • Ground Simulation
  • Hardware-Software Design
  • High Temperature Electronics
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Team Based Design
  • Hybrid Vehicle Design
  • Hypermedia Information Visualizations
  • Identification and Correction of Weld Defects
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • In-situ Laser Spectroscopes Studies of Films
  • Integrated Heat and Mass Transport
  • Interfaces and Tools for Hadware/Software Design
  • Interfacial Chemistry in Solvent Extraction Systems
  • Intermodal Transportation Research
  • Kinetic and Modelling Investigation
  • Land-Water Interfaces
  • Latex in Asphalt Concrete Mixtures
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
  • Membrane Biosensor
  • Metallic Catalysts
  • Network Systems
  • Novel Organic Semiconducting Materials
  • Occupational Safety and Ergonomic Resources
  • Parametrically Excited Dynamical Systems
  • Pavement Testing
  • Polymer Composite Processing
  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Process Synthesis
  • Pulp and Paper Engineering
  • Reconfigurable Smart Components
  • Robotics
  • Robust Fault-Tolerant Control
  • Sensor Development
  • Si/Ge Electronics
  • Solid Rocket Motor Ignition Phenomena
  • Stone Matrix Asphalt
  • Structure Dynamics
  • Surface Acoustic Waves
  • Tailored Interfaces in Composite Materials
  • Team Based Design
  • Textile Structures for Composites
  • Thermal Systems
  • Transportation Planning
  • VLSI Testing
  • Vehicle Electronics
  • Waste Re-utilization
  • Water Harvest for Irrigation
  • Weld Penetration Control
  • Wireless Engineering

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

No graduate dual degree programs are offered in engineering.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Administration
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 10 18 10 0 38
Stipends: $619 $1,012 $1,386 $0
Biosystems Engineering
Appointments: 6 0 25 0 31
Stipends: $431 $0 $1,575 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 36 0 62 0 98
Stipends: $1,008 $0 $1,882 $0
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 31 26 56 1 114
Stipends: $407 $763 $1,154 $808
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Appointments: 12 44 30 0 86
Stipends: $1,739 $1,094 $1,311 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 6 24 49 0 79
Stipends: $454 $889 $1,247 $0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 14 39 24 0 77
Stipends: $1,186 $697 $920 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 22 51 82 0 155
Stipends: $416 $856 $1,167 $0
Polymer and Fiber Engineering
Appointments: 1 0 3 0 4
Stipends: $563 $0 $1,399 $0
All Total Appointments 138 202 341 1 682