University of Alabama at Birmingham - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mailing Address: HOEN 101
1720 2nd Avenue South
City: Birmingham
State: AL
Postal Code: 352944440
Country: United States
Phone 205-934-8400
Fax: 205-934-8437
Website: http://www.uab.edu/engineering

Head of Institution

Ray Watts
President
Office of the President
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South
AB 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Phone: 205-934-4636
Fax: 205-975-8505
rlwatts@uab.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Zoe Dwyer
Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Dean's Office
University of Alabama at Birmingham
HOEN 100
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
Phone: 205-934-8400
Fax: 205-934-8437
zdwyer@uab.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Zoe Dwyer
Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Dean's Office
University of Alabama at Birmingham
HOEN 100
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
Phone: 205-934-8400
Fax: 205-934-8437
zdwyer@uab.edu

Timothy Wick
Senior Associate Dean of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South
HOEN 100
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
Phone: 205-975-2425
Fax: 205-934-8437
tmwick@uab.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Timothy Wick
Senior Associate Dean of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South
HOEN 100
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
Phone: 205-975-2425
Fax: 205-934-8437
tmwick@uab.edu

Lori McMahon
Professor and Dean
The Graduate School
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South,
LHL G03
Birmingham , AL 35294-0013
Phone: 205-934-3523
Fax: 205-934-8413
mcmahon@uab.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Birmingham
This city's population (approx.): 1,100,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 12,369
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,396
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,426

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Medicine, Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences, Public Health; Optometry, Health Related Profession

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

UAB requires a 2.25 GPA in high school academic subjects and a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading and math).

Recommendations

High School courses--English (4 years); Social Science (3 years); Mathematics (3 years Alegebra I and higher); Science (3 years including 2 with lab components -- chemistry, physics, biology); Foreign Language (1 year); and 3 additional core courses; for a total of 17 core courses. Applicants who seek admission and have been out of school for a period of time are evaluated on an individual basis.
Foreign Students: UAB admits foreign students who have academic linguistic and financial abilities to complete their educational objectives. Certain additional requirements must be met before admission to engineering departments.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

J. Iwan Alexander
Dean and Professor
Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
HOEN 101
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 352944440
Phone: 205-934-8400
Fax: 205-934-8437
ialex@uab.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

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Jianyi 'Jay' Zhang Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Both Fouad Fouad Civil Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences1 Both Yuliang Zheng Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Murat Tanik Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Both Selvum 'Brian' Pillay Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both David Littlefield Mechanical Engineering
Office of Academic Programs Both Timothy Wick Other Engineering Disciplines

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Center for Integrated Systems Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Murat Tanik
Materials Processing and Application Development Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INDEPT Selvum 'Brian' Pillay
Sustainable Smart Cities Civil Engineering INUNIV Fouad Fouad
Transportation Center Civil Engineering INUNIV Fouad Fouad

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Office of Academic Programs Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (MENG) Civil Engineering
Note: Structural Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (MENG) Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Engineering (MENG) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Note: Sustainable Smart Cities
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Engineering (MENG) Engineering Management
Note: Construction Engineering Management
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Office of Academic Programs Engineering (MENG) Engineering Management
Note: Information Engineering and Management
Office of Academic Programs Engineering (MENG) Engineering Management
Note: Advanced Safety Engineering Management
Office of Academic Programs Engineering (MENG) Engineering Management
Note: Design and Commercialization

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Office of Academic Programs Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. biomedical implants and devices
  2. biomedical imaging
  3. tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
  1. construction project management
  2. construction materials and byproducts
  3. aqueous geochemistry and bioremediation
  4. transportation safety
  5. water quality
  6. BIM Applications in construction management
  7. construction management in sustainable cities
  8. online engineering education methodology
Computer and Information Sciences
  1. data mining & knowledge discovery
  2. computer graphics
  3. bioinformatics
  4. geometric modeling
  5. object-orietned software technology
  6. artificial intelligence
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. analog and radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits and systems
  2. big data analytics
  3. computer networking and integrated systems
  4. electric power systems
  5. engineering education
  6. embedded and control systems
  7. image & signal processing
  8. software systems engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. polymer matrix composites
  2. metals casting/solidification
  3. nanomaterials
  4. polymers research (structural & biocompatible)
  5. reconstruction & analysis of 3D images
  6. applications and product development
  7. advanced materials and manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering
  1. thermal & energy systems
  2. mechanical systems
  3. computational fluid dynamics
  4. computational structural dynamics
  5. computer-aided design
  6. visualization & virtual reality
  7. energy efficiency in commercial & industrial facilities
  8. building energy simulations
  9. measurment & verification of savings of energy projects
Office of Academic Programs
  1. academic advising, recruitment, retention
  2. student support services
  3. Leadership, entrepreneurship, systems and technology
  4. service learning
  5. hazard analysis and risk identification
  6. safety management systems
  7. human performance/ergonomic factors in system design and risk management
  8. identify/proactively manage risk throughout system design process

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Sigma Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Foundry Society
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • BMEGS BME Graduate Student Assoc
  • Material Advantage

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation programs for all freshmen and transfer; individual advising/counseling each term; mentor program; peer advisors; tutorial system; School and student newsletters; professional development through student organizations. A calculus support program is offered in engineering.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

As part of EGR 200 (Introduction to Engineering Design) and EGR 111 (Introduction to Engineering II - second part of freshman learning experience) all students participate in team activities as well as a design project. At the end of each baccalaureate curriculum students are required to complete an individual or team project. Each project requires a comprehensive written report detailing the problem statement, design objectives, and final design, as well as a public oral examination and demonstration of the design.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School offers a four-year ABET accredited undergraduate program in five major engineering disciplines - Biomedical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Materials Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. The programs are well rounded, with special emphasis given to design engineering. All students complete a senior design project. The first two years emphasize English, math, basic sciences, and some core engineering sciences. The second two years emphasize humanities, social sciences, and engineering courses in the student's chosen engineering discipline. All students receive a broad-based education, as they must satisfy the university core curriculum as specified for engineering majors. Graduate opportunities exist in all of the disciplines of the School.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 5 5 0 10
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 3 3 1 7
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 2 3 7
Materials Science and Engineering 0 2 5 7
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 1 5
Office of Academic Programs 1 1 0 2
Totals: 14 14 10 38

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 2 5 7 2.10
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Office of Academic Programs 1 7 8 3.01
Note: Includes faculty for Advanced Safety Engineering Management and Information Engineering Management
Totals: 5 12 17 5.11

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Office of Academic Programs 0 1 1 0.40
Totals: 3 1 4 0.40

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Office of Academic Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 14 0

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 2
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Office of Academic Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Note: Includes faculty for Information Engineering Management
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 10 4

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Office of Academic Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 9 1

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Freshmen students who meet the University's requirements for unconditional admission as a degree seeking students and wish to major in engineering, are admitted as Pre-Engineering students. In addition to satisfying the general requirements for admission to UAB listed in the Undergraduate Catalog, incoming students must be eligible to enroll in Pre-Calculus Algebra (MA 105) or higher in the pre-calculus series to be admitted to the School of Engineering. Success at UAB begins with a strong high school academic curriculum which includes: 4 units of English (composition and literature), 3 units of Mathematics (algebra, geometry, trig. & calculus), 3 units of Science (chemistry, physics, biology including two with laboratory components), 3 units of Social Science (history, psychology, sociology, etc.), and 1 unit of foreign language for a total of at least 17 core courses. In addition, students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) (grades 9-12) of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950. Admission requirements for Biomedical Engineering undergraduates are ACT (Score: Minimum 28 or comparable SAT score)and high school GPA of 3.2 or greater. Applicants who seek admission and have been out of school for a period of time are evaluated on an individual basis.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Upon successful completion of minimum requirements, students are admitted to a major engineering discipline of their choice.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants must provide transcripts and records of final examinations for the final four years of secondary study (high school), as well as complete transcripts from each college or university attended, a document-by-document evaluation and translation of work completed at each institution, and a grade point computation. A TOEFL score of at least 500 on the written examination or a score of 173 on the computer-based version or a score of 80 on internet-based version or IELTS score of 5.5 overall bandwidth with no less than a 5.0 on any module is required. Immigration requirements include a letter verifying support from the student's financial sponsor, an original bank statement confirming a balance sufficient to cover the first year's tuition, fees, and living expenses, and a clearance form if transferring from another school within the US. All international students are required to register with the UAB Student Health Service and to carry a health and accident insurance policy approved by the UAB Student Health Service.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as those listed in College Admissions Information.

Residency Requirements

A "resident student" is one who, at the time of registration, is 19 years of age or older and is a resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration or whose "supporting person(s)" is a resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration. Certification of an address and an intent to remain in the state indefinitely are prerequisities to establishing status.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All transfer students are admitted to pre-engineering and must meet general admission requirements including eligibility for MA 105-Precalculus Algebra or higher math placement and have a GPA on all college-level work of at least a 2.2. Upon successful completion of minimum requirements, students are admitted to a major engineering discipline of their choice.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 15
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 23

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $9,936
Room & Board: $6,470
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $3,875
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
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), Institution's Own Application Form

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 731
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 661
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 369
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 98%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 78 62 34 59 233 7
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 26 22 35 43 126 31
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 20 32 41 55 148 55
Materials Engineering (B.S.) 5 7 15 26 53 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 35 46 35 73 189 27
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors 31 14 6 2 53 11
Totals: 195 183 166 258 802 139

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 8 0 0 0 24 0 2 0 45 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 8 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 33 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 18 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 31 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors
Men 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 24 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 7 1
Totals: 0 0 2 0 9 2 1 0 21 0 39 0 0 0 117 4 6 0 195 6

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 31 0
Women 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 31 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 11 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 6 2 0 0 15 3 0 0 29 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 23 7 0 0 34 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 16 0 2 0 18 0 35 4 0 0 108 13 3 0 183 17

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 21 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 20 4 0 0 28 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 2 4 3 0 0 23 6 0 0 36 11
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1
Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 24 9 1 0 31 13
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 2
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3
Totals: 0 0 2 0 8 4 0 1 17 4 26 7 0 0 108 24 5 0 166 40

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 4 0 0 0 18 3 1 0 37 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 0 0 10 1 0 0 22 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 2 0 0 25 14 0 1 33 19
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 10 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 8 3 7 5 0 0 23 17 3 1 43 33
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 12 5
Materials Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 11 2 0 0 16 3
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 10 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 64 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 9 2
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 0 6 4 7 4 0 0 42 6 41 15 0 0 156 45 6 2 258 76

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 2 7 0 15 3 29 13 16
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 17 0 22 16 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 20 0 24 20 4
Materials Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 14 2 21 14 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 1 0 2 7 0 23 2 37 32 5
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 6 3 0 8 20 0 89 7 133 95 38

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 9 6 0 3 29
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 13 4 0 0 22
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 17 3 0 0 24
Materials Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 10 4 2 0 21
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 0 0 21 2 1 1 37
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 6 2 10 10 0 0 70 19 3 4 133

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

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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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Materials Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Undeclared or Pre-Engineering Majors no 0.00 0.00 Day Optional

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A "B" average (computed overall, or alternatively computed over the last 60 semester hours of earned credit) in undergraduate work, evidence of a bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university or college in the United States, a score of 550 on each section of the GRE General Test, and previous academic work appropriate to the academic area to which application is being made. For doctoral programs, some programs also require a masters degree before admission to the program.

Admission requirements for the Master of Engineering degree in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management can be found on-line at (http://www.uab.edu/engineering/professional-programs/ASEM). Construction Management and Engineering admission requirements can be found on-line at (http://www.uab.edu/engineering/professional-programs/CEM). Admission requirements for the Master of Engineering degree in Information Engineering Management can be found on-line at (http://www.uab.edu/engineering/professional-programs/iem).

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Some programs admit students from non-engineering disciplines (physical science, life sciences, or math). However, these students must meet criteria specified for each engineering discipline as detailed in the online program descriptions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants must provide transcripts and records of final examinations for the final four years of secondary study (high school), as well as complete transcripts from each college or university attended. A TOEFL score of at least 550 on the written examination or a score of 80 on the internet version is required. Each applicant must submit two letters of reommentation. Immigration requirements include a letter verifying support from the student's financial sponsor, an original bank statement confirming a balance sufficient to cover the first year's tuition, fees, and living expenses, and a clearance form if transferring from another school within the US.

Residency Requirements

A "resident student" is one who, at the time of registration, is 19 years of age or older and is a resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration or whose "supporting person(s)" is a a resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration. Certification of an address and an intent to remain in the state indefinitely are prerequisites to establishing status.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Must meet general graduate school admission requirements. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credit can be applied to a degree program.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,588
Room & Board: $6,470
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $3,875
Estimated avg. course load per term: 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), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Tuition assistance, research assistantships or other campus employment may be available.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 278
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 228
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 136

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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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 3
Civil 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
Civil Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6
Women 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2
Civil Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Note: Sustainable Smart Cities
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 2 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 1 17 11
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Design and Commercialization
Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 0 0 1 10 0 1 3 20
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 16
Note: Information Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Civil Structural Engineering
Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 1 1 10 0 0 2 41 0 1 3 62
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 14
Note: Advanced Safety Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG)
Men 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 20 0 0 0 63 0 3 0 98
Women 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 30
Note: Construction Engineering Management
Materials Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 0 0 9 4 0 1 19 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Totals: 0 0 3 7 5 21 0 0 24 14 9 65 0 0 21 181 1 8 63 296

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 7 10
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 3 0 0 5 18 0 1 12 23
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 20 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
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: 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 34 7 4 9 0 0 30 27 3 1 73 47

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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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 9 4 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (MENG) 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 15 9 6
Civil Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 8 1
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Design and Commercialization
Engineering (MENG) 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 22 2 29 23 6
Note: Information Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG) 0 1 5 1 0 11 0 34 2 54 46 8
Note: Civil Structural Engineering
Engineering (MENG) 1 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 2 17 13 4
Note: Advanced Safety Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Construction Engineering Management
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 5 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 9 9 0
Totals: 20 1 6 1 1 32 0 82 6 149 117 32

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (MENG) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 15
Civil Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Design and Commercialization
Engineering (MENG) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 20 2 1 1 29
Note: Information Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 32 2 1 1 54
Note: Civil Structural Engineering
Engineering (MENG) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 17
Note: Advanced Safety Engineering Management
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Construction Engineering Management
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9
Totals: 17 3 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 21 11 0 0 68 14 4 2 149

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 9 0 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (MENG) 3 12 15
Civil Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 5 9
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0
Engineering (MENG) 0 17 17
Engineering (MENG) 0 0 0
Engineering (MENG) 0 29 29
Engineering (MENG) 0 55 55
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 3 4 7
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 8 9
Totals: 20 130 150

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 6 6 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 7 7 0
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 19 18 1

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19

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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
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 28 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,364,214 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $76,316
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,440,530
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 46 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $658,329 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $9,916
State: $228,111 Local: $155,707 Total Expn.: $1,052,063
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer and Information Sciences1
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $1,370
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,370
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 31 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $832,886 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $544,814
State: $0 Local: $34,888 Total Expn.: $1,412,588
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 41 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,861,078 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $284,402
State: $130,254 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,275,734
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Office of Academic Programs
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 148 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $10,716,507 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $916,818
State: $358,365 Local: $190,595 Total Expn.: $12,182,285

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Center for Integrated Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Processing and Application Development Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Sustainable Smart Cities
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
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#: 148 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $10,716,507 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $916,818
State: $358,365 Local: $190,595 Total Expn.: $12,182,285

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.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department has organized its research and training programs into three primary research areas: biomedical implants, functional imaging, and electrophysiology.

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers a broad-based program in civil engineering, with specialization programs in environmental engineering, strucutural engineering/strucutural mechanics, and transportation engineering. Supporting courses are offered in geotechnical engineering, optimization, and other areas.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers research opportunities in analog and digital integrated circuits and systems design, big data analytics, biomedical integrated systems design and instrumentation brain machine interface computer networking, control systems design, cyber physical systems design, electric power systems, embedded systems design, engineering education, hardware based cybersecurity, image and signal processing, mobile and cloud computing, sensor design, software systems engineering, and wireless communication.

Materials Science and Engineering

Research in materials science is concentrated in the areas of structure and properties of materials; macromolecular materials; electrical, optical, and magnetic materials; materials processing; biomaterials; and mechanical behavior of materials. Current research ranges from biocompatibility studies with biomaterials, to microgravity solidification of proteins and metals, to analysis of microelectronic materials, and to thin film analysis using TEM.

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering program emphasizes fluid/thermal systems (concentrations in combustion or computational fluid dynamics) and mechanical systems (concentrations in manufacturing or mechanical design). Ongoing research efforts include microgravity combustion, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, computational and experimental heat transfer, manufacutring and mechanical design.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Integrated Systems

The Center provides technical support, research experise, knowledge, and continuing education programs to the telecommunications industry. It has funded research areas in telemedicine, telephathology, virtual reality applications in medicine, parallel optics, and polymer optical fiber.

Materials Processing and Application Development Laboratory

The Metals Casting Laboratory specializes in research on state-of-the-art lost-foam casting techniques applied primarily to the automative industry. Additional efforts include solidification of steels and aluminum alloys, machinability of cast iron, and environmental studies of foundary emissions. The Casting Lab has close ties to over 50 industries across the U. S. and in Europe.

Sustainable Smart Cities

The Environment Awareness Research, Technology, and Health (EARTH) Center has two areas of research specialty: the By-Products Utilization Program and the Environmental Health Program. The By-Products Program specializes in fly ash related research and commercialization. The Environmental Health Program has many collaborators in the School of Public Health.

Transportation Center

The University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) has as its theme "management and safety of transportation systems". This is applicable to multiple modes of transporation. The Center will concentrate on the highway and mass transit modes, but may also conduct projects featuring rail, waterway, and other modes as well as intermodal issues.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • air pollution associated with stationary sources
  • all-optical switching
  • automatic video tracking of objects
  • automobile crash safety
  • biofluids dynamics
  • biological impacts of water pollution
  • biomechanics
  • biomedical computation
  • biomedical control systems
  • biomedical imaging
  • biomedical implants and devices design
  • biomolecular modeling
  • bioremediation of PAH contaminated soil
  • byproducts building materials
  • cardiac electrophysiology
  • ceramic materials
  • cloud computing
  • component based software development
  • composite materials
  • computational and experimental heat transfer
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • computer networking
  • concrete materials
  • crystal growth technology
  • cyber physical systems
  • digital signal processing
  • fate and transport of pollutants in surface water
  • fluid mechanics
  • hardware based cybersecurity
  • highway/transportation safety
  • manufacturing
  • mechanical design
  • metal casting
  • microgravity combustion
  • microgravity materials processing
  • mobile sources of air pollutants
  • neural networks
  • next-generation optical fibers
  • optical interconnection within high-speed digital systems
  • optoelectronic packaging
  • polymer optical wave guides
  • powder processing
  • power systems
  • process modeling
  • quantum computation
  • regenerative medicine
  • rehabilitation devices
  • sensors
  • stormwater quality
  • telecommunications
  • telemedicine
  • tissue engineering
  • virtual reality in medicine
  • wastewater treatment
  • wireless applications in health care

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 10 0 11 0 21
Stipends: $1,996 $0 $1,864 $0
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 1 0 14 0 15
Stipends: $2,000 $0 $1,456 $0
Computer and Information Sciences1
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 14 3 1 18
Stipends: $0 $460 $1,330 $800
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 2 0 20 1 23
Stipends: $1,788 $0 $1,788 $520
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 1 10 7 0 18
Stipends: $833 $208 $1,833 $0
Office of Academic Programs
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 14 24 55 2 95

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Integrated Systems
Appointments: 0 0 2 2
Stipends: $0 $0 $936
Materials Processing and Application Development Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Sustainable Smart Cities
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Transportation Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 2 2