The University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Mailing Address: 301 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
State: AL
Postal Code: 35899
Country: United States
Phone 256-824-1000
Fax:
Website: http://www.uah.edu

Head of Institution

Robert Altenkirch
President
Office of the President
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6340
Fax: 256-824-6538
Robert.Altenkirch@uah.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Jennifer English
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
College of Engineering
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6877
Fax: 256-824-7412
englisj@uah.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jennifer English
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
College of Engineering
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6877
Fax: 256-824-7412
englisj@uah.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

David Berkowitz
Dean
School of Graduate Studies
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6952
Fax: 256-824-6405
david.berkowitz@uah.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

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?: Huntsville
This city's population (approx.): 186,254
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 6,507
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,961
Total Professional and other enrollment: 8,468

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Liberal arts, Nursing, Science, Professional and Continuing Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Admission as a regular student is based upon acceptable high school records and ACT or SAT tests. The two factors of grades and test scores are considered together. If the ACT score is less than 18, the student must have a high school GPA of 3.25 or better. Applicants should present a minimum of 20 Carnegie high school units to include: 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, 1 year of algebra, 1 year of geometry, 1 year of biology (recommended), 1 year of chemistry/physics, 1 year of algebra II/ trigonometry, and sufficient academic electives to meet the required 20 units.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Shankar Mahalingam
Dean
College of Engineering
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6474
Fax: 256-824-6843
coedean@uah.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.S.S.E., M.S.E., M.S.O.R.
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
Chemical and Materials Engineering Both Krishnan Chittur Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Shankar Mahalingam Civil Engineering
Computer Science1 Both Heggere Ranganath Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Ravi Gorur Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Both Paul Collopy Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Graduate David Berkowitz Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Both Keith Hollingsworth Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undergraduate 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 Applied Optics Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT
Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education Computer Engineering INDEPT
Center for Management and Economic Research Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT
Center for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT
Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research Aerospace Engineering INDEPT
Earth System Science Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT
Information Technology & Systems Center Computer Science (outside engineering) INDEPT
Propulsion Research Center Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Research Institute Engineering (General) INDEPT
Rotocraft Systems Engineering & Simulation Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Systems Management & Production Center Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Optical Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Modeling & Simulation (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Software Engineering (M.S.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Operations Research (M.S.O.R.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.E) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Materials Science (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Systems Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.E.) Aerospace Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Modeling & Simulation (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Optical Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Interdisciplinary Biotechnology & Engineering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering

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

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical and Materials Engineering
  1. Electron/X-Ray Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy
  2. Experimental and Computational Transport Phenomena
  3. Protein Surface Interactions
  4. Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Materials Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Hazardous Waste Treatment
  2. Water Quality Management
  3. High Speed Impact Data Analysis
  4. Advanced Composite Materials/Structures
  5. Smart Materials and Smart Structures
  6. Steel and Concrete Structures
  7. Concrete Technology
Computer Science
  1. Software Engineering
  2. Image and Video Processing
  3. Graphics and Visualization
  4. Modeling and Simulation
  5. Cyber Security and Information Assurance
  6. Multimedia Systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Software Engineering and Computer Systems Architecture
  2. Microsensors/MEMS/Biometrics
  3. Communications and Signal Processing
  4. Electromagnetics
  5. Optics and Opto-electronics
  6. Controls and Dynamic Systems
  7. Cybersecurity
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
  1. Systems Engineering
  2. Engineering Management, Organization, and Motivation
  3. Team Development
  4. Modeling and Computer Simulation
  5. Process and Quality Improvement
  6. Operations Research
  7. Manufacturing Systems
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  1. Rocket Propulsion and Plasma Engineering
  2. Combustion and Turbulence Modeling
  3. Unmanned Vehicles
  4. Materials Engineering and Solid Mechanics
  5. Energy Conversion, Transport, and Storage
Undeclared

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

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

Local Groups

  • Epsilon Mu Eta

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • AIAA
  • AIChE
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. for Engineering Management
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Environmental Eng.
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Students for the Exploration and Devl. of Space

Local Groups

  • American Society for Engineering Management

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

Other Student Support Programs

The COMPASS Program is a two-day orientation program which introduces new and transfer students to the UAH campus and programs. Charger Chasers is a mentoring program comprised of sophomore through senior engineering students who maintain contact with students, conduct tours, and provide general information about engineering from a student perspective. The Engineering Freshman and Transfer Retention Program provides an advisor to meet with the student two times during the first semester and one time during the second semester. During these meetings, students are provided with information, such as study tips and how to talk to their professor, that will help them be successful in their studies. The College of Engineering has a program supported by COLSA to assist and mentor engineering students, especially minority engineering students. This program provides tutors in mathematics, programming, and basic sciences to engineering students.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design is an integral part of each engineering program. Each program requires a capstone design project. Examples of some of the projects are: Civil - (1) design a 90,000 square foot student union building, (2) green design of a local fire station, (3) design a commercial building housing Cesar Pizza; Mechanical and Aerospace: (1) design a sailboat disablement system, (2) design hardware that reduces the turning radius of semi-trailer trucks, (3) design and fabricate a tensile and compressive load test equipment to test the linear actuators that enable the peristaltic motion of the wormbot; Electrical: design an autonomous robot that performs different complex tasks.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College was established and grew based upon the need for advanced technical education of employees for the space and missile programs in the Huntsville area. The first degrees awarded were at the masters level. The College now awards degrees at the bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. levels and is active locally, nationally, and internationally. International activity includes research and student exchange agreements with organizations in China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea and Taiwan.The Huntsville area has one of the highest concentrations per capita of engineers and scientists in the country. Abundant co-op opportunities are available locally. We are the anchor tenant in Cummings Research Park, the second-largest research park of its type in the world. Some of the largest companies of their kind are within a forty-mile radius of UAH making it an easy commute to the campus. The advanced technology pursued by these local employers provide great support for the College through enhanced research and educational opportunities for our faculty and students. The Optical Engineering program at UAH was the first Optical Engineering program in the nation accredited by ABET.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical and Materials Engineering 3 1 2 6
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 0 2 3
Computer Science1 5 7 2 14
Electrical and Computer Engineering 11 6 2 19
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 4 3 1 8
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 8 7 6 21
Undeclared 0 0 0 0
Totals: 27 17 13 57

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 1 2 3 0.43
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 5 6 1.09
Computer Science1 4 9 13 2.25
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 10 13 3.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 0 3 3 0.75
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4 9 13 2.08
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 9 29 38 7.35

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 0 0 0 0.00
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1 0 1 0.00

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 7 1
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 3 0 0 24 3

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
Undeclared 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 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 13 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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Science1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Interdisciplinary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 2

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

First year and transfer students admitted into the University without any stipulations will be admitted directly into the College of Engineering. Students with stipulations can be admitted after they have completed 12 semester hours (including a calculus course) at UAH and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

After a student has been admitted to the College of Engineering, no further requirements exist for admission to an engineering department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

A score of 500 on the TOEFL Paper-Based test, 173 on the TOEFL Computer-Based Test, or a score of 62 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test.

Residency Requirements

Residency requirements for transfer students are the same as for native students. The student or student's supporting person must be a resident of the state of Alabama, or one of the following Tennessee counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, and Moore, for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration. Other circumstances, such as employment status or active full-time military duty, may also qualify a student as a resident.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A prospective transfer student who has attempted fewer than 18 semester hours of work at an accredited college or university will be considered for admission on the basis of high school grades, ACT scores, and previous college records. Applicants with records showing 18 semester hours or more of work attempted at accredited colleges or universities must have a minimum overall C (2.0/4.0) average on all work transferred in order to qualify for regular admission.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,996 $19,766
Room & Board: $9,603 $9,603
Books & Supplies: $1,688 $1,688
Other Expenses: $4,424 $4,910
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), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Verification Worksheet

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,555
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,344
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 550
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 62%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 690 570
Reading Range: 660 520
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1350 1110
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 31 26

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.S.) 159 106 83 53 401 39
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 69 41 41 36 187 24
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 33 29 33 26 121 32
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 89 64 34 56 243 50
Computer Science (B.S.)1 134 115 72 99 420 121
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 46 50 53 83 232 78
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 15 18 36 30 99 26
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 149 107 119 125 500 127
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 2 2 10 3
Undeclared 53 11 7 1 72 9
Totals: 618 427 408 412 1865 388

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

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.S.)
Men 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 8 1 0 0 107 2 5 0 136 3
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 23 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 39 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 30 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 24 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 55 2 4 0 77 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 7 0 11 0 0 0 81 7 0 1 108 8
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 15 0 1 0 26 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 27 2 0 0 38 3
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 8 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 11 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 5 0 7 1 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 101 4 2 0 132 5
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 17 1
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 1
Undeclared
Men 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 34 3 1 0 44 4
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Totals: 24 0 16 1 23 3 5 0 22 0 45 3 0 0 469 18 14 1 618 26

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

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.S.)
Men 12 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 67 3 3 0 93 5
Women 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 13 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 0 0 28 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 13 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 5 1 0 22 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 36 5 4 0 56 5
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 3 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 78 13 2 0 98 14
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 17 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 3 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 27 5 2 0 46 7
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 8 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 72 10 1 1 86 14
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 21 2
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Totals: 21 0 8 5 29 2 6 1 15 1 22 2 0 0 314 40 12 1 427 52

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

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.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 0 2 1 0 0 57 5 0 0 71 7
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 17 3 0 0 23 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 18 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 15 6 1 0 22 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 11 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 21 11 0 1 30 12
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 2 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 44 19 1 0 60 23
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 8 1 0 0 33 9 0 0 48 10
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 17 2 1 0 23 4
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 2 3 0 6 0 1 1 3 1 4 2 0 0 86 20 1 0 105 26
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 14 2
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 15 2 10 1 15 1 2 3 29 2 34 6 0 0 299 61 4 1 408 77

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

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.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 33 15 0 1 43 19
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 10 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 8 1 0 21 9
Women 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 11 4 0 0 15 7
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 11 9 0 0 18 12
Women 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 5 0 6 4 0 0 31 18 1 0 47 24
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 5
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 2 0 2 3 3 1 1 1 9 2 2 4 0 0 65 41 0 1 84 53
Women 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 4 0 0 9 10 0 1 15 21
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 2 1 2 5 0 2 4 2 8 5 0 0 48 30 2 1 68 47
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 8 6 0 1 15 9
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 13 6 0 1 20 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 10 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 1 5 1 2 1 3 0 1 3 6 3 0 0 82 53 1 0 104 62
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 15 12 1 0 21 15
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 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
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 17 4 13 7 16 9 9 4 16 10 38 24 0 0 297 171 6 4 412 233

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

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.S.) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 29 0 32 30 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 21 0 27 17 10
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 18 0 25 18 7
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 26 0 33 29 4
Computer Science (B.S.)1 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 42 2 53 43 10
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 4 2 0 3 5 0 52 0 67 56 11
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 21 0 25 16 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 3 4 0 2 6 0 57 1 76 64 12
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 11 11 10 0 11 18 0 225 1 287 231 56

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

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.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 28 1 0 0 32
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 13 8 0 0 27
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 14 4 0 0 25
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 4 0 0 33
Computer Science (B.S.)1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 8 2 0 53
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 43 9 0 0 67
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 6 0 0 25
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 48 9 1 0 76
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 11 0 10 1 6 4 0 0 7 4 13 5 0 0 183 42 1 0 287

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

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The College of Engineering has agreements with Oakwood College (Huntsville), Fisk University (Nashville), Spellman, Clark, Morehouse and Morris Brown Colleges (Atlanta) whereby an undergraduate student attends the designated college for approximately three years and UAH for approximately two years.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

1

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.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.)1 yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Optical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Undeclared no Both None

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

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

For unconditional admission, a student is required (1) to have earned a minimum average of B in all undergraduate work attempted and in all engineering courses, (2) to have scored at least 145 Verbal and 155 quantitative on the GRE test or have passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, and (3) applicants graduating from U.S. institutions must have received a bachelor's degree in an engineering curriculum accredited by ABET, Inc., when the degree was conferred, or applicants graduating from international institutions must have received a bachelor's degree in an engineering curriculum. Exceptions to (3) are permissible for students in the Master of Science in Operations Research degree program. Outstanding (3.5 GPA) students from other technical fields may gain admittance to the College of Engineering by completing certain undergraduate courses. More information is available at http://www.uah.edu/engineering/.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission requirements vary between engineering departments. Please consult the department of interest.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

A score of 500 on the TOEFL, 173 on the TOEFL Computer-Based Test, or a score of 80 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test.

Residency Requirements

The student or student's supporting person must be a resident of the state of Alabama, or one of the following Tennessee counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, and Moore, for at least one year immediately preceding the date of registration. Other circumstances, such as employment status or active full-time military duty, may also qualify a student as a resident. Residence at UAH as a doctoral student is required for one year.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

With permission of the major department, students may transfer up to twelve semester hours of acceptable graduate credit earned at an approved institution and count it toward a master's degree. Ph.D. students should contact the appropriate engineering department to ascertain transfer credit potential toward the Ph.D. degree requirements. Such credit is transferred with approval of the major department if the student (1) was enrolled in a graduate program at the time the coursework was taken and (2) has an overall average of B or better in graduate work at the institution.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,834 $21,830
Room & Board: $8,810 $8,810
Books & Supplies: $1,688 $1,688
Other Expenses: $4,086 $4,572
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), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Verification Worksheet

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal work study available; teaching and research assistantships available through individual departments; fellowships; scholarships

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 848
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 600
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 225

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.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
Aerospace Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 18 0 0 14 23
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 0 0 16 18
Women 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
Computer Science (M.S.)1
Men 53 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 17 0 0 57 26
Women 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 20 9
Cybersecurity (M.S.)1
Men 6 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 12 27 1 0 21 37
Women 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 7 12
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 13 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 41 0 0 16 53
Women 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 7
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.E)
Men 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 29 0 0 6 36
Women 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 0 0 4 18
Materials Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
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.E.)
Men 15 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 9 16 0 0 27 24
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Modeling & Simulation (M.S.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Operations Research (M.S.O.R.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Software Engineering (M.S.S.E.)
Men 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 15 0 0 3 22
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Totals: 65 13 2 15 1 6 0 2 2 9 1 14 0 0 38 174 0 0 109 233

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

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 Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Biotechnology & Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 7 2
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 13 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 5 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 6 9
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 17 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 18 0 0 20 24
Women 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 4
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 0 0 4 20
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 1 3 8
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 9 15 0 0 19 19
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 2
Modeling & Simulation (Ph.D.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Optical Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 8 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 61 10 0 1 1 1 1 2 5 2 3 7 0 0 33 83 1 1 105 107

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

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.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Systems Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 22 19 3
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 3 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8 6 2
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0
Computer Science (M.S.)1 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 33 25 8
Cybersecurity (M.S.)1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 13 13 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 21 1 33 29 4
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.E) 3 1 0 1 0 4 0 24 0 33 21 12
Materials Science (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 0 18 15 3
Modeling & Simulation (M.S.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research (M.S.O.R.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Software Engineering (M.S.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 6 0
Totals: 26 1 0 1 6 5 0 85 3 127 103 24

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

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.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Systems Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 1 0 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Computer Science (M.S.)1 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 33
Cybersecurity (M.S.)1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 3 1 0 33
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.E) 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 16 8 0 0 33
Materials Science (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 18
Modeling & Simulation (M.S.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research (M.S.O.R.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Software Engineering (M.S.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Totals: 22 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 3 2 0 0 69 16 3 0 127

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

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.E.) 0 0 0
Aerospace Systems Engineering (M.S.) 5 17 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 3 0 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 2 6 8
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 2 2
Computer Science (M.S.)1 7 26 33
Cybersecurity (M.S.)1 0 13 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 7 26 33
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.E) 2 31 33
Materials Science (M.S.) 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 6 12 18
Modeling & Simulation (M.S.)1 0 0 0
Operations Research (M.S.O.R.) 0 1 1
Software Engineering (M.S.S.E.) 0 6 6
Totals: 26 101 127

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 Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology & Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 2 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 3 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 8 6 2
Modeling & Simulation (Ph.D.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Optical Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Totals: 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 22 15 7

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

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 Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology & Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
Modeling & Simulation (Ph.D.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Optical Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 22

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

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Total#: 14 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $358,976 Industry: $50,037 Priv/Non: $3,006
State: $1,571 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $413,590
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 20 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $358,393 Industry: $200 Priv/Non: $494
State: $1,492,487 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,851,574
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science1
Total#: 11 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,703,795 Industry: $232,145 Priv/Non: $1,734
State: $2,667 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,940,341
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 14 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,334,687 Industry: $114,755 Priv/Non: $30,439
State: $49,479 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,529,360
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
Total#: 24 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $14,496,298 Industry: $141,903 Priv/Non: $62,110
State: $244,488 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,944,799
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Interdisciplinary
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 37 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $18,469,395 Industry: $633,360 Priv/Non: $34,408
State: $84,402 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $19,221,565
Totals:
Total#: 109 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $40,017,749 Industry: $940,255 Priv/Non: $130,457
State: $1,872,427 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $42,960,888

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 Applied Optics
Total#: 43 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $868,402 Industry: $37,375 Priv/Non: $0
State: $52,360 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $958,137
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Management and Economic Research
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $46,766 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $190,636 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $237,402
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
Total#: 18 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,196,990 Industry: $3,585 Priv/Non: $1,253
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,201,828
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research
Total#: 103 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $222,726 Industry: $1,736 Priv/Non: $0
State: $766 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $225,228
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Earth System Science Center
Total#: 155 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $163,980 Industry: $401 Priv/Non: $987
State: $5,334 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $170,702
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Information Technology & Systems Center1
Total#: 35 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,862,096 Industry: $90,392 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,952,488
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Propulsion Research Center
Total#: 24 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $715,360 Industry: $28,468 Priv/Non: $0
State: $37,685 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $781,513
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Research Institute
Total#: 99 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,300,357 Industry: $222,982 Priv/Non: $2,635
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,525,974
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rotocraft Systems Engineering & Simulation
Total#: 75 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,742,744 Industry: $460,375 Priv/Non: $5,150
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,208,269
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Systems Management & Production Center
Total#: 450 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $28,304,230 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $68,946
State: $43 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $28,373,219
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

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



Grand Totals:
Total#: 109 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $40,017,749 Industry: $940,255 Priv/Non: $130,457
State: $1,872,427 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $42,960,888

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

Chemical and Materials Engineering

There are two main areas of research in the department: Materials engineering and Biotechnology. Materials engineering includes research in ceramics, development of materials in space, deposition of ultra-thin films for micro- and nano-technology, and the development of bio-compatible coatings for implants. Biotechnology includes research on enzymatic reactions, bioseparations, protein behavior at interfaces, biosensors, adhesion promoters on metallic surfaces for bio-compatible materials. There is also a strong component of research in multi phase flow systems, both theoretically and experimentally.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The faculties performs research in a variety of areas, including water quality management, high speed impact analysis, advanced composite materials/structures, hazardous waste treatment, traffic engineering, structural repair and rehabilitation, earthquake engineering, waste resources planning and management, bridge analysis and design and advanced concrete technology.

Computer Science

Image, audio, video, and volume data processing and visualization are core areas of expertise in the department. We especially focus on real and simulation data for various production areas. In Modeling and Simulation research Human behavior modeling, Combat modeling and modeling of engineering systems are areas of specific interest. Significant work is also being done in the areas of Software metrics, conceptual graphs, and formal methods.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering related: Advanced Computer Architectures and Systems, Distributed Computing, Fault Tolerant Computing and Verification, High Performance Computing, Informational Assurance, Network Computing and Security, Parallel Processing, Safety Critical Systems, Real-time Physiological Monitoring, and Software Engineering. Electrical Engineering related: Biometrics, Computational Electro-Magnetics, Controls and Dynamic Systems, Digital Signal and Image Processing, Radar Systems, Nano-electronics, Micro Electro-Mechanical (MEMs) Systems, Wireless and Ultra-Wideband Communications, and Nanofabrication. Optical Engineering related: Advanced Optical Fabrication Technology, Bioâ€"photonics, Computational Imaging, Nano-photonics and Plasmonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Testing, Liquid Crystal Technology, Space-based Laser Systems, and Ultra-fast Optic Systems

Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management

Areas of research interests and projects include manufacturing systems analysis (simulation, ergonomics, facility layout), organization culture assessment and change, composite material design and processing for industrial applications, and cost estimation simulation of chemical weapons destruction.

Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary research areas in materials cross link several department in College of Sciences including Chemistry, Biology and Physics. The range of research covers surface characterization, bio-fuel characterization, inter-facial phenomena, opto-electronic materials, energetic materials, polymer synthesis/engineering, and micro fluid based bio-sensing.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The range of research interests of the faculty include fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, applied optics, experimental mechanics, space plasma, controls, combustion, and propulsion.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Applied Optics

The Center for Applied Optics (CAO) advances optical science and engineering research and development in support of high technology educational, industrial and government interests and requirements. The center includes eleven faculty and staff, with twenty-three affiliated faculty and staff from UAHuntsville's academic departments. The CAO provides optical and optomechanical design and analysis, optical fabrication including diamond turning and both standard and CNC polishing, optical metrology, holography, and testing and prototyping of state-of-the-art optical components and systems. Center researchers are exploring unique applications of optics for numerous space, military and industrial uses. Experienced research personnel and extensive laboratory resources make the CAO uniquely qualified to perform state-of-the-art research.

Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education

The UAH Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) provides solutions to difficult cybersecurity research problems for government, industry, and academia. The CCRE also launches academic efforts to develop and teach cybersecurity education courses, provide workforce development for students, and support cybersecurity scholarships for both Army reservists and CyberCorps students. The CCRE achieves its activities through collaborations with NSA, NIST, NSF, U.S. Army, and small businesses in Huntsville.

Center for Management and Economic Research

The UAHuntsville Center for Management and Economic Research provides customized sustainable solutions and offers training or implementation by utilizing lean enterprise, sustainable manufacturing & energy conservation best practices, innovation support, six sigma, and quality systems through our partnership with Alabama Technology Network (UAH-ATN).The Alabama Technology Network is Alabama’s affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which provides hands-on assistance and training to smaller companies.

Center for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis

The Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (CMSA) is a research and development center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. CMSA’s work centers on modeling and simulation and systems engineering. CMSA has broad capabilities in both of those disciplines, with special expertise in the areas of Modeling and Simulation (Physics-based modeling, Model validation methodologies, Spacecraft propulsion modeling, Simulation interoperability and composability, Discrete event simulation, Mathematical modeling and analysis, Finite element modeling and computational fluid dynamics, and Modeling and simulation education) and Systems Engineering (System-level modeling for design analysis and trade studies, Using modeling and simulation in the systems engineering process, Systems engineering methods, Technical team performance, and Systems-level spacecraft propulsion system design). The projects have been sponsored by NASA, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Navy, DARPA, and others.

Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research

The Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) explores the role plasma plays in the universe and galaxy, stars, in space, and in planetary atmospheres. We used advanced theory, modeling and computation, observations and experiments to explore topics as diverse as cosmic and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, the physics of the solar wind, the local interstellar medium, solar physics, and energetic particles. CSPAR has instrument development programs for both space-based and in-situ observations.

Earth System Science Center

UAH's Earth System Science Center (ESSC) was created to encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries. It has a diverse scientific staff, including atmospheric scientists, biologists, geologists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. The ESSC is involved in several areas of Earth System research focusing on the basic science of the earth-atmosphere system. Scientists are involved in the evaluation of global-scale climate models, regional studies of the coupled atmosphere/ocean/ice systems, regional severe weather detection and prediction, measuring the local and global impact of the aerosols and pollutants, detecting lightning from space and the general development of remotely-sensed data bases. A cross-cutting strength of ESSC scientists is the application of remote sensing data, both space and ground-based, to the myriad of questions related to the Earth System.

Information Technology & Systems Center

The Information Technology and Systems Center (ITSC) conducts multidisciplinary research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in many facets of information technology. Basic and applied research is performed to develop new techniques and systems that ultimately solve real-world problems by the transfer of innovative technologies and knowledge. Students, faculty and research scientists are involved in all aspects of the center. ITSC serves as the focal point for UAH research endeavors in information technology and systems and provides leadership in applications of information technology for multiple disciplines and computational environments.
The center is actively involved in local, state, regional, national and international information technology activities and serves as a catalyst in innovative pursuits in information technology. In support of these activities, the center is currently performing research and development in the areas of distributed information systems, next generation internet, data mining and knowledge discovery, information system interoperability, image processing and data security.

Propulsion Research Center

The Propulsion Research Center is nationally recognized resource for fundamental and applied research, with state-of-the-art test facilities. The capabilities of the Propulsion Research Center are classified into the following research areas: Systems Engineering (Launch vehicle architectures, Missile design, and Propulsion technology gap analysis), Advanced Propulsion(Electric, Solar, and other advanced technologies), Classic Propulsion(Solid, Liquid, and Hybrid components and systems), Modeling and Simulation(Advanced analysis and CFD code development and applications), and Propulsion Education(Support for college courses, Short courses, and Outreach events).

Research Institute

Research Institute, including the subordinate Aerophysics Research Center, carries out applied research and engineering programs, principally to meet the needs of Department of Defense customers, but with significant related work for NASA and private industry. Many Research Institute efforts are carried out in close cooperation with customers, on site at government laboratories, The Institute staff has expertise in technologies related to system development and acquisition. These include systems engineering and project management, technical risk assessment and software engineering. In addition, the Research Institute staff has expertise in the development and management of international projects and in organisational design and the management of technical professionals. The Institute operates a laboratory for studying the interactions of a vehicle with its environment at high velocity and has the capability to measure high velocity impact phenomena.
The Aerophysics Research Center (ARC) operates three two-stage light gas gun systems which provide a variety of capabilities to investigate the interactions of a high speed vehicle and its environment. The two major areas of application for this facility are in phenomenology related to hypervelocity impact (speeds at or greater than 2500 meters/sec or 8200 feet/sec ) and hypersonic flight (speeds at or greater than Mach 5) in variable atmospheres. The gun systems utilize a fully enclosed flight range and are operated in a large high bay which provides for an all weather test capability.

Rotocraft Systems Engineering & Simulation

The Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) is a multifaceted research center focused on applied engineering and the Systems Engineering techniques to enhance project success. RSESC brings proven, unparalleled capabilities in systems engineering, rapid prototyping, system analysis, integration and fabrication. RSESC skills include: system design and development, analytical analysis in CFD and mechanical fields, reverse engineering, data analysis, trade studies, systems engineering, systems integration, non-destructive testing and independent verification, analysis and review.The personnel of this center have been designing, manufacturing, testing and creating the necessary documentation for atmospheric and space flight and laboratory hardware. RSESC has developed high quality systems to meet the needs of the many Department of Defense (DoD) and National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) customers. The center’s past experience in systems implementation and materials research has allowed the RSESC to provide support to the Army and NASA in the areas of product development, analysis and testing all engineering fields.
Center Capabilities IncludeFlight Payload Development, Materials Research and Development, Product Development and Optimization, Propulsion Design, Space Mission Analysis, Design, and Fabrication, Statistical Analysis/Design Analysis, and Systems and Payloads Safety Analysis.

Systems Management & Production Center

The UAH SMAP Center provides expertise, leadership, and support to the Army, NASA, other government agencies, and private sector organizations. The center serves the Army by not only providing knowledge to resolve current issues, but also as a critical link between local university students and the future roles they will eventually fill. The capabilities of the SMAP Center include Students Working at the Army in Parallel (SWAP) Program (Collaborative Engineering training and support, and Technical workshop administration), Homeland Defense/Security applications(Threat evaluation and sensor systems and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) support), Engineering analysis(Computer networking administration and support & Web-based and database application development), and Advanced modeling, visualization and animation (Unmanned systems integration & Military testing and logistics support).

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced Composite Materials/Structures
  • Aerophysics
  • Applied Optics
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biometrics
  • Bridge Design
  • Communications
  • Computer Systems
  • Design of Flight Experiments
  • Energy/Environment
  • Engineering Economics
  • Engineering Management
  • Experimental and Computational Transport Phenomena
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment
  • High Speed Impact Analysis
  • Hydrologic Modeling/Remote Sensing
  • Management of Science and Technology
  • Materials Development in Space
  • Materials Processing
  • Microgravity and Materials
  • Microsensors
  • Missile Propulsion Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Modular Avionics
  • Multithreaded Computer Architectures and Systems
  • Optics
  • Opto-Electronics
  • Performance Analysis
  • Phisicochemical Hydrodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Robotics
  • Sliding Modes Control
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar Terrestrial
  • Space Plasma and Aeronomics
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Water Quality Management

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A dual degree program for graduate students does not exist.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 3 0 5
Stipends: $0 $5,500 $6,500 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 5 8 0 13
Stipends: $0 $5,800 $10,625 $0
Computer Science1
Appointments: 0 27 6 0 33
Stipends: $0 $3,685 $4,386 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 20 15 0 35
Stipends: $0 $4,545 $6,133 $0
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
Appointments: 0 5 11 0 16
Stipends: $0 $5,660 $7,786 $0
Interdisciplinary
Appointments: 0 13 5 0 18
Stipends: $0 $6,692 $7,707 $0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 0 18 19 0 37
Stipends: $0 $5,594 $6,267 $0
All Total Appointments 0 63 61 0 124

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 Applied Optics
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Management and Economic Research
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Earth System Science Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Information Technology & Systems Center1
Appointments: 0 6 0 6
Stipends: $0 $7,367 $0
Propulsion Research Center
Appointments: 0 10 0 10
Stipends: $0 $7,249 $0
Research Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rotocraft Systems Engineering & Simulation
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Systems Management & Production Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 10 0 10

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