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The University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2016

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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.