University of South Alabama - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of South Alabama
Mailing Address: 307 University Blvd N
City: Mobile
State: AL
Postal Code: 36688
Country: United States
Phone 251-460-6101
Fax:
Website: http://www.southalabama.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?: Mobile
This city's population (approx.): 195,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 16,211
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,389
Total Professional and other enrollment: 595

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Arts & Sciences, Continuing Education, Allied Health, School of Computing

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

First-time freshmen must submit an official high school transcript showing grades earned and courses pursued. In addition, first-time freshmen applicants must submit official college entrance examination scores - either ACT or SATI:Reasoning Test. Special freshman admission applicants, those five years out of high school or at least 23 years of age, need not take the ACT or SATI. Undergraduate transfer applicants must make certain that official transcripts of all courses for which they have been registered at other colleges or universities are sent directly to the University from the home institution.

Recommendations

The University's experience has been that students who have pursued the following pattern of courses in high school generally achieve a level of success markedly greater than those who have not followed such a pattern:
English, four units; algebra, two units; geometry, one unit; natural science, two units; American history, one unit; world history, one unit; in foriegn languages, social studies, natural science or mathematics, two units; non-vocational electives, three units.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

John Steadman
Dean
College of Engineering
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive
SH2114
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: 251-460-6140
Fax: 251-460-6343
jsteadman@southalabama.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
Doctoral:Sc.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Both Carl Knopf Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Both Kevin White Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Both Hulya Kirkici Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Dean's Office Both John Steadman Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Both David Nelson Mechanical Engineering
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 Both Alec Yasinsac Computer Science (outside engineering)

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

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Computer and Information Sciences Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Computer and Information Sciences Computer and Information Sciences (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Dean's Office Doctor of Science Other Engineering Disciplines

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 Biomolecular Engineering
  1. Multiphase Reactor Design
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Hyperspectal Imaging
  4. Ionic Liquids
  5. Innovative Chemical Storage
  6. Multifunctional Nanoporous Materials
Civil Engineering
  1. Coastal and Harbor Engineering
  2. Nearshore Hydrodynamics, Beach Restoration
  3. Traffic and Safety Engineering
  4. Stormwater Management and Treatment
  5. Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment
  6. Structural Engineering & Vibration
  7. Deep Pile Foundations/Trenchless Technology
Electrical & Computer Engineering
  1. Nanotechnology and Nanocomposites
  2. Wireless Communications, Sensing and Networks
  3. Pattern Recognition and Tracking
  4. Digital/Optical/Biomedical Image Processing
  5. Renewable Energy & Power Systems
  6. Smart Energy Management and Control
  7. Space Weather/Plasma Characterization
  8. Embedded System Design
  9. Process Control, Instrumentation & Automation
  10. Sensor Design
Engineering Dean's Office
  1. Systems Thinking
  2. Systems Reliability
  3. Systems Sustainability
  4. Systems Architechting
  5. Systems Engineering Model Based Systems
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics
  2. Nanomaterials Engineering
  3. Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes
  4. Non-Newtonian Fluids
  5. Advanced Polymer Composite Modeling
  6. Biomedical Engineering
  7. Aerospace Engineering
  8. Bio-Heat Transfer
  9. Biomedical Instrumentation
  10. Physiological Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Natl Society of Professional Eng
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Local Groups

  • Associated General Contractors
  • Launch Society

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

Engineering Student Council

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

*AIAA Design/Build/Fly
*ASCE SE Regional Student Conference: steel bridge; concrete canoe
Hardware Competition
*Aircraft Cabin Customization
*Alternative Energy Demo for Middle School
*ASME Energy Relay Competition
*ASME H2Go: Energy from Rainwater
*ASME Remote Inspection Device
*Automatic Leveling System
*Beach/Pier Design on Mobile Bay
*BELT Project
*Blood Pressure Measurement in Obese
Pediatric Patients
*Brass Recycler for Shooting Range
*Bus Tracking System
*Closed Environment Air Revitalization System
*Coil Gun
*Commercial Office Building
*Commercial/residential building design
*Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Design
*County Wastewater Master Plan and Design
*Design of High Efficiency Catalytic Ionic Liquid Systems
*Drone Aircraft for Roof Inspection
*Energy Generation in the Arctic
*Engineered Wetland Wastewater Treatment System
*Experimental Rocket
*Generating Power From Heat
*GI Endoscopy Cap
*Guided Missile Design
*Green Building Design
*Hargrove iOS App
*Home Security System
*Hurricane/Storm Surge Resistant Coastal
Highway
*Improved Liquid Cooled Garment for Spaceflight
*Intersection Redesign to Improve Traffic Flow
*LEED Building Design
*LID Residential Development
*Liquid Oxygen (LOx) Subcooler
*Living Shoreline (shoreline protection)
*Longboard Hill-Climber
*Marina Design: waterway, boat slips, etc.
*Mars Excavator Robot
*N.A.S.A. Robotic Mining Competition
*N.A.S.A. University Student Launch Initiative
*N.A.S.A. XHAB 2015
*Peritoneal Lavage System for Rapid
Hypothermia
*Phase-Change Materials for Solar Technology
*PLC Controlled Batch Mixing System for
Stimulation Vessels
*Development of an adsorption apparatus for NASA
*Production of 4, 4-dimethylbiphenyl
*Production of cumene
*Production of dimethyl ether
*Production of ethylene oxide
*Production of isopropyl acetate
*Production of m-xylene
*Pyroelectric Thermal Power Generation
*Rural Airport Design
*Rural Road Design
*SAE Aero Design
*SAE Supermileage Competition
*Shrimp Processing Waste Treatment Facility
*Solar Powered Boat Design
*Solar Power System for a Commercial Greenhouse
*Streambed/Streambank Restoration
*Tactile and Proprioception Feedback for Lower Leg Prosthesis
*Tactile Feedback Prosthetic Hand
*Time Domain Impedance Probe
*Turbocharger System
*Umbilical Working System
*Wave Energy Generation System
*Wind Turbine Design

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Dual degrees are permitted with approval of each degree granting department. Co-op programs are available. Minimum graduation time is five years with co-op.

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 Biomolecular Engineering 2 2 3 7
Civil Engineering 1 3 4 8
Electrical & Computer Engineering 1 4 4 9
Engineering Dean's Office 4 0 1 5
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 6 10
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 5 6 4 15
Totals: 11 10 18 39

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 Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Dean's Office 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 2 0 2 0.00

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 Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Dean's Office 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 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 Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 10 1

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 Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering Dean's Office 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 1 0 0 0 1 0
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 1

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 Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
School of Computer and Information Sciences1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 16 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

Admission policy same as University as a whole.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to the University of South Alabama constitutes admission to the College of Engineering for those students wishing to major in engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The Office of International Services at the University of South Alabama provides special services and programs for non-U.S. citizens. Complete and certified academic records of all secondary and post-secondary education attempted must be submitted. Non-immigrant applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit a score of 500 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for admission.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements for non-resident students is the same as the entrance requirements for resident students.

Residency Requirements

A resident student is one who has resided and has had home, habitation, and permanent living place in the Sate of Alabama or the service area for at least twelve months immediately preceding the current registration. Service area counties for MS: George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Stone; for FL: Escambia, Santa Rosa.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer student applicants must make certain that official transcripts of all courses for which they have been registered at other colleges or universities are sent directly to the University from the home institution. Applicants are granted unconditional admission if they have earned a cumulative average of at least 'C' (2.00) on all work attempted. Applicants who have attempted fewer than 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of college work must submit college transcripts and high school transcripts and ACE or SATI scores.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 75
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 34

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,704
Room & Board: $7,380
Books & Supplies: $1,260
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term: 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

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Verification Worksheet (if selected for verification

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 998
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 745
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 349
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 630 450
Reading Range: 610 470
Writing Range: 630 430
Combined Range: 1190 920
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 22
Composite Range: 30 21

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 130 64 54 58 306 33
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 196 52 38 66 352 40
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1 112 89 103 123 427 114
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.) 208 63 63 103 437 63
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 216 135 72 98 521 94
Totals: 750 314 227 325 1616 230

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 86 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 1 1 0 113 2
Women 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 17 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 131 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 33 1 0 0 180 6
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 16 0
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1
Men 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 27 2 0 0 51 4 4 0 94 9
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 12 1 0 0 18 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 140 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 14 2 0 0 35 3 2 0 195 16
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 118 1 1 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 62 4 3 1 206 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Totals: 488 17 3 1 10 1 2 0 3 0 52 2 1 0 185 11 6 1 750 33

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 32 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 8 1 1 0 49 4
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 16 4 0 0 43 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 2 1 0 9 3
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1
Men 5 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 10 5 0 0 40 6 4 0 72 12
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 2 0 0 1 3 3 1 17 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 11 5 0 0 27 7 1 0 57 14
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 40 3 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 1 12 3 0 0 61 17 0 0 122 27
Women 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 2 0 13 3
Totals: 109 5 8 5 8 2 0 0 9 1 38 12 0 0 134 33 8 0 314 58

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 26 5 0 0 43 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 11 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 16 5 0 0 33 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1
Men 8 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 6 0 16 4 0 0 35 13 5 0 77 18
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 1 9 2 0 0 26 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 9 2 0 0 31 7 1 0 59 10
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 42 10 3 0 69 14
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 3
Totals: 49 1 2 1 9 3 3 1 9 2 24 3 0 0 125 32 6 0 227 43

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 7 1 3 0 0 0 20 0 3 9 46 14
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 1 1 12 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 32 14 0 0 63 16
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1
Men 11 0 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 17 6 0 1 57 29 0 1 96 42
Women 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 12 4 0 0 0 11 9 0 27 18
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 22 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 16 3 0 0 46 8 2 2 92 18
Women 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 11 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 4 1 1 6 1 0 0 2 3 10 1 0 0 51 23 1 2 79 35
Women 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 15 2 1 0 19 4
Totals: 67 9 6 4 7 4 1 3 17 4 39 5 1 0 178 53 9 14 325 96

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 4 0 1 6 1 0 12 0 24 18 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 7 1 0 2 1 0 18 0 29 27 2
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1 0 8 1 0 10 1 0 43 0 63 60 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 5 0 2 3 0 0 18 0 28 23 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 4 0 6 4 0 48 0 65 55 10
Totals: 0 19 5 3 17 6 0 96 0 146 123 23

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 24
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 29
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 63
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 28
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 40 8 0 0 65
Totals: 0 0 15 4 4 1 2 1 15 2 6 0 0 0 81 15 0 0 146

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

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Dual degrees are already counted in bachelor's degrees awarded.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

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.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer and Information Sciences (B.S.)1 no 4.00 5.00 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional

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

An ABET accredited BS in engineering is required for Regular Admission. For Provisional Admission, either ABET accredited BS degree in engineering or a minimum combined score of 950 on the verbal and quantative sections of the Graduate Record Examination is required. Also required for Provisional Admission a BS in a field acceptable by the departmental Graduate Admissions Committee and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate work and in the last 96 course hours or a minimum GPA of 2.75 over the last 96 course hours.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and Electrical Engineering programs admit students each semester. Admission to the MSCE program requires a total GRE score of 1000 (600 quantitative). ME admission requires a minimum of 300 on the verbal and 650 on the quantitative sections of the GRE.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The Office of International Services at the University of South Alabama provides special services and programs for non-U.S. citizens. The International Application for Admission must be completed and signed by the applicant. Complete and certified academic records of all secondary and post-secondary education attempted and two original letters of recommendation must be submitted. Additionally, non-immigrantw must provide proof that sufficient finances are available to undertake their entire course of study. Non-immigrant applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit a score of 525 (197) (graduate) or above on the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL) for admission. All international applicants, regardless of TOEFL score, must sit for the English Proficiency Examination during the International Student Orientation.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements for non-resident students is the same as the entrance requirements for resident students.

Residency Requirements

Residency is defined the same for graduates as undergraduates and is not required for either admissions.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Applicants are granted unconditional admission if they have earned a cumulative average of at least 'C' (2.00) on all work attempted. Transfer student applicants must make certain that official transcripts of all courses for which they have been registered at other colleges or universities are sent directly to the University from the home institution. The Director of Admissions evaluates all credits to determine the number transferable to the University of South Alabama. Such transferred credit will be applied, after evaluation, to the specific program of the student.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,794
Room & Board: $7,380
Books & Supplies: $1,260
Other Expenses:
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

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Verification Worksheet (if selected for verification)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 217
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 107
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 26

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 10 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Computer and Information Sciences (M.S.)1
Men 54 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 28 8 0 0 86 15
Women 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6 2 1 1 35 6
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 16 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 21 7 0 0 38 11

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
Doctor of Science
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 10 3

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 0 8 4 4
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 8 0 17 15 2
Computer and Information Sciences (M.S.)1 0 2 1 0 74 4 0 21 0 102 73 29
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 2 0 0 99 4 0 4 0 109 96 13
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 9 0 13 12 1
Totals: 0 4 3 0 108 5 2 25 0 147 127 20

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 8
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 17
Computer and Information Sciences (M.S.)1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 55 19 2 2 0 0 14 7 0 0 102
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 88 11 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 109
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13
Totals: 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 96 12 4 1 1 1 21 4 0 0 147

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 4 4 8
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 10 7 17
Computer and Information Sciences (M.S.)1 6 94 100
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 6 101 107
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 5 8 13
Totals: 25 120 145

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
Doctor of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

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
Doctor of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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 Biomolecular Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $334,140 Industry: $2,500 Priv/Non: $0
State: $18,750 Local: $20,000 Total Expn.: $375,390
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $219,629 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $368,730 Local: $13,557 Total Expn.: $601,916
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $217,513 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $267,732 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $485,245
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Dean's Office
Total#: 7 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $132,979 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $132,979
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $444,134 Industry: $17,390 Priv/Non: $0
State: $301,334 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $762,858
Engineering Department External Funding Source
School of Computer and Information Sciences1
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 35 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,348,395 Industry: $19,890 Priv/Non: $0
State: $956,546 Local: $33,557 Total Expn.: $2,358,388

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

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#: 35 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,348,395 Industry: $19,890 Priv/Non: $0
State: $956,546 Local: $33,557 Total Expn.: $2,358,388

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 Biomolecular Engineering

Biomedical Engineering,
Hyperspectral Imaging,
Innovative Chemical Storage,
Ionic Liquids,
Multifunctional Nanoporous Materials,
Multiphase Reactor Design, Supercritical Fluids, Computer-Aided Design

Civil Engineering

Antibiotics and Pharmaceutical Water Treatment,
Beach Restoration, Living Shorelines
Bioremediation of Pollutants,
Coastal and Harbor Engineering, Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport,
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse,
Drinking Water Contaminants and Treatment,
Pile Foundations and Pile "Set up",
Stormwater Management and Treatment,
Structural Engineering Modeling, Structural Vibration, Specialty Concrete
Traffic and Safety Engineering,
Transportation Route Optimization,

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Automatic Target Recognition and Tracking, Digital/Biomedical Image Processing,
Energy Management and Control,
Smart Energy Management and Control,
Integrated MEMS Photonics,
Laser Processing of Electric Materials,
Nanocomposites,
Nanotechnology,
Ultrafast Computing,
Plasmoid Thruster,
Process Design and Simulations, Process Dynamics Control,
Wireless Communications, Sensing, and Networks

Engineering Dean's Office

Systems Engineering
Systems Architecture, Systems Reliability, Systems Sustainability, Health Care Systems, Concept of Operations, System Patterns

Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Polymer Composites,
Biofluid Mechanics,
Bio-heat Transfer,
Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation,
Computational Modeling of Hurricanes,
Estimation of Thermodynamic Properties,
Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes,
Nanocomposites,
Non-Newtonian Fluids,
Physiological Measurements

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced Polymer Composite Modeling
  • Advanced Thin-Film Technology
  • Antennas and Radars
  • Beach Restoration, Living Shorelines
  • Bio-heat Transfer
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Systems Engineering
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Bioremediation of Pollutants: Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals
  • Boundary Element Fracture Modeling
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Coastal Highway Design and Protection
  • Coastal and Harbor Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fracture Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Concept of Operations
  • Cone Penetration Testing
  • Decentralized Wastewater Infrastructure
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Digital/Optical/Biomedical Image Processing
  • Drinking Water Contaminants and Treatment
  • Dynamic Pressure-Relief Simulations
  • Embedded System Design
  • Estimation of Thermodynamic Properties
  • Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes
  • Fuel Cell Based Smart Energy Management & Control
  • Fuel Cells
  • Health Care Systems
  • Heat Pipes
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Human Immune System Modeling
  • Human Thermal Comfort Modeling
  • Hurricane Modeling
  • Hyperspectral Image Processing
  • Imaging Polarimetry
  • Laser Processing of Electric Materials
  • Low Impact Development
  • Manufacturing Carbon Nanofiber Polymer Composites
  • Meterological Modeling of Hurricanes
  • Model-Based Advanced Process Control
  • Multi-Scale Mathematical Modeling
  • Multi-Variate Data Analysis and Feature Extraction Using Wavelets
  • Multiphase Reactor Design
  • Multiscale Modeling of Thin Film Growth
  • Nanocomposites and Nanotechnology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nearshore Hydrodynamics, Wave Modeling, & Sediment Transport
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Pattern Recognition and Tracking
  • Physics-Based Propagation Models for Wireless Communications
  • Phyto Remediation
  • Pile Foundations
  • Porous Pavement
  • Process Design and Simulations
  • Process Dynamics Control
  • Renewable Energy and Power Systems
  • Separation Processes
  • Ship and Wind Wave Propagation
  • Space, Weather and Plasma Characterization
  • Stormwater Modeling and Treatment
  • Structural Modeling and Design
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • System Patterns
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Reliability
  • Systems Sustainability
  • Traffic and Safety Engineering
  • Transportation Route Optimization
  • Trenchless Technology
  • Vibration of Structures
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wireless Communications and Networks
  • Wireless Sensors

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There are no graduate engineering dual degrees.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Appointments: 2 4 1 0 7
Stipends: $2,083 $1,333 $1,917 $0
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 5 0 8
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $1,722 $0
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 2 0 4
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $1,519 $0
Engineering Dean's Office
Appointments: 2 0 0 0 2
Stipends: $2,056 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 3 2 7 0 12
Stipends: $2,028 $1,333 $1,643 $0
School of Computer and Information Sciences1
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 7 11 15 0 33

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