UA's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics undertakes an integral role in educating aerospace engineering and engineering science and mechanics students, conducting innovative and exciting scientific research, and improving the economic development of the state of Alabama.
The department has a long and rich history dating to 1912 with the formation of the Department of Engineering Mechanics and to the late 1920s with the start of the aeronautics program. The two departments merged in 1996 to form the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Today, with innovative programs and research, UA aerospace engineering continues to be an important training ground for future engineers across the state, region and nation.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics has graduated students who have achieved successful careers in industry, education, the military and government. These students have been able to utilize the technical education they received at the Capstone in careers in a wide range of fields ranging from engineering to computer science to business and medical fields. Read more...
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
In The News: UA team advances in robot challenge
June 24, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot… Read more
In The News: University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition
June 21, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew… Read more
UA News: UA Robotics Team Advances in NASA Centennial Challenge
June 14, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
After winning one NASA robotics contest, a team of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama successfully… Read more