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
UA Lunabotics Team to Defend Title
May 9, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
After winning first place in last year's NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, a team of students called Alabama Lunabotics from The University of Alabama and... Shelton State Community College will return to the competition May 20 at Kennedy Space Center. Read more
NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships
May 2, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than... 13,000 applicants. Read more
UA Hovercraft Team Ready to Race Rival, Others
April 19, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
A team of University of Alabama engineering students are set to race in the University Hoverbowl Challenge Saturday, April 27 at Lake Lurleen State Park just... outside Tuscaloosa. Read more