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
Space/Astronautics Faculty Position
September 28, 2015 - JOB POSTING
The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (AEM) at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position… Read more
In The News: From the Olympic Stadium to Alabama Soccer Complex: Aerospace engineering student first active player in the history of the Alabama women’s soccer program to appear in a World Cup
September 25, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Standing on the field at Olympic Stadium in Montreal Celia Jimenez looks into the stands to see her parents. She… Read more
The Sporting Life: A growing number of Crimson Tide athletes studying engineering, computer science
July 30, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
During his senior year in high school, Da’Shawn Hand announced on ESPN he planned to attend The University of Alabama… Read more