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: ALABAMA ROBOTICS TEAM WINS TWO NASA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN A ROW
May 25, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
The University of Alabama’s robotics team added another championship to the college’s pile over the weekend. Alabama Astrobotics, made up… Read more
UA News: For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest
May 23, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Alabama Astrobotics took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from 45 other institutions in the… Read more
In The News: University of Alabama Astrobotics Team working to defend title at NASA competition
May 13, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
The University of Alabama's Astrobotics Team is heading to the Kennedy Space Center. The team hopes to defend its national title… Read more