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: University of Alabama students tutor Hillcrest students in rocket contest
March 25, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Instead of footballs, sixth-grade Hillcrest Middle School students on Tuesday launched water rockets up to 40 yards across the football… Read more
UA News: UA Hovercraft Team Preparing for Race Against Rival, Others
March 24, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
A team of University of Alabama engineering students are set to race in the Third Annual University Hoverbowl Challenge near… Read more
UA News: UA Engineering Students Host Rocket Contest at Nearby Middle School
March 23, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
A water-rocket contest among middle-school students March 24 is the culmination of an outreach effort by students from The University… Read more