Mechanical engineering is the most versatile of all engineering programs. Mechanical engineering encompasses the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of products used in every facet of modern society. Mechanical engineers design components, machines, systems and processes.
Mechanical engineers pursue careers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, defense, energy, railroad and robotics industries, just to name a few. Mechanical engineers are also found in almost all manufacturing industries. Increasingly, mechanical engineers are needed in the environmental and bio-medical fields, and many of our graduates have pursued education in medicine and law. Without a doubt, virtually every product or service in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a mechanical engineer.
The engineering graphics program is also part of the mechanical engineering department. Engineers use technical drawing to communicate and document their ideas. Students in all the engineering disciplines who want to communicate in the graphical language are encouraged to study engineering graphics. Read more...
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
UA Alumni at NASA Featured in Engineering, Communication Discussions
November 5, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
University of Alabama alumni who work with NASA return to campus this week to discuss the Space Launch System Program. Read more
Engineering Researcher Named UA's Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor
November 4, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2013 Blackmon-Moody... Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15 at the UA President's Mansion. Read more
UA Professor, Student Recognized by Women Engineers
October 30, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
A University of Alabama engineering professor and recent engineering graduate received national recognition by the Society of Women Engineers. Read more