Mechanical Engineering

The University of Alabama’s bachelor of science in mechanical engineering program is designed to specifically allow students maximum flexibility to select courses that will benefit them the most in support of their own career aspirations.

The University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog is home to the most up-to-date curriculum and course information. For further information on our programs, please visit the College of Engineering section of the catalog. The College’s Academic Advising Center can assist current students with curriculum information.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of The University of Alabama BSME program will be able to:

  • Our graduates will be expected to follow one of two career paths: technical or management. We expect them to have sufficient career and professional accomplishments within 5-10 years of graduation to be considered as either an engineering expert or a leader/manager.
  • Our graduates will continue to grow in expertise and knowledge by participating in activities that enhance professional development in their career path.
  • Our graduates will contribute to the profession in ways that benefit society.

Student Outcomes

The mechanical engineering program at The University of Alabama will demonstrate that its graduates have

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and general engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
  13. the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas
  14. knowledge of conventional and modern manufacturing methods and materials

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the undergraduate mechanical engineering program, contact Dr. Beth Todd.