University of Alabama College of Engineering

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Coordinates: 33°12′49.91″N 87°32′32.02″W / 33.2138639°N 87.5422278°W / 33.2138639; -87.5422278

University of Alabama College of Engineering
Type Public professional school
Established 1909 (instruction began in 1837)[1]
Dean Charles L. Karr
Location Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The College of Engineering is one of the thirteen colleges at the University of Alabama. Located in Tuscaloosa, in the U.S. state of Alabama, the university began offering engineering classes in 1837. The university is the fourth-oldest engineering institution in the United States, after the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia.[2][3][4][5]

Departments and Programs[edit]

The College of Engineering comprises the following departments:[6]

Research Units[edit]


  • Center for Advanced Public Safety
  • University Transportation Center for Alabama
  • Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Environmental Institute of Alabama
  • Aging Infrastructure Systems Center for Excellence
  • Center for Materials for Information Technologies
  • Alabama Industrial Assessment Center