The College of Engineering at the University of South Alabama offers five undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees. Each undergraduate degree program has a corresponding Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program allowing students to earn simultaneous graduate credit for certain coursework taken for their BS degree. The College also offers four Graduate Certificate programs, five Master of Science degrees, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Chemical Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology and other natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economical ways of using material and energy for the benefit of mankind. The curriculum provides fundamental instruction in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. This education prepares the graduate to seek employment in petrochemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, microelectronics, polymers, energy and environmental industries. In addition, the graduate is well-prepared to pursue graduate school.
Civil Engineering involves the design and construction of systems necessary for our modern society to function. It encompasses many technical specialties whose focus is the design of large, normally one-of-a-kind, facilities such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, dams, waterways, airports, flood control systems, coastal protection systems, water supply networks, and waste treatment plants. As our society expands, challenging opportunities will continue to be available for Civil Engineers practicing in their own private firms, in large companies, or in governmental agencies.
The Computer Engineering program is geared to students who are interested in the design of digital computing systems, integrating both hardware and software design components.
Electrical Engineering is among the fastest evolving disciplines in our technological society. Engineering developments in electrical technology have provided, in a substantial way, improvement in the standard of living of humanity. The domain of the electrical engineer reaches from massive electrical energy systems to microscopic integrated circuits; from life studies in bioengineering to satellite communications systems; and from the control of electromagnetic radiation to the control of information flow in a computer.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers invent, analyze and design systems that produce power or convert energy. This encompasses such diverse applications as designing next-generation aircraft and automobiles, inventing novel methods of generating energy from renewable sources, and developing sophisticated new medical devices and systems. Mechanical engineers are in the forefront of exciting new technological fields, including nano-engineering, biomedical engineering, and energy research.
The department offers concentrations in Aerospace or Biomedical Engineering.
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE)
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
- Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Systems Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering track of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Basic Medical Sciences
- Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering