Materials properties form the basis of all engineering designs. Our students are exposed to sophisticated equipment and computer technology in applications ranging from the processing of liquid metals to micro-electronic devices. By learning the basic structures, properties and processing of materials, students can achieve success in a multitude of diverse industries including: automotive, aerospace, electronics, and basic metals production.
The curriculum at The University of Alabama provides an integrated learning experience, which includes classroom and laboratory courses that enhance a student’s analytical, experimental, synthesis, and design skills for problem solving, that address their responsibilities to society and the environment, and that emphasize the growth of their teamwork, communicative and leadership talents.
Student learning is stimulated by modern facilities that include sophisticated equipment and advanced computer technology in which individual attention is the rule rather than the exception. Graduates of our department have distinguished themselves in many careers, holding a wide range of managerial, scientific and engineering positions across the country in industry, government and education.