University of Alabama College of Engineering

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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]

University of Alabama public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The University of Alabama is a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is the flagship of the University of Alabama System. Established in 1820, the University of Alabama (UA) is the oldest and largest of the public universities in Alabama. The university offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, communication and information sciences, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 100,287 in 2017. The city was originally known as Tuskaloosa until the early 20th century.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

Departments and Programs

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

Chemical engineering branch of science that applies physical sciences and life sciences together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy

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Civil engineering engineering discipline that deals with construction

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Construction engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction and management of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities and other projects.

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  2. Archived February 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine .
  3. U.Va. Engineering Welcome
  4. About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY
  5. Nation’s 5th oldest engineering school celebrates EWeek - The Citadel 2012 - Charleston, SC
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