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The University of Alabama

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

109
Applied
51
Accepted
22
Enrolled
47%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st June 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 with MS, 3.3 without MS

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

96
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 5.21%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (93%)
Female (6%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Thermal/fluids, robotics, numerical modeling, energy conservation, energy and combustion systems, internal combustion engines, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, medical devices, manufacturing, vehicular systems, controls, acoustics solid mechanics and materials
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,743,151

Location & Contact

Address Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Kenneth Clark Midkiff Jr.
Professor and Interim Head
Email: cmidkiff@eng.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1645
Fax: 205-348-6419