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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in Mechanical Engineering

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Program in Mechanical Engineering is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE general test is required for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
18
Accepted
6
Enrolled
49%

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 August 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE general test is required for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall or over last 60 semester hours of earned credit

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
65%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.86%
Black or African American 5.71%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (88%)
Female (11%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 3
Male (7)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computational mechanics, manufacturing and robotics, vehicle dynamics and drive train engineering, power generation and renewable energy, medical device engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,203,718

Location & Contact

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. David Littlefield
Graduate Program Director
Email: littlefield@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-8460

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