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The University of Alabama

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (MSAEM) Aerospace engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering science and mechanics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Culminating expierence
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1-year residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

105
Applied
54
Accepted
25
Enrolled
51%

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 15th April 30th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st September 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum score of 300)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum score of 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

109
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.26%
Black or African American 0.92%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.67%
Unknown 0.92%

Gender

Male (87%)
Female (12%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nonlinear notch analysis, cyclic metal plasticity, structural durability, multiaxial fatigue, nonlinear finite element analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
884,010

Location & Contact

Address Box 870280
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Barkey
Professor/Department Head
Email: mbarkey@eng.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1621
Fax: 205-348-6959

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