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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 20
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

114
Applied
85
Accepted
26
Enrolled
75%

Applying

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

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

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

124
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 4.84%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.42%
Unknown 0.81%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0

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:
1,956,529

Location & Contact

Address 206 Student Services Center
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Nader Jalili
Professor and Interim Head
Email: njalili@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1645
Fax: 205-348-6419

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