College of Engineering
  • Shelby Hall - 155,000 SF Facility and 17 classrooms and 63 labs
  • “Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.” James A. Michener
  • Einstein Statue in front of Engineering
  • Outside of Shelby Hall
  • Engineering Faculty

The College of Engineering at the University of South Alabama is recognized for the quality of its graduates. Its graduates have done well in industrial and government careers, not only in the local Gulf Coast region, but also nationally and internationally. Its graduates have often continued their education in some of the most respected graduate schools in the country.

The College has four academic departments and 40 full-time faculty positions. It offers five baccalaureate degrees, four masters degrees, and a doctoral degree in systems engineering. Our enrollment for Fall of 2017 includes 1558 undergraduate students and 88 masters students.  In 2016-2017 the College awarded 209 undergraduate degrees and 25 masters degrees.

The foundation of the College of Engineering is its excellent faculty with their dedication to teaching and the researching of new knowledge. All professors have doctorates and have come to USA from some of the finest universities in existence.

College of Engineering Newsletter
Engineering Matters Volume 1, Issue 1


  Upcoming Engineering Events
JCPenney SUIT-UP Event
Sunday,  January 27, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: JCPenney at The Shoppes at Bel Air
NASA Astronaut Guest Speaker
Thursday,  March 7, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Student Center Ballroom

Benjamin Siu Student of the Year 2018
Student of the Year, Benjamin Siu graduated May 2018 in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Stephanie Smallegan Teacher of the Year 2018
Teacher of the Year, Dr. Stephanie Smallegan, Assistant Professor - Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering


  Latest News
Innovation that Leads to Surgical Solutions
Innovation that Leads to Surgical Solutions
Wednesday - October 10, 2018
Dr. Saami Yazdani, associate professor of mechanical engineering, feeds a balloon catheter through a pig artery with, from left, Claire Cawthon and Kathryn Cooper, gap-year research assistants, and mechanical engineering major Clifton Huett at Yazdani's lab in the College of Engineering.
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E-Sailing to the Edge of Space
E-Sailing to the Edge of Space
Friday - September 28, 2018
Graduate students Harrison White and Matthew Simmons flank Dr. Carlos Montalvo as they discuss the tradeoff from having two or more miniature satellites, called CubeSats, connected via a tether from an E-Sail. More CubeSats means more tethers and more thrust, but also more chances of tangling.
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Tuesday - July 24, 2018
Peyton Posey, a University of South Alabama junior who has been named Alabama's civil engineering student of the year, will begin a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at USA focused on hurricanes and coastal engineering.
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