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Earn a degree in engineering from The University of Alabama.

Engineers drive innovation — in the field and in the classroom. UA's distance learning programs make top quality engineering education available to you through innovative formats that meet the needs of working adults. Our programs are offered either primarily or fully online to provide you with the flexibility you need to earn your degree while managing life's other responsibilities.


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Select the program names below to learn more about each degree option.

One of the most versatile engineering degrees, the BSME prepares students for involvement in all aspects of product manufacturing. Most of the major coursework is available online with the exception of lab courses, which are conducted face to face on weekends in Gadsden or Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Other courses not currently available online can be completed at a community college or university near you.

Develop your research skills, design a specialty and maximize your career opportunities by earning your MSME. The master's degree is a 30-credit-hour program offered entirely online. One of our newest programs, it features highly flexible course options that allow you to focus your education on the areas of mechanical engineering of the most interest to you. This program does not require a thesis or campus visits.

Since 1993, the MSAEM program has been offered through distance learning. Once a favorite of military students, this program now graduates military and corporate engineers alike. The MSAEM consists of 30 credit hours offered entirely online. This program does not require a thesis or campus visits.

One of the first engineering PhDs to be offered online, the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics provides students an opportunity to earn a research-based degree and propose, complete and defend an approved dissertation on a research topic that contributes to the field of aerospace engineering or engineering science and mechanics. The program is designed for engineering professionals with five or more years of experience within their field who appreciate the use of technology and seek ownership of innovative ideas through research and experience.

Like a traditional program, you will work closely with your faculty adviser, but your coursework will be completed primarily online. Students are required to attend campus for various responsibilities only once a semester.

The online PhD in Mechanical Engineering gives you the opportunity to earn an accredited, premier doctoral degree in your field while continuing to build your engineering career. You can enhance your knowledge of mechanical engineering and contribute to research in the field through this innovative online option.

The program is primarily designed for engineering professionals who want to pursue doctoral study while working full time. Through this affordable online program, you can earn a research-based degree that allows you to propose, complete and defend an approved dissertation on a research topic that contributes to the field of mechanical engineering.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through The University of Alabama Online is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. UA Online graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

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Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their UA Online stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our UA Online students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.