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Division of Engineering and Technology

Some people identify problems and others thrive on solving problems. UWA degrees in engineering and technology provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed to identify needs in a wide range of industries and fields and develop the systems or equipment to meet those needs. The future depends on engineering and technology. 

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not as a threat.” 

— Steve Jobs  

Choose the Program That’s Right for You

Choose a degree from the Division of Engineering and Technology that meets your needs and your schedule. Choose from a range of programs — on campus or online — all of which are designed to give you the tools and skills you need for a successful career in the engineering field 

Shape the Future

The Division of Engineering and Technology offers Bachelor’s degrees in three major areas: Computer Engineering Technology (CET), Engineering Technology (ET) and Technology. Two-year Associate’s degrees in Industrial Maintenance (IM) and Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) are also available. While the CET, ET AET and IM programs are designed for traditional on-campus students, the BS in Technology is specifically designed for transfer students with significant technical credit from a community college, trade school or military service and capitalizes on skills already acquired. The BS in Computer Engineering Technology and the BS in Technology are available completely online. The Division of Engineering and Technology also offers certificates in Automotive Technician (Short Certificate) and Welding (Non-Degree Certificate).  


Faculty Spotlight

Alumni and Student Experiences

“Instead of me just choosing UWA, I think we chose each other. UWA felt so much like home that after my first visit, I paid my enrollment deposit the next day! This university offers me an opportunity to truly make my mark. The professor who has had the biggest impact on my college career so far is Dr. Cobb. I started my freshman year as a Computer System major and Dr. Cobb persuaded me to switch to Engineering as it is a growing field for women. I took Dr. Cobb up on the challenge, and it has been the best decision I have made in my college career! My absolute favorite part of my major is the daily hands-on experience in labs! I am the Darryl Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship recipient for this school year & I have had the opportunity to intern with Hall-Taylor Construction Company this summer. These are both opportunities I wouldn’t have earned without the support and guidance of Dr. Cobb and my wonderful advisor Dr. Datta!”

Kayla Holley, Montgomery, AL, Engineering Technology

UWA President Dr. Ken Tucker presents diploma to graduate

About the Division of Engineering and Technology

Learn from the Experts

The Engineering and Technology faculty at UWA will guide you through hands-on, practical experiences throughout your education to ensure that you are on your way to the career of your dreams. They collaborate with business and industry partners to understand the ever-changing demands that engineering and technology graduates must be able to meet to be a step ahead of the crowd when it’s time to enter the workforce.   


The University of West Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

The Division of Engineering and Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance degrees are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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