New UAH degree will train high-skill workers

Engineering technology degree will launch in fall

The Student Services Building at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. (Michael Mercier/UAH).

A new University of Alabama in Huntsville engineering technology degree will be offered beginning this fall.

The bachelor’s degree is meant to prepare students seeking a career in applied engineering.

“One of the exciting things about this program is that we have a strong group of students who are currently working in industry on fascinating topics such as the Space Launch System and other cutting-edge research technologies,” says Alisa Henrie, clinical assistant professor of engineering technology at UAH. “These students partner with traditional students who do not yet have industry work experience, providing unique peer mentoring opportunities.”

The program is flexible, allowing students to complete the degree while working. Required courses are offered at least once a year and can be taken remotely or in a hybrid format.

The new program is designed to meet a growing need for qualified workers in North Alabama and surrounding regions in industries such as aerospace, aviation and automotive.

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“Our program is focused on supporting the advancement of manufacturing and technology-driven industries in North Alabama,” Henrie says. “To assure that we are helping meet their workforce needs, we will rely on the advice of our advisory board of local industry and professional partners.”

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