Auburn University

About

Auburn Engineering has a long and rich tradition of excellence in engineering education. We are the highest ranked engineering program in the state, and consistently rank among the top institutions in the country. Our college produces more than one third of Alabama's engineering graduates and our prominent alumni include four astronauts and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc.

Our Vision

  • The best student-centered engineering experience in America

  • Leading research that improves the quality of life and fosters economic competitiveness

  • A dynamic faculty that exemplifies excellence and innovation

Students

Our students make the difference in the College of Engineering. We represent the largest college on Auburn University's campus with approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. 

We cultivate an environment that puts an emphasis on fundamentals, hands-on engineering and a strong work ethic that sets Auburn Engineering graduates apart as leaders in the workplace and the community.

Students

Faculty

Faculty with Student

Following our vision to provide a dynamic faculty that exemplifies excellence in education, these individuals are what create the highest-quality education to our students. Our faculty constantly raise the bar for our students to be better in the classroom and industry. Because of our faculty, students are knowledgeable and prepared to enter the work force to meet tomorrow's engineering challenges. 

Facilities

Broun Hall

Broun Hall

Broun Hall houses the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center

Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center

The Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center will serve as an active-learning center in 2019.

Charles E. Davis Aerospace Hall

Charles E. Davis Aerospace Hall

Davis Hall serves as the home to the Department of Aerospace Engineering.  

Corley Hall

Corley Hall

Corley Hall houses the Department of Biosystems Engineering.

Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory

Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory

The Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory will include new research laboratories and state-of-the-art technologies.

Harbert Center

Harbert Center

The Harbert Center houses the Department of Civil Engineering.

MRI Center

MRI Center

The Auburn MRI Research Center houses 3T and 7T MRI scanners, along with a wet lab and educational training center.

NCAT Test Track

NCAT

The National Center for Asphalt Technology houses the NCAT Test Track and conducts research, education and outreach related to asphalt pavements.

Ramsay Hall

Ramsay Hall

Ramsay Hall includes Auburn Engineering's online and continuing education programs, and classrooms.

Ross Hall

Ross Hall

Ross Hall is the home of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Shelby Center

Shelby Center

The Shelby Center for Engineering Technology complex houses the departments of computer science and software and industrial and systems engineering, student services and administrative offices.

Wiggins Hall

Wiggins Hall

Wiggins Hall is the home of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

Wilmore laboratories

Wilmore Laboratories

Wilmore includes laboratories for several academic departments.

Woltosz Engineering Research Laboratory

Woltosz Engineering Research Laboratory

The Woltosz Engineering Research building includes laboratories and administrative offices. 

History

Historical Civil Engineering

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has a rich history at Auburn University. In 1872, the then-named Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama awarded its first degrees, including four bachelor's, two master's and one professional degree in civil engineering. Since that time, Auburn Engineering has become known for producing the nation's best and most innovative engineers. Since 1872, we have met milestones including:

  • 1872 — Awarded first undergraduate bachelor's degree of engineering to B.H. Johnson
  • 1908 — Formed civil. electrical, mechanical and mining departments
  • 1913 — Formed the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • 1919 — Formed Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • 1923 — Maria Rogan Whitson becomes first female graduate in electrical engineering
  • 1930-1932 — The first courses in aeronautical engineering were offered and taught in the mechanical engineering department; mechanical engineering changed its name to mechanical and aeronautical engineering
  • 1945 — The School of Engineering is reorganized into five engineering departments; aeronautical, civil, electrical, industrial and mechanical, and two management programs; aviation and industrial management
  • 1965 — Materials engineering becomes an official degree program
  • 1984 — The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is established
  • 1998 — Department of Agricultural Engineering changes name to Department of Biosystems Engineering to reflect its mission and scope
  • 1999 — College offers the Southeast's first bachelor's and master's degrees in software engineering
  • 2001 — Samuel Ginn makes a $25 million gift to the college which is renamed the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • 2002 — College offers the nation's first wireless engineering degree
  • 2005-2011 —  The Shelby Center for Engineering Technology is constructed which houses the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering and other labs and classrooms
  •  2016 — The Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center began construction which will house flexible classrooms, computer laboratories, study rooms, project incubators and more to enhance the Auburn Engineering student experience.