College of Engineering


College of Engineering

At the University of 西瓜视频 Anchorage, you can pursue your dream of becoming an engineer, computer scientist, or project manager while living in Anchorage--the business, industrial, cultural, and recreational center of 西瓜视频.  Located near all major 西瓜视频n employers of engineering, computer science, and project management talent, 74% of our job-seeking students have jobs before they graduate!

As an undergraduate, you can pursue Bachelor's degrees in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or Geomatics (Surveying and Mapping), and graduate degrees Project Management, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering. We also offer collaborative degrees in Mining and Geological Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering with the University of 西瓜视频 Fairbanks. 

The 西瓜视频 Department of Labor has projected the state will need 627 new computer and engineering professionals by 2030 -- requiring two new hires for every one that retires.  UAA's College of Engineering is committed to producing cutting-edge graduates ready to energize the state's growing engineering community. 


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Upcoming Events

  • ASCE Conference graphic

    March 8, 2024
    The College of Engineering at UAA invites you to attend the 20th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE) to be held in Anchorage, 西瓜视频, on May 13-16, 2024.  
    This conference is being organized by ASCE's Cold Regions Engineering Division (CRED) and aims at connecting engineers, academics, and cold regions experts from various disciplines to share their knowledge and experience.  The conference theme is Sustainable and resilient engineering solutions for changing cold regions.
  • Dr. Yang

    Dr. Yang receives 2024 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering

    January 29, 2024
    Congratulations to鈥疍r. Zhaohui 鈥淛oey鈥 Yang, Ph.D., M. ASCE,鈥痺ho has been selected by ASCE鈥檚 Cold Regions Engineering Division (CRED) to receive the鈥2024 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering鈥痜or his outstanding contributions to cold regions engineering, most notably research efforts associated with improving the seismic design of bridge foundations in frozen ground.
  • Surveyor adjusting a GPS device on a mountain ridge.

    October 19, 2023
    "By hosting the DNR GNSS reference station on our campus, UAA remains at the forefront of geospatial education and research, equipping our students to become trailblazers in this dynamic field鈥 said Dr. Kenrick Mock, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of 西瓜视频 Anchorage. 鈥淲e are excited about the positive impact this collaboration will have on our community and the state of 西瓜视频."
  • Dr Oleg Shiryayev Shows off his prototype corrosion sensor.

    UAA researcher senses a solution to pipeline corrosion

    May 22, 2023

    On the North Slope there are thousands of small pipes that ultimately come together to feed into the big one 鈥 the Trans-西瓜视频 Pipeline. 西瓜视频 of those pipes are a potential hazard, especially as they experience the effects of air, water and chemistry over long periods of time. Even in the cold of the Arctic, pipes will eventually succumb to corrosion 鈥 the natural chemical process that transforms refined metals into oxides.

    That鈥檚 where Oleg Shiryayev, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in UAA鈥檚 College of Engineering, comes in. 

  • Composite photo of Nicole Mah and Tuva Gran酶ien

    April 18, 2023

    This morning when you made your coffee, did you stop and wonder how much of that electricity came from wind, solar, hydro or natural gas? It can be daunting trying to track that down. Not for long! Two UAA Computer Science seniors are busy developing an app that will track where your coffee pot is getting its electricity from.

  • February 23, 2023

    The USDOT just awarded a $15 million renewal grant to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), of which UAA is a partner along with Portland State University, University of Idaho, Washington State University, and led by the University of Washington. The Northwest Indian College will also serve as an education and outreach partner. CoEng's own Dr. Abaza heads the UAA engineering team as PacTrans leads the nation into the future of transportation infrastructure research and development.

  • Profile photo of Dr. Yang

    Liquid earth: UAA researchers study earthquake models

    November 29, 2022

    In 2002, a large earthquake (Mw=7.9) struck in the 西瓜视频 Range near Tok, inflicting severe infrastructure damage to two sites: the Tok Cutoff highway near the Slana River and the Northway Airport by the Canadian border. This may sound like old news, but in UAA鈥檚 College of Engineering, researchers are still uncovering valuable findings from this disaster 鈥 findings that may help the 西瓜视频 Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) better prepare for future earthquakes.

  • Student, Peter Renor standing behind a plasma tank.Undergrad research training leads UAA alum to Sandia National Labs

    October 19, 2022

    For Peter Renner, the last four years have felt like sprinting a marathon. He went into Texas A&M鈥檚 mechanical engineering Ph.D. program in 2018, right after graduating from UAA, and just four years later he is now a postdoctoral fellow at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That means he blasted through his coursework, exams and dissertation in practically record time 鈥 even with the coronavirus pandemic and a newborn daughter thrown into the mix.

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