Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

UAA's College of Engineering is on the move. With a growing reputation for excellence, increased enrollment, and a renewed emphasis on research, the College of Engineering is expanding its facilities. The Engineering & Industry Building opened in September 2015, and the revitalization of the original building (now, the Engineering & Computation Building) was just completed this Fall.

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College of Engineering

At the University of Alaska Anchorage, you can pursue your dream of becoming an engineer or computer scientist while living in Anchorage--the business, industrial, cultural, and recreational center of Alaska.  Located near all major Alaskan employers of engineering 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 Chemical Engineering (with WSU), and Mining and Geological Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

The Alaska Department of Labor has projected the state will need 300 new computer and engineering professionals annually through 2022 -- 96 new positions and 204 to replace retirees.  UAA's College of Engineering is committed to producing cutting-edge graduates ready to energize the state's growing engineering community.

Fundamentals of Arctic Engineering Online Short Course: May 14th - May 25th optional hidden text IMMEDIATE Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Coastal Erosion and Coastal Hazardsoptional hidden text Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility Intern - Application deadline, 4/12/18!optional hidden text

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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NEW! 2018 Summer Engineering Academies schedule now available! FINAL LOTTERY APPLICATION DEADLINE, April 25!optional hidden text APPLY NOW - HDL Engineering Consultants - PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS - Traffic Analystsoptional hidden text





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    Opera-singing engineer helps launch robotics club

    He's the only mechanical engineering student singing in the chorus of the Anchorage Opera, can combine circuit boards, software and kinematics equations to bring robots to (virtual) life, and he calls Giuseppe Verdi his “homeboy."

    Read the full story here!

  • Tevin Gladden

    Crunching numbers and crushing records

    It’s double majors and triple jumps for this singular standout, scholar-athlete Tevin Gladden.

    Read the full story here!

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    UAA engineering students compete in steel bridge competition

    16 UAA civil engineering students have spent the spring semester designing, fabricating and practicing  construction of their steel bridge entry for the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineering Pacific Northwest Student Conference.

    See the video here!
  • UAA ASCE Student Chapter

    Our students score well at ASCE competition!

  • caiming li

    Math tutor’s app helps students succeed

    One of our students has created an app to allow Math lab managers to access real-time information about their tutoring resources, the number of students visiting the lab, and what those students want —  pinpointing strengths and weaknesses to lay groundwork for the future.

    Read the full story here!

  • nathanial cox

    Our own NSF Fellow!

    In rural Alaska, being able to use “Structural Insulated Panels” to build homes is a godsend. But how do they hold up under pressure and over time?

    Nathaniel Cox, a UAA civil engineering graduate and newly minted National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, will explore those questions over the next year, in an effort to help people better their communities.

    Read the full story here!

  • Rocco Haro

    Creating His Future

    Having played the piano and composted music from a young age, there is no doubt that Rocco Haro brings a creative perspective fto everything he does. He's excited to apply this vision and his eventual B.S. in Computer Science to designing financial models for the banking and investment world.

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  • virginia groeschel

    Dear Virginia...

    She didn't just accomplish her dream of becoming an engineer – she helped other students become what they wanted to be, too.

  • dive team nasa

    Student engineers test asteroid anchor at NASA HQ

     University of Alaska Anchorage students recently traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where NASA tasked them with developing the next stage of space exploration.

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