University of Alaska Anchorage


College of Engineering

At the University of Alaska 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 Alaska.  Located near all major Alaskan 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 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. 


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  • Henry installing an ORCA at Port HeidenCommunity of collaboration: UAA and UAF partner up on energy research

    February 1, 2021

    UAA mechanical engineering undergraduate Henry Toal works as an intern in the Anchorage office of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), a program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has had the opportunity to contribute to several research projects.   It may come as a surprise that a UAA student has spent years working with a UAF center, but partnerships across the UA system’s three universities are actually not that uncommon.

  • Kirsten Alvarado

    Student Spotlight: Kirsten Alvarado

    January 27, 2021

    "The schooling has developed my way of thinking to use logic and work through problems that initially seemed impossible. It's prepared me to never give up and patiently work through things. Most importantly, it taught me that hard work is really all it takes." Mechanical Engineering student Kirsten Alvarado reflects on her motivation to pursue her degree and how hard work pays off.
  • John Boren

    How internships offer opportunity for students and startups

    November 17, 2020

    Meet John Boren, a 2020 graduate from UAA’s College of Engineering computer science and engineering program. He’s been piecing together his college education for the last 20 years. His experience in the world of entrepreneurship at local startup Legalverse, paved the way to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavors. 

  • Dr. Aaron Dotson

    Dr. Dotson receives Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award

    November 10, 2020

    In early November, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Aaron Dotson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2020 Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award. Dotson’s accolade commemorates an academic and research career dedicated to water and wastewater treatment specializing in cold region processes with small, remote systems typical of Alaska Bush communities.

  • Zoey Bigelow

    Student Spotlight: Zoey Bigelow

    October 13, 2020

    "In my previous physics classes, I was enchanted by the concept of electricity. It is one of those things that seem like magic if you don't understand how it works." Electrical Engineering Major Zoey Bigelow reflects on how she came to love electrical engineering and discover that it's the right path for her. 

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