College of Engineering


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 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 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

  • Portrait of M.E. student, Lawrence Giron Jr. in front of the NASA logo.

    Solving the unknown with infinite possibilities

    April 2, 2024
    Between earning his undergraduate degree and starting graduate study, rather than take a well-deserved break, mechanical engineering alumnus Lawrence Giron Jr. participated in not one, but two prestigious NASA internships back to back.
  • ASCE Conference graphic

    International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE)

    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, Alaska, 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 Dr. Zhaohui “Joey” Yang, Ph.D., M. ASCE, who has been selected by ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division (CRED) to receive the 2024 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering for 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.

    DNR, UAA Partner on Global Navigation Satellite System

    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’ said Dr. Kenrick Mock, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage. “We are excited about the positive impact this collaboration will have on our community and the state of Alaska."
  • 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 — the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Each 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 — the natural chemical process that transforms refined metals into oxides.

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

  • Composite photo of Nicole Mah and Tuva Granøien

    Energy awareness app earns two ACEP students prestigious award

    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.

  • Portrait of professor Osama Abaza in a suit.PacTrans receives USDOT $15M renewal award

    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 Alaska 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’s College of Engineering, researchers are still uncovering valuable findings from this disaster — findings that may help the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) better prepare for future earthquakes.

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