University of Alaska Anchorage


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. 


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  • Nicole KnoxUAA Amazing Stories: Nicole Knox

    August 4, 2020

    Our alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including Nicole Knox, B.S. Civil Engineering '04, civil engineer at R&M Consultants.

  • RaghuUAA & UAF researchers awarded NASA EPSCoR Research award

    July 30, 2020

    Our very own professor of Mechanical Engineering Raghu Srinivasan and UAF Professor of Mechanical Engineering Lei Zhang have been awarded the NASA EPSCoR Research Award for their research on corrosion in cold regions.

  • Nick Armstrong

    UAA Amazing Stories: Nick Armstrong-Crews

    July 8, 2020

    Our alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including Nick Armstrong-Crews, B.S. Computer Science '03, B.S. Mathematics '04, B.S. Natural Sciences '05, senior software engineer at Google.

  • Onya EnkhbatEnhancing Diversity at UAA, one Student at a Time

    June 18, 2020

    Senior Civil Engineering student, Onya Enkhbat, is one of three recipients of the UAA Student Diversity Award. Enkhbat reflects on her initial resrvations about choosing a career in engineering, and her experience in finding supports on campus through student organizations and internships. 

  • Scott Hamel

    Creating Community in Engineering

    June 15, 2020

    Scott Hamel, assistant professor of Civil Engineering, understands the impact of hard work and careful mentorship. In recognition of his dedication and labor, ASCE has selected him as one of two recipients in the nation to receive the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

  • Katherine

    The Next Generation: a Legacy of ANSEP and UAA

    June 9, 2020 

    Katherine Sakeagak, a double major in Mathematics and Civil Engineering, reflects on how the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) and UAA’s campus have felt like home ever since she was a baby.

  • Virginia Groeschel

    Virginia Groeschel Selected as Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony Student Speaker

    May 4, 2020

    Virginia received her BS in Civil Engineering from UAA in 2006. This spring, she is receiving her master's degree in Project Management, and was selected to be the graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker. In this Green and Gold Story, Virgina shares her perspectives on gifting encouragement. You can also view her speech on UAA's Graduation Celebration webpage

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