UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

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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  • senior project engineer in the Airport Design Group at R&M Consultants Inc.  (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

    UAA Engineering Alumna Making a Difference through Airport Design

    For UAA alumna Carla Baxley, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (’01) meant she could work in an exciting field while providing for her family. Eventually, Baxley discovered that her career would extend to positively impacting families living in Alaska’s off-road communities through Airport Design.

    Carly Baxley Full Story

  • Dr. Frank Witmer with Omega Smith, director of the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

    Engineering Professor creates dramatic visualizations of scientific data for UAA Planetarium

    UAA Engineering Computer Science Professor Dr. Frank Witmer has used his impressive background in math, computer science and geography to create visualizations  of UAA’s EPSCoR grant (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) data--a project examining how urbanization, economics, climate and recreation have affected the local watershed of six Alaskan road-accessible communities.

    Visualizations Full Story

  • UAA Honors student Devin Boyle working on Elodea floatplane project

    UAA Engineering Professor helps Research Spread of Invasive Freshwater Plant

    UAA Engineering Computer Science Professor Dr. Frank Witmer has teamed up with ISER researcher Dr. Tobias Schwoerer and UAA Honors student Devin Boyle to investigate how Elodea, an invasive freshwater plant, is being spread across Alaska by floatplanes.

    Elodea Full Story

  • Prof. Matt Cullins receives a research grant from the PHMSA.

    UAA Engineering Professors Awarded PHMSA Research Grant

    Congratulations to Professors Matt Cullin, Raghu Srinivasan and Todd Petersen on receiving a research grant from the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The $299K award will fuel research addressing the prevention and mitigation of pipeline corrosion. 
  • Birch Boyer mentoring a young student during UAA's Summer Engineering Academies program

    Presidential Scholar joins UAA Mechanical Engineering Program

    Freshman Birch Boyer, a recipient of both the U.S. Presidential Scholar and Engineering Dean’s Excellence Awards, will bring his impressive background of academic achievement and community involvment to UAA's Mechanical Engineering program.

    Birch Boyer Full Story

  • UAA Civil Engineering major, Canyon Lewis

    Collaborative work wins Civic Engagement Award

    Congratulations to UAA Civil Engineering major, Canyon Lewis, on receiving the 2018 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering and Civic Engagement Award.  Canyon, together with Biological Sciences major Claire Lubke, will use the Award to design an autonomous aeroponic garden system. Their research will potentially benefit Alaskan communities by promoting locally grown food to reduce dependence on food being shipped into Alaska.

    Civic Engagement Award Full Story

  • Civil Engineering graduate, Mohamed Niagne (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

    Civil Engineering major graduates with leadership honors

    UAA Civil Engineering graduate Mohamed Niagne has already secured a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he also leaves behind an impressive legacy of community service and leadership.

    Engineering Grad joins Corps of Engineers Full Story

  • UAA Mechanical engineering student, Peter Renner

    Congratulations to our latest NSF Fellow!

    UAA Mechanical engineering student, Peter Renner, has joined the ranks of our nation’s highest achievers, being recognized with a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

    New NSF Fellow Full Story

  • UAA mechanical engineering professor Matt Cullin with undergraduate research assistant, Keir Johnson

    Researching pipeline corrosion and longevity

    Professor Matt Cullin and his undergraduate assistant, Keir Johnson, have used a  ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award to create a tool to study the effects of corrosion on pipelines. By replicating the conditions that can lead to a catastrophic oil spill, they hope to prevent such future disasters.

    Pipeline Corrosion Research Full Story

  • Civil engineering graduate student Euan-Angus Macleod collects data that will play into erosion forecasting statewide.

    Coastal erosion research gives new meaning to "cutting edge"

    Euan-Angus MacLeod, a civil engineering graduate student, spent the winter recording ground temperature on the coast just a few miles from campus, in an attempt to help predict the speed of coastal erosion statewide.

    Graduate Research on Coastal Erosion Full Story

  • Renowned Nordic skier Reese Hanneman, photographed in front of UAA’s Engineering and Industry Building.

    Olympic skier pursuing degree in mechanical engineering

    Accomplished cross-country skier, Reese Hanneman, spent his life training for the Olympics - a goal finally achieved with his 14th place showing in the men's 4x10 km relay at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Reese will now focus his energies on continuing his mechanical engineering studies.

    CoEng Olympian Full Story

  • UAA Civil Engineering student, Patricia Jackson

    Congress-Bundestag Scholarship goes to Engineering student

    UAA Civil Engineering student, Patricia Jackson, has joined an elite group of 75 American students selected by the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to spend one year studying, interning and living in Germany.

    Student Receives Scholarship Full Story

  • Elliott Morris - the mechanical engineering student who launched UAA’s Robotics Club

    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."

    Opera-Singer Launches Robotics Club Full Story

  • Tevin Gladden

    Crunching numbers and crushing records

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

    Tevin Gladden - Scholar Athlete

  • Zach Cuddihy, right, and Aaron Murphy, left, prepare the UAA team's entry in the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Steel Bridge competition for load testing.

    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.

    Steel Bridge Competition Full Story
  • 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.

    Math Tutoring App Full Story

  • 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.

    Proud NSF Fellow Full Story

  • Rocco Haro

    Creating His Future

    Having played the piano and composed 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.

    Creative Computing Full Story

  • 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

    Testing 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.

    Engineering Students at NASA Full Story

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: February 18 - March 1, 2019
CoEng partnering with ASD to offer college credit for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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NASA Internships



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