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 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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Upcoming Events

  • Kenrick MockCoEng Dean Kenrick Mock is excited to create new opportunities for students

    August 4, 2021

    It’s been a busy two years for Kenrick Mock, professor of computer science in the College of Engineering (CoEng), who stepped into the role of dean in fall 2018. Mock joined UAA in 2000 as a professor of computer science and recently accepted the position of dean with the college and is excited to continue the college's work, goals and mission.

  • Summer Engineering Camp Lego Robot & Student

    The virtual advantage: Summer Engineering Academies expand access and programming 

    June 29, 2021

    Each summer, hundreds of students from Anchorage and Mat-Su sign up for a week-long summer camp with UAA’s College of Engineering (CoEng) Summer Engineering Academies. The week-long camps are geared toward students from third to 12th grade, provide hands-on instruction in STEM, and are designed to encourage local youth to explore the field of engineering.

  • ConocoPhillips Integrated Science BuildingConocoPhillips donation advances high performance computing at UAA 

    June 21, 2021

    This summer, a large high-performance computing (HPC) cluster donation from ConocoPhillips to the UAA College of Engineering (CoEng) goes live, concluding a high-tech collaboration years in the making. This upgrade is especially beneficial for running artificial intelligence and data science programs, both of which require massive computing power that can strain smaller systems.

  • Dr. Hamel in the Structures Testing LabScott Hamel honored with 2020 Engineer of the Year award

    March 16, 2021

    In February, Anchorage Engineer’s Week honored Scott Hamel, associate professor and chair of the Civil Engineering Department, with the 2020 Engineer of the Year award (EOTY). Since 1975, Anchorage Engineer’s Week has been recognizing Engineers of the Year for their contributions to the field through their work, research and community service. 

  • student using surveying equipment

    Introduction to Surveying Laboratory

    February 9, 2021

    Using the Anchorage campus as their classroom, students in David Brock's Introduction to Surveying Laboratory learned how to use tools of the trade during a recent session. Although UAA's spring semester is mostly remote, limited in-person labs are offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.


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