Civil Engineering Departmental Programs

Civil Engineering Department
(907) 786-1900

Civil engineering is a professional discipline recognized by licensure in each of the 50 states and many other countries. Civil engineering is a broad branch of engineering dedicated to providing civilization with essential infrastructure and services, including bridges, buildings, ports, water resource development, waste disposal, dams, water power, irrigation and drainage works, roads, airports, railways, construction and management services, surveying, and providing city management and developmental planning. Civil engineering students are introduced to principles of mathematics, chemistry and physics during their first two years of study. The third year of study is largely devoted to courses in applied extensions of the basic sciences to form the foundation for more advanced engineering analysis and design. Students draw upon previous learning in their senior year to focus their studies on sophisticated analyses and creative designs. Throughout the four-year engineering program students take courses in communication, humanities, social sciences and fine arts to improve their communication skills and to become more aware of their roles and responsibilities in modern society. The UAA civil engineering program emphasizes northern region design considerations and provides specialized training appropriate for an engineering career in Alaska and other cold regions of the world.

Civil Engineering Department Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Department, through its undergraduate and graduate education programs, its professional development programs, its research, and its service, is to advance the civil engineering profession in Alaska and elsewhere for building a sustainable civilization with utmost respect for the well-being of its peoples and the environment.

Program Objectives

The curriculum of the UAA CE program is designed to produce graduates who, within five years of graduation, will:

  1. Practice with responsible charge in the civil engineering sub-disciplines of water resources, geotechnical, structural, transportation and environmental engineering, with emphasis on cold region issues. Responsible charge is as defined by the Alaska Professional Engineering licensing regulations.
  2. Make contributions in project planning, preparation, implementation, design and presentation in a team environment in sub-discipline areas.
  3. Demonstrate and update their competency via professional registration, continuing education, graduate study and professional service to their communities.
  4. Exemplify the ethical standards of the profession.

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Department of Civil Engineering
(907) 786-1900

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is designed for students who wish to pursue research-oriented occupations or to eventually pursue a PhD degree, as well as to prepare for advanced professional engineering practice. The Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) is designed for students who wish to further emphasize engineering practice and prefer to substitute additional classroom education for graduate research experience.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering gain one year of education credit toward obtaining a Professional  Engineer license in Alaska. Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the UAA civil engineering graduate programs are to provide graduates with:

  1. Advanced technical knowledge within one or more of the recognized sub-disciplines of civil engineering.
  2. The ability to conceive and conduct an advanced research program.
  3. The ability to effectively communicate research results.

The following is a list of courses available for engineers and architects that have been approved by the Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Successful completion of any of these courses will meet the requirement for professional registration as set forth in 12 AAC 36.110.