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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  • John Boren

    How internships offer opportunity for students and startups

    November 17, 2020

    Meet John Boren, a 2020 graduate from UAA’s College of Engineering computer science and engineering program. He’s been piecing together his college education for the last 20 years. His experience in the world of entrepreneurship at local startup Legalverse, paved the way to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavors. 

  • Dr. Aaron DotsonDr. Dotson receives Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award

    November 10, 2020

    In early November, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Aaron Dotson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2020 Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award. Dotson’s accolade commemorates an academic and research career dedicated to water and wastewater treatment specializing in cold region processes with small, remote systems typical of Alaska Bush communities.

  • Zoey Bigelow

    Student Spotlight: Zoey Bigelow

    October 13, 2020

    "In my previous physics classes, I was enchanted by the concept of electricity. It is one of those things that seem like magic if you don't understand how it works." Electrical Engineering Major Zoey Bigelow reflects on how she came to love electrical engineering and discover that it's the right path for her. 

  • PMI award recipients on stage at gala event

    Engineering Alums Recognized with Prestigious PMI Award

    September 22, 2020

    Two Project Management program alumnae received highly competitive awards from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading professional association for project managers. Each year, only four recipients out of the 1.8 million worldwide members and credential holders are awarded this honor. 

  • Shoshanna Johnson

    ASCE Student Member Spotlight: Shoshanna Johnson

    September 3, 2020

    "I’ve always been a big proponent of student clubs because they help students find a community and a place to belong in the little big world of College. " Civil Engineering senior, Shoshanna Johnson, is the September student member spotlight by the Alaska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where she shares her perspectives on engineering, college life, student clubs, and outreach.

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