The University of Alaska Anchorage is located in Alaska’s largest city and is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. The campus is situated in the middle of a greenbelt and filled with lakes, ponds, rivers, and wildlife.
Anchorage itself boasts a busy arts community, home to the Anchorage Opera, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, local music and galleries. Residents enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, hang gliding, dog sledding, kayaking and rafting, skiing and snowboarding, and mountain and ice climbing.
Due to Alaska’s wealth of natural resources and unique environment, the state and the companies and corporations located within it are in constant need of engineers. UAA offers a complete engineering education, providing an ABET accredited curriculum.
Alaska’s relationship with the world’s largest oil companies, as well as its expanding cities and unique communities, provide innumerable means of employment for every kind of civil engineer. UAA in particular has ties to employers, many of whom seek to employ student interns or recent UAA graduates.
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.