Welcome to the College of Engineering

Located in the heart of Anchorage, the College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage embraces the wide range of cultural and technical subjects related to the planning, design and manufacture, or construction of objects necessary for civilization.The College of Engineering offers accredited degree and non-degree seeking programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UAA is the campus of first choice for Alaska’s engineering students.

The College of Engineering provides hands-on experience and research opportunities to students while meeting industry's needs for highly educated and well-trained engineers. In addition, we support our industry colleagues by offering continuous professional education courses.



News & Events

The Engineering Professional Development Seminar Series starts February 12th!  

All students and local engineers are invited to attend our seminar series focused primarily on Civil Engineering topics.  

Sessions are held every Friday from 11:45 - 12:45 in the Engineering & Industry Building (EIB) 211.  Parking is free on Fridays!  If the bookstore parking lot is full, additional parking is available at the Health Sciences Building with access to the EIB through the new pedestrian skybridge.  The session is also available via webcast.  

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For more information on the series, click here.

Engineering in the Community: A "Transformation" at Westchester Lagoon

UAA Mechanical Engineering students and Prototyping Center machinist help create one of Alaska's only kinetic sculptures.  Read about it in the Alaska Dispatch.


Spotlight on Research: A "School" of Vertical Wind Turbines Rises in Igiugig

UAA Mechanical Engineering Professor Jifeng Peng has been thinking "out of the box" and working with colleagues at Cal Tech and Stanford to design a clean, cost-effective energy solution for rural Alaskans.  Read the article.


Spotlight on Research: UAA Team Selected in Competition to provide Indoor Plumbing in rural Alaska

Civil Engineering Professor Aaron Dotson is leading one of 3 winning teams who have designed innovative solutions for long-standing sanitation needs in rural Alaska. Read more about it!

Graduate Research Opportunities are available in Transportation Engineering.  Click here for more information.


Engineers Without Borders - UAA CoEng students bring Alaskan ingenuity to Africa

The  EWB UAA Student Chapter continues to build physical projects and a valuable partnership with an orphanage in western Cameroon. Click here to find out more about what they do.

Spotlight on Research: Designing a Cheaper, Safer Roof for Third World Structures

Professor Scott Hamel and undergraduate civil engineering student Nathaniel Cox are designing a lightweight, less expensive, and safer roofing system for third world environments. Read about it here.


The College of Engineering: Growing a greater engineering program.

The College of Engineering has a new name. Why the change?  Find out here.



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