The BSE Program was created in February 2005 and is a new program. The BSE Program strives to continually improve to meet the needs of its students, industry, and the community. Since its creation, the program has grown tremendously and so has the demand from industry for our graduating engineers. New courses have been created to meet this demand and to better serve our students and industry. Consequently, new courses have been introduced into the curriculum as required courses and as electives. However, the changes have been made without adding additional coursework or credits to the pathway of a student that has already started in the program. Students can graduate under the course requirements in the UAA Catalog for the year they entered the program or at the time of graduation.


The most significant changes to the curriculum have been made during the past year. This website provides information about the previous and new program requirements. Recommended course sequences including course sequence flowcharts with prerequisites are provided.


2009-2011 Program Requirements
      Mechanical Engineering
      Electrical Engineering
      Computer Systems Engineering


2005-2009 Program Requirements

     Mechanical Engineering

     Electrical Engineering     

     Computer Systems Engineering 


Some of the most recent and notable changes include the addition of an Honors in Engineering for the recognition of exceptional performance, several new CSE courses for CSE and EE students. New courses include, among others, manufacturing design, CAD, VLSI, FPGA, and Arctic heat & mass transfer and materials. Discrete mathematics, computer networks engineering, and FPGA are required for CSE students.

The curriculum of the BSE program has also been carefully designed to prepare students for the profession of engineering through study, experience and practice, with these Program Educational Objectives:

1.     Produce graduates who are able to successfully practice engineering to serve the State of Alaska, and national and international industries and government agencies.


2.     Produce graduates with the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally as individuals or in teams in engineering practice or in graduate schools.


3.     Prepare graduates for personal and professional success with an understanding and appreciation of ethical behavior, social responsibility, and diversity, both as individuals and in team environments.

4.     Prepare graduates to be interested, motivated, and capable of pursuing continued life-long learning through further graduate education, short courses, or other training programs in engineering and related fields.

Knowing that all engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain a level of proficiency in a number of important areas, the BSE program has chosen the following set of Program Outcomes. Students will have:

a)    an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b)    an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

c)     an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d)    an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e)    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f)     an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities

g)    an ability to communicate effectively

h)    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

i)      a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life-long learning

j)     a knowledge of contemporary issues

k)    and an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.