The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage has experienced steady growth since its inception in 2005. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students enrolled in the ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program, and the Department has just developed a M.S.M.E. program. The College of Engineering has strong ties with local industry, providing exceptional opportunities for industry-sponsored research projects. The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in providing faculty with the tools and opportunities necessary to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.