Civil Engineers are problem solvers who plan, design and supervise facilities essential to modern life such as the construction of bridges, airports, buildings, dams, arches, tunnels, highways, irrigation projects, treatment and distribution facilities for water and wastewater. Civil Engineers use sophisticated technology and employ computer-aided engineering during design, construction, project scheduling and cost control. The opportunity for creativity is unlimited. Civil Engineers often specialize in areas such as: structural, water resources, environmental, construction, transportation, materials, and geotechnical engineering.
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The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Research interests in Computer Science include computer security, computer graphics, parallel computation, databases, artificial intelligence, software engineering, simulation, networks and computability. We focus on solving exciting problems that improve technology across a wide range of fields. With Computer Science, you choose how to apply your knowledge. You can design, build and test a new computer game or apply a new algorithm to analyze the spread of an infectious disease. You can use digital forensics technologies to catch a criminal, or apply recent advances in robotics to build a robot that can safely explore the ocean floor. The possibilities are limitless.
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Think of the great innovations of the last few decades: the Internet, solar power, robots, digital cameras, satellites, smart phones and GPS, laptop computers, digital movie animation and special effects, BluRay, MP3 music, weather radar, electric and hybrid cars, smart transportation systems, instrumentation, MRI and CT scan medical imaging technology, and medical devices such as pacemakers and controllable prosthetic arms. All of this is the work of electrical and computer engineers. Earn a degree in a field where you can help humankind, earn a great salary, have fun and design the future.
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Mechanical engineers design and build the systems that we use in our everyday lives. They conceive and develop the devices and systems concerned with energy transformation and conservation. Heating and ventilation, hydraulics and fluid power, aerospace technology, automation systems, and solar power are just a few examples of systems designed by mechanical engineers. Undergraduate students entering the Mechanical engineering program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical engineering, with the option to place more emphasis in sub-specialties such as petroleum or aerospace engineering. Mechanical engineers are in high demand in Alaska and nationwide. UAF engineering students and graduates are recruited by a variety of companies to fill summer internships and high paying full time positions.
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Mining engineers design mine systems and techniques for safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly extraction of minerals from the earth. They evaluate mineral deposits, design mining methods, and engage in daily mining operations. Mining engineers study in specialty areas such as, materials handling, rock excavation, ventilation, and rock mechanics. Undergraduate students entering the Mining engineering program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining engineering and may continue to pursue a Masters degree. UAF Mining engineering students have access to the university owned Silver Fox mine, Delta Mine Training Center, and specialized laboratory equipment.
Geological engineers study rocks, soils, and
groundwater to develop and plan for conditions that affect
structures such as, mines, pipelines, buildings, tunnels, and dams.
Geological engineers work with the earth to blend construction and
nature in such a way that society's needs can be met with minimum
impact on the environment. Undergraduate students entering the
Geological engineering program will graduate with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Geological engineering and may continue to pursue
a Masters degree. UAF Geological engineering students gain
practical experience inside and outside the classroom with access
to unique research opportunities in Alaska and specialized
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Petroleum engineers design and plan the upstream operations of oil and gas exploration and production. Petroleum engineers work in field and office settings in both private and government organizations. Because oil and gas are an international commodity petroleum engineers have the opportunity to work in the U.S and overseas. UAF Petroleum engineering students study drilling operations, well planning and completion, well logging, oil and gas production, reservoir performance and maximizing oil and gas recovery. Undergraduate students entering the Petroleum engineering program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum engineering and may continue to pursue a Masters degree.
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