About CEM

The College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been educating engineering students since 1922 when the school was founded as the Alaska Agriculture College and School of Mines. Over the years, students from around the world have pursued their engineering degree with us, taking advantage of the opportunity to learn one-on-one from outstanding faculty in the unique environment of Interior Alaska.

UAF is Alaska's top teaching and research university, but our classroom environments in engineering and mines are more like what you would find at a small college. UAF is the only university in Alaska that offers eight undergraduate degrees accredited by ABET. In addition, the College of Engineering and Mines offers 14 graduate degree programs for undergraduates wishing to continue their studies after receiving their baccalaureate degree.

The Institute of Northern Engineering is the research arm of CEM. It has several distinct research centers and provides facilities and support to dozens of researchers working in conjunction with the College.

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College Facts

  • CEM offers more than 25 degree programs (undergrad & grad) to choose from.
  • The college has access to a new 120,000sqft engineering building with a state-of-the-art high bay for structural testing.
  • Class sizes are small with a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.
  • UAF engineering students lead and participate in over 20 engineering-related student organizations.
  • The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam pass rate of UAF engineering students is 10% above the national average.
  • The college brings in over $10 million in external research revenue annually.
  • UAF engineering students¬†have access to the only university-affiliated rocket range in the country.
  • UAF engineering student teams frequently place among the top teams in the country in engineering-related competitions.