The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor’s of Science degree with sub-specialties that may include an emphasis in aerospace or petroleum engineering. The curriculum provides the student with the necessary tools for a career as a professional mechanical engineer, an engineering consultant, or for a career in advanced studies and research.
A mechanical engineering education incorporates studies in the areas of thermodynamics, computer-aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), nanotechnology, statics, dynamics, mathematics, fluid mechanics, and the environment. This knowledge leads to careers in aerospace, resource extraction, energy and power, building design, chemical, and processing plant operation, design and manufacturing, building maintenance, Heating Ventilating and Air-conditioning (HVAC), and just about all forms of product development.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is to offer the highest quality, contemporary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to perform research appropriate to the technical needs of the State of Alaska, the nation, and the world.