Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years in this fast-track program for mechanical engineering majors.
With an emphasis on cold-climate engineering, this ABET-accredited program offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and engineering design projects. You can also focus your degree in disciplines such as aerospace and petroleum engineering. Class sizes are small and our faculty are here to help you succeed.
Graduates of the mechanical engineering degree are highly sought after by employers throughout Alaska (the highest paying state in the nation for mechanical engineering) and the Arctic for their specialized training. Many have gone on to successful careers in the lower 48 and internationally. Our graduates also enjoy a very high pass rate for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
What Is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of all the engineering fields. It involves the study of objects and systems in motion, from the smallest devices to the largest and most complex machines. It encompasses diverse disciplines such as mechanics, materials science, thermodynamics and structural analysis. Mechanical engineering is used in almost any industry you can think of, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, electronics, mining, information technology and robotics and automation.
What do mechanical engineers do?
Mechanical engineers design, develop, build and test all types of machines, from elevators and escalators to engines and HVAC systems. They also work on solutions to environmental problems and the control and automation of manufacturing systems. While some mechanical engineers spend most of their time in the field testing and implementing systems, others work from behind a desk using computers to design and create their work.
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Why Study Mechanical Engineering at UAF?
At UAF, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on learning and research unlike anywhere else in the world. This accelerated master’s program will also take you beyond entry-level mechanical engineering jobs and open the door to some of today’s most in-demand and highest paying careers in the field.
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What Can You Do With a Mechanical Engineering Degree?
Skilled mechanical engineers are in high demand, and our program has a strong track record of success. About 95% of our mechanical engineering degree graduates find employment. Most work in Alaska, in energy or resource development. Others go on to find jobs in the Pacific Northwest and internationally. Earning your master’s degree will open up even more opportunities and boost your earning potential when you graduate.
Requirements for the Accelerated Master’s Program
This program provides the knowledge and training for a career as a professional mechanical engineer, an engineering consultant, or for a career in advanced studies and research. To apply for the 5-year accelerated master’s program, the first step is to talk to your mechanical engineering faculty advisor or program coordinator.
Get Started on Your Degree in Mechanical Engineering
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