Arctic Engineering

The Master of Science in Arctic Engineering degree curriculum is designed to provide graduate education via the World Wide Web for engineers who must deal with the unique challenge of design, construction, and operations in the cold regions of the world. Special problems created by the climatic, geological and logistical conditions of the Arctic and sub-Arctic require knowledge and techniques that are rarely presented in conventional engineering courses. A thorough knowledge of heat transfer processes and properties of frozen ground and frozen water is basic to most engineering activities in the cold regions. The subject areas of hydraulics, hydrology, materials and utility operations are also uniquely affected by Arctic considerations. The Arctic Engineering program requires completion of a set of core courses that will prepare an engineer to understand and adapt prior engineering knowledge and skills to problems of cold regions. The program also allows students to study advanced elective courses in a particular area of specialized interest. Research activities carried out by faculty of the UAA School of Engineering provide opportunities for project reports dealing with current Arctic knowledge.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
Fields of studyEngineering and engineering trades (others)
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