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Engineering, Computers, and Math

Sample Classes You Might Take:

  • Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance
  • Brains, Minds, and Computers
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heart Transfer
  • Foundations of Bioengineering
  • Virtual Worlds: An Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Circuits and Electronics
  • Computer Animation
  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan Preparation

"CU-Boulder’s engineering school is very good at getting you hands on experience early on. In my first year, I was working on design projects and in the machine shop learning the tools. They also teach you the theory behind the design. Also the department does a good job of putting us into teams to give us experience working with others. For example, in Mechatronics and Robotics, we had a five-person team that was dedicated to building a fully autonomous robot to compete against our classmates."

- Jake Timmons, Mechanical Engineering

You enjoy solving technical problems and are good at science and math. When you were young, you might have gotten in trouble for taking everything apart to see how it works, or maybe you got excited about the electric shock you got when you touched your tongue to a battery. You want to influence the world with creative yet practical technology— the more adventurous and cutting-edge, the better. The opportunities are endless... you can work in the fields of energy, information techology, biomedical, or aerospace, just to name a few.

At CU-Boulder...

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked CU-Boulder's undergraduate engineering programs 19th among the public national universities in its 2013 America's Best Colleges issue. The Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department is ranked 19nd overall and 13th among public graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Students in Jean Hertzberg's section of the First Year Engineering Projects course created a hovercraft that can cruise at 15 mph. Meanwhile, students in Robyn Sandekian's class designed and built a bicycle-powered water pump and filter that could help developing communities access clean drinking water.

  • The Integrated Teaching and Learning Program integrates theory with practice by weaving hands-on learning and design throughout the engineering curriculum.

  • The two-year curriculum in the Entrepreneurship Program (E-ship) develops business skills to compliment a technical degree.

  • The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities educates globally responsible engineering students to address the problems faced by developing communities worldwide.

Programs and Majors

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Architectual Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Certificates in Global EngineeringEngineering Entrepreneurship, International Engineering, Engineering, Science, and Society, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Management

College of Arts and Sciences

Technology, Arts, and Media (TAM) Minor
Math Minor
Computer Science