College of Engineering & Applied Science

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Robert H. Davis, dean
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The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers the bachelor of science degree in:

  1. aerospace engineering sciences
  2. architectural engineering
  3. chemical engineering
  4. chemical and biological engineering
  5. civil engineering
  6. electrical engineering
  7. electrical and computer engineering
  8. environmental engineering
  9. mechanical engineering
  10. general engineering plus
  11. computer science
  12. applied mathematics
  13. engineering physics

The first nine of the programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (see The 10th is a new degree program for which ABET accredidation will be sought. The 11th is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The two remaining programs are applied sciences; accreditation by ABET is not usually sought in these areas. The CU-Boulder campus is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Degrees in applied mathematics and engineering physics are offered in cooperation with the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 


The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is to generate new knowledge in engineering and related fields and to equip students from diverse backgrounds as future leaders and responsible citizens in these fields for the betterment of individuals and society. Its vision is to be a world leader in engineering research and education, with an emphasis on integrated and discovery learning and on engineering for global society.

The college embraces the following core values:

  • Innovative research, creating knowledge to improve the global society
  • Integrated learning, where students learn through team-based projects and other hands-on experiences integrated with traditional theory-based curricula
  • Discovery, professional, and service learning, where students learn by undertaking research, internships, international experiences, and campus or community projects
  • Inclusive excellence of diverse faculty, staff, and students, with high ethical standards of integrity, responsibility, honesty, and respect for others from differing backgrounds

The college seeks the following outcomes in their graduates:

  • Technical excellence and knowledge in modern engineering, mathematics, and science
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse peoples and other cultures
  • Ability to think critically, analyze data, and formulate and solve complex problems
  • Ability to contribute effectively as individuals and in multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues and preparation for societal leadership and world citizenship
  • Desire and skills for lifelong learning and personal and professional development
  • Passion for serving others and commitment to sustainability 

Additional information about the academic programs, services, and faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is found at