New Grad Programs in Architectural Engineering, Materials Science

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The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering has offered a BS degree in architectural engineering since 1925, but only civil engineering degrees have been offered at the graduate level—until now. Starting in fall 2013, students can enroll in new MS and PhD degree programs in architectural engineering offered by the highly regarded Building Systems Program.

Growing interest in sustainable building design and operation, and renewable energy systems, led to the creation of the new degrees, which were approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education last year. Prospective students can find the latest information at

Meanwhile, a new graduate program offering an MS and PhD in materials science and engineering (MSE) also has been approved. The interdisciplinary academic program will prepare graduates to advance new technologies such as biomaterials to replace damaged tissues or deliver drugs to treat cancer, and lighter materials for aircraft and space shuttles.

Professor Chris Bowman of chemical and biological engineering is directing the MSE program. For more information, visit


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