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Prepare Yourself to be a Leader in the World

Engineers can make a world of difference through their chosen careers. Equipped with technical knowledge, and analytical and problem-solving skills, they have the know-how to create things that make the world a better place.

As the rate of technological change accelerates and the world becomes more interconnected, engineers are needed as leaders in a wide range of fields, including business, government, law, medicine, and community service.

No matter what field you choose to enter, you will need to have excellent communication and leadership skills to fully understand and solve the complex problems of our society.  Tomorrow’s leaders must understand and practice global collaboration, sustainability, innovation, ethics, integrity, judgment, and moral courage.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to offer students an opportunity to study, experience, and observe leadership to prepare them to be future leaders. Through the Engineering Leadership Program, engineering undergraduates with strong leadership skills and experience can distinguish themselves by obtaining an Engineering Leadership Certificate upon graduation.

Explore this website to learn more.

Who Should Apply?

The Engineering Leadership Program is for students who:

  • Want to broaden their academic education beyond the engineering/science arena.
  • Have self-initiative and a desire to take on personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Want to engage in a self-developed learning track and are not necessarily looking for a “prescribed” program.
  • WANT TO LEAD … in their professions, their communities, and beyond.

Does this sound like you? Don't hesitate. Apply today!

'Taste of ELP'

The “Taste of ELP” provides a semester-long, four- to five-session introduction to help determine whether ELP is the right fit for you.

Sessions include a preview of the Engineering Leadership Gateway course, an outside leadership speaker, and one-on-one time to help you plan your participation.

Students entering Engineering in the fall semester and considering ELP should fill out this application before the end of the first week of fall classes to participate in "Taste of ELP”.

Engineering/PLC Partnership

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to partner with the Presidents Leadership Class in offering an outstanding program in engineering leadership. PLC, which has been developing leaders at CU-Boulder since 1972, brings 40 years of expertise in leadership education to the program.

PLC faculty have helped develop the Engineering Leadership Gateway course, the Engineering Leadership Program roadmap, and the leadership portfolio requirement. Engineering students participating in PLC are also eligible to earn the engineering leadership certificate.

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