A degree in Engineering Plus / Integrated Design Engineering gives you the opportunity to simultaneously pursue an engineering degree while exploring a concentration outside of engineering. The flexibility and choice woven throughout the program provides you with a customizable, interdisciplinary degree and a broad range of career opportunities post-graduation.

Engineering Plus / Integrated Design Engineering is for students who...

  • Are motivated to design their own future and not have it prescribed for them.
  • Are interested in exploring what they want to do - inside and outside engineering - and do not want to be restricted by more traditional degree paths.
  • Want to pursue a customizable, design-rich engineering degree
  • Are also passionate about an area of study outside of engineering
  • May want to attend a professional school (e.g. law, medicine or business) or engineering graduate school after earning a Bachelor's degree
  • Want to earn an interdisciplinary engineering degree that also prepares you for careers in teaching, product design, entrepreneurship, technical sales, pre-med, law or many others!

If one or all of these statements apply to your future goals, Engineering Plus may be the right engineering degree for you!

Alumni from the Engineering Plus program go everywhere traditional engineering alumni go and beyond. There are alumni taking traditional career paths at the likes of Ball. but there are others who are working in consulting, taking an entrepreneurial track, teaching or even designing athletic shoes.

What makes up an Engineering Plus / Integrated Design Engineering degree?

A B.S. degree in Engineering Plus / Integrated Design Engineering is made up of Foundational Coursework, Engineering Core courses, an Emphasis (in Aerospace, Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical engineering), plus a chosen Concentration either within or external to engineering. There are ~20 Concentrations to choose from - students often pick CU Teach EngineeringEntrepreneurship, Economics, Pre-Med, Environmental Policy, or Business. The overall degree is a minimum of 128 credit hours as follow:

  • Foundational Coursework: 46-48 credits
  • Engineering Core: 27 credits*
  • Engineering Emphasis: 22-28 credits*
  • Concentration: Generally 12-18 credits, which vary by Concentration chosen

* Credits vary by the Emphasis chosen, but for graduation requirements, the sum of credits in the Core and Emphasis coursework must be 52 or greater.