A degree in Engineering Plus 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 is for students who...

  • Want to pursue a customizable, design-rich engineering degree
  • Are passionate about an area of study outside of engineering
  • Have a dream to practice engineering that may not fit into traditional engineering structures or careers
  • Are planning to attend a professional school post-graduation (e.g. law, medicine or business)
  • 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!

What makes up an Engineering Plus degree?

A B.S. degree in Engineering Plus is made up of Foundational Coursework, Engineering Core courses, an e+ Emphasis (in Aerospace, Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical engineering), plus a chosen e+ Concentration either within or external to engineering. With 18 e+ Concentrations to choose from, students often pick CU Teach EngineeringEntrepreneurship, Economics, Pre-Med, Environmental Policy, or Business. This entails a minimum of 128 credit hours as follow:

  • Foundational Coursework: 46-48 credits
  • Engineering Core: 27 credits*
  • e+ Emphasis: 22-28 credits*
  • e+ 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.