What is Engineering Math - GEEN 3830?

Engineering Math is a course students take in combination with Pre-Calculus or Calc 1A to gain experience in applying engineering problems and calculus concepts, early on in their time in the College of Engineering. In Engineering Math, you’ll explore math concepts through hands-on labs that explore common engineering contexts and techniques used across all engineering majors and disciplines. Each week, you’ll see how a specific math skill from Pre-Calc, Calc 1, Calc 2, Calc 3, or Differential Equations is critical for understanding circuits, predicting the behavior of mechanical systems, and more.

What can students expect in this class? 

Students will delve into engineering math in a team-based, hands-on environment; will be introduced to multimeters, oscilloscopes, and sensors; will learn to program in MATLAB; collect and analyze experimental data in interesting ways, all the while working collaboratively with other engineering students. There are three lectures, one recitation, and one lab period each week where students will absorb math content and gain understanding by working through real engineering problems using real engineering equipment and tools to solve.

Is this course required?

Yes, this course is required for all incoming first-year students simultaneously taking Pre-Calculus or Calc 1A in the Fall. We are excited to have you part of this experience! However - if you have immovable schedule conflicts, you may be elligible to petition out of the class. To petition out, contact your academic advisor to discuss.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your academic advisor or the Engineering Math course instructor, Dr. Janet Tsai (janet.tsai@colorado.edu).