• Allison Grandits

Study Engineering in Colorado



In honor of Engineers Week, I am highlighting engineering programs within the state of Colorado. While Computer Science is often housed within the College of Engineering or the Engineering department, I’m only showcasing the engineering-specific programs. There are many opportunities, so be sure to explore all of your options to find your GRAND fit.


Colorado School of Mines

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Business Engineering & Management Science

· Chemical Engineering

· Civil Engineering

· Electrical Engineering

· Environmental Engineering

· Geological Engineering

· Geophysical Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering

· Metallurgical and Material Engineering

· Mining Engineering

· Petroleum Engineering

· Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering


Mines offers a degree in General Engineering, which also has minors in Engineering for Community Development and Leadership in Social Responsibility. Mines offers unique minors like Music Engineering and Recording, Space Mining, Water Sustainability, Quantum Engineering, among others. There are also many interdisciplinary programs where students can combine multiple interests and help them be even more competitive in the job market.


Colorado State University

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Biomedical Engineering

· Chemical & Biological Engineering

· Civil Engineering

· Computer Engineering

· Electrical Engineering

· Environmental Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering


CSU has several concentrations for Engineering, like Aerospace, Laser & Optical, and Software Engineering.

CSU also offers an Open Option where students can spend their first-semester exploring different engineering options to determine the field for them. They will also connect with graduate students and meet with professionals in the field.


Metro State University Denver

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Computer Engineering

· Environmental Engineering

· Sustainable Systems Engineering

MSU also offers a few B.S. degrees in Engineering Technology (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical). Engineering Technology is often more hands-on than traditional engineering, which emphasizes theory. MSU shares a campus with CU Denver and the Community College of Denver, which creates a unique environment.


United States Air Force Academy

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Aeronautical Engineering

· Astronautical Engineering

· Civil Engineering

· Computer Engineering

· Electrical Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering

· Systems Engineering


Air Force also offers a General Engineering major for students who are interested in having a lot of individual choice. However, it is not ABET-accredited and the Division Chair has to approve the major. Remember that all students must serve in the Air Force for at least 5 years upon graduation, regardless of their majors.


University of Colorado Boulder

Majors (B.S.. Degrees)

· Architectural Engineering

· Biomedical Engineering

· Chemical & Biological Engineering

· Chemical Engineering

· Civil Engineering

· Electrical & Computer Engineering

· Electrical Engineering

· Environmental Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering

In addition to the majors, students can earn minors in most disciplines, as well as Creative Technology & Design, Energy Engineering, Engineering Entrepreneurship, Engineering Management, Global Engineering, Systems & Signals. Certificates are available in a variety of fields including Aerospace Engineering Science, Electrical Drivetrain Technology, Engineering, Science & Technology, and International Engineering.


CU Boulder has unique partnerships with Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado University. Students can earn a degree from CU Boulder while staying at their institutions- Mesa students in Grand Junction and Western students in Gunnison. For the first two years, students take courses from faculty at their home institution and for the second two years, they learn from CU Boulder faculty who permanently live in the respective towns. This allows for smaller classes and more contact with faculty than students may receive from a larger institution. Mesa offers Civil, Electrical/Computer, and Mechanical Engineering programs and Western offers Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.


University of Colorado Denver

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Bioengineering

· Civil Engineering

· Construction Engineering and Management

· Electrical Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering

In addition to majors and minors, CU Denver offers micro-credentials to help students get skills needed for the modern workforce. These include Reliability Engineering, Trimble Technology, Electric Vehicle Technology, Quantum Computing, Additive Manufacturing, and Interdisciplinary Design for Clinical Impact.


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Majors (B.S. Degrees)

· Computer Engineering

· Data Analytics and Systems Engineering

· Electrical Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering


UCCS offers an Engineering Education degree, for students who want to teach STEM to students. Students will be eligible to teach both math and science in the state of Colorado after graduation (upon passing the educator licensing). This is a great option for students who want to teach in a more technical manner.


UCCS also has a unique degree program called Bachelor of Innovation (BoI). This fairly new degree is only available at UCCS. While most are related to Computer Science, students can earn a BoI in Data Analytics and Systems Engineering. The goal of the BoI is to teach students how to take their ideas and turn them into actions.



University of Denver

Majors

· Computer Engineering (BSCpE)

· Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

· Mechanical Engineering (BSME)


DU offers several Dual Degree programs for Engineering, where students can complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in as little as 5 years. MS options include the majors listed above, plus Bioengineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, and Mechatronic Systems Engineering.


Fort Lewis College offers degrees in Engineering and Computer Engineering and these programs are very hands-on and collaborative.


CSU Pueblo offers two BSE majors, one in Industrial Engineering and the other in Engineering with Mechatronics. CSU Pueblo also has a 3+2 Engineering Bachelors/Masters program.


Regis University offers a Dual Degree Engineering program, where students can earn a degree of their choice from Regis and a BS in Engineering from Washington University.



Do you want to learn more about these college engineering programs? Do you have questions about the college admissions process? Contact Allison or visit Grand Fit Educational Consulting for more information.

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