University of Colorado Boulder - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Colorado Boulder
Mailing Address: 422 UCB
College of Engineering & Applied Science
City: Boulder
State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: United States
Phone 303-492-5071
Fax: 303-492-2199
Website: http://engineering.colorado.edu/

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Boulder
This city's population (approx.): 105,122
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 26,433
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,428
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Law, Music, , Arts and Sciences

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Admission is based on many criteria, such as graduation from high school, performance on standardized tests (SAT or ACT), letters of recommendation and goals. Graduate admission requires a bachelor of science with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Recommendations

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit complete and official credentials as required by their desired program of study. Official transcripts are those that are sent directly to the University from each of the secondary or postsecondary institutions the applicant attended, and exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Robert Braun
Dean
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
422 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0422
Phone: 303-492-7006
Fax: 303-492-2199
bobby.braun@colorado.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Both Penina Axelrad Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Keith Julien Other Engineering Disciplines
ATLAS Both Mark Gross Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical and Biological Engineering Both Daniel Schwartz Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Both Rajagopalan Balaji Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering Both Rajagopalan Balaji Architectural Engineering
Computer Science1 Undergraduate Ellzabeth Jessup Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Both Ellzabeth Jessup Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Both Robert McLeod Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management Program Graduate Daniel Moorer Engineering Management
Engineering Physics Undergraduate Heather Lewandowski Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Engineering Plus Undergraduate Derek Reamon Engineering (General)
Environmental Engineering Both Scott Summers Environmental Engineering
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program Graduate David Reed Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Chris Bowman Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Both Michael Hannigan Mechanical Engineering
Other Undergraduate Mary Steiner Other Engineering Disciplines
Other Graduate Robert Braun Other Engineering Disciplines

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Bioserve Space Technologies (BST) Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Louis Stodieck
Center for Adv Decision Support for Water and Env Systems Civil Engineering INDEPT Edith Zagona
Center for Aerospace Structures Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Kurt Maute
Center for Membrane Applied Science & Technology Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Victor Bright
Center for Software and Society Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Leysia Palen
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Jeffrey Thayer
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) Chemical Engineering INDEPT Al Weimer
Colorado Center for Power Electronics Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Dragan Maksimovic
Design Center Colorado Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Bernard Amadei
National Center for Women & Information Technology Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Lucinda Sanders
Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Eric Frew

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
ATLAS Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering Architectural Engineering (B.S.) Architectural Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.A.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics Engineering Physics (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Engineering Plus Engineering Plus (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Other Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
ATLAS Technology, Media and Society (MS) Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Aerospace Engineering Sciences (M.S., M.E.) Aerospace Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.E.) Architectural Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S., M.E.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Environmental Engineering (MS) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S., M.E.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management Program Engineering Management (M.E.) Engineering Management
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program Telecommunications (M.S., M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
ATLAS Technology, Media and Society (Ph.D) Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) Architectural Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program Telecommunications (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
  1. Astrodynamics & satellite navigation
  2. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology & applications
  3. Remote sensing
  4. Space Environment
  5. Aerodynamics & Gas Dynamics
  6. Unmanned aircraft systems
  7. Materials & Structures
  8. Space Biology and human support systems
  9. Commercial human spaceflight
Applied Mathematics
  1. Nonlinear phenomena
  2. Computational Mathematics
  3. Physical Applied Math
  4. Probability and Statistics
ATLAS
  1. Technology, Arts, and Media
  2. Information Technology
Chemical and Biological Engineering
  1. Biomaterials
  2. Biopharmaceuticals
  3. Catalysis, Surface Science, and Thin Film Materials
  4. Particle Technology and Complex Fluids
  5. Computational Science
  6. Renewable Energy and Environmental Applications
  7. Membranes and Separations
  8. Nanotechnology
  9. Polymer Chemistry and Engineering
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
  1. Structural engineering and mechanics
  2. Illimination
  3. Building systems
  4. Construction engineering and management
  5. Environment engineering and water resources
  6. Geotechnical engineering
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering
  1. Structural engineering and mechanics
  2. Illimination
  3. Building systems
  4. Construction engineering and management
Computer Science
  1. computer architecture
  2. operating systems
  3. networking
  4. 'theoretical computer science
  5. software engineering
  6. programming languages
  7. databases
  8. human computer interaction
  9. machine learning
  10. scientific computing
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Bioengineering applications
  3. Signal Processing
  4. Computer Engineering and Computer-Aided Design
  5. Dynamics and Controls
  6. Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves
  7. Nanostructures and Devices
  8. Optics and Photonics
  9. Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  10. Remote Sensing
Engineering Management Program
  1. Entrepreneurship in engineering
  2. Project management
  3. Process management
  4. Operations management
  5. Total quality management
Engineering Physics
  1. Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  2. Thermal Physics
  3. Quantum mechanics
Environmental Engineering
  1. Air quality control
  2. Chemical process engineering,
  3. Water and wastewater treatment
  4. Applied ecology
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
  1. Telecommunications Finance and Policy
  2. Telecommunications Networks
  3. Wireless Communications
  4. Traffic & Queuing
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Polymeric Materials
  2. Biomaterials
  3. Inorganic Materials
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Electronic manufacturing and optimal system design
  2. Microsystems, MEMS, Nanotechnology
  3. Air Quality Engineering, Control
  4. Bioengineering, Biomechanics
  5. Design
  6. Energy & Environment
  7. Fluids, Thermal Sciences
  8. Materials, Polymers, Membranes
  9. Mechanics of Materials (Previously Applied Mechanics)
  10. Simulation Based Mechanical Engineering Sciences

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • ALPHA EPSILON DELTA
  • ALPHA KAPPA DELTA
  • GOLDEN KEY HONOR SOCIETY
  • KAPPA KAPPA PSI
  • OMICRON PSI
  • PHI ALPHA THETA
  • PHI SIGMA PI
  • PI MU EPSILON
  • PI SIGMA ALPHA
  • PSI CHI
  • SIGMA TAU DELTA
  • TAU SIGMA

Student Organizations

Local Groups

  • ALPHA KAPPA PSI (GAMMA ZETA CHAPTER)
  • AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
  • AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
  • AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION'S STUDENT GROUP
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
  • ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING STUDENT GOVERNMENT
  • AYI - INVESTMENT CLUB
  • BETA ALPHA PSI
  • BETA GAMMA SIGMA
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB
  • BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY
  • CAMPUS PRESS
  • COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION
  • COPIRG STUDENT CHAPTERS
  • CU BIODIESEL
  • CU Flying Club
  • CU MOCK TRIAL TEAM
  • CU RECYCLING
  • CU WILDLIFE INITIATIVE
  • Colorado Engineer Magazine
  • DELTA EPSILON CHI
  • DELTA SIGMA PI
  • EARTH EDUCATION
  • ENGINEERING AMBASSADORS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CLUB
  • ENVIRONMENTAL, POPULATION AND ORGANISMIC BIOLOGY CLUB
  • Engineers WIthout Borders
  • FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW & PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES
  • GRADUATE TEACHER PROGRAM
  • GREEN TEAMS
  • HERBST FOR HUMANITIES PROGRAM
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
  • ILLUMINATION ENGINEERING SOCIETY
  • INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
  • ISO - INFORMATION SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION
  • JOURNALISM BOARD
  • KVCU 1190AM
  • LEEDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDENT GOVERNMENT (LBSG)
  • MBA ASSOCIATION
  • MEXICAN-AMERICAN ENGINEERS & SCIENTISTS
  • MULTI-ETHNIC MEDIA ORGANIZATION
  • MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
  • NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
  • OMEGA CHI EPSILON
  • PAW (PARTNERSHIP FOR ANIMAL WELFARE)
  • POPULATION CONNECTION
  • RAINFOREST ACTION GROUP
  • REAL ESTATE CLUB
  • SIGMA IOTA EPSILON
  • SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS
  • SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
  • SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
  • SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS
  • SPORTS MARKETING CLUB
  • STAMP
  • STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COALITION
  • STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOR DIVERSITY IN ARCHITECTURE
  • THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
  • THETA TAU
  • TRADITIONAL SUPPORT CARAVAN
  • UCSU ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD
  • UNITED GOVERNMENT OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ENGINEERING COUNCIL
  • WILDERNESS STUDY GROUP
  • WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering
  • Asian American Society of Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientis
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • AFGHAN STUDENT UNION
  • ASIAN UNITY
  • ASSOCIATION OF THAI STUDENTS IN BOULDER
  • BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE
  • BRIDGES-AN ALLIANCE FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER STUDENTS OF COLOR
  • CHINESE STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ASSOCIATION
  • HMONG STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
  • HUI O NA HOAALOHA (ALOHA CLUB)
  • INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
  • INDIGENOUS STUDENT ORGANIZATION / OYATE
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
  • JAPANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
  • KOREAN AMERICAN STUDENTS OF BOULDER
  • KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
  • MOSAIC
  • MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL CHICANO DE AZTLAN (MEXA) & UMAS
  • PERSIAN STUDENTS' ORGANIZATION (PSO)
  • RITMOS LATINOS
  • SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
  • UNITED MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS (UMAS) & MEXA
  • VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Other Student Support Programs

Engineering Peer Advocates, Engineering Student Ambassadors,
Herbst Humanities Program for Engineers, Career Services and Internships , Office of Financial Aid,
Colorado Space Grant Consortium, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, University of Colorado Engineering Council, BOLD Center (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity).

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

"Hovercraft", gas-powered craft can cruise along at 15 mph and is able to climb a 20-degree slope with a driver on board.
"Bike Water Screw", bicycle-powered water pump using Archimedes' screw concept.
"Tubular Telephone", an educational playground exhibit illustrating how sound is transmitted through acoustic waves in air.
"Rube Goldfish", a complex machine that uses many steps to perform a simple task.
"The Masscillator", can estimate a person’s body mass based on the period of vibration
"Tsunami Simulator", designed to demonstrate the intensity and wave formation of a tsunami that could occur on the volcanic island of La Palma, off the coast of Africa.
"Walking on Water", fiberglass walking “shoes” designed to resemble the hull of a boat.
"Dynamic Stability Tray", an accessory tray for a rolling walker that makes frustrating spills a rare occurrence.
"BallBot", a spherical robot designed to carry a small payload such as a high resolution digital camera into a locations where it would be difficult or dangerous to send humans.
"TouchUp", a multi-user, touch-based image editor designed to run on the MERL DiamondTouch table.
"Peregrine Return Vehicle", a high-tech flying machine designed to retrieve student-built science “payloads” when they land in hard-to-reach places.
"Vehicle for Icy Terrain Locomotion", designed to retain traction on icy terrain and climb over obstacles without dumping its precious cargo.
"Surgical Device", a 5-mm hand piece for ConMed Electrosurgery, which is intended to both cut and cauterize tissue with one tool.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering and Applied Science was established in 1893. Today, the College is a top-tier public research institution home to six departments, fourteen undergraduate degree programs, and eleven graduate degree programs. Subjects range from astrodynamics to biotechnology to nanotechnology.

The Engineering Center opened in 1966 and has undergone numerous additions and renovations. It comprises 660,000 square feet of classrooms, research laboratories, computing facilities, offices, and other space supporting the College’s education and research programs. Notable additions include the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, opened in 1997 as an innovative facility supporting a collaborative undergraduate design curriculum, and the Discovery Learning Center, opened in 2002 as a high-tech facility devoted to the inclusion of undergraduates in research along with graduate students, faculty, and industry and government partners. Most recently, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building opened in spring of 2012 giving a new home to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the SEEC building opened in fall of 2015 giving a new home to Environmental Engineering. Additionally the Idea Forge (a revitalization of 22,000 square feet of the former law library) has opened to encourage collaborative, cross-disciplinary endeavors. Expansion plans for the near future include the opening of a fifth wing of the Biotechnology building and a new Aerospace Engineering building.

The College has six academic departments, with 210 full-time regular (tenured/tenure-track) faculty including those rostered elsewhere, 73 instructional faculty, and 16 research faculty. Fall 2016 enrollment numbers include 4,635 Undergraduates, 1,131 Master’s, and 769 PhD students.

The six academic departments in the College, offering BS, ME/MS and PhD degrees, are:
• Aerospace Engineering Sciences
• Chemical and Biological Engineering
• Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering.

Research contract and grant awards to the College grew tenfold from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, from about $4 M per year to nearly $40 M per year. Since FY 2007, substantial growth occurred, with $73.63M awarded in FY 2016.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 16 6 6 28
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
ATLAS 1 0 3 4
Chemical and Biological Engineering 13 4 5 22
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 22 7 9 38
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 11 4 14 29
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 18 9 11 38
Engineering Management Program 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0
Engineering Plus 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 13 12 8 33
Other 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
Totals: 94 42 56 192

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 2 9 11 4.09
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0.00
ATLAS 7 19 26 9.25
Chemical and Biological Engineering 4 3 7 1.14
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 6 23 29 9.24
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 6 17 23 2.43
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 2 34 36 8.23
Engineering Management Program 8 14 22 4.53
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Plus 5 3 8 1.32
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 6 23 29 5.09
Materials Science and Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Mechanical Engineering 10 7 17 2.11
Other 2 3 5 0.63
Note: Idea Forge, Admin, and ELP
Other 9 4 13 2.33
Note: HERBST
Totals: 67 160 227 50.89

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 26 9 35 3.61
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0.00
ATLAS 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Biological Engineering 32 16 48 9.78
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 20 15 35 7.80
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 7 12 19 6.27
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 21 12 33 6.41
Engineering Management Program 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Plus 0 0 0 0.00
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 35 6 41 3.43
Other 1 0 1 0.00
Note: Space Grant
Other 3 2 5 1.60
Note: ITLL
Totals: 145 72 217 38.90

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 14 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATLAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 11 2
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 19 3
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 7 4
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 16 2
Engineering Management Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Plus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 11 2
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 5 0 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 0 59 14 0 0 79 15

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATLAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 2
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 2
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 8 1
Engineering Management Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Plus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 9 3
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 26 6 0 0 33 9

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 1
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATLAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 5 4
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 14 0
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 8 3
Engineering Management Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Plus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 2
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 34 6 0 1 45 11

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering and Applied Science admits students as new freshmen, new transfers, and through the Intra-University transfer process. It seeks to admit applicants with a high probability of success. The following factors are considered: evidence of scholastic ability and accomplishment as demonstrated by GPA, tests of scholastic aptitude and achievement, class rank, grades earned in courses directly applicable to an engineering academic program, personal motivation and academic success as demonstrated by trends in the student's academic record, success in the academic community, ability to balance academic and personal interests, and letters of recommendation. Admissions preference is given to those students who will be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours per semester.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission is to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and if requested by student, to a specific degree program. Undergraduate students can request to change from one major to another. Some departments have enrollment restrictions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to entrance requirements for undergraduate admissions, foreign students are required to score 560 (83 internet-based) or better on the TOEFL.

Residency Requirements

The student must meet state residency requirements which include, as a minimum, clear evidence that the student intends to make Colorado his/her permanent residence, live in the State of Colorado for at least one continuous year, and provide evidence that the student is financially independent (self-supporting) during the period in which he/she is seeking Colorado residency.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The transfer student must have completed, as a minimum, two semesters of college calculus and two laboratory science courses from among college chemistry and/or calculus-based physics. If the student has less than 30 semester credit hours, an ACT or SAT score is also required. If the student is from a four-year institution, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.75; if they are from a two-year institution, they must have a minimum GPA of at least a 3.00. The transfer student must have at least 45 semester credit hours remaining in their degree requirements to transfer to CU-Boulder. Most students are full time; few non-traditional students tend to transfer to CU-Boulder because we do not offer evening courses and encourage full-time enrollment.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 52
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 75

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,675
Room & Board: $13,590
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $6,885
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Contact Financial Aid office for more information. http://www.colorado.edu/finaid/

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 8,590
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 3,992
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,032
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 83%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 730 630
Reading Range: 690 550
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1420 1180
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 33 28
Composite Range: 33 28

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.) 114 177 152 202 645 20
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 11 25 23 46 105 9
Architectural Engineering (B.S.) 34 24 30 50 138 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.) 45 89 77 151 362 15
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 64 77 60 154 355 21
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 34 54 63 87 238 16
Computer Science (B.A.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 89 130 120 185 524 21
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 32 62 41 99 234 13
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 34 25 44 48 151 13
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 15 26 38 36 115 10
Engineering Plus (B.S.) 43 30 18 25 116 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 51 45 32 74 202 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 121 221 253 379 974 57
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.) 23 25 28 19 95 1
Undeclared 129 32 7 0 168 4
Totals: 839 1042 986 1555 4422 213

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 57 2 7 0 95 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 19 1
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Architectural Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 19 0
Women 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 16 0
Women 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 29 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 37 0
Women 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 27 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 22 0
Women 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 12 1
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 35 0 6 0 66 0
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 1 1 23 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 23 0
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 28 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 14 0
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Engineering Plus (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 28 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 15 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 21 0
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 30 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 30 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 4 0 104 0
Women 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 17 2
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 0
Undeclared
Men 1 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 38 0 9 0 85 0
Women 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 22 1 5 0 44 2
Totals: 140 3 1 0 121 2 3 0 57 0 14 0 0 0 455 6 48 1 839 12

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.)
Men 12 0 1 0 17 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 99 0 6 0 141 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 36 0
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 12 0
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 13 0
Architectural Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10 1
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 14 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 48 0
Women 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 1 4 0 41 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 20 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 54 0
Women 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 23 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 36 1
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 18 1
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 0 58 2 5 0 109 2
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 21 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 32 1 2 0 54 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 20 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Plus (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 11 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 18 1
Women 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 27 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 31 1 0 0 27 1 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 107 1 5 1 180 4
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 1 0 41 0
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 0 14 1
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 1 3 0 21 2
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 141 2 3 0 139 1 2 0 85 2 9 0 0 0 622 10 41 1 1042 16

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 90 2 2 0 123 5
Women 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 4 0 29 1
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 16 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 7 0
Architectural Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 19 0
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 25 1 2 0 44 1
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 1 0 33 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 1 0 38 3
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 22 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 1 0 0 51 1
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 0
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 13 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 61 1 5 0 103 3
Women 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 17 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 17 1 2 1 31 3
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 4 3 0 37 4
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 35 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Plus (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 14 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 18 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 31 0 2 0 26 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 139 6 8 0 219 7
Women 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 5 0 34 2
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 0
Undeclared
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 124 0 7 2 108 4 2 0 78 3 5 1 0 0 616 22 46 1 986 33

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 11 0 1 1 0 0 136 6 10 0 173 8
Women 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 3 2 0 29 3
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 6 1 0 31 6
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 15 2
Architectural Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 2 0 30 3
Women 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 1 20 1
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 58 5 2 1 77 7
Women 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 49 5 1 0 74 6
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 36 1 2 1 7 1 0 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 55 9 2 0 112 14
Women 6 1 1 0 6 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 42 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 54 10 3 1 67 12
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 20 0
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 2 1 10 2 0 0 15 2 2 0 0 0 109 4 6 1 153 10
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 24 3 1 0 32 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 51 6 5 1 78 8
Women 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 21 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 19 8 2 0 39 9
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 9 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 3 0 32 8
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1
Engineering Plus (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 5 1 0 35 5
Women 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 1 0 39 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 26 1 0 1 32 1 0 0 16 4 2 0 0 0 226 28 14 0 316 35
Women 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 50 5 3 0 63 7
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 137 7 14 5 115 11 1 0 123 9 13 1 0 0 1084 113 68 6 1555 152

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.) 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 60 1 69 55 14
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 31 3 43 36 7
Architectural Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 24 1 29 20 9
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 3 0 8 1 0 46 1 59 29 30
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 5 0 5 1 0 57 4 81 56 25
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 7 0 0 2 0 51 1 70 57 13
Computer Science (B.A.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 5 0 13 0 11 1 0 66 3 99 88 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 32 4 42 37 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 20 20 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 30 3 36 30 6
Engineering Plus (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 2
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 3 2 2 0 1 29 2 42 23 19
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 20 0 6 0 0 163 5 203 166 37
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 45 0 65 3 44 6 1 591 41 796 618 178

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 48 12 1 0 69
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 25 6 3 0 43
Architectural Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 5 0 1 29
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 25 21 0 1 59
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 7 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 38 19 2 2 81
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 39 12 1 0 70
Computer Science (B.A.)1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 5 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 60 6 2 1 99
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 4 4 0 42
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 20
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 3 2 1 36
Engineering Plus (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 14 0 2 42
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 8 1 0 0 15 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 133 30 5 0 203
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 39 6 0 0 49 16 3 0 32 12 5 1 0 1 457 134 33 8 796

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students may seek dual degrees from all colleges and schools on the UC-Boulder campus. A dual degree program is one in which the student must complete all requirements for the primary major (which must be in the Engineering College in all cases) and a prescribed curriculum, which must be at least 30 semester credit hours in the secondary major. Both college/schools must agree to this dual degree program and both degrees must be awarded at the same commencement ceremony.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Architectural Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Chemical and Biological Engineering (B.S.) no 0.00 4.00 Day None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Science (B.A.)1 no 0.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Physics (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Plus (B.S.) no 0.00 4.00 Day None
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 4.00 Day None
Technology, Arts, & Media (B.S.) no Both None
Undeclared no Both None

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Individual engineering departments must be contacted through mail, telephone or email for application materials.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All engineering departments require a minimum 3.0 GPA and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Some engineering departments require GRE scores.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All engineering departments require a minimum 3.0 GPA and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Some engineering departments require GRE scores. Each department has its own minimum TOEFL score requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

All engineering departments require a minimum 3.0 GPA and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Some engineering departments require GRE scores.

Residency Requirements

Residency requirement equals at least two semesters at the University of Colorado Boulder with at least 5 hours of coursework at the 5000 level or above.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

3.0 GPA with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework may be transferred from another school. Credit may not be transferred until the completion of 6 credits of graduate course work as a regular student at CU Boulder. The student must show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student's previous scholastic record. Must have had adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. GRE required for international students. A TOEFL score of 100 is also required.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $17,738
Room & Board: $17,027
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $6,885
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Family Financial Statement (FFS), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Form (FAF), TA/RA Application

Additional Financial Aid Information

Financial aid is arranged through individual engineering departments and usually consists of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, Dean's fellowships, university supplemental fellowships, Graduate Engineering Minority fellowships, and part-time hourly appointments.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,770
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,002
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 541

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (M.S., M.E.)
Men 17 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 71 15 1 0 99 17
Women 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 4 0 0 21 5
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 11 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S., M.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.E.)
Men 14 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 44 5 1 0 65 7
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 24 2 1 0 37 3
Computer Science (M.S., M.E.)
Men 69 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 34 6 3 0 109 9
Women 34 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 45 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.E.)
Men 121 11 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 24 13 1 1 152 32
Women 35 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 39 7
Engineering Management (M.E.)
Men 7 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 32 73 2 3 44 92
Women 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 8 11 1 0 17 16
Environmental Engineering (MS)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., M.E.)
Men 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 37 2 1 0 73 3
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 0
Technology, Media and Society (MS)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 10 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 2 0 17 3
Telecommunications (M.S., M.E.)
Men 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 1 0 85 8
Women 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 46 0
Totals: 480 19 0 0 23 17 2 0 30 19 5 8 1 0 361 145 17 4 919 212

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.)
Men 21 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 72 0 3 0 109 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 30 0
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 1 0 78 0
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 35 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 32 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 2 0 69 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 3 0 33 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 39 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45 0 1 0 89 0
Women 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 25 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 43 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 39 0 3 0 91 0
Women 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 28 0
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 18 0
Women 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 15 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 25 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 70 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 24 0
Technology, Media and Society (Ph.D)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Telecommunications (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 262 0 0 0 31 0 2 0 22 0 7 0 0 0 428 0 17 0 769 0

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (M.S., M.E.) 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 76 1 92 73 19
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 7 5 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 14 9 5
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 48 1 62 36 26
Computer Science (M.S., M.E.) 23 0 4 0 2 1 0 28 1 59 46 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 45 0 3 0 3 0 0 29 1 81 67 14
Engineering Management (M.E.) 4 0 1 1 2 4 0 34 0 46 30 16
Environmental Engineering (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 20 0 2 2 5 0 0 33 1 63 52 11
Technology, Media and Society (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications (M.S., M.E.) 50 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 58 46 12
Totals: 167 0 13 3 21 6 0 267 6 483 364 119

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (M.S., M.E.) 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 62 14 0 1 92
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 14
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 20 1 0 62
Computer Science (M.S., M.E.) 17 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 23 5 1 0 59
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 36 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 3 0 1 81
Engineering Management (M.E.) 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 23 11 0 0 46
Environmental Engineering (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 17 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 27 6 1 0 63
Technology, Media and Society (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications (M.S., M.E.) 39 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 58
Totals: 127 40 0 0 9 4 3 0 16 5 4 2 0 0 202 65 3 3 483

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (M.S., M.E.) 7 85 92
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 2 5 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 0 14 14
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 28 34 62
Computer Science (M.S., M.E.) 3 56 59
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 6 75 81
Engineering Management (M.E.) 0 46 46
Environmental Engineering (MS) 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., M.E.) 2 61 63
Technology, Media and Society (MS) 0 0 0
Telecommunications (M.S., M.E.) 1 57 58
Totals: 49 434 483

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 17 2 28 23 5
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 0 16 10 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 2 0 3 0 0 17 0 31 22 9
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 7 0 19 17 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 18 17 1
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 11 0 18 15 3
Technology, Media and Society (Ph.D) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 3
Telecommunications (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Totals: 40 0 6 0 11 0 0 80 2 139 109 30

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 3 2 0 28
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 0 0 16
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 11 6 0 0 31
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 19
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 18
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 18
Technology, Media and Society (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4
Telecommunications (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 37 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 59 21 2 0 139

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Total#: 269 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $433,554
Fed/Nat: $13,624,168 Industry: $2,122,625 Priv/Non: $2,806,310
State: $4,112 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $18,990,769
Engineering Department External Funding Source
ATLAS
Total#: 25 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $2,057,830
Fed/Nat: $2,693,077 Industry: $114,212 Priv/Non: $65,822
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,930,941
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Total#: 151 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $613,805
Fed/Nat: $12,283,037 Industry: $596,615 Priv/Non: $4,409,018
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $17,902,475
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
Total#: 241 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $500,192
Fed/Nat: $10,467,374 Industry: $625,095 Priv/Non: $2,784,206
State: $391,749 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,768,616
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 138 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $251,727
Fed/Nat: $5,340,022 Industry: $808,851 Priv/Non: $884,236
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,284,836
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Total#: 192 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $519,715
Fed/Nat: $9,960,480 Industry: $1,716,755 Priv/Non: $794,533
State: $222,414 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $13,213,897
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Management Program
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 218 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $292,950
Fed/Nat: $10,493,544 Industry: $1,570,243 Priv/Non: $844,900
State: $90,432 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $13,292,069
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Other
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $5,481,814
Fed/Nat: $1,632,899 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $53,142
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,167,855
Totals:
Total#: 1268 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $10,151,587
Fed/Nat: $66,494,601 Industry: $7,554,396 Priv/Non: $12,642,167
State: $708,707 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $97,551,458

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Bioserve Space Technologies (BST)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Adv Decision Support for Water and Env Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Aerospace Structures
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Membrane Applied Science & Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Software and Society
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Colorado Center for Power Electronics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Design Center Colorado
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Women & Information Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 1268 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $10,151,587
Fed/Nat: $66,494,601 Industry: $7,554,396 Priv/Non: $12,642,167
State: $708,707 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $97,551,458

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

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Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering Sciences

The Aerospace Engineering Sciences department is in the forefront of development and application of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, astrodynamics and remote sensing, the Global Positioning System, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, computational science, structural dynamics and control, space flight hardware, and structures and materials.

ATLAS

The ATLAS Institute is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and
outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS
programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the
academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the
realization of the full potential of that interaction.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research in Chemical Engineering is primarily in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemical reaction, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, membrane science, polymers, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and mathematical modeling.

Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

Civil, Env. & Arch. research facilities include a centrifuge lab for simulating effects of gravity on earth structures, a computational laboratory for soils and structures, and a building systems lab for testing HVAC systems.

Computer Science

Computer Science collaborates with the Institute of Cognitive Science in human/computer testing interaction, and neural networks, natural language processing.

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering has active research programs in biomedical, communications and digital signal processing, computer engineering, control systems, electromagnetics, optics, power electronics, remote sensing and VLSI

Engineering Management Program

Engineering Management has collaborative research projects with industrial partners in organizational performance improvement and excellence.

Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program

Breadth and depth of Interdisciplinary education covers technology, policy, economics, and management issues. Research includes fiber optics, optical switching, satellite communications, web and tele-education, network modeling.

Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and engineering and the fundamental physics, engineering, chemistry and biology that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one or more science and engineering faculty members.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering has research programs in combustion, air pollution control, acoustics, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bioserve Space Technologies (BST)

A NASA Commercial Space Center dedicated to space life sciences studies in partnership with industry, including the development and operation of enabling flight hardware and technology.

Center for Adv Decision Support for Water and Env Systems

Research design, prototype and develop decision support systems (DSS) to assist in addressing real world environmental and water resource issues.

Center for Aerospace Structures

Computational and Experimental methods for the design, analysis, and control of flexible aircraft and space structures.

Center for Membrane Applied Science & Technology

MAST conducts research involving membrane formation and separations.

Center for Software and Society

Bringing together members of diverse scientific disciplines who can solve “big science” problems that include “big data” collection, analysis and interpretation, and organized around the leadership of Human Centered Computing principles. CSS includes Empowering the Public with Information Crisis (EPIC), which studies and supports the information needs of members of the public during times of mass emergency.

Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research

Emphasis on astrodynamics, GPS technology, remote sensing, satellite oceanography, and geodesy.

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)

C2B2 is a collaboration among University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Known as C2B2, the center's mission is to become the world's leading center for research, education, and innovation on integrating renewable energy sources into the chemical and fuels industry.

The center's research program involves six thrusts, extending from basic efforts to engineer plants for biofuels and refining applications, to methods to biochemically or thermo-chemically convert engineered biomass to useful end-products, to strategies for developing efficient and economical bioprocesses.

The center is supported with a combination of university, state, and federal funds and industrial sponsorships.

Colorado Center for Power Electronics

The only power electronics research center in Colorado, CoPEC's focus is on the smart and efficient utilization and management of conventional and renewable energy sources, electromechanical energy-conversion devises and power processing systems.

Design Center Colorado

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder created the Industry/University Cooperative Project Center (I/UCPC) to foster meaningful technical interactions between students and industry partners, government agencies and other organizations.

The initiative consists of bringing industry-based projects to the undergraduate senior-design course sequence in mechanical engineering. Students work in integrated teams of four to six students to develop workable solutions.

Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities

The Mortenson Center presents a unique opportunity for a new generation of engineers to combine education, research, and outreach in providing sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by the people on our planet who are most in need. Our mission and overarching goal is to promote integrated and participatory solutions to human development by educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals, promoting research on developing community issues, and reaching out to build local capacity and resiliency in developing communities worldwide.

Our program is based on the fundamental principle that we are exposing engineers to human development issues within the context of the developing world and within the framework and limitations of a graduate program in civil engineering.

National Center for Women & Information Technology

NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.

Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles

RECUV is a university, government and industry partnership dedicated to advancing knowledge and capabilities in using unmanned vehicles for scientific experiments, collecting geospatial data, mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, and defense against terrorist and hostile military activities.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Aeronautical Technology
  • Air Pollution & Quality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astrodynamics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Bridges
  • Building Energy Systems
  • Cardiovascular monitoring and control
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CombustionA
  • Communications
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Control
  • Databases
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Electronics Design
  • Energy
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geotechnical
  • Global Change
  • Global Positioning System
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
  • Illumination
  • Image Processing
  • Integrated Optics
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials and Devices
  • Mechanics
  • Membranes
  • Microwave Optics
  • Microwaves
  • Numerical and Parallel Computation
  • Oceanography
  • Operating Systems
  • Optoelectronics
  • Polymers
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Remote Sensing
  • Separations
  • Software Engineering
  • Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Space Flight Hardward
  • Space Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Structural Dynamics and Control
  • Structures and Materials
  • Telecommunications
  • Theory of Computation
  • Thin Films
  • Ultrasonic NDE
  • User Interface Design
  • VLSI
  • Water Resources

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

It is possible to obtain double degrees in two engineering disciplines or one degree in engineering and a second degree from a department in another college or school of the University. Students must satisfy curricula for both programs and complete a minimum of 30 additional semester credit hours above and beyond the largest minimum credit hour requirement of the programs being pursued.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Appointments: 17 22 101 0 140
Stipends: $2,196 $2,311 $2,627 $0
ATLAS
Appointments: 0 0 6 0 6
Stipends: $0 $0 $2,293 $0
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Appointments: 9 26 95 0 130
Stipends: $2,156 $2,449 $2,449 $0
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
Appointments: 14 28 74 0 116
Stipends: $2,284 $2,188 $2,166 $0
Civil, Environmental & ARCHITECTURAL Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 8 36 61 0 105
Stipends: $1,849 $2,533 $2,490 $0
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Appointments: 18 14 103 0 135
Stipends: $737 $1,703 $2,219 $0
Engineering Management Program
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Appointments: 0 5 1 0 6
Stipends: $0 $1,979 $1,791 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 6 9 0 15
Stipends: $0 $2,354 $2,203 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 3 22 69 0 94
Stipends: $1,770 $2,186 $2,199 $0
Other
Appointments: 8 1 0 0 9
Stipends: $1,978 $1,193 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 77 160 519 0 756