CU Boulder Engineering Majors

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder offers the top-ranked engineering programs in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain Region, with a full range of degree programs that emphasize hands-on, active learning and a tradition of research excellence. Learn more about our programs, people, and projects by clicking on the profiles and departments showcased below.

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Aerospace Engineering Sciences

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Applied Mathematics

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Architectural Engineering

Jacob Segil

Biomedical Engineering

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Chemical & Biological Engineering

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Chemical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Computer Science

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Creative Technology & Design

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Electrical Engineering

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Engineering Physics

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Engineering Plus

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Environmental Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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Guide to Degrees & Certificates

The University of Colorado Boulder offers the following degrees and certificate options in engineering and applied science:

Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Systems (graduate level)     C  
Aerospace Engineering SciencesBSMS BAMPhDC D
Applied MathematicsBSMS BAMPhD   
Architectural EngineeringBSMS BAMPhD M 
Biological Engineering MS  PhD   
Biomedical EngineeringBSMS  PhDCM 
Chemical & Biological EngineeringBS  BAM    
Chemical EngineeringBSMSMEBAMPhD   
Civil EngineeringBSMS BAMPhD M 
Computer ScienceBA, BSMSMEBAMPhD MD
Creative Technology & DesignBSMS  PhD M 
Electric Drivetrain Technology     C  
Electrical & Computer EngineeringBS  BAM  M 
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering     CM 
Electrical EngineeringBSMSMEBAMPhDC D
Embedded Systems MSME  C  
Energy Engineering     CM 
Engineering Entrepreneurship      M 
Engineering for Developing Communities (graduate level)     C  
Engineering Leadership (undergraduate level)     C  
Engineering Management  ME  CMD
Engineering Management in the Aerospace Industry (graduate level)     C D
Engineering PhysicsBS  BAM    
Engineering PlusBS       
Engineering, Science & Society (undergraduate level)     C  
Environmental EngineeringBSMS BAMPhD   
Global Engineering     CM 
Hypersonics (graduate level)     C  
International Engineering     C  
Leadership & Management (graduate level)     C D
Managing Applied Research in Technology (graduate level)     C D
Materials Science & Engineering MS  PhD   
Mechanical EngineeringBSMSMEBAMPhD   
Performance Excellence in Technology Management (graduate level)     C D
Photonics MSME  C  
Power Electronics MS   C  
Project Management (graduate level)     C D
Quality Systems for Product and Process Engineering (graduate level)     C  
Radio Frequency Engineering for Aerospace (graduate level)     C D
Remote Sensing (graduate level)     C  
Satellite System Design     C  
Six Sigma Statistical Practitioner (graduate level)     C D
Space Weather and Applications (graduate level)     C  
Systems & Signals      M 
Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy MS BAM    
Tunnel Engineering (graduate level, non-credit)     C D
Water Engineering and Management (graduate level) MS   C D

(BS=Bachelor of Science, MS=Master of Science, ME=Master of Engineering, BAM=Bachelors+Accelerated Master’s, PhD=Doctor of Philosophy, C=Certificate, D=Distance Education option for advanced degrees and certificates)

Explore our Majors

Hello, and welcome to this short introduction to some of our most popular STEM majors. Please follow the links below to learn more about each major, and make sure to ask our students on the virtual student panels what they like about their majors, many of them will be represented.

This list is far from complete and we encourage you to explore all of CU Boulder’s degree programs in Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Health & Society, Physical Sciences, Space and many more.   

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Aerospace Engineering (ASEN)

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Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE)

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Computer Science (CSCI)

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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO)

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Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEN)

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Environmental Design / Architecture (ENVD)

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Environmental Studies (ENVS)

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Environmental Engineering (EVEN)

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Geological Sciences (GEOL)

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Integrated Physiology (IPHY)

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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

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Mechanical Engineering (MCEN)

CU Boulder Engineering Faculty

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CU Boulder Engineering Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers robust learning and research opportunities in a multitude of fields. Our faculty members are pioneers in the engineering community, and are passionate about developing students into strong independent researchers and professionals.

12 new mechanical engineering faculty join the CU Boulder team | Paul M.  Rady Mechanical Engineering | University of Colorado Boulder

Kyri Baker
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
Power systems, smart grids, renewable energy, stochastic and distributed optimization

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Michael D. McGehee

Research Areas
Renewable Energy
Perovskite Solar Cells
Dynamic Windows

Smead Aerospace Engineering

Brian Argrow
Chair, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Director of Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing (IRISS)

Research Areas
Automatic Control
Fluid Dynamics
Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Anushree Chatterjee
Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Develop antimicrobial treatments and diagnostics

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Kristi Anseth
Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute

Research Areas
Drug Delivery
Stem Cells
Regenerative Medicine

Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering

Robert McLeod
Director, Materials Science & Engineering

Research Areas

Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Amy Javernick-Will
Associate Professor

Research Areas
Post-disaster reconstruction in resource limited communities
Management of project organizations
Knowledge mobilization 
Risk management

Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering

Juliet Gopinath
Associate Professor

Research Areas 
Nonlinear optical material properties

Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Evan Thomas
Director, Mortenson Center in Global Engineering
Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering

Research Areas
Water and air testing in developing communities
Satelite-based sensing

Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Keith Molenaar
Associate Dean of Research
K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

Research Areas
Construction Engineering and Management
Alternative Project Delivery
Project Cost and Risk Analysis
Cost Engineering
Eric Frew
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Autonomous systems for unmanned aircraft

Mechanical Engineering

Greg Rieker

Research Areas

  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Laser-Based Sensing and Control in Energy, Atmospheric and Industrial Systems

Computer Science

Orit Peleg

BioFrontiers Institute

Research Areas

  • Collective Mechanical Adaptation
  • Optimal Intermittent Reorientation
  • Systems Biophysics of Protein-Protein Interaction
  • Micro Phase Separation in Polymer Gels
  • Nanopores and Nuclear Pore Complexes

Smead Aerospace Engineering

Scott Palo

Research Areas

  • Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Faculty Positions

CU Engineering Adds 35+ New Faculty Members | College of Engineering &  Applied Science | University of Colorado Boulder

For more information and to apply for open positions, please visit CU Boulder Engineering Jobs. 

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is halfway through a strategic plan to double in size, and our vision is to be a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education. One of our core values is inclusive excellence, and we seek candidates who are interested in or have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, mentoring and inspiring diverse students of all races, nationalities and genders, including first-generation college undergraduates. 

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants. 

  • Multiple Open-Discipline Faculty Positions in Engineering and Applied Science
    The college has launched a new college-wide search for multiple tenure-track faculty positions rostered among any of the six departments in the college. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor rank, although qualified candidates will be considered at the associate and full professor levels. Visit Support for Faculty Applicants for guidance to demonstrate an interest in and ability to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Cybersecurity Tenure-Track Faculty Position
    Candidates in all topics within the broad area of cybersecurity are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary backgrounds connecting security to other domains are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Electrical, Computer and Energy Tenure-Track Faculty Position
    The department seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in any of the areas of electromagnetics; theory, design, and metrology of active and passive radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave components, circuits and systems; reconfigurable filters, technologies, and integration strategies with other RF components; antennas and phased arrays all-encompassing monolithic and hybrid integration of active and passive components and integrated circuits (ICs), multi-physics design inclusive of thermal management, analog and digital front and back-ends, calibration and measurements; and interdisciplinary RF applications inclusive of spectrum science, national defense, medical sensing and imaging, industrial processes, radar, remote sensing, additive manufacturing, IoT, and next generation satellite communications.
  • ATLAS Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Creative Technology and Design
    The ATLAS Institute seeks to hire a curious, unconventional, polymath tenure-track faculty member to teach and conduct research in areas of creative technologies and design. 
  • Teaching Assistant Professor/Instructor – Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    The Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its undergraduate program. The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, faculty governance, and university service.
  • Teaching Assistant Professor (Instructor), Creative Technology & Design
    The growing Creative Technology and Design Program situated within the ATLAS Institute seeks a teaching assistant professor (instructor) whose teaching, creative work and research demonstrates a deep understanding of design, computing, and emerging technologies. 
  • Computer Science Assistant Teaching Professor (Instructor)
    We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in at least one of the following areas of computer science: algorithms, databases, software engineering, cybersecurity, systems, or programming languages.
  • Scholar in Residence
    The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications to fill a Scholar in Residence position, with a particular focus on both undergraduate and graduate courses in the broad areas of manufacturing, product design, CAD, and machine design, or other related fields

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