Dean Martin Dunn
Associate Dean for Research Peter Jenkins
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Bruce Janson
Assistant Dean for International Education Chengyu Li
North Classroom 3034
1200 Larimer Street, 3rd Floor
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Campus Box 104
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Master’s: February 1 (priority); March 15 (regular)
PhD: December 1 (priority); January 15 (regular)
Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (MS and MEng only)
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer*: February 15
Fall: April 15
Spring: September 15
Summer*: February 1
*Not all programs admit students for the summer term.
Mechanical Engineering PhD
Domestic and International Students
Fall: February 1
Spring: September 1
The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Denver meets the needs of the Denver metropolitan area by providing nationally accredited engineering education programs in a flexible format that suits both students and employers. Recognizing the importance for students to pursue professional studies and related employment simultaneously, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in bioengineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science and engineering through evening studies or through a more traditional schedule of day classes. As a practicing engineer, you can improve and update your professional capabilities and earn a graduate degree. Or, through our interdisciplinary master of engineering degree, you can obtain graduate education in business, management, computer science, behavioral science or other areas together with new engineering skills in your field.
A listing of the fields in which engineers work would have hundreds of entries. The following list is a brief summary of the engineering fields available at CU Denver.
Bioengineering offers opportunities for interdisciplinary undergraduate training for a bachelor of science degree and graduate training for master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. Our programs are uniquely integrated with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Students enjoy opportunities to learn from clinicians and engineers and to perform research or medical device design in world-class hospitals and clinical research labs. Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing job markets this decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A degree in this area provides numerous opportunities to work in health care, biomedical industry, government regulatory agencies and academia.
Civil engineering offers an interesting and challenging career in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, dams, aqueducts and other structures; in transportation systems including highways, canals, pipelines, airports, rapid transit lines, railroads and harbor facilities; in the distribution of water and the regulation of rivers; in the development of water resources for urban use, industry and land reclamation; in the control of water quality through water purification and proper waste treatment; in the construction and contracting industry; and in the problems concerned with our physical environment and the growth of cities.
Computer science and engineering offers graduates the solid foundation needed for jobs in computing and information technologies. Career paths in computer science involve designing and implementing software, devising new applications of computers and developing effective ways to solve computing problems.
Electrical engineering’s graduate program prepares students for technical leadership roles in industry, academia, and government in our rapidly changing technological world. The program offers numerous specialties within electrical engineering, including computer engineering, embedded systems, electromagnetics, microwave systems, optics, electrical neuroscience engineering, control systems, communications and signal processing, power systems, smart grids, renewable energies, VLSI system design, and electron devices.
Mechanical engineering offers a wide range of interesting and challenging career opportunities in research, design, development, manufacturing, testing and marketing for either private industry or government. Mechanical engineers help develop a wide range of products such as engines, transmissions, compressors, pumps, computer disk drives, oil field drilling rigs, missiles, space satellites, earth-moving equipment, container-manufacturing machines, medical equipment and many other products encountered in daily life.
Graduate Study in Engineering
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers graduate programs in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, as well as an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in engineering and applied science.
For information regarding courses and requirements leading to the master of science, master of engineering or the PhD degree, see the appropriate discipline heading in this section. For general graduate admission information and policies, see the Information for Graduate Students section of this catalog.
For the most up-to-date information about TOEFL/language requirements, please visit the Office of International Admissions website.
Education for Employed Professional Engineers
Continuing education for employed engineers grows more important each year. Therefore, the college puts great emphasis upon making graduate courses available through late afternoon and evening courses. The master of engineering degree permits graduate students more flexibility in defining specialized interdisciplinary fields that meet their professional needs. This degree has standards equivalent to those of the master of science degree.
Nondegree graduate students may apply 9 semester hours of graduate-level course work toward a master’s degree in engineering from CU Denver.
Programs of Study
Courses listed in the following curricula are typical illustrations. Changes in specific courses may be necessary to accommodate students’ needs and/or changes in institution requirements; students should take courses in logical sequence.
Doctor of Philosophy