A minimum of 130 semester hours is required for students seeking a civil engineering degree; a minimum of 128 semester hours for bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering degrees.
Successful work in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing is dependent upon regular attendance in all classes. Students who are absent should make arrangements with instructors to make up the work missed. Students who for illness or other good reason miss any examination must notify the instructor no later than the end of the day on which the examination is given. Failure to do so may result in an F in the course.
Non-degree students may apply 12 semester hours of course work (or up to 18 if taken in one semester) toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering from CU Denver.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses attempted, for all required courses and for all courses taken within the student’s major department.
Hours in Residence
At least 30 semester hours of course work applicable to a bachelor of science degree in engineering must be taken at CU Denver while a declared student in good standing at the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. Students must be enrolled in the college for at least the final two semesters prior to graduation.
NOTE: The electrical engineering program requires at least 40 hours of course work applicable to a bachelor of science degree in engineering, which must be taken at CU Denver while a declared student in good standing at the College of Engineering, Design and Computing.
Mathematics and Physics Requirements
Each major in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing includes specific Math and Physics requirements, which can overlap with CU Denver Core Curriculum requirements in the categories of Mathematics or Biological and Physical Sciences. An overview of these requirements is laid out below:
MATH 1401 - Calculus I
MATH 2411 - Calculus II
MATH 2421 - Calculus III (not required for computer science students)
MATH 3195 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
PHYS 2311 - General Physics I: Calculus-Based
PHYS 2321 - General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 2331 - General Physics II: Calculus-Based
PHYS 2341 - General Physics Laboratory II (not required for civil or electrical engineering students)
Note: Computer science students may take their science course track in biology, chemistry or physics. Please see the computer science curriculum for details.
- Please see the individual major pages in the Programs area for a full picture of the specific major requirements
- Please see the Graduation Requirements for a full picture of the Core Curriculum
The recommendation of the faculty of the department offering the degree and the approval of the faculty of the College of Engineering, Design and Computing is required for graduation.
Complete all requirements associated with your individual major. Please visit the College of Engineering, Design and Computing page to learn more about the college and its programs.