Become an engineer from day one.
Start becoming an engineer on the first day of your academic journey by creating innovative solutions to real-world problems in the First Year Engineering Projects course. Then continue with other courses and workshops offered by the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program that promote teamwork and problem-solving skills. You’ll be better prepared to complete your capstone senior project and launch your engineering career upon graduation.
The act of reaching your fullest potential by surrounding yourself with a community that willsupport you, participating in experiences that will challenge you, and living in an environment that will inspire you.
Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology, and entrepreneurship—a place where innovation happens.
At the heart of the city, CU Boulder produces some of the best and brightest in these industries and is a primary source of Colorado’s highly skilled workforce. Our talented faculty, students, and alumni are leading the way for the next generation by inspiring innovative, humanitarian, and social enterprises.
• #1 smartest city in the nation (MarketWatch, 2015)
• #1 best community for well-being (Gallup-Healthways, 2016)
• Rated a “best value” university every year since 2009 (USA Today and The Princeton Review)
At the cornerstone of your experience are our innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities, and rigorous course work that will prepare you for a complex global society. Within our supportive learning community, you’ll interact with our faculty—which include Nobel Laureates, MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellows, US Professor of the Year awardees, and National Medal of Science winners—who will be listening, questioning, and helping you refine your ideas so you can develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to think critically.
In Engineering and Applied Science, undergraduate research and hands-on projects starting your first semester prepare you for careers with top science and engineering companies who regularly recruit on campus. You can tailor your Engineering degree to fit your interests, whether it’s in business and entrepreneurship, teaching, engineering for the developing world, or the intersection of technology and art.
At CU Boulder, the hard work happening in our classrooms, labs, recital halls, and studios is passionately balanced with enjoying the beauty that surrounds us. We have one of the most active college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports, and student groups play key roles in the unique CU Boulder experience. Within our inclusive community, you’ll find many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends. And you will have the opportunity to serve the greater good through volunteerism and civic engagement, whether it’s around the world or across the street.
CU Boulder graduates continue to Be Boulder as they enter the workforce or begin their graduate school education. With their hands-on experience, world-class education, and the ability to think critically, globally, and creatively, they benefit from a strong salary potential, high employment rates, and the opportunity to find and excel in a career they are passionate about.
Live in spectacular surroundings and learn in a campus environment of extraordinary opportunities. Come to CU Boulder and discover who you can be.