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The BS Civil Engineering (BSCE*), Mechanical Engineering (BSME*) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS MET) degree programs offered at CMU have many similarities. They are all hands-on programs designed so that the students will be able to perform useful engineering work upon graduation. The first two years of all three engineering programs are designed so that a student does not have to decide which program to choose until midway through their sophomore year of study.

Some of the basic differences in the three programs are highlighted below:

Total Credits Required

BSCE and BSME: 128 credit hours
BS MET: 126 credit hours

Mathematics Requirements (beyond college level pre-calculus)

BSCE and BSME: 4 semesters Calculus + Statistics
BS MET: 2 semesters Calculus + Statistics

Physics & Chemistry Requirements

BSCE: 3 semesters (calculus based)
BSME: 4 semesters (calculus based)
BS MET: 2 semesters (calculus based)

English/Writing/Speech Requirements

BSCE and BSME: 1 semester [provided student enters with ACT ENGL 24 or SAT Verbal 550 or AP English 4 (Lit & Comp or Lang & Comp) or IB English 4]
BS MET: 4 semesters

Project-Based Courses Required

BSCE: 2 semesters
BSME: 3 semesters
BS MET: 5 semesters

*Degree awarded by University of Colorado Boulder


The BSME Partnership Program between the University of Colorado- Boulder and Colorado Mesa University is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET since 2013. The BSCE Partnership Program between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado Mesa University will seek accreditation through the EAC of ABET after the first cohort of students graduate.  The BS MET Program is administered through CMU and is actively seeking accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. For more information on ABET accreditation, please contact:

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Telephone 410.347.7700