Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

CMU/CU Boulder CE Partnership Program

Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder have created an innovative partnership to deliver a civil engineering program in its entirety in Grand Junction. The first two years of the program are taught by CMU faculty and the second two years of the program are taught largely by CU Boulder faculty who live permanently in Grand Junction.

Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world - roads, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, transit systems, water treatment facilities, and offshore structures. They solve problems and meet challenges such as pollution, clean drinking water, climate change, energy and transportation needs, urban development, and community planning.

As a civil engineer, you could help to build a school that could withstand an earthquake, a road system that puts an end to chronic traffic jams or a sports stadium that offers everyone a great view. You could also work on geotechnical field design projects and evaluate the soils, ground water, and environmental conditions that impact construction. Civil engineers have made possible some of most spectacular and high-profile of all engineering feats, including the world's tallest building, Taipei 101 in Asia, and the 31-mile Chunnel that runs beneath the English Channel.

Residence at CMU provides CU Boulder engineering students the unique option of small class size and more contact with faculty while experiencing an engineering program equal in quality to that delivered on the CU Boulder campus.


Students completing the University of Colorado Boulder/Colorado Mesa University Civil Engineering Partnership Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. The CE Partnership Program will request to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, after graduation by its first students in fall 2020.

CE Partnership Program Educational Objective

The program objectives for the bachelor of science degree in civil engineering are that within five years:

  1. Graduates will be successfully employed in engineering, science, or technology careers
  2. Graduates will be assuming management or leadership roles
  3. Graduates will engage in continual learning by pursuing advanced degrees or additional educational opportunities through coursework, professional conferences and training, and/or participation in professional societies
  4. Graduates will pursue professional registration or other appropriate certifications
  5. Graduates will be engaged in activities that provide benefit to communities

Frequently Asked Questions


Academic Year 2019-2020

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Academic Year 2018-2019

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Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

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For more information contact:

Tim Brower, Ph.D.

Director CMU/CU Engineering Partnership