Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

CMU/CU Boulder ECE Partnership Program

Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder have created an innovative partnership to deliver a electrical and computer 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.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Partnership Program prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries through the rigorous study of electrical and computer engineering. Students participate in hands-on engineering design projects beginning in their freshman year and continuing through senior design projects.

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.

Accreditation

Students completing the University of Colorado Boulder/Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. The ECE Partnership Program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org once the program has graduates.

ECE Partnership Program Educational Objective

Our curriculum is designed to help our graduates become viable in a globally competitive work environment. Our graduates are able to establish a portfolio of up-to-date skills, abilities, and accomplishments that distinguish them from the competition. Further, the core disciplines and intellectual skills they develop form the framework for a successful career in an environment where the state of practice advances rapidly.

Within the first three years after graduation, our alumni will have built on the educational foundation gained through our program by establishing themselves in professional careers and/or pursuing a graduate degree. In addition, within these three years, our alumni should have begun to generate new knowledge and/or exercise leadership in their positions.

In order to fulfill the Program Educational Objective, specific student performance outcomes must be met at the time of graduation. These Student Outcomes for the Partnership Program are:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice