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At Colorado Mesa University, students have several options for studying engineering. The Civil Engineering (BSCE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE) and Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degrees are offered through the CMU/CU Boulder Partnership Program. The programs are delivered in their 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 BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and AAS in MET degrees are offered solely by CMU.

These degree programs have many similarities. They are all hands-on programs designed so that students will be able to perform useful engineering work upon graduation. The first two years of all bachelor 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.

Area of Study Bachelor Associate
Civil Engineering* Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering available (BS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering* Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering available (BS)
Mechanical Engineering* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering available (BS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology available (BS) Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology available (AAS)

*Program offered through the CMU/CU Boulder Partnership Program.

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

Total Credits Required

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

*Degree awarded by University of Colorado Boulder

Accreditation

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 and BSECE 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 accredited 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
www.abet.org