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Are any portions of the Engineering Partnership Program delivered physically in Boulder, Colorado?

Students do not have to go to Boulder to complete the program. All courses are taught at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Will my diploma be conferred by CMU or CU Boulder?

Students graduating from the Engineering Partnership Program receive a degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. The diploma is identical to that received by students in Boulder.

What tuition will I pay?

Tuition is paid to Colorado Mesa University for courses taken from CMU. Financial aid is received through Colorado Mesa University during the first two years of the program.

Tuition is paid to the University of Colorado Boulder for courses taken from the CU Boulder. A minimum of 45 credits must be taken from the University of Colorado Boulder. Financial aid is received through the University of Colorado Boulder during the upper-division portion of the program.

Fees are only paid to Colorado Mesa University throughout the duration of the program.

How do I apply for admission?

Students enter the Engineering Partnership Program through admission to Colorado Mesa University. After completing the first two years of the program through Colorado Mesa University, students apply for admission to the University of Colorado Boulder. After admission to the University of Colorado Boulder, the remainder of the program is completed as a student of CU Boulder, but on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. View admission criteria.

Can I keep my CMU specific scholarships when I become a CU Boulder student in my 3rd year of the program?

Financial aid is received through Colorado Mesa University during the first two years of the program. Scholarships received through Colorado Mesa University do not transfer to the CU Boulder portion of the program. Financial aid is received through the University of Colorado Boulder during the upper-division portion of the program.

Will my CU Boulder classes be taught online or remotely by CU Boulder faculty?

The University of Colorado Boulder employs faculty to teach all upper-division engineering courses in-person at Colorado Mesa University. The CU Boulder faculty at CMU have been hired specifically for the Engineering Partnership Program and are dedicated to teaching at CMU. Students may take online courses from CU Boulder, if they choose to do so.

What is the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Degree?

Colorado Mesa University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET). This four-year degree is a more applied and technology-oriented than the engineering degrees offered through the Engineering Partnership Program.

Are the programs accredited by ABET? What does this mean?

Engineering programs that meet a high standard are accredited by ABET, an independent non-profit organization. Programs accredited by ABET have been thoroughly evaluated and found to meet agreed-upon quality standards for the engineering profession. The organization offers accreditation for engineering, computing, technology and applied science programs; they do not accredit entire schools.

The Civil Engineering Partnership Program has held continuous accreditation from ABET since 2021.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Partnership Program is new and will seek accreditation from ABET in 2023.

The Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program has held continuous accreditation from ABET since 2011.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program has held continuous accreditation from ABET since 2014.