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Prospective Students|College of Engineering and Applied Science
 

Why the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science?

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is a nationally recognized institution of academic excellence and world-class research. The College of Engineering and Applied Science combines accessibility and affordability with an experience that prepares our students to be competitive in a global market.

Did you know? A survey of recent graduates revealed a high level of satisfaction.

  • 31% completed an undergraduate research experience
  • 11% participated in an international experience
  • 44% secured a permanent job in their major by graduation
  • 64% reported a starting salary greater than $50k
  • 43% reported a starting salary greater than $60k


Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program

We are seeking outstanding students interested in being mentored in research and scholarship. The Scholarship will provide $6,000 of annual funding to help cover the cost of tuition, room and board. The scholarship is merit based and renewable for an additional three years for a total scholarship of $24,000. 

Small Class Sizes and Faculty Interaction

Student and faculty engagement is a hallmark of the college, helping our students reach their full potential to achieve dynamic and rewarding careers. Through small class sizes and a low student to faculty ratio, our students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with renowned faculty and researchers to engineer global solutions.

World-Class Facilities

Unprecedented investments are creating world-class facilities for engineering students and researchers. The Tier 1 Engineering Initiative will bring UW to the forefront of schools nationwide.

Career Opportunities

Engineers have exciting career opportunities. Engineers create robots that learn and save lives; techniques to build the roads and cities of tomorrow; heighten our understanding of ways weather influences how we live; design systems to meet changing environmental needs; find new energy resources and enhance ways to use existing resources; and integrate the myriad of emerging technologies into the tools and toys used in everyday life around the world. UW graduates are sought by leading companies with international impact.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers several undergraduate bachelor of science degrees that lead to challenging and rewarding careers:

Architectural Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Chemical Engineering (petroleum option) 

Civil Engineering 
Computer Engineering
Computer Science 

 
 Electrical Engineering 
Electrical Engineering (bioengineering option) 

Energy Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 
Petroleum Engineering
Earth System Science

Student Support

The Center for Student Services (CSS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science helps students develop their full potential by creating a culture of success through active involvement in education and career planning.

A variety of student societies provide our students with opportunities to socialize and be involved in the university and greater community. Our students receive free tutoring from the National Engineering Honor Society and the International Engineering Club. And many students participate in Engineers Without Borders, designed to facilitate those interested in study abroad, international internships or international service. 

Location, Location, Location!

UW is conveniently located just off 1-80, providing direct access to the Denver International Airport and surrounding amenities, but far enough off the beaten path to engage as a small community. Nestled between two mountain ranges, UW offers a wide range of academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and outdoor recreation events.

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Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program

As part of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative, we are seeking outstanding students interested in being mentored in research and scholarship. The Scholarship will provide $6,000 of annual funding to help cover the cost of tuition, room and board. The scholarship is merit based and renewable for an additional three years for a total scholarship of $24,000.

Did you know?

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science students consistently score 5-12% higher on the national Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

Engineering Summer Program

Plan now to attend the 2014 Engineering Summer Program. This is a week-long, residential program for students currently between their junior and senior years of high school, and requires a competitive application process.

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