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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering offers two undergraduate degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and
  2. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Both degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

We offer a joint BS/MS degree program for qualified students. This program enables those students to be admitted to the MS program during the junior year of their BS program, and to work towards both the BS and MS degrees in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. This program allows for early planning of the MS portion of the student's education, taking graduate courses as part of the BS degree, more flexibility in the order in which courses are taken, and more efficient use of what would otherwise be a final semester with a light credit hour load.

Graduate Programs

Three graduate degree programs are available to qualified students. For information on admission to these programs, see

The Master of Science (M.S.) program offers the traditional graduate degree, which can be completed either with a combination of coursework and a thesis or by coursework alone.

The Master of Engineering (M.E.) program is broad-based and is designed especially for students who want to further their education in more than just electrical engineering. An example might be in technical administration where course work in the business and management area would logically supplement advanced scientific study.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is the highest academic degree conferred by the University. The student who receives it must have demonstrated proficiency in some broad subject of learning and the ability to critically evaluate work in this field. Furthermore, the student must have shown ability to work independently in this chosen field and must have made an original contribution to the advancement of knowledge.

Certificate Programs

The ECE Department has three certificate programs in the areas of embedded systems, software engineering, and power electronics. Each program consists of a series of three courses (three credit hours each). Professional certificates are earned by completing the series of courses in each area. The courses are designed for professional engineers but may be taken by anyone having the necessary background.

The Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, and Software Engineering certificate programs are offered in conjunction with CAETE, Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education.

Distance Learning

Distance learning options are available for some of our courses and all of our certificate programs -- either through CAETE or through the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education.


Contact Information

  • Valerie Matthews, Undergraduate Advisor
  • Adam Sadoff, Graduate Advisor and contact for Certificate Programs
  • Peter Mathys, Associate Department Chair and Head of Undergraduate Programs
  • Robert McLeod, Graduate Director