About Us

COLLEGE OVERVIEW

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is using its classrooms and laboratories to educate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders.

Degrees Conferred 2017-18

513

Bachelor of Science

209

Master of Science

56

Doctoral

At Colorado State, our undergraduate and graduate students work closely with faculty and each other, and are well prepared for careers and advanced study. Student design teams have made discoveries leading to patents, new products, and start-up companies.

Our alumni have gone on to distinguished careers as innovators in industry, outstanding educators, and highly ranked government leaders.

Our rapidly expanding research base is a true reflection of faculty expertise, and our undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the classroom and laboratory experiences that this research provides. CSU’s Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is a leader among research universities, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University, along with only 150 other institutions.

Arun Kota, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Centers and Labs

Located on- and off-campus, the College’s centers and labs make cutting-edge research possible, and facilitate practical, hands-on learning experiences for students.

MEET THE DEAN

FROM DAVID MCLEAN, DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Colorado State University provided me an educational and experiential foundation that guided me throughout my career. I am excited to have the opportunity to once again serve and give back to the institution.

I am very proud of the engineering programs at Colorado State. We deliver solid, rigorous, and well-rounded academic programs that balance theory and application. We educate bright students and our graduates are well prepared for careers or for graduate school. We recruit excellent faculty who are committed to undergraduate education, to graduate education, and to research.

It is my privilege to work with this group of faculty, staff and students as we continue this important work.

David I. McLean
Professor and Dean

MISSION, VISION & VALUES

The goal of the College is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. We have set our goals high and our vision is clear: to create a better world for future generations.

MISSION

Educate, innovate, cultivate and engage in order to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society.

VISION

We will significantly benefit our region, nation and the world by engaging the global water, health, energy and environmental challenges of the day through leadership in the practices of engineering research, education, innovation and engagement.

VALUES

  • Excellence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration and Respect
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and Accountability

STRATEGIC PLAN

The College’s 2020 Strategic Plan details our mission, vision, and values, and presents strategic initiatives that advance our highest priorities and create value for our students and faculty, CSU, Colorado, and beyond.

The 2020 Strategic Implementation Plan identifies specific actions needed to achieve success with the initiatives contained within the 2020 Strategic Plan.

FACTS & FIGURES

Students Fall 2018

3,359

TOTAL

2,683

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

676

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Undergraduate Diversity

19%

UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITY

25%

FEMALE

32.8%

NONRESIDENT

Graduate Diversity

54.1%

MASTER'S

45.6%

Ph.D.

24.6%

FEMALE

60.4%

NONRESIDENT

Fall 2018 New Student Profile

28.1

AVERAGE ACT COMPOSITE SCORE

1290

AVERAGE SAT COMPOSITE

3.93

AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GPA

596

ENTERING FRESHMEN

42

HOME STATES

Degrees Conferred 2017-18

513

Bachelor of Science

209

Master of Science

56

Doctoral

FACULTY

125

NUMBER OF TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK

62

PROFESSORS

33

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

30

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

HONORS

6

UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS

1

UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLAR

2

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING MEMBERS

1

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MEMBER

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness is a service office for the University community. It is our mission to support strategic planning activities and continuous quality improvement at the institution.

COLLEGE NAMED IN HONOR OF ALUMNUS

With a $53.3 million gift, the largest in CSU history, the college was renamed the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering in recognition of business icon and CSU alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. The commitment provides wide-reaching support for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and four Presidential Chairs.