Engineering Science

Are you interested in an interdisciplinary engineering major that is adaptable to professions such as medicine or law? Would you like a broad-based liberal arts education while pursuing an engineering degree? Do you want to work in space engineering? Does combining engineering and physics appeal to you? Perhaps a major in engineering science is for you.

Please note:

The Engineering Science program is not currently accepting new students or applications.

Engineering Science is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to acquire a strong base in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering fundamentals while pursuing a broad background in other areas of interest in preparation for specialized careers or graduate studies.

Program educational objectives

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The Engineering Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for the Engineering Science program were chosen to meet the mission statements of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering and Colorado State University. The PEOs of the Engineering Science program are stated as follows.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science graduates will be able to accomplish the following within the first few years after graduation:

  • Define, analyze, formulate, and synthesize engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in diverse, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary team environments;
  • Actively contribute to multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant legal, ethical, regulatory, social, cultural, environmental, and economic considerations using a broad systems perspective;
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, professional clients, and the public;
  • Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning including further graduate education, professional development including active participation in professional societies, and leadership positions;
  • Actively participate in innovative and entrepreneurial-related projects.

Student outcomes

The student outcomes for the Engineering Science program are consistent with the ABET (1) through (7) outcomes.  Specifically, the student outcomes of the Engineering Science program are that each graduating student must demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Choose from five concentrations:

Please note:

The Engineering Science program is not currently accepting new students or applications.

Engineering Physics

This concentration prepares students to work in high technology areas in which solid engineering training, combined with a broader background in physics is valuable. Through technical electives, students can specialize in modern laser physics, solid-state electronics, or energy conversion. Technical electives are chosen from computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics.


Allison Werkmeister
Academic Support Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-3778

International Studies

The International Engineering concentration, also a 5-year joint program, requires a student to minor in a foreign language and study abroad in a region of the selected language.

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts concentration is a 5-year joint program where students train for an engineering career that includes a broad liberal arts curriculum in social science or arts and humanities.

Engineering Education

The engineering education concentration provides students with the engineering and teaching experience to enter junior and senior high school laboratories to teach engineering design principles and concepts in an exciting technology education classroom.

Space Engineering

The space engineering concentration provides students with a broad background in civil and mechanical engineering as it relates to space exploration. The curriculum is based on a firm foundation of engineering disciplines, applied mathematics, and computer science. Please note that this concentration is subject to an enrollment cap and is not currently accepting new students/applications.