FUTURE STUDENTS

It’s bigger than a major. It’s more than an engineering degree. It’s late-night conversations about changing the world. It’s the set of experiences that turns a job into a lifetime of difference-making.

93%​

of graduates find employment
related to their major

$61,017

average starting salary
of graduates

94%

of graduates find employment in the
engineering field of their choice

CSU engineering students made a big splash around the world this summer doing internships, research, and volunteering abroad.

Sami Fischer, ambassador

How I chose my major: Engineering

Read on to meet Sami, a CSU engineering major, and learn how she decided engineering was a perfect fit for her dreams and goals.

TOURS AND VISITS

For future students, there’s nothing like walking up the big staircase in the Scott Building, asking questions during a one-on-one tour with an engineering ambassador, or talking with current students about their engineering project.

Take advantage of these engineering-specific visit opportunities:

Scott Bioengineering Building Exterior

ENGINEERING TOURS

We offer undergraduate student-guided tours of engineering facilities from academic buildings to our Engineering Residential Learning Community.

Engineering Exploration Day for future students

ENGINEERING EXPLORATION DAY
Saturday, October 19, 2019

A visit day offered for free twice each year, the College invites high school students, their parents, and community members to explore engineering majors and careers.

E-Days Senior Design Showcase

Engineering Days

Although this is not a traditional visit day, the E-Days design showcase features outstanding opportunities across disciplines to interact with undergraduate students and their projects.

Middle school girls participate in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

In partnership with The Society of Women Engineers, the College hosts a fun opportunity for middle school aged girls to discover and learn about the different disciplines of engineering through hands-on activities.

Questions?

E-mail us at explore@engr.colostate.edu

Our Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors live the engineering life every day, and are the perfect people to answer questions about the engineering experience. The ambassadors give tours of our buildings, offer advice to future students, and are available for any questions about the College.

Ethan Barron, ambassador

Ethan Barron

Ask me about:

  • Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Pre-Med Track
  • Honors Program
  • On-campus research
  • Being an out-of-state student
  • Living in Academic Village
  • IM Sports
Kate Boyd, ambassador

Kate Boyd

Ask me about:

  • Chemical and biological engineering
  • Living in Academic Village
  • Things to do in Colorado
  • Research on campus
  • Clubs on campus
  • Living on campus sophomore year
  • Study abroad
Sami Fischer, ambassador

Sami Fischer

Ask me about:

  • The CSU Honors Program
  • Civil engineering
  • Internships out of state
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • The best coffee shops in town
  • CSU outdoor program
Katie Gaughan, ambassador

Katie Gaughan

Ask me about:

  • Living in Academic Village
  • IM sports
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering 
  • Biomedical engineering 
  • Engineering Societies
  • Off campus living 
  • Activities around Fort Collins 
Danelle Lazcano-Concelman, Student Ambassador

Danelle Lazcano

Ask me about:

  • Being a first generation student
  • Key communities
  • Started college as undeclared
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Co-op at NASA
  • CSU Snowboarding Team
Camille Milo, engineering student ambassador

Camille Milo

Ask me about:

  • Chemical and biological/biomedical engineering
  • Being an out-of-state student
  • On-campus jobs
  • Student diversity organizations
  • Engineering societies
  • Living in Corbett Hall
  • Off-campus living/life
Kailee Mitsuysu, ambassador

Kailee Mitsuyasu

Ask me about:

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical Computer Engineering Outreach Group
  • Diversity Cultural Centers on campus 
  • Student clubs and leadership positions
  • Being from Hawaii
  • Living in Allison Hall and Aggie Village
  • On campus jobs 
mauri richards

Mauri Richards

Ask me about:

  • Living in a non-engineering dorm
  • Clubs that are at CSU
  • Fort Collins and Colorado
  • Biomedical and mechanical engineering
  • Research
  • Engineering College Council
  • Leaders in Freshman Engineering
  • University Facilities Fee Advisory Board
  • Study abroad

Katy Rodriguez

Ask me about:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • A minor in a non-STEM program
  • IM sports
  • Long and short term study abroad
  • How to balance school, work, and fun
  • Being an out-of-state student
  • Volunteering abroad
  • CSU Mexico campus
Sarah Verderame, ambassador

Sarah Verderame

Ask me about:

  • Internships
  • Living in AV
  • The Fort Collins Culture
  • Off-campus living/life
  • Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Being an out of state student
  • Student diversity organizations
  • Engineering organizations

Engineering Residential Learning Community

Imagine living among other students on campus, surrounded by peers building a strong community. Being a part of the College community, at Colorado State University and in Fort Collins, offers an experience like no other.

Edwards Hall, Colorado State University
Edwards Hall

Open to first-year and returning/upper-class engineering students.

Academic Village, Colorado State University
Academic Village

Open to first-year engineering students only.

Aspen Hall, Colorado State University
Aspen Hall

Open to returning/upper-class engineering students.

Academic Support, Engineering Residential Learning Community, Colorado State University
Academic Support Services

• Peer mentoring
• Nightly tutoring (Sunday-Thursday)
• Weekly advising walk-in hours
• Live-in “Faculty-in-Residence” and Graduate Academic Coaches
• Access to engineering Resident Assistant

Resources, Engineering Residential Learning Community, Colorado State University
RESOURCES

• Design studios
• Collaborative work rooms
• Electronic classroom
• Engineering Network Services Help Desk

Aggie A in front of Horsetooth Rock

About Colorado State and Fort Collins

CSU is about community. Whether you live on or off campus, you’ll be an important member. If you’re looking for a college experience with the perfect fusion of culture, opportunity and adventure, Fort Collins is where you’ll find it.

Engineering Exploration Day

Engineering Success Center

The Engineering Success Center provides undergraduate engineering students with resume reviews, job search advice, salary negotiation tactics, mock interviews, cooperative education partnerships, and the opportunity to engage with diversity organizations.

Undergraduate Programs

Our departments have a vast array of respected programs and coursework to satisfy any engineering student interests. From strong majors to interdisciplinary minors, the College offers prospective students the education and research experience needed to start their careers on the right path.

SBME undergraduate information
SBME undergraduate information

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) provides transdisciplinary education, research, and practical experiences throughout all our programs. The unique structure of the School involves four colleges, 14 departments, and over 70 faculty. Academic excellence across diverse fields converges into three primary areas of research: (1) regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, (2) imaging and diagnostics, and (3) medical devices and therapeutics.

COMBINED MAJOR, INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES MINOR

  • Biomedical Engineering Combined with Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Combined with Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Combined with Electrical Engineering + Lasers & Optics Concentration
  • Biomedical Engineering Combined with Mechanical Engineering

School of Biomedical Engineering website
CBE undergraduate information
CBE undergraduate information

The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to educate future leaders in chemical and biological engineering who effectively combine their broad knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with their engineering analysis and design skills for the creative solution of problems in chemical and biological technology and for the synthesis of innovative processes and products.

Major, Chemical and Biological Engineering


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering website
CEE undergraduate information
CEE undergraduate information

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is recognized both nationally and internationally for education, research, and service and outreach.

Our research not only serves to solve real-world problems of current state, national, and international significance, but also serves to push the envelope of the discipline so that future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts towards enhancing society’s ability to sustain and develop the infrastructure necessary for our continued existence and quality of life.

  • Major, Civil Engineering

  • Major, Environmental Engineering

  • Minor, Environmental Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering website
ECE undergraduate information
ECE undergraduate information

A leader in innovation for more than a century, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is redefining what it means to both teach and learn. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, faculty work in teams to hook students’ interest earlier by showing them how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world.

  • Major, Electrical Engineering

  • Lasers and Optical Engineering Concentration

  • Major, Computer Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website
ME undergraduate information
ME undergraduate information

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. The goal for students is to give our graduates the engineering skills to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields.

Students not only learn about mechanical engineering analysis and design, they also gain valuable hands-on experience through class projects and application-oriented research.

MAJOR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Department of Mechanical Engineering website
Engineering Science undergraduate information
Engineering Science undergraduate information

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.

  • MAJOR, ENGINEERING SCIENCE

  • ENGINEERING PHYSICS CONCENTRATION

  • ENGINEERING TEACHER EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (TEACHER LICENSURE IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION)

  • SPACE ENGINEERING CONCENTRATION

  • MAJOR, INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DUAL DEGREE

  • MAJOR, LIBERAL ARTS DUAL DEGREE


Engineering Science page

General College Objectives and Outcomes

Objectives

Individual program outcomes and objectives are provided within the respective departments’ websites.

Outcomes

Graduates of the undergraduate engineering programs will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet demand needs within realistic constraints.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Function in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Graduates will also have:

  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

Senior Design

Using project-based learning gives students real-world experience, readying them for an ever-changing future in engineering. Year-long senior design projects culminate in Engineering Days, where undergraduates get the chance to show their earned knowledge to the community.