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Bachelor's


The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers undergraduate programs in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

We hope you'll find the process of getting admitted to the university to be easy and convenient. Online application and information links give you what you need when you need it. The Office of Admissions also has a professional staff to assist you along the way. 

Priority application​ deadlines
Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: June 1

Engineering applicants will receive priority consideration if they have fulfilled all HEAR and MAPS requirements if applicable, have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and achieved a minimum composite score of at least 24 on the ACT (25 or higher in mathematics) or a combined score of at least 1150 on the SAT (excluding essay with 590 or higher in mathematics).

Applicants not meeting requirements for direct admission to engineering programs will be automatically considered for admission as pre-engineering majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.​


EFFECTIVE beginning fall 2019
The pre-engineering program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will no longer be taking new admissions. Students will instead be admitted as Engineering Undeclared in the College of Engineering and Applied Science with an engineering major subplan.

Admission requirements for College of Engineering and Applied Science major programs

  • 103 index or higher
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 24 composite ACT with 25 Math ACT or 1150 SAT with 590 Math SAT 

Students must meet all three requirements for direct admission into the program of their choice. Students who do not meet all three criteria are automatically considered for admission to Engineering-Undeclared with a subplan of their intended major.

Admission requirements for Engineering-Undeclared with a subplan of the major program

  • 95 index or higher
  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • 22 composite ACT with 23 Math ACT or 1090 SAT with 530 Math SAT or higher 
Students must meet all three requirements for admission into the Engineering-Undeclared program.

If students are admitted as pre-engineering, they must complete one of the following pathways before applying to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Pathway 1

  1. Completion of Calculus I, and subsequent Calculus and Physics classes if taken already, with a B- or better.
  2. 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Pathway 2

  1. Completion of (but not limited to) the following courses with a C- or better: 
    • Calculus 1 (MATH 1401: 4 credit hours) 
    • Calculus II (MATH 2411: 4 credit hours)
    • General Physics I and lab (PHYS 2311/2321: 5 credit hours) 
    • The above listed courses: Calculus I, Calculus II and General Physics I and lab must be completed with an overall 2.5 GPA.
  2. 2.75 cumulative GPA

NOTE: Pre-engineering students are required to complete these course requirements within their first 45 credit hours at CU Denver.

EFFECTIVE beginning fall 2019: the pre-engineering program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will no longer be taking new admissions.  Students will instead be admitted as Engineering Undeclared in the College of Engineering and Applied Science with an engineering major subplan. Please refer to the first-time freshman admissions tab for more information.


There are two pathways for students who wish to transfer into the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Pathway 1

  1. Completion of Calculus I, and subsequent Calculus and Physics classes if taken already, with a B- or better.
  2. 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Pathway 2

  1. Completion of (but not limited to) the following courses with a C- or better: 
    • Calculus 1 (CU Denver equivalent course: MATH 1401, 4 credit hours) 
    • Calculus II (CU Denver equivalent course: MATH 2411, 4 credit hours)
    • Calculus-Based Physics I and lab (CU Denver equivalent course: PHYS 2311/2321, 5 credit hours) 
    • The above listed courses: Calculus I, Calculus II and General Physics I and lab must be completed with an overall 2.5 GPA.
  2. 2.75 cumulative GPA

Pre-engineering advising guide for community college students (pdf)

Applicants with fewer than 80 college credits who are not offered admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science will be automatically considered for pre-engineering admission in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

NOTE: There is no direct admission to the undergraduate bioengineering program; applicants apply and are considered for admission to the pre-bioengineering program. Contact the bioengineering department for more information.​