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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
 

Engineering Student Services

Academic Advising


​Advising in the College of Engineering and Applied Science depends on your student standing—undergraduate students either are pre-engineering or are admitted to the college, depending on degree progress. Graduate advising is handled by department faculty advisors.

All students are encouraged to take advantage of advising on a regular basis to ensure satisfactory progress toward your degree. The path to enter the College of Engineering can be found here.​​

 Pre-Engineering

All pre-engineering students are required to meet with an advisor in the Academic Success and Advising Center (ASAC) each semester before they can register for classes. Please call 303-352-3520 to schedule an appointment.

Students that are making efficient progress toward fulfilling the college admission requirements only need to meet with an ASAC advisor. However, pre-engineering students who have not successfully completed Calculus I, Calculus II and Physics I, and who have not initiated transfer to the college in a timely manner are out of compliance with the 45 credit-hour rule, and will be required to meet both an ASAC advisor and an engineering advisor in the Engineering Student Services Center to register for the next semester.

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 Undeclared engineering

Students admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science who have not declared a major are required to meet with an advisor in the Engineering Student Services Center. Please call 303-556-4768 or e-mail CEASstudentservices@ucdenver.edu to schedule an appointment.

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 Declared engineering

Students admitted to the college who have declared a major are required to meet with an advisor in their specific department and should contact that department directly to schedule an appointment.

For appointments:

  • Bioengineering: 303-556-5840
  • Civil Engineering: 303-556-4768
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 303-315-1408
  • Electrical Engineering: 303-556-2872
  • Mechanical Engineering: 303-556-4768
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 Transfer students

Transfer students should make an advising appointment as soon as possible after being admitted.

Please be prepared for the transfer advising process to take some time and effort on your part. For transfer advising related to the CU Denver general education core requirements, including math and science courses, contact the Engineering Student Services Center (North Classroom 2605) at 303-556-4768 or CEASstudentservices@ucdenver.edu.

For transfer advising specifically related to engineering courses, students must make an appointment with a departmental faculty member.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Bioengineering: 303-556-5840
  • Civil Engineering: Roxann Hayes
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 303-315-1408
  • Electrical Engineering: 303-556-2872
  • Mechanical Engineering: Maryam Darbeheshti

To expedite the advising process, please bring a copy of your transcripts from all institutions you have attended, copies of course descriptions for any courses you wish to have considered for transfer and if possible, a syllabus for each of those courses. Only courses with a grade of C- or better will be considered for transfer credit. Pass/fail courses, internship courses, research-related courses and special topics courses will not be considered for transfer credit. Check out the engineering Transfer Advising Plan [link to transfer advising plan PDF] for information about transferring specific community college courses.

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 Graduate students

All graduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science should meet with their departmental faculty advisor(s) as soon possible after admission. Graduate faculty advisors will assist you in understanding course requirements and can also assist in understanding the research requirements within a chosen department.

It is solely the responsibility of all graduate students in the college to meet with a faculty advisor in a timely manner in order to receive proper advising. Failure to do so may result in a student’s inability to satisfactorily progress toward degree completion.

    To schedule an appointment:

  • Bioengineering: 303-724-5893
  • Civil Engineering: 303-556-2871
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 303-315-1408
  • Electrical Engineering: 303-556-2872
  • Mechanical Engineering: 303-556-8516
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 Graduate transfer

Any newly admitted graduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science who wish to receive transfer credit for course work taken at another institution MUST meet with a faculty advisor in their department as soon as possible for consideration.

To receive credit, all course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of a “B” or better and be of graduate level quality. A maximum of 9 credit hours of courses taken at another institution can be considered for transfer at the graduate level in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Denver. When meeting with a faculty advisor for consideration of the transferability of course work, students should have a copy of their transcripts and the course descriptions of any courses they wish to have evaluated. Failure to provide course descriptions may result in the denial of the transfer of credit.

Please note that a course’s name is not adequate in determining if a course is eligible for transfer and application to a student’s degree. All consideration of transfer credit is based solely on the discretion of the student’s department.

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Core curriculum

The CU Denver core curriculum provides all undergraduate students a high-quality general education based on a liberal arts foundation, while allowing students flexibility based on their individual backgrounds and specific career goals. A goal of the core curriculum is to engage students in developing sensitivity to diversity and developing their place in an urban environment as well as in the rapidly changing global environment.

30-hour check

When a student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science is within 30 hours of completing his or her degree, an appointment should be scheduled with a faculty advisor to perform a 30-hour check.

All undergraduate and graduate students who intend to graduate in a given semester must go online and complete the “Online Application to Graduate” form before the posted deadline. If a student applies to graduate in a given semester and for some reason fails to or chooses not to graduate in that semester, he/she must reapply by completing the form again.

Please note that completing the “Online Intent to Graduate” form online DOES NOT indicate to the college you automatically wish to graduate in a subsequent semester if you fail to graduate in the semester you originally applied for. Knowing and following the deadline to complete the “Online Intent to Graduate” form is solely the responsibility of the student and failure to follow the deadline will prevent a student from graduating.

In addition to the above requirement, all students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science must also meet with their department’s faculty advisor and the assistant dean of student affairs prior to the beginning of the semester in which they wish to apply for graduation to ensure all academic and administrative requirements are met. Failure to do so may interfere with a student’s ability to graduate.

Failure to understand and follow the policies, procedures, dates and deadlines of the CU Denver campus and the College of Engineering and Applied Science my result in your ability to graduate and is solely your responsibility.

Complete the Online Intent to Graduate form on the Planning for Graduation website.

The University of Colorado Denver holds commencement ceremonies at the end of each fall and spring semester. Commencement is a celebration of the time and hard work you have put into your academic career at CU Denver and the faculty and staff in the College of Engineering and Applied Science encourage you to attend commencement and celebrate your success with us.

Any student who wishes to participate in the CU Denver commencement ceremonies must go online and complete the “Online Intent to Graduate” form. After completing this online form that indicates your desire to graduate, you will receive valuable information and directions on how to order your cap and gown and the time and location of the ceremonies. Students graduating from the College of Engineering and Applied Science will also be invited, along with their friends and family, to attend a graduation reception in their honor immediately following commencement.