13 receive CU mechanical engineering degrees through CMU program

The University of Colorado engineering program at Colorado Mesa University is approaching the goals its founders aimed for, the dean of the engineering school said.

Now in the sixth year of a 10-year agreement for the program, it seems likely the program will be in place for the long term, Dean Robert H. Davis said.

Davis attended commencement celebrations last week for 13 graduates of CU’s mechanical-engineering program at CMU.

In the program, students attend general education and degree-related classes at Colorado Mesa for the first two years, then take University of Colorado engineering classes at Colorado Mesa in their last two years, saving them tuition costs as freshmen and juniors while allowing them to earn a CU degree without having to attend classes in Boulder.

The goal at the beginning of the partnership was to get a class of 20 graduates, a goal that could be reached in two years, Davis said.

Expanding the program, possibly to include civil engineering, would require a 40-member class, which doesn’t appear to be too far off, Davis said.


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