Become a CU Boulder Engineer at Western.

Discover an immersive education and academic excellence in the Western-CU Boulder mechanical engineering partnership program. In our unique and innovative program, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of our new partnership with the prestigious University of Colorado Boulder. You’ll complete your initial two years as a Western student, then transfer to University of Colorado Boulder to finish your final two years in the program—all while attending classes at Western’s campus in Gunnison. Graduates of the partnership program receive their Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.

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Immerse yourself in our world-class mechanical engineering program.

Enjoy small class sizes, personalized guidance from faculty and the spectacular surroundings of Western, while working towards an esteemed University of Colorado Boulder engineering degree—ranked in the top 20 nationally among public universities. Our state-of-the-art Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering building includes indoor and outdoor spaces designed to promote a healthy, collaborative learning environment.

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Cutting-edge facilities

Our brand new, 75,000-square-foot Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering building offers versatile teaching and lab spaces.

Engage in unique research opportunities.

Western’s engineering programs combine academic rigor with practical application in our new, state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms and labs. Our 75,000-square-foot Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering building provides versatile teaching and lab spaces including advanced instrumentation rooms, faculty offices and two large theater-style classrooms. Secure your place in the competitive field of engineering with state-of-the-art research opportunities in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Western Colorado University.

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Cultivating leaders in engineering

Work towards an esteemed University of Colorado Boulder engineering degree while enjoying personalized attention, small class sizes and spectacular surroundings of Western Colorado University.

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Programs & Schools

Through immersive academics, an emphasis on career readiness and a unique model for hands-on learning, we transform our students into dedicated professionals who enjoy bold and exciting careers.

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Western represents more than academic excellence. Our location in the heart of the Rockies promotes an active lifestyle, inclusive community and extraordinary adventure unlike anywhere else in the world.

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We are committed to helping you apply to your program of choice with confidence and ease. Learn more about the process — including deadlines, costs and financial aid — or contact our office with questions at any time.