Civil Engineering

Program Description

Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder partner to deliver a civil engineering program in its entirety in Grand Junction. Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world - roads, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, transit systems, water treatment facilities, and offshore structures. They solve problems and meet challenges such as pollution, clean drinking water, climate change, energy and transportation needs, urban development, and community planning.

Students completing the program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from CU Boulder.

Special Requirements

Students enter CMU as “pre-civil engineering” majors. They may apply to the Civil Engineering Partnership Program:

  • After one year at CMU if they have completed a two course sequence in calculus and a two course sequence in physical science with As or Bs and have an overall technical GPA of 3.0 or better, or
  • After completing all required lower-division coursework at CMU with a technical GPA of 3.0 or better.

Interested students can learn more about the program and admission options on the Department of Computer Science and Engineering website.

Contact Information

Confluence Hall
1410 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO, 81501

CIVE 127 Engineering Drawing for Civil Engineering3 Credits

Exploration of linetypes, symbols, and drawing and dimensioning standards by generating drawings using drafting instruments and computer-aided-drafting (CAD). Drawings start with basic sketching on the board and continue through 3-D solid modeling on CAD. Print reading includes interpretation of site, foundation, floor, and roof plans, as well as elevations and sections.

CIVE 212 Introduction to Geomatics3 Credits

Introduction to basic linear, angular, area, and volume field measurements common to civil engineering endeavors with application of GPS and GIS technology.

Prerequisites: MATH 151 or MATH 135.

CIVE 313 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics3 Credits

Basic principles of fluid mechanics. Covers fluid properties, hydrostatics, fluid flow concepts, including continuity, energy, momentum, dimensional analysis and similitude, and flow in closed conduits.

Prerequisites: ENGR 261.

CIVE 397 Structured Research1-3 Credits