Program at a Glance
Online ME in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering for Developing Communities
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system and is globally recognized for its world-class research and a faculty that includes numerous Nobel Prize laureates. An innovator and leader in the distance education field for more than 45 years, CU Boulder connects students to its campus from anywhere in the world anytime through its distance education delivery platform.
CU Boulder offers both an online master's degree and graduate certificate options in water engineering and management. These programs provide the convenience and flexibility that working professionals and others need to learn new skills, increase their marketability and achieve their career goals in the water profession.
Online ME in Civil
Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering for Developing Communities
With a master's degree in engineering for developing communities, you can help sustain communities worldwide. The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MCEDC) trains engineers to work in partnership with people from developing communities worldwide to create sustainable solutions to meet basic needs.
This program merges the skillset and knowledge of engineering with the humanistic perspective of people in developing communities. UC Boulder offers its students the opportunity to specialize in an area of their choice, including: energy, environmental health, construction, engineering management or policy.
All students have automatic access to online course lectures (streaming or downloading) beginning the first day until the last day of the semester. Recorded lectures are uploaded to the portal within 24 hours after the lecture has been taught on campus. Students have the option to participate live from a distance in the real-time classroom experience and/or view the lectures asynchronously as it fits their schedule. Some of the EDC courses are not available online at this time and must be completed on campus.
Library Courses, those that have been recorded in previous semesters, are available to take for academic credit with the instructor's approval.
Engineering for Developing Communities faculty are esteemed engineers with knowledge that expands beyond the theoretical and includes real-world experience in developing communities.
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Amadei is co-director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities at CU Boulder and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence, the 2015 OPAL Award from ASCE and the 2015 Washington Award; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and a senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five Honorary Doctoral Degrees (UMass Lowell, Caroll College, Clarkson, Drexel, and WPI). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.
CU Boulder offers a variety of financial assistance options for online distance graduate students. These include loans, grants, military and company tuition assistance programs.
Prerequisites & Transfer Credits
Transfer Credits Accepted?
Credits must be from from a four-year college or university of recognized standing.
Additional Admission Requirements
Services, Schedule, Reputation, Instructors and Student Info
|Online Office Hours|
|Social Discussion Forums|
|On-Campus Graduation Ceremony|
|Online Management of Coursework|
|Minimum Completion Time||No minimum|
|Average Course Length||16 Weeks|
- School Type:
- School Accreditation:
- Regional Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
- Program Accreditation:
Instructors & Students
- Teach both online and on-campus
- Students worldwide
Tuition & Fees
- Required for Completion
- 30 credit hours
- Total Estimated Cost
- In-State/Province: $1050
- Out-of-State/Province: $1350
- International: $1350