MCEDC trains engineers to work in partnership with developing communities worldwide to create sustainable solutions to meet their basic needs. Students interested in community service and international development through EDC have several options in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department at CU-Boulder.
For graduate students in any department within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, MCEDC offers a Graduate Certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities. To apply, current graduate students in engineering majors outside of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering need to submit an EDC Graduate Certificate Application/Enrollment Form and obtain the signature of a faculty sponsor from their home department.
For graduate students enrolled in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, EDC tracks are also available. These tracks are integrated into the MS/PhD programs in Environmental Engineering, Civil Systems, Construction Engineering & Management, and Building Systems. Prospective graduate students interested in the EDC Certificate must apply to a specific program within the CEAE Department (see the standard application process) and mention their interest in EDC graduate studies. Due to overwhelming program demand, not all applicants can be accomodated within EDC. Courses required for the Graduate Certificate in EDC will be enrollment-limited to EDC track or certificate students only.
An undergraduate certificate in global engineering is available for engineering student enrollment beginning in Fall 2013. The intent of this certificate is to expand students' understanding of how to operate in an international context from an engineering perspective. Read all about the new program on the undergraduate certificate website.
EDC is a recognized Western Regional Graduate Program
The EDC program is unique within the Western region of the United States, and offers residents of eligible WICHE-participating states a tuition benefit via the Western Regional Graduate Program. For more information about the WICHE WRGP, please see http://www.wiche.edu/wrgp. Students who believe that they are eligible for this program should note this on their application by marking the appropriate checkbox. Significant documentation is required to verify eligibility, and that process is handled directly by the Tuition Classification division of the Office of the Registrar.
Other Relevant Activities at CU-Boulder
Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Environment, Policy and Society
Undergraduate Certificates in International Engineering
Certificate Programs in Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement
INVST Community Studies
Natural Hazards Center
Office of International Education
Study Abroad Programs
Volunteer Clearing House
Other Relevant Courses at CU-Boulder
Here is a partial list of EDC-relevant courses offered at CU-Boulder that may be of interest. Use the course schedule website to determine if the course you are interested in will be offered in a particular semester. CU-Boulder students can also view course schedules via https://mycuinfo.colorado.edu.