“A new educational partnership at the University of Colorado Boulder will provide expanded degree options for working professionals interested in specialized graduate education focused on energy and water.
The increasing importance of sustainability and renewability has resulted in a necessary coupling of energy and water. Energy is crucial for water processes, and water plays a key role in producing energy. CU is responding to a growing need for professionals with cutting-edge skills in the water and energy industries and increasing demand for graduate-level courses in these fields.
Beginning fall 2014, qualified students can earn both a Master of Engineering (ME) degree and a Professional Certificate in Renewable and Sustainable Energy or a Professional Certificate in Water Engineering and Management by taking courses offered by three partnering programs – CU-Boulder’s Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program (EMP), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), and Water Engineering and Management (WE&M) program.
“The Engineering Management Program has been helping technical professionals advance their careers for nearly 30 years,” says Barbara Lawton, professor and interim faculty director of the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program. “We’re excited to now serve the needs of the rapidly growing energy and water industries and students pursuing careers in these fields through this new partnership.”
The three programs have teamed up to provide a rich slate of courses through Engineering Anywhere, a global learning opportunity provided by CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education. The courses specialize in providing a deep understanding of engineering management theory and practice, the water profession and energy technology, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. The courses will be offered both on campus and via distance education, and may be pursued either part- or full-time.”