University of Colorado at Boulder

Engineering for Developing Communities

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Engineering for Developing Communities (EDC) integrates interdisciplinary studies of sustainable community development into an academically rigorous civil, environmental, or architectural engineering curriculum. The EDC Graduate Certificate allows engineers to better prepare themselves for the type of work that they are likely to perform during their career - collaborative and often international projects with scopes ranging from single user applications to community-wide infrastructure solutions. Students who earn an EDC Graduate Certificate in addition to their engineering degree are prepared for a variety of academic, governmental, or industrial careers.

All prospective graduate students in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department note their specific program interest (environmental, civil systems, etc.) on their applications. Prospective WRGP students must indicate their interest in a specific program, in completing the Graduate Certificate in EDC, and their interest in enrolling through the WRGP reduced tuition program.

For WRGP eligibility, students MUST be enrolled in the EDC Graduate Certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities. 

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Robyn Sandekian
Managing Director, Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities
Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
428 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0428

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