Engineering Online Graduate Programs Home

Engineering Online Graduate Programs

Online Graduate Programs

Professional Master's Degrees and Graduate Certificates for Engineers and Technical Professionals

Earn your master's degree or professional graduate certificate 100% online. Increase your career prospects by enrolling in a Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate in any one of these areas: engineering management, space operations, or systems engineering.

A Master of Engineering degree is an applied professional degree, giving technical depth within the degree area and using a capstone project instead of a research thesis to provide experiential mastery of the subject area.

Graduate certificates are a shorter and practical way to expand your skill set for increased career opportunities. If a master's degree is more than you need, a graduate certificate offers a subset of master's level courses in the same subject areas as the online Master of Engineering degrees. Completion of the graduate certificate adds professional skills to enhance your current job or future prospects. Courses completed under a graduate certificate program may be able to be applied to the same subject Master of Engineering degree.


  • Finish your degree anywhere - all courses are online so that students do not have to come to the UCCS campus
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Enroll in nationally ranked online programs

Proven Results

Proven results in retention, program completion time, student satisfaction and peer comparisons.

  • Students and alumni are employed by some of the top leaders in engineering and space industries
  • Course delivery is facilitated by the CANVAS learning platform for all course content, assignments, student-instructor interactions, and course administration
  • Instructors are UCCS faculty and qualified working professionals with expertise in the subject area
  • Instructors are helpful and available for student assistance

Master of Engineering Degrees

    This UCCS program will prepare engineers for effective technical management through a series of courses focused on the key skills needed to be successful in a technology-driven work environment.


    The Master of Engineering with a specialty in Space Operations (MESO) is well suited for working professionals involved in civil, military, or commercial space operations, space systems requirements, design specifications, payload and mission support, and space systems analysis.


    This UCCS program is designed to enhance value in today's engineering workforce by focusing on the roles of a systems engineer.

Graduate Certificate Programs

    The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management to qualified students. The certificate program is a practical and convenient way for engineers and technical professionals to build on their technical education foundation. 


    The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate level Certificate in Space Operations to qualified students.


    The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate level Certificate in Systems Engineering to qualified students. The program has been designed to provide employees of engineering companies with an opportunity to enhance their systems engineering knowledge and skills.

Dean, UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science
Message from the Dean
The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an innovative, exciting, and dedicated collection of faculty, staff, and students focused on the science and application of engineering and computer science. The College spans twenty separate degrees with 1,700 students. We award multiple Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in the broad areas of mechanical, computer, electrical engineering, and computer science. In addition, we have online Master’s degrees for professionals already in the workforce. The College strives to enable a diverse group of students to graduate with a modern up-to-date education and the ability to pursue a career in the technical workforce or continue their education with a graduate degree. We have nearly 70 faculty and staff whose primary purpose is to enable student success and discover the technologies of tomorrow.

We are so fortunate to be located amongst dozens of engineering and computer related companies. Our partnerships with industry keep us grounded in the workforce needs of the region and open doors for our students to pursue internships or begin careers. We understand that education is a partnership that relies on formal education from the University, but also the learning environment that industry provides as graduates pursue careers.
We offer traditional Bachelor of Science degrees rooted in technical depth and design, but also the Bachelor of Innovation (BI) degrees. The BI degrees have their roots in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial education enabling students to experience core engineering and computational science while learning the business and inventive components required for success. We have expanded our graduate programs over the last five years at the Master and Ph.D. levels. One area of depth for the College is in the area of cybersecurity. In addition to being a DHS/NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, we have partnered with the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs to help prepare the next generation of graduates to contribute to workforce needs in this challenging and in-demand area.

Through our graduate programs and grants, our faculty and students each contribute to their respective fields. Their dedication to the research enterprise brings contributions to graduate education and broadens the body of knowledge in their fields.

UCCS and the College provide a great experience for our students. That coupled with the boundless opportunities from local industry, creates a winning combination. Please take the time to explore our degree programs and drop in and see us to learn more about the opportunities in engineering and computer science here at UCCS.

“UCCS Fuels Success”

Don Rabern, Ph.D., P.E.

Dean, UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science