• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
From cancer detection to faster computing, lasers and optics improve today's world every day. Students of Electrical Engineering - Lasers and Optical Engineering at Colorado State University are prepared for success in today's high-tech world through stimulating coursework and unique hands-on projects.
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Electrical Engineering - Lasers and Optical Engineering students at Colorado State University will learn a new way of thinking that teaches the importance of creativity and innovation in solving complex societal problems.

Lasers and Optics students will experience the benefits of a smaller department with top-tier faculty, while enjoying the perks of a large university. Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) courses and research span a range of disciplines that include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  •  Communications and Signal Processing
  •  Computer Engineering
  •  Controls and Robotics
  •  Electric Power and Energy Systems
  •  Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing
  •  Lasers and Photonics

Career Opportunities

A field of endless possibilities, electrical engineering career paths are largely dependent on personal interests. 

Alumni of the Electrical Engineering - Lasers and Optical Engineering at Colorado State University hold positions ranging from a designer at a start-up company to a research scientist for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

In addition to being one of the most lucrative college majors, for the past decade electrical engineering has ranked among the top 10 majors in demand for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Almost every industry recruits electrical engineering graduates, such as aerospace, biomedical, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and automotive.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus for Physical Scientist
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • General Chemistry
  • Circuit Theory Applications
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
  • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
  • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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