CU Abbreviation Cheat Sheet

Engineering and each of the disciplines are full of acronyms, initialisms, and abbreviations.  Here is a short list of commonly used abbreviations you might come across at CU.

Our university

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder

CU

CU Colleges

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

CEAS

Engineering Disciplines

Disciplines

These are the different disciplines that are offered through the College of Engineering at CU Boulder.

Major Abbreviation

If you declare this major, this is how your major will appear in the CU system

Course Number Prefix

If you take a course through this department, this is how the first part of the course number will show on your schedule and transcript

Department

Degree

Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Aerospace Engineering

ASEN

ASEN

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering

CBEN

CHEN

(note: CHEM is A&S Chemistry)

Chemical Engineering

CHEN

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering

AREN

AREN

Civil Engineering

CVEN

CVEN

Environmental Engineering

EVEN

EVEN

Computer Science

Computer Science

CSEN

CSCI

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECEN

ECEN

Electrical Engineering

EEEN

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

MCEN

MCEN

ATLAS (Alliance for Technology, Learning, And Society) Institute

Technology, Arts & Media

TMAM

ATLS

No Department

Degree Program

Applied Mathematics

AMEN

APPM

Engineering Physics

EPEN

PHYS

(Physics)

Engineering Plus

GEEN

Others

Open Option

(This is not a degree option, students must change to another degree program before graduating)

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Other Engineering Groups

General Engineering

GEEN

Pre-Engineering

COEN

Engineering Humanities

HUEN

(note: HUMN is A&S Humanities)

Engineering Honors

EHON

Sustainability by Design

SUST

Biomedical Engineering

BMEN

Buildings

Buildings

There are many more buildings on campus than we’ve listed here, but this is a list of the common buildings you might take classes in during your first year

Other Names

These buildings might be called by these other names

Room Number Prefix

If you take a course in this building, this is how the first half of the room number will appear

Engineering Center

E-Center

EC

Engineering

See Engineering Rooms

Koelbel Business

B-School

Business School

KOBL

Muenzinger Psychology

(Muenzinger Psychology is located within Life Sciences Laboratories Complex, which also houses Gold Biosciences, Porter Biosciences, and Ramaley Biology)

Muenzinger

MUEN

GOLD

PORT

RAMY

Duane Physics

Duane

Physics

DUAN

ATLAS Institute

ATLAS

ATLAS Center

Roser ATLAS

ATLS

Christol Chemistry

Chemistry

CHEM

Math

Math

MATH

Engineering Rooms

Wings

These are the different areas in the engineering center.  Any room in this section will have a similar room number prefix.  These wings can also span multiple floors.

Room Number Prefix

If you take a course in this building, this is how the first half of the room number will appear

Administration and Facilities

Engineering Dean’s Office and Administrative Department

ECAD

Office Tower

ECOT

South Tower

ECST

North Tower

ECNT

Engineering Classrooms

ECCR

Stores and Laboratories

ECSL

Departments

Aerospace Engineering

ECAE

Chemical and Biological Engineering

ECCH

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

ECCE

Computer Science

ECCS

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

ECEE

Mechanical Engineering

ECME

Other Buildings Connected to the Engineering Center

Integrated Teaching & Learning Program and Laboratory

ITLL

Discovery Learning Collaborative

DLC

Other

This isn’t a room.  This means “see dept” or “see  department”.  If you see this, the instructor or the department will issue and email you a room number when classes begin.

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