How to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology

These are the steps for applying to the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology program. You must complete all the following steps, even though some appear redundant (the different campuses of the University of Colorado system have different paperwork requirements).

  • CU-Boulder specific enrollment steps.
    1. Step 1: Create or update your student record:
      • If you are not already a CU-Boulder degree student, or if it has been more than 3 consecutive semesters since you took a class at CU-Boulder, complete and submit the Non-Degree Enrollment Application. You will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your colorado.edu email account and how to enroll for a course (see Step 2 below).
      • Continuing non-degree students should go to mycuinfo and select "Register for Class" to go to the Student Center. Then select "Term Information" to begin the term activation process. Confirm your contact information is accurate! Once your account has been activated, you can then enroll for a course (see Step 2 below).
    2. Step 2: Enroll
      1. New distance degree and new non-degree students will receive an email detailing how to enroll online.
      2. Continuing non-degree students can enroll via mycuinfo after completing Step 1 above.
  • UCCS specific application steps: If you are not already a student of the UCCS campus, submit the following to
    College of Engineering and Applied Science
    Dean's Office, ATTN: IDEATE
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    1. A $25.00 application fee cheque made out to UCCS
    2. A completed online “Online Application” to the University of Colorado (once you log in, you select that you are a non-degree-seeking graduate student). Once the application is received, we will send you an e-mail with your student identification number (SID) and instructions to register for courses online.
    3. One set of official transcripts sent from every institution ever attended. All transcripts must be submitted, regardless of number of hours and/or transfer credit reflected on another institution transcript.
    • These steps enter you into the UCCS extended studies system, and enables you to take courses from UCCS.
  • Steps to enable you to enter the Electric Drivetrain Technology certificate program. Submit the followings to
    College of Engineering and Applied Science
    Dean's Office, ATTN: IDEATE
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    1. A completed "Electric Drivetrain Technology" certificate program application form.
    2. If you are requesting a GATE Fellowship in your application, you must also submit a one-page statement of purpose. (Note that UCCS has no more GATE Fellowship funds; however, CU-Boulder still has some funds available for fellowships.)
    • These steps enter you into the Electric Drivetrain Technology graduate certificate program.

A limited number of Department-of-Energy sponsored "GATE Fellowships" are available to well-qualified students taking IDEATE courses at the CU-Boulder campus. The main application form for the Graduate Certificate also serves as a GATE Fellowship application.

Prior to the semester of graduation, you must also complete a "request for certificate" form. Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements, you will receive a certificate signed by both UCCS and CU-Boulder.

How to apply to the MSEE option in Battery Controls at UCCS

These are the steps for applying to Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, option in Battery Controls:

  1. Apply to the MSEE program at UCCS.
  2. At least one semester prior to graduation, submit a written request for entrance to the Battery Controls option to:
    Dr. Gregory L. Plett
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    Voice: +1-719-255-3468; Fax: +1-719-255-3589
    email: gplett @ uccs.edu
  3. A sample template document you can use and modify to fit your personal details can be downloaded as Sample Application.

Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements, you will receive the MSEE degree from UCCS. Your transcript will note that you completed the Battery Controls option.

How to apply to the MSEE emphasis area in Vehicle Power Electronics at CU-Boulder

The Vehicle Power Electronics emphasis area within the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at CU-Boulder is an informal suggested list of courses that provide education in that specific field. There is no transcript distinction between a standard MSEE degree and one with the Vehicle Power Electronics emphasis area. For more information on the CU-Boulder MSEE program, see this link.