The University of Colorado has announced a new educational partnership designed to provide expanded degree options for working professionals interested in specialized graduate education focused on energy and water.

Starting this fall, qualified students can earn both a Master of Engineering degree and a Professional Certificate in Renewable and Sustainable Energy or a Professional Certificate in Water Engineering and Management. The degree and certificates can be earned either through distance education or in campus classes, and may be pursued either part- or full-time, according to a news release.

Partnering to offer courses for the new program are CU's Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute and Water Engineering and Management program.

"The Engineering Management Program has been helping technical professionals advance their careers for nearly 30 years," Barbara Lawton, professor and interim faculty director of EMP stated in a news release.

"We're excited to now serve the needs of the rapidly growing energy and water industries and students pursuing careers in these fields through this new partnership."