Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Why choose Mechanical Engineering?

Opportunity. Versatility. A close-knit community. Hands-on experience. Theory turned into practice. Challenge. Fun. Our students tell you why they chose ME at Mines »

Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

undergraduate students

master’s and PhD students


2021 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$17 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2021

undergrads who complete internships

companies, national labs and
universities that hire our grads

in return-on-investment for
low income students

Public University in CO (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

Student Highlights

Alaina Clar

Alaina Clar: "The Mines student community has diverse passions, and you can always find an outlet for them."

Christine Yee

Christine Yee: "If someone is interested in coming to Mines I would tell them that this school is a rewarding and challenging experience."

Eliseo Esparza

Eliseo Esparza: "I chose Mines because of its competitive academics and for being the top engineering school in Colorado."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Xiaoli Zhang associate professor of mechanical engineering

Xiaoli Zhang, Mines faculty, teaching robots how to think, share information

From the Mines Newsroom: Mines faculty teaching robots how to think, share information.  Many manufacturing processes today rely on...
Jeff Ackerman

Ackerman performs key technical integration work in winning US DOT Inclusive Design Challenge

From the Mines Newsroom: Jeff Ackerman, teaching associate professor of mechanical engineering, and colleagues at Purdue University won $1...

Gockel recognized in the 2022 class of America Makes Ambassadors

ME Associate Professor Joy Gockel was recognized as part of the 2022 class of America Makes Ambassadors at the 2022 Members Meeting and...

Rocky Mountain Industrial Assessment Center assists manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions, lower energy costs

From the Mines Newsroom: Mines, in partnership with Red Rocks Community College, is now offering free energy system assessments for local...

Mines ME to Launch Online Master’s Program

An online non-thesis master’s degree in mechanical engineering launching next year at Mines will offer the same depth and rigor of the...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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Carl Frick

Department Head

Carl Frick

Department Head

Garritt Tucker

Garritt Tucker

Director of Graduate Studies

Garritt Tucker

Director of Graduate
Studies – ME

Kristy Csavina

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Director of Undergraduate
Studies – ME

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