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

1,289
undergraduate students

218
master’s and PhD students

50 
faculty

$70,887
2019–20 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$11.9 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2020

85%
undergrads who complete internships

140
companies, national labs and
universities that hire our grads

#4
in Best Colleges for Engineering (Money, 2020)

#11
in BSME degrees awarded
(ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2019)

Student Highlights

Anna Christiansen

Anna Christiansen: "Mines offers students the opportunity to engage with their course material through relevant and actionable projects."

ME student Jeeva Senthilnathan wins global humanitarian award

ME student Jeeva Senthilnathan wins global humanitarian award

Recognizing ME student athletes

ME student athletes recognized in annual Blaster Awards

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

New research will accelerate telerobotics technology by developing seamless, in-hand robotic telemanipulation

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoli Zhang received an award from the National Science Foundation’s Mind, Machine and Motor...

Mines and Lockheed Martin to host global student design challenge

From the Mines Newsroom: Colorado School of Mines, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, announced today a new global student design...

Mines and RRCC receive DOE funding to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing

From the Mines Newsroom: Colorado School of Mines, together with Red Rocks Community College, were selected as part of a $60 million...
Andrew Petruska

New research will advance automation and improve safety in underground mines

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Andrew Petruska and Mining Engineering Professor Jamal Rostami were awarded a 3-year project by...
Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Asle Zaeem awarded over $390,000 by NSF’s MOMS program

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Mohsen Asle Zaeem was awarded over $390,000 by the Mechanics of Materials and Structures...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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Jason Porter

Interim Department Head

Jason Porter

Interim 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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