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

1,294
undergraduate students

241
master’s and PhD students

46 
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

ME students named Spring 2021 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

ME students named Spring 2021 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

Gabriella Tuell honored at ASM International Student Speaking Symposium

Gabriella Tuell honored at ASM International Student Speaking Symposium

Volkswagen Bus gas-to-electric conversion takes first place in Fall 2020 Capstone Design Showcase

Re-Volt takes first place in Fall 2020 Capstone Design Showcase

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Mines unveils new aerospace engineering minor for Fall 2021

From the Mines Newsroom: An aerospace engineering minor, along with two other minors, will be offered in Fall 2021 after being approved...
M.S. "Buddy" Haun

Haun awarded Mines 2020 Classified Employee of the Year

ME Lab Manager Buddy Haun was awarded Mines 2020 Classified Employee of the Year. Haun was honored in a virtual award celebration on...

Tucker named IMS Distinguished Faculty Scholar

ME Associate Professor Garritt Tucker was one of two awardees of the Institute for Materials Science (IMS) Distinguished Faculty Scholar...
Leslie Lamberson

Lamberson leading PANTHER’s materials characterization advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

Professor Leslie Lamberson is part of a multi-organization collaboration that will study traumatic brain injury (TBI) in soldiers with an...

Ackerman develops ecofriendly face shield

In the midst of COVID-19, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Jeff Ackerman developed an ecofriendly face shield made out of...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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John Berger

Senior Associate Provost and Department Head

John Berger

Senior Associate Provost and
Department Head

Jason Porter

Assistant Department Head
for Graduate Studies

Jason Porter

Assistant Department Head
for Graduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head
for Undergraduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head
for Undergraduate Studies

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