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 »

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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

Billy Beasley

Billy Beasley: "I came to Mines because it is the only engineering school in the country where you can study ski lifts!"

Taryn Tucker

Taryn Tucker: "Mechanical engineering is an amazing field that sets you up to accomplish any goal you could imagine."

Hanzelle Kleeman

Hanzelle Kleeman: "If I had one piece of advice to give to incoming students, it would be to make the most of their time here."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

ADAPT integrates additive manufacturing into Army vehicle fleet

From the Mines newsroom: The U.S. Army is exploring new possibilities for implementing additive manufacturing– also known as 3D printing –...

Case awarded Mines 2021 Administrative Faculty Outstanding Employee of the Year

ME Technical and Operations Manager Traci Case received the Mines 2021 Administrative Faculty Outstanding Employee of the Year Award. The...

ME Team Awarded NASA In-Space Recycling Project

A team of ME researchers -- in partnership with CisLunar Industries -- were awarded a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase...

April ME Faculty Promotions – Hildreth and Tilton

At the April 2021 Mines Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Owen Hildreth and Dr. Nils Tilton were awarded tenure and promoted to Associate...

Tabares-Velasco honored with ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

ME Assistant Professor Paulo Tabares-Velasco was awarded an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers...

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Jason Porter

Interim Department Head

Jason Porter

Interim Department Head

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head for
Undergraduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head
for Undergraduate Studies

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