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

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."

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

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

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...

Jackson and Braun collaborate on ARPA-E REEACH project to lower carbon emissions from air travel

From the Mines newsroom: The enormous amount of energy required to operate commercial aircraft makes it one of the most challenging...

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...

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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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