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
master’s and PhD students
2019–20 average starting salary for BSME graduates
awarded research in
fiscal year 2020
undergrads who complete internships
companies, national labs and
universities that hire our grads
in Best Colleges for Engineering (Money, 2020)
in BSME degrees awarded
(ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2019)
Billy Beasley: "I came to Mines because it is the only engineering school in the country where you can study ski lifts!"
Taryn Tucker: "Mechanical engineering is an amazing field that sets you up to accomplish any goal you could imagine."
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