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

1,373
undergraduate students

257
master’s and PhD students

42 
faculty

$68,561
2018–19 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
  

#11
in BSME degrees awarded, out of 328 schools (ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2019)

Student Highlights

Charles O’Brien

Charles O'Brien: "No matter your interests, you can find a home here."

Madison Berry

Madison Berry: "I want my profession as an engineer to mean something and have a direct impact on people."

Alexander Garcia

Garcia's (ME '19) advice to new students: Keep an open mind and explore new challenges

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Jason Porter

Porter works with Greenfield Global to gasify bio oils

Prof. Jason Porter has entered into an agreement to gasify bio oil for Greenfield Global, a leading producer of raw materials for the...

Jackson, Braun and Vincent win $700k to design and develop a new generation of hybrid electric power plants for aviation

Mines professors in mechanical and electrical engineering have won $700,000 to design and develop a new generation of hybrid electric...
Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Asle Zaeem and Clarke awarded $562,000 from NSF to study solidification defects in aluminum alloys

Prof. Mohsen Asle Zaeem (Mechanical Engineering) and Prof. Amy Clarke (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) were awarded $562,000 from...

Mines ME ranks #33 in U.S. News & World Report for best undergraduate ME programs

The Mines Mechanical Engineering department ranked No. 33 in the latest U.S. News & World Report "best colleges" ranking for...
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Petrella launches fully online professional certificate in applied finite element analysis

In the past few years, Mines has launched a number of innovative graduate programs focused on emerging technologies. Four of these...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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John Berger

Department Head

John Berger

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