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

1,289
undergraduate students

218
master’s and PhD students

49 
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

PhD Candidate Gabriel Plummer’s article featured in Materials Today

PhD Candidate Gabriel Plummer's article featured in Materials Today

Rath Preap (’21) sits down with 9News to discuss the Model Minority Myth

Rath Preap ('21) sits down with 9News to discuss the Model Minority Myth

ME students named Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholars

ME students named Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholars

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Derrick Rodriguez

Rodriguez wins ME Senior Class Faculty Award

  For the third year in a row, Teaching Associate Professor Derrick Rodriguez received the ME Senior Class Faculty Award. The award is...

Braun and Asle Zaeem win Mines 2020-21 Faculty Excellence in Research Awards

Rowlinson Professor of Mechanical Engineering Rob Braun and ME Associate Professor Mohsen Asle Zaeem were awarded the Mines 2021 Senior...

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...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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Jason Porter

Interim Department Head

Jason Porter

Interim Department Head

Garritt Tucker

Garritt Tucker

Director of Graduate Studies

Garritt Tucker

Director of Graduate
Studies – ME

Kristy Csavina

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Director of Undergraduate
Studies – ME

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