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

Callie McCaffery honored as 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout

Callie McCaffery honored as 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout

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."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Greg Jackson

Jackson discusses science’s changing perceptions and challenges during COVID-19

Prof. Greg Jackson sat down with The Electrochemical Society (ECS) for an interview in their series, "The ECS Community Adapts and...

Tabares-Velasco awarded seed grant from Nexus

Professor Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco received a seed grant from Nexus, an initiative designed to strengthen partnerships between Mines...

Silverman wins award to assess risk of musculoskeletal injuries in the military

Prof. Anne Silverman is collaborating with Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) on a new award from the Department of Defense as part of...
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...

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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

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