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

#4
in Best Colleges for Engineering (Money, 2020)

#11
in BSME degrees awarded
(ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2019)

Student Highlights

Gabriella Tuell honored at ASM International Student Speaking Symposium

Gabriella Tuell honored at ASM International Student Speaking Symposium

Volkswagen Bus gas-to-electric conversion takes first place in Fall 2020 Capstone Design Showcase

Re-Volt takes first place in Fall 2020 Capstone Design Showcase

ME students named Fall 2020 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

ME students named Fall 2020 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Tucker named IMS Distinguished Faculty Scholar

ME Associate Professor Garritt Tucker was one of two awardees of the Institute for Materials Science (IMS) Distinguished Faculty Scholar...
Leslie Lamberson

Lamberson leading PANTHER’s materials characterization advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

Professor Leslie Lamberson is part of a multi-organization collaboration that will study traumatic brain injury (TBI) in soldiers with an...

Ackerman develops ecofriendly face shield

In the midst of COVID-19, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Jeff Ackerman developed an ecofriendly face shield made out of...

Brice awarded Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence

From the Mines Newsroom: Mechanical Engineering Professor of Practice Craig Brice was awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for...

Braun and Sullivan win collaborative award with Nexceris and Northwestern University to develop reversible fuel cell energy storage systems

Mechanical Engineering Professors Robert Braun and Neal Sullivan, in collaboration with world leading developers of solid oxide cell (SOC)...

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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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