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

1,289
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

Recognizing ME student athletes

ME student athletes recognized in annual Blaster Awards

Mines Formula team competes in SAE International’s 2021 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition

Mines Formula team competes in SAE International's 2021 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition

CoorsTek Fellow Gabriel Plummer’s article featured in Materials Today

CoorsTek Fellow Gabriel Plummer's article featured in Materials Today

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

M3 Robotics Lab Team Tests Autonomous Flight in an Underground Mine

  The M3 Robotics Team -- led by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Andrew Petruska -- flew a rotocopter in an underground mine...
HCDS team

Human Centered Design Studio grows in size and impact

  The Human Centered Design Studio (HCDS) connects Capstone Design teams with projects to design, prototype and deliver adaptive equipment...

Modeling material failure

  Prof. Garritt J. Tucker and members of his Computational Materials Science and Design (CMSD) research group are working with a team of...
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Interdisciplinary spotlight: Operations Research with Engineering

  Operations Research is a field that applies mathematical modeling and statistical analysis to complex systems so that decisions can be...
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...

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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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