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

undergraduate students

master’s and PhD students


2021 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$17 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2021

undergrads who complete internships

companies, national labs and
universities that hire our grads

in return-on-investment for
low income students

in Best Colleges for Engineering (Money, 2020)

Student Highlights

Alaina Clar

Alaina Clar: "The Mines student community has diverse passions, and you can always find an outlet for them."

Christine Yee

Christine Yee: "If someone is interested in coming to Mines I would tell them that this school is a rewarding and challenging experience."

Eliseo Esparza

Eliseo Esparza: "I chose Mines because of its competitive academics and for being the top engineering school in Colorado."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Mines ME to Launch Online Master’s Program

An online non-thesis master’s degree in mechanical engineering launching next year at Mines will offer the same depth and rigor of the...

Sullivan named Fulbright Scholar

ME associate professor Neal Sullivan was named a 2022 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the next year teaching, conducting research, and...

Five ME faculty members awarded promotion, tenure for 2022-2023

At the April 2022 Mines Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Andrew Petruska and Dr. Paulo Tabares Velasco were awarded tenure and promoted to...

Craig Brice: “Mines has a far-reaching, rock-solid reputation in the professional world.”

Dr. Craig Brice, a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, first came to Mines...

New SE@Mines program offers customizable learning experiences in sustainable energy

  From the Mines Newsroom: A new signature student experience at Colorado School of Mines will allow undergraduates from all majors...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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Carl Frick

Department Head

Carl Frick

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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