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

1,364
undergraduate students

247
master’s and PhD students

50 
faculty

$82,188
2021 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$17 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2021

85%
undergrads who complete internships

140
companies, national labs and
universities that hire our grads

#2
in return-on-investment for
low income students

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

Student Highlights

Miller named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Miller named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Isabella Mendoza

Isabella Mendoza: "Thanks to my research advisor, I've been able to discover things about myself I never even knew."

Senior Design Team “Peak Load” to Compete in Baja 1000

Senior Design Team “Peak Load” to Compete in Baja 1000

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

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...
George Sowers

Sowers appointed to NASA advisory council

From the Mines Newsroom: Dr. George Sowers, a professor in the Space Resources Program at Colorado School of Mines, has been appointed to...
Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Asle Zaeem awarded Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence

From the Mines Newsroom: Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Mohsen Asle Zaeem was awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for...

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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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