Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Take a virtual tour of Mines!

One of our favorite activities in ME is meeting prospective students and giving tours of the department and the campus. During this time of “safer at home,” we hope you’ll explore our website and reach out with any questions you might have about Mechanical at Mines! In the meantime, “pick up” our department flyer, and take a virtual tour of campus!

Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

1,275
undergraduate students

221
master’s and PhD students

42 
faculty

$65,977
2018 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
  

#10
in BSME degrees awarded, out of 278 schools (ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2017–18)

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 »

Student Highlights

ME undergrads on second-place team in international mine rescue challenge

ME undergrad Claire Thomas receives prestigious aerospace fellowship

ME junior Taryn Tucker receives 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for her work to develop Girls on the Rise 

see more student highlights »

undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Mines ME welcomes new faculty: Associate Professor Veronica Eliasson and Teaching Assistant Professor Stephen Geer!

Braun and team awarded $7.7M from ARPA-E to test high-efficiency hybrid stationary power system.

Assistant Professor Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco secures funding to study cross-laminated timber.

Associate Professor Neal Sullivan and the Colorado Fuel Cell Center win additional ARPA-E funding for electrochemical energy storage research.

Associate Professor Anthony Petrella launches online certificate program in applied finite element analysis.

Assistant Professor Owen Hildreth wins NSF CAREER Award for work to streamline post-processing in metal additive manufacturing

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