Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Online ME Masters Non-Thesis

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Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

1,769
undergraduate students

238
master’s and PhD students

52
faculty

$76,500
2023 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$12.5 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2023

$83,400
2023 average starting salary for MSME graduates

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

76.4%
undergrads who complete internships

#1
Public University in CO (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

14th
ASEE 2021-2022
Top Bachelor’s Awarded in ME

Student Highlights

Capstone Design team qualifies for finals in NASA human lander competition

Colorado School of Mines has qualified for the finals of NASA’s 2024 Human Lander Challenge (HuLC) Competition. The Capstone ...

Battery Workforce Challenge Names Year One Champion Teams

The combined team from Colorado School of Mines and Arapahoe Community College were selected as winners of the end of year 1 ...

Edikan Udofia

Edikan Udofia’s early professional years at the Aiteo Group showed him to the dynamic energy challenges of the African continent.  ...

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Sandrine Ricote, research associate professor of mechanical engineering, works with proton-conducting solid oxide electrolysis cells, or P-SOECs, in the lab. Ricote is leading a $3 million U.S. Department of Energy project to demonstrate novel materials, components and designs for high-efficiency ceramic electrolyzers.

Colorado School of Mines awarded 10.5M in fuel cell funding

Colorado School of Mines recently secured $10.5 million in federal funding reflecting growing support in the U.S. for clean hydrogen and...
Members of the Prudent Landers-FAST team test their prototype using lunar regolith on the Mines campus. They measured the surface temperature of the regolith using a high-temperature sensor gun inside a cast-iron pan, since the pan wouldn't melt under the high temperatures created by the focused sunlight.

Capstone Design team qualifies for finals in NASA human lander competition

Colorado School of Mines has qualified for the finals of NASA’s 2024 Human Lander Challenge (HuLC) Competition. The Capstone...
The Colorado School of Mines & Arapahoe Community College BattChallenge team poses with Micky Bly, left, Stellantis’ senior vice president and head of Global Propulsion Systems, and Michael Berube, right, U.S. DOE’s deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation and fuels in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, after earning the First Place Overall Award during the Battery Workforce Challenge’s Year One Competition Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Battery Workforce Challenge Names Year One Champion Teams

The combined team from Colorado School of Mines and Arapahoe Community College were selected as winners of the end of year 1 competition...
Dr. Silverman student conducting biomechanics research

Mines researcher playing key role in $15M NSF Integrative Movement Sciences Institute

A Colorado School of Mines researcher is on the leadership team of a new $15 million National Science Foundation institute dedicated to...

The Mines Mechanical Engineering (FIRE) Program

Mines Mechanical Engineering (ME) is excited to debut the FIRE (Future Innovators in Research and Engineering) summer research program for...

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ME faculty

ME Research

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Carl Frick

Department Head

Carl Frick

Department Head

Tony Petrella

Anthony Petrella

Associate Department Head

Anthony Petrella

Associate Department Head

Daniel Blood

Daniel Blood

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Daniel Blood

Director of Undergraduate
Studies – ME

Steven Decaluwe

Steven DeCaluwe

Director of Graduate Studies

Steven DeCaluwe

Director of Graduate
Studies – ME

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