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 »

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Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

1,373
undergraduate students

257
master’s and PhD students

42 
faculty

$68,561
2018–19 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

Ashlyn Orr

Ashlyn Orr: "The community of students and teachers are there to help you succeed."

Taylor Keller

Keller (ME '19): "Going to work every day doing something you love is priceless."

Nadia Smith

Nadia Smith: "Mechanical Engineering opens a million doors for you to walk through to work on amazing projects."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Brice awarded Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence

From the Mines Newsroom: Mechanical Engineering Professor of Practice Craig Brice was awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for...

Braun and Sullivan win collaborative award with Nexceris and Northwestern University to develop reversible fuel cell energy storage systems

Mechanical Engineering Professors Robert Braun and Neal Sullivan, in collaboration with world leading developers of solid oxide cell (SOC)...

Mines partners with Pioneer Astronautics to advance sustainable lunar exploration

A cross-disciplinary team from Mines is partnering with Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace research and development company located in...

Mines Maker Society creates epic costume for annual Magic Wheelchair Halloween build

An Arvada girl will have a helluva Halloween costume this year, thanks to Prof. Jeff Ackerman and the Mines Maker Society. Dr. Ackerman...
Anne Silverman

Silverman elected 2020 ASME Fellow

Prof. Anne Silverman was elected a 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow this fall. The distinction of Fellow is...

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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

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