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

1,499
undergraduate students

257
master’s and PhD students

50 
faculty

$72,477
2020 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

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

#11
in BSME degrees awarded
(ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2019)

Student Highlights

Student Derby Car Races

Student Derby Car Races

ME students named Fall 2021 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

ME students named Fall 2021 Gene Haas Foundation Scholars

Anna Christiansen

Anna Christiansen: "Mines offers students the opportunity to engage with their course material through relevant and actionable projects."

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undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Mines ME Alumni Advisory Board holds first meeting

Connecting and engaging with ME alumni has always been a primary goal of the ME Department. With over 3,600 active ME alumni around the...

FEA Professional Program Announces New Opportunities for Research and Professional Development

FEA Professional is a 12-credit graduate certificate program that teaches transferrable skills for finite element analysis (FEA), which is...
Leslie Lamberson

Lamberson to build visualization facility to study armor ceramics

Dr. Leslie Lamberson, ME Associate Professor and recent Academic Management Institute graduate, was awarded an Office of Naval Research...

Osborne, Deinert awarded NEUP funding for improved nuclear storage inspection techniques

ME Department collaborators Dr. Andrew Osborne and Dr. Mark Deinert were awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) grant to study...

The REBELS of distributed power

The projects funded within ARPA-E’s Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) program are meant to produce fuel cell...

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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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