Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering department is the largest department at Mines and continues to grow in student enrollment, faculty and research volume.

The Mechanical Engineering department is the largest department at Mines and continues to grow in student enrollment, faculty and research volume.

Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

1,364
undergraduate students

252
graduate students

39 
faculty

$65,977
2018 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$11.9 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2019

85%
undergrads who complete internships

140
companies, national labs and universities
that hire our grads
  

#21
in BSME degrees awarded (out of 267 schools)
reported by ASEE Engineering by the Numbers

Student Highlights

Chase Clayton: “I had endless opportunities to grow and develop new ideas.”

Claire Teklitz: “The only thing cooler than building rockets is launching them.” 

Brain-controlled wheelchair wins award at hackathon

undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

Dr. Joel Bach directs the Human Centered Design Studio, a two-semester capstone course at Mines focused on developing adaptive equipment for people (and sometimes animals) with disabilities.

Dr. Andrew Petruska won a $620K grant from the Alpha Foundation to use machine learning-enabled acoustic imaging to help first responders navigate underground mine emergencies

Dr. Xiaoli Zhang is the lead researcher on a $1 million NSF project to create an AI-enabled tool for retraining workers in the metals industries

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, led by Dr. Aaron Stebner, is using 3D printing to help the U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center.

The ME department welcomes new tenured and teaching faculty!

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

ANSYS Academic Program Partner LogoThe Colorado School of Mines Mechanical Engineering department uses ANSYS products in teaching and research. Professors Robert J. Kee, Brian Thomas and Gregory Bogin have strategic partnerships with ANSYS. The partnerships between ANSYS and Mines are mutually beneficial.