Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

You want a career with opportunity and versatility. You are looking for hands-on experiences that turns theory into practice and solves real-world engineering problems.

At Mines, our Mechanical Engineering graduate program will prepare you to tackle a wide array of multidisciplinary technical engineering challenges under the leadership of top-notch faculty and work directly with other institutions, industry partners and national labs.

Graduates will expand their skills and knowledge in biomechanics, robotics and automation, solid mechanics, materials, and manufacturing, thermal fluid and energy systems, and more to become leaders in their field and solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

NOW OFFERING AN ONLINE MASTER’S THESIS PROGRAM – ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2023 AND BEYOND.

research

$11.9M awarded
in research funding
(FY2019)

money

~$76,000 average
starting salary

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Five main research
areas available

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

Master’s Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

 

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Augean Robotics
  • Composite Technology Development
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lunar Outpost
  • Paragon Space Development Corporation
  • NREL
  • Oceana Gold Corporation
  • Sandia National Laboratories

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Mechanical Engineering 

Master’s Thesis

  • Mechanical Engineering – RESIDENTIAL
  • Mechanical Engineering – ONLINE

PhD

  • Mechanical Engineering