The University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering graduate program is ranked 18th by U.S. News & World Report, making it one of the top-ranked engineering graduate programs among public universities. The Department is home to over 100 mechanical engineering MS students. 

With 64 faculty members conducting fundamental and applied research in air quality, biomedical engineering, micro/nanoscale engineering, materials science, mechanics of materials, robotics and systems design, and thermo fluid sciences, our graduate students are surrounded by a multitude of tier-one research opportunities to meet their interests and career goals.

Boulder is also home to four federal research labs, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, all closely connected to College of Engineering and Applied Science students and faculty.

All graduate students are also supported with professional development programming through the Professional Development Program (PDP)