Welcome, prospective students! We hope you'll consider joining our community of mechanical engineers at Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. Learn more and apply to our undergraduate or graduate programs by clicking the buttons at the bottom of this page. We can't wait to learn more about you, your unique interests, and how you seek to impact the world as an engineering buff. The degrees we offer are:

As a CU Boulder mechanical engineering student you will:

The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is ranked 16th and the graduate program is ranked 18th among public university peers by U.S. News & World Report. This makes our mechanical engineering programs some of the top-ranked in the nation. 

Our department is home to top-tier researchers, including many leading experts in their fields. We have expertise in air quality, biomedical, materials, mechanics of materials, micro/nanoscale, robotics and systems design, and thermo fluid sciences research.

Our professors and instructors have varied career, research and teaching experiences. As a result, you will have the opportunity to enroll in a broad range of specialized technical electives that cover topics from bio-inspired robotics to flow visualization and beyond. In both core classes and electives, you will regularly engage in active learning.

You will have the opportunity to participate in experiences that grow you as a professional like company tours, networking events, professional development coursework and real-world design projects. Whether you plan to work in industry, academica or become an entrepreneur, you will enter the workforce with a track record of success and valuable connections. 

Our department seeks to be a community of inclusion. Standing for diversity of all kinds is important to us and our students; it makes us better engineers and problem-solvers. Also unique to our community is the way our students excel academically while also exemplifying what it means to work together as a team and celebrate the success of one another. 

Boulder was ranked as the #1 college town in America by Best College Reviews. With the picturesque flatirons, parks and hiking trails just one mile west of campus, great food, downtown activities within walking distance and much more, there is never a dull moment in Boulder. Many of our students also choose to take advantage of Boulder's vibrant startup community.