Welcome, prospective students! We hope you'll consider joining our community of mechanical engineers at the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. We can't wait to learn more about you, your unique interests and how you seek to impact the world as an engineering Buff. 

    Why CU Mechanical Engineering?

    The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate program is ranked 17th among public university peers by U.S. News & World Report. This makes our mechanical engineering program one 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. For a quick overview of faculty members and their research, please check out our Research Overview Slides to learn more. 

    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. 

    We make it our mission to establish an environment of respect and inclusive excellence where high-quality instruction, project-based learning and cutting-edge research are leveraged to educate and nurture the next generation of socially conscious, deeply knowledgeable engineers, scientists and problem-solvers. Also unique to our community is the way our students work together and celebrate the successes of one another. Our students, faculty and staff value collaboration. 

    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.