Current CU Boulder mechanical engineering undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are eligible for admission to the BAM degree program in mechanical engineering:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Must have no Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) deficiencies
  • Must have at least junior class standing
  • Must have completed four of the following six courses with a passing grade at the time of admission: MCEN 3012: Thermodynamics, MCEN 3021: Fluid Mechanics, MCEN 3022: Heat Transfer, MCEN 3025: Component Design, MCEN 3030: Computational Methods, MCEN 3032: Thermodynamics 2

Students who plan to complete a double major or minor are also eligible for admission to the BAM program. If you are a double-major and already have double-counted a course toward both majors, you may not count these courses to toward your BAM requirements. In such cases, in addition to the BAM Intent Form, students should contact megrad@colorado.edu

Application Requirements

Eligible students may apply to the BAM program by completing the BAM Intent Form, available on the graduate programs Forms and Handbooks page.

Most students in the BAM program will complete the requirements of the Professional MS program. When applying to the BAM program, applicants should select the "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (MCEN-MSME:C-MCENP)” designation to denote the MS Professional (non-thesis) graduate program. Applicants who want to pursue the MS Thesis option will be required to have a faculty thesis advisor already identified to be admitted. Students admitted to the BAM program can start in the MS Professional program and then switch to the MS Thesis program if they notify the graduate program at megrad@colorado.edu that they have secured a faculty thesis advisor and wish to complete the requirements of the MS Thesis program

After receiving admission, students will then submit a master's continuation form and BAM supplement form. For more information, please go to Pursue BAM or Concurrent Degrees | Office of the Registrar | University of Colorado Boulder.

Important Deadlines

Submission of the BAM Intent Form is recommended during either the fall or spring semesters of a student’s junior year. Applicants considering applying later in their undergraduate career should familiarize themselves with all deadlines and requirements for progressing from undergraduate to graduate status on the BAM website.

Deadlines for applying to the BAM program are as follows:

  • January 20, 2023 for students graduating with their BS in spring 2023
  • February 20, 2022 for students graduating with their BS in summer 2022
  • September 20, 2022 for students graduating with their BS in fall 2022