Welcome, prospective master's students! We hope you'll consider joining our community of mechanical engineers at Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering.
With a mechanical engineering graduate program ranked 18th among public university peers by U.S. News & World Report, our program is one of the top-ranked in the nation. We offer paths to customize your degree in support of your unique interests and career goals, a variety of specialty courses taught by experts in the field, entrepreneurship resources and events like New Venture Challenge, and opportunities for high-impact research in air quality, biomedical, materials, mechanics of materials, micro/nanoscale, robotics and systems design, and thermo fluid sciences.
If you are interested in conducting research during your time at CU Boulder, be sure to check out our Research Overview Slides and view virtual research presentations recorded by faculty members for our fall 2020 GEARRS event. These resources will help you get to know our faculty members and their unique capabilities and areas of expertise.
As part of our graduate student community, you will join MS and PhD students who come to Boulder from across the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in community gatherings organized by graduate students and department-organized networking and mentorship events to support students and in their unique experiences. You will also have access to seminars, colloquia and workshops delivered by notable engineering leaders in education, research and industry through the Professional Development Program (PDP). These seminars will allow you to grow in knowledge, network with professionals and peers beyond the classroom and lab, and gain exposure to diverse styles of research presentation in support of your future career.
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.
The Right Master's Program for You
As a prospective MS student, you have multiple programs from which to choose: