Welcome, prospective graduate students! The Department of Mechanical Engineering is thrilled that you have decided to learn more about our competitive academic programs, 48 interdisciplinary faculty, and high-impact research.
The University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering graduate program is one of the top rated in the country. We ranked 20th in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools issue among public universities.
Boulder is also home to research and development operations for many large companies, and 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.
The graduate student community is comprised of 100+ MS students and 100+ PhD students who come to Boulder from across the USA, and as far away as Italy and Iran.
In addition to a strong education, you will have the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking tier-one research. CU Boulder Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 48 faculty members conducting fundamental and applied research in:
“CU can meet just about anyone's research desires. No matter what you're interested in there's probably an adviser doing something along those lines, or close enough to advise that specific subject.” - Jason Christopher, PhD student.