Our undergraduate program provides a lasting educational foundation and renders our graduates technically and socially adept and prepared for exciting careers in a diverse and fast-moving workforce. The undergraduate experience culminates with a year-long capstone design project. Design Center Colorado brings industry-defined and sponsored projects to capstone design. Students gain valuable experience working with professional engineers on important projects; access to industry sponsors, and hands-on knowledge in product design.
Undergraduate students wishing to transfer to the College of Engineering and Applied Science from another college or school on the Boulder campus must do so through the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process.
Mechanical engineering is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates skills and expertise in the areas of design, manufacturing, mechanics and thermal sciences that are essential to most sectors of industry.
The educational objective of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is to prepare graduates so that, within three years of graduation, they will have successfully established themselves in professional careers and/or obtained a graduate degree, and they will have begun to generate new knowledge or exercise leadership in their positions to the benefit of society.
Each graduate of the mechanical engineering program is expected to:
apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
use computers to solve engineering problems;
use modern instrumentation;
design and conduct experiments, including the use of probability and statistics;
analyze and interpret data;
design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs;
understand the processes used to manufacture products;
understand contemporary issues in mechanical engineering;
demonstrate professional conduct in academic and workplace environment;
demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams;
understand professional and ethical responsibility;
understand the impact of engineering in a global and societal context; and
engage in lifelong learning.