The Division of Engineering offers graduate degrees in engineering with a mechanical specialty. The program demands academic rigor and depth, yet also addresses the real-world problems of advanced engineering and technology. The choice of research topics and course offerings prepares graduates for a range of industrial or academic careers.
Research and teaching within the mechanical engineering program tends to focus within the following areas:
* Solid mechanics
* Thermal/fluid sciences
* Robotics and computer-aided manufacturing
* Process control
* Computational engineering
Additionally, there are four research thrusts in which the division is involved in aggressive program building:
* Fuel cell technology
* Robotic manufacturing
Within the mechanical engineering specialty, there are two emphasis areas: (1) material mechanics and (2) thermal sciences. Materials processing, materials simulation and process control are investigated from perspectives ranging from fundamental physical underpinnings to industrial application.
Students are required to complete a set of core classes intended to prepare them for both theoretical and experimental aspects of research in the mechanical sciences. The program has strong ties to the chemical engineering, materials science and physics communities, and students will typically take courses in one or more of these areas after completing the core course requirements. The core program consists of nine credit hours of the following courses:
* EGGN 501 - Advanced Engineering Measurements (4 credits)
* EGGN 502 - Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation (4 credits)
* EGGN 504 - Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar (1 credit)
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association.
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