Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering

The CU Denver master of engineering in mechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary degree, enabling students to complete an integrated program of engineering and allied subjects related to the individual student’s goals or professional work. 

Students can combine advanced engineering course work with graduate-level non-engineering courses such as business administration, environmental sciences, social sciences, biological sciences or public administration.

Students in the master of engineering program may choose from four tracks of study.

  • General mechanical engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Sports engineering
  • Thermal sciences 

Degree requirements

The master of engineering in mechanical engineering requires 30 credit hours of academic work consisting of the following:

  • At least 15 credit hours of graduate-level mechanical engineering courses
  • A maximum of 12 credit hours of coursework outside of engineering
  • 3 credit hours for a written report/final project

Prerequisite Coursework

Students not holding an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering are required to complete all mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required for the bachelor’s degree before taking graduate courses. Additionally, students must complete at least six undergraduate mechanical engineering courses—course requirements vary based on the chosen track.

Prerequisite courses (pdf)