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The engineering department at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) offers three engineering degree program options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) – CMU/CU-Boulder Partnership Program
  • Bachelor of Science in  Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) – CMU
  • Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS MET) - CMU

Current Student Information

CMU is one of only eight universities nationwide that offer this array of degrees within a single department.  The first two years of the curriculum for all three programs are nearly identical (exceptions are in math, chemistry and physics requirements) which provides flexibility to students that might be unsure of the path to take.  The outcomes associated with the engineering courses offered during the first two years are identical.  In the junior and senior years, the courses diverge and the outcomes diverge as well.

The BSME degree is offered by CU-Boulder and the last two years of the program are taught by CU-Boulder faculty in residence at CMU and students pay CU-Boulder tuition.  The BS and AAS degrees in MET are offered solely by CMU.

The mission of the engineering program at CMU is to provide a hands-on, applied program of study for both our engineering technology and engineering students.  A fundamental guiding principle within the program is that in the spring of the senior year, both MET and ME students sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.  The FE exam is nationally-normed and designed to test the minimum capabilities of students.  Upon successfully passing the FE and acquiring 4 years of industry experience, a graduating student is then able to sit for the Professional Engineering (PE) exam. 

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