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

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


*The BSAME degree was introduced for the academic year 2014-2015.  Students who entered the program prior to this year had the option of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) from CMU.

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CMU is one of only a handful of universities nationwide to offer this array of degrees within a single department.  The first two years of the curriculum for all three programs are quite similar (exceptions are in the higher-level math and physics requirements.)   This provides flexibility to students who might be unsure of the degree path to take. 

The BSME degree is offered by CU-Boulder; 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 AME and AAS MET degrees are offered solely by CMU.

The mission of the engineering programs at CMU is to provide a hands-on, applied program of study for all engineering students.  A fundamental guiding principle within the program is that in the spring of the senior year, both AME 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 exam 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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