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The Mechanical Engineering degree is offered at Colorado Mesa University through the CMU/CU Boulder Engineering Partnership Program and is delivered in its entirety in Grand Junction. The first two years of the program are taught by CMU faculty and the second two years of the program are taught largely by CU Boulder faculty who live permanently in Grand Junction. 

The Mechanical Engineering degree prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries through the rigorous study of mechanical engineering. Students participate in hands-on engineering design projects beginning their first year and continue to throughout their time at CMU culminating with their senior design projects.

View program requirements and track program in the CMU CU Boulder Partnership Program.

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering graduates work in a variety of industries, including aerospace, aviation, automotive, government, energy and more. 

Student Outcomes

In order to fulfill the Program Educational Objective, specific student performance outcomes must be met at the time of graduation. These Student Outcomes for the Partnership Program are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics,
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors,
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts,
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives,
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions,
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Students completing the University of Colorado Boulder/Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Mechanical Engineering CMU/CU Boulder Partnership (Bachelor of Science) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria. Both Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Program Educational Objectives

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.

Within the first three years after graduation, our alumni will have built on the educational foundation gained through our program by establishing themselves in professional careers and/or pursuing a graduate degree. In addition, within these three years, our alumni should have begun to generate new knowledge and/or exercise leadership in their positions.

College to Career

Camille Arnn earned her Mechanical Engineering degree in 2017 and went on to work as a Satellite Systems Engineer at NASA.

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Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment data shown below are for the CU Boulder portion of the Engineering Partnership Program.




Academic Year (AY) Program Sheet Curriculum Flow Chart
2024-2025 Program Sheet (24-25) Curriculum Flow Chart (24-25)
2023-2024 Program Sheet (23-24) Curriculum Flow Chart (23-24)
2022-2023 Program Sheet (22-23) Curriculum Flow Chart (22-23)
2021-2022 Program Sheet (21-22) Curriculum Flow Chart (21-22)
2020-2021 Program Sheet (20-21) Curriculum Flow Chart (20-21)
2019-2020 Program Sheet (19-20) Curriculum Flow Chart (19-20)
2018-2019 Standard Program Sheet (18-19)
Alternate Program Sheet (18-19)
Standard Curriculum Flow Chart (18-19)
Alternate Curriculum Flow Chart (18-19)
2017-2018 Program Sheet (17-18) Curriculum Flow Chart (17-18)
2016-2017 Program Sheet (16-17) Curriculum Flow Chart (16-17)
2015-2016 Program Sheet Curriculum Flow Chart

Accepted CMU classes for CU Humanities and Social Sciences Electives  

Contact Information

For more information contact Nathan McNeill, Director of CMU/CU Engineering Partnership Programs, at 970.248.1623 or [email protected].