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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. 



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 program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) . Both Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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.

More about this graduate

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment in the Partnership Program is defined as the point when a student has been admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program offered in Grand Junction and begins taking the majority of their classes from CU Boulder faculty on the CMU campus. Enrollment and graduation data are shown in the table below:

Academic Year

2010 -11 2011 -12 2012 -13 2013 -14 2014 -15 2015 -16 2016 -17 2017 -18 2018 -19 2019 -20 2020 -21
Junior 10 16 17 18 21 26 27 30 31 26 32
Senior 0 9 13 13 14 15 25 28 28 26 25
Graduates 0 9 13 13 14 13 23 28 27 24 TBD

Enrollment and graduation data that encompasses Partnership Program data is also included on the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences website.


Academic Year (AY) Program Sheet Curriculum Flow Chart
2021-2022 Program Sheet (AY 21-22) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 21-22)
2020-2021 Program Sheet (AY 20-21) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 20-21)
2019-2020 Program Sheet (AY 19-20) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 19-20)
2018-2019 Standard Program Sheet (AY 18-19)
Alternate Program Sheet (AY 18-19)
Standard Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 18-19)
Alternate Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 18-19)
2017-2018 Program Sheet (AY 17-18) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 17-18)
2016-2017 Program Sheet (AY 16-17) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 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].