Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Teaching Labs
Facilities and Coursework
Learn More
Education Abroad
Programs and Opportunities
Learn More
Academic Advising
Advisor and Registration Information
View More
Aerospace Engineering
New Fall 2020 MECH Concentration
Learn More

Bachelor of Science in​ Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Program

Total Credits: 129

The Mechanical Engineering (MECH) Undergraduate Program offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. A broad spectrum of coursework is available for learning the fundamentals of engineering science, analysis, and design. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience through class projects. 

During senior year, all MECH students participate in a major capstone design project experience. Each senior design project is based on a corporate model that provides students with significant opportunities for leadership development and experiential learning. Senior students also select technical elective courses from specific areas of study to enhance knowledge and gain further understanding of chosen specialization.

To declare a major in Mechanical Engineering
Incoming students: Please contact Office of Admissions. 
Current CSU students: Please view change of major process webpage.


Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives (PEO) were chosen to meet the mission statements of Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering and Colorado State University. The PEOs are as follows: 

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science graduates will be able to accomplish the following within the first few years after graduation:

1.) Identify, analyze, formulate, and solve engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in a team environment.

2.) Manage multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant legal, ethical, regulatory, social, environmental, and economic considerations using a broad systems perspective.

3.) Communicate effectively with colleagues, professional clients, and the public

4.) Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program are the Engineering Accreditation Commission ABET outcomes.  The student outcomes are as follows: 

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.

Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is about using our knowledge of materials, energy, and health to solve society’s global engineering challenges.

Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is about using our knowledge of materials, energy, and health to solve society’s global engineering challenges.

Join Us.


Programs and Information


Programs and Information


Faculty and Staff


Labs and Researchers