The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science's Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) is creating the future of technology by providing a graduate education emphasizing cross-disciplinary knowledge. A distinguished faculty is creating multi-disciplinary education and research programs that anticipate technological trends in research and industry. Engineering graduate students join the faculty in conducting leading-edge research in emerging disciplines to develop unique solutions to old and new problems and opportunities.
The well-equipped laboratories in the department contain state-of-the-art equipment and software to support research in biomedical engineering, advanced materials, atmospheric aerosol science, and mechanical design among others. Small classes support our multidisciplinary and real-time focus by providing close contact between students and faculty, which allows us to meet students' individual career goals.
In addition, recognizing the different aims and goals of students, we offer joint degree programs in: management and engineering for students who wish to add to their technical skills and acquire business skills; computer science and engineering for those who desire expertise in both areas; nanoscale science and engineering for those who desire practical training in this rapidly growing field; and in materials science for those needing in-depth expertise on modern and advanced materials.
Denver is a first-rate location for business, governmental and laboratory partnerships, and technology employment. The Colorado Front Range is consistently rated as one of the top high-tech areas in the country, and DU is located just minutes from the Denver Technological Center, site of many top technology companies. The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering is committed to active collaboration with these industry leaders. As a result, our students graduate with relevant research experience and a network of employment contacts in the technology sector.
New– 1-year MSME Degree Track
We now offer our same, respected, MS degree on a time and cost efficient basis. Rather than the traditional two year time-frame, our classes-only MS degree can now be obtained in less than one year, with an emphasis on design and with specializations in Thermal Fluids, Solids and Materials, Dynamic Systems, and Bioengineering. For more information about our new program click here.