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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Colorado Springs, CO

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Overview

University of Colorado Colorado Springs / Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is located in Colorado Springs, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores are not required except when GPA requirement not met, previous degree not from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program in mechanical or aerospace engineering, previous degree from a foreign university
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
13
Accepted
6
Enrolled
72%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in engineering, applied mathematics or physics from accredited institution with minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores are not required except when GPA requirement not met, previous degree not from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program in mechanical or aerospace engineering, previous degree from a foreign university
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field with a GPA of 3.3/4.0 on all previous college work. Strong students that satisfy the admissions requirements for the Master of Science will also be considered

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 6
Male (18)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Musculoskeletal biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, dynamic systems and controls, solid mechanics, systems biology, additive manufacturing, polymers, and energetic materials, combustion, heat transfer, applied thermodynamics, spacecraft systems, and control.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
479,824

Location & Contact

Address 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
United States
Contact Dr. Peter Gorder
Department Chair
Email: pgorder@uccs.edu
Phone: 719-255-3368

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