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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) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

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

31
Applied
22
Accepted
15
Enrolled
71%

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

Student Body

27
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 7.41%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 6
Male (17)
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:
506,327

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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