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Mechanical Engineering Degree at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS)

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Mechanical Engineering Degree

The mechanical engineering program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs prepares students for careers in design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery. The program focuses on applying mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems. Program courses include: stationary power units and appliances, engines, self-propped vehicles, housing and containers, hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement, and integration of computers and remote control operating systems. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer mechanical engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UCCS has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree42
    Master's Degree17

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male51
    Female8

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black2
    Hispanic8
    White42
    Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Mechanical Engineering program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Engineering Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Colorado Springs, CO
      • Total Employment: 290
      • Average Hourly Rate: $61.31
      • Average Annual Salary: $127,520

Cost Estimators

  • Description:

    Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Mechanical Engineers

  • Description:

    Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, mechanical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Colorado Springs, CO
      • Total Employment: 570
      • Average Hourly Rate: $40.22
      • Average Annual Salary: $83,660

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Colorado

Mechanical Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B)
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University of Denver

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)
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University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

190 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

130 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)