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 (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree69
Master's Degree17

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male69
Female17

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian4
Hispanic9
White62
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown7

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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:

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Description

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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, architectural and engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Total Employment: 450
    • Average Hourly Rate: $77.52
    • Average Annual Salary: $161240

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.

Aerospace Engineers

Description

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, mechanical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Total Employment: 660
    • Average Hourly Rate: $34.51
    • Average Annual Salary: $71790

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B)

University of Denver

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 76 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 270 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

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92.06%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
77%

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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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