Groundbreaking research

MAE faculty conduct fundamental and applied research to address current scientific and engineering challenges.

State-of-the-art facilities

MAE laboratories are equipped with advanced experimental resources for research and educational use.

Rigorous academics

MAE offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering education as well as masters and doctoral degree programs.

Central location

MAE's location in the heart of Colorado Springs enables parterships with the nearby US Air Force Academy, the US military, and private aerospace and defense contractors.

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCCS is a rapidly growing department, and is the largest in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. MAE offers multiple degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, designed to rigorously educate engineering students and to prepare them for careers in industry or academia.

Undergraduate Program

The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a minor in Aerospace Engineering. The department also offers a 5-year combined Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Multiple scholarships and fellowships are available for undergraduate students to pursue research opportunitites.

Graduate Program

The department offers graduate degrees at both the Masters and Doctorate levels. Students have multiple opportunities for teaching and research assistantships throughout their graduate studies. The wide range of research interests in the department facilitate graduate research in many different areas, and the department's numerous aerospace and military partnerships present multiple opportunities for external fellowships and internships.

News and Announcements

National Engineering Program Ranking

The UCCS undergraduate engineering program has been ranked 8th among all US masters-level public universities (including US service academies), and 34th overall, by the US News and World Report . Additional information available here.

MAE Research Seminar Series

Seminars are in the Centennial Auditorium at 3:15PM. Refreshments are provided from 3:00-3:15 in the auditorium entrance.
Full seminar listing


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Osborne Center for Science and Engineering
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80198


Administrator: Stephanie Vigil
Office: OSCE A-437
Phone: 719-255-3243


College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado System