Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Denver. Through our program students learn to apply their engineering skills to problem-solve and work with non-engineering fields to continue engaging in life-long learning. We are pleased to offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees that are driven by industry needs, as well as the goal to produce the next global leaders in engineering.

Our students graduate with experience in project-based teamwork, research, and development. We guide students on their academic journey to be socially, ethically, and professional responsible individuals who contribute to a sustainable common good for society. Our unique position within the Ritchie School and University of Denver creates an abundance of interdisciplinary opportunities and the chance to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Department Contacts

Peter Laz

Peter Laz

Professor; Chair, MME

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Sandra Hovey

Sandra Hovey

Assistant to the Chair

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Tau Beta Pi Welcomes Five New Students

The engineering honors society Tau Beta Pi reactivated the DU chapter in 2018. Since then Tau Beta Pi has increased membership, having the first women in the DU chapter, and is hoping to have more frequent events, as well as build a stronger community on campus. 

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Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

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Associated Clubs

  • ASME
  • NSBE
  • SWE
  • SHPE
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