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 professionally 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.
University of Denver Undergraduate Bulletin
Learn more about our undergraduate program in mechanical engineering at the Ritchie School.
University of Denver Graduate Bulletin
Learn about our graduate programs in bioengineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering and doctoral programs in materials science and mechanical engineering at the University of Denver.
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.
Meet Dr. Rachel Horenstein
Teaching Assistant Professor Rachel Horenstein, PhD, joined the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering in Fall 2019. She is interested in biomechanics and how specifically bones adapt to loading and the human body. She discussed her academic background and her advice to engineering students.
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.
PhD a Lifelong Dream for Chrissy Henderson
When Chrissy Henderson needs to relax or re-center, she climbs to the top of a 25-foot platform, grabs hold of a slender bar and swings away on the flying trapeze. Not only will Henderson, 40, have fulfilled a lifelong dream when she collects her doctorate degree in engineering at DU’s Commencement ceremony in June, but she’ll have done it as a legally blind single mother of two.