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Degrees Offered
  Engineering Systems M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  35
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  157
   Average GRE Verbal  153
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.61
   Percent applicants accepted  68%

The College of Engineering and Computational Sciences gives you access to the cutting edge of research. Much of the research occurs at the intersections of the traditional civil, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines. It is also common to pursue research and education at the intersections of the other disciplines represented at Mines. The program addresses the real-world problems of advanced engineering and technology. Research in conjunction with course offerings prepares you to become a leader in industry, academia and government.

Competitive financial support packages (including stipend, health insurance and full tuition) are available to qualified candidates in the form of research assistantships (RAs), fellowships, and teaching assistantships (TAs). Applicants seeking financial support should indicate so within the online application. In addition to applying, applicants interested in support should contact the faculty members whose research interests parallel their own. Though not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to submit the application by the deadline to insure priority consideration for fall semester financial support.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems (thesis and non-thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Systems


Our main research focus lies in the following six areas:

  • Geotechnical Engineering: Computational and analytical geomechanics, probabilistic geotechnics, experimental and theoretical investigations into coupled flows and unsaturated soil behavior, and intelligent geo-systems including geo-construction sensing and automation.
  • Structural Engineering: High strength and self-consolidating concrete, experimental and computational structural dynamics, vibration control, damage diagnosis, and advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems, disaster assessment and mitigation, and structural nondestructive evaluation and health monitoring.
  • Sensing, Communications and Control: Robotics, mechatronics, intelligent structures and geosystems, energy and power, materials processing, telecommunications, bioengineering, mining and construction.
  • Material Mechanics: Microstructural evolution and control, nano-mechanics, functionally graded materials, biomaterial analysis and characterization, artificial biomaterial design and fracture mechanics.
  • Energy Systems and Power Electronics: Industrial issues associated with power, power electronics and renewable energy systems, intelligent control systems, fuzzy control, real-time monitoring and advanced diagnostic systems, transformer and breaker monitoring, smart substations, power quality, advanced power electronics, and remote sensing, security, and control.
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences: Clean energy systems, materials processing, combustion and bioengineering.

Western Regional Graduate Program

The engineering systems program at Mines participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in our engineering systems graduate program at resident tuition rates. Students do not have to meet specific financial criteria, but they must meet all admissions requirements and deadlines set by the institution. All students who indicate residency of one of these states on the admission application will automatically be included in this program.


Dr. Cameron Turner, Systems Engineering Graduate Program Chair
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3309
FAX: 303-273-3602 

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