Mechanical Engineering - University of Colorado Partnership


Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Rady Merit Scholarship

This is a two year, full-tuition Western scholarship. Recipients will be notified by Feb. 15, 2019. Scholarships awarded based on fund availability.

Students are eligible for it if they:

To maintain their scholarship award, students must remain:

  • In the partnership program
  • Eligible for transfer to CU Boulder by earning a B average or better in transfer coursework

Faculty & Staff


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Lecturer in Geology
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, M.S., California State University, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 970.943.2180
Office Location: Hurst Hall 018
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Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Humboldt State University, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.2111
Office Location: Hurst Hall 210
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Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Winona State University, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Phone: 970.943.3234
Office Location: Hurst Hall 220
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Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Colby College, Physics, 2001, Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz, Physics, 2008
Phone: 970.943.2142
Office Location: Hurst Hall 116
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Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., University of Vermont, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Phone: 970.943.3150
Office Location: Hurst Hall 112
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Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
B.A., University of Colorado, Philisophy, B.S., Eastern Washington University, Math and Computer Science, M.S., Eastern Washington University, Math, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics Education
Phone: 970.943.2999
Office Location: Hurst Hall 214
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Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Linfield College, M.S., University of New Mexico, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Phone: 970.943.2155
Office Location: Hurst Hall 118

General Description

Mechanical Engineering degrees offer exceptional versatility and are in great demand. Mechanical Engineers are at the heart of engineering. They work in many industries, including the biomedical, aerospace, automotive and energy sectors. They are projected to have the second highest new job growth of all Engineering fields from 2016 to 2026.

The Program

Mechanical Engineering students have an unparalleled opportunity through Western’s unique partnership program. You complete your initial two years as Western students, then transfer to University of Colorado Boulder to finish your final two years in the program—all while attending classes at the Western campus in Gunnison. Graduates of the partnership program receive their Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder's College of Engineering & Applied Science.  


  • Aerospace engineer 
  • Automotive engineer 
  • Control and instrumentation engineer 
  • Electromechanical engineering 
  • Energy engineering 
  • Maintenance engineer 
  • Mechanical engineer 
  • Mechanical engineering in rail systems 
  • Medical engineering  
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Sustainable production 

Learn More

To learn more about the application process, please visit our application information page.