Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering program prepares students for a wide range of professional engineering careers in such areas as: research and development; design; facilities operation and maintenance; management; and production. Graduates of the program will be prepared to apply engineering sciences, mathematics, computational methods, modern experimental methods, and effective communication skills to problems of interest in industry as well as government or scholarly topics. Employment opportunities for graduates are extensive. These opportunities include: energy and utility; manufacturing; automotive; aerospace; defense and space; research and development; and many others. The emphasis in the curriculum is on engineering sciences (solid mechanics, thermal sciences, fluid mechanics and materials science); mathematics; engineering analysis; engineering design; general sciences; and communication balanced with general education topics and electives. Graduates of the program will also be prepared for graduate studies (subject to grade-point and standardized test qualifications). Students will be prepared to take the fundamentals of engineering examination (and are encouraged to do so) as a step towards professional registration.

Requirements (120 Credits)

In addition to the NMSU and College of Engineering requirements for graduation, a student must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all math, science and engineering courses applied toward their B.S in ME and/or AE minor.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World6
Viewing a Wider World course (differs from below and is not in the College of AS) 3
Select one Viewing A Wider World course from the following:
Great Theorems: The Art of Mathematics3
Energy and Society in the New Millennium3
The Search for Water in the Solar System3
Departmental/College Requirements
Mechanical Engineering
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering Design3
M E 210Electronics and System Engineering3
M E 222Introduction to Product Development3
M E 228Engineering Analysis I3
ENGR 233Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR 234Engineering Mechanics II3
M E 240Thermodynamics3
M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving3
M E 326Mechanical Design3
M E 328Engineering Analysis II3
M E 338Fluid Mechanics3
M E 340Applied Thermodynamics3
M E 341Heat Transfer3
M E 345Experimental Methods I3
M E 349MAE Career Seminar1
M E 425Design of Machine Elements3
M E 445Experimental Methods II3
Select one Mechanics Elective from the following:3
Intermediate Strength of Materials3
Intermediate Dynamics3
Mechanical engineering senior electives (Approved M E 400 level and/or A E 400 level courses only)6
Non-Departmental Requirements
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
Natural Science
PHYS 1320GCalculus -Based Physics II3
ENGR 100GIntroduction to Engineering3
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
CHME 361Engineering Materials3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
Area I: Communications - English Composition - Level 2 Course 2 3
Area IV: Social/Behavorial Sciences Course 2 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III 3
ENGR 233 Engineering Mechanics I 3
PHYS 1320G Calculus -Based Physics II 3
M E 210 Electronics and System Engineering 3
M E 222 Introduction to Product Development 3
M E 228 Engineering Analysis I 3
ENGR 234 Engineering Mechanics II 3
M E 261 Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving 3
M E 240 Thermodynamics 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications Course 2 3
M E 328 Engineering Analysis II 3
M E 338 Fluid Mechanics 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 3
M E 340 Applied Thermodynamics 3
CHME 361 Engineering Materials 3
M E 349 MAE Career Seminar 1
M E 326 Mechanical Design 3
Choose one Mechanics Elective from the following: 3
Intermediate Strength of Materials  
Intermediate Dynamics  
M E 345 Experimental Methods I 3
M E 341 Heat Transfer 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
M E 425 Design of Machine Elements 3
M E 445 Experimental Methods II 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 3
Mechanical engineering senior electives 6
Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Total Credits120