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 BSME 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 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I3
PHYS 215GLEngineering Physics I Laboratory1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 13
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 33
PHYS 303VEnergy and Society in the New Millennium3
Departmental/College Requirements
Mechanical Engineering
M E 159Graphical Communication and Design2
M E 210Electronics and System Engineering3
M E 222Introduction to Product Development3
M E 228Engineering Analysis I3
M E 236Engineering Mechanics I3
M E 237Engineering 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 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
Natural Science
PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
CHME 361Engineering Materials3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 41
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. 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 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I 4
M E 159 Graphical Communication and Design 2
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 215G Engineering Physics I 3
PHYS 215GL Engineering Physics I Laboratory 1
M E 222 Introduction to Product Development 3
English Composition - Level 2 2 3
MATH 291G Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 3
M E 236 Engineering Mechanics I 3
PHYS 216G Engineering Physics II 3
M E 210 Electronics and System Engineering 3
M E 261 Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving 3
M E 228 Engineering Analysis I 3
M E 237 Engineering Mechanics II 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 3
M E 240 Thermodynamics 3
Oral Communications Elective 2 3
M E 328 Engineering Analysis II 3
M E 338 Fluid Mechanics 3
CHME 361 Engineering Materials 3
M E 340 Applied Thermodynamics 3
M E 349 MAE Career Seminar 1
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 2 3
M E 326 Mechanical Design 3
Mechanics Elective 3
M E 345 Experimental Methods I 3
M E 341 Heat Transfer 3
Area V: Humanities 2 3
PHYS 303V Energy and Society in the New Millennium 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
M E 425 Design of Machine Elements 3
M E 445 Experimental Methods II 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 2 3
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 3
Mechanical engineering senior electives 6
Viewing a Wider World 3 3
1 credit or more to bring the total credits to 120 1
 Total Credits120