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 (131 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.

General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Written Communications Elective 13
Oral Communications Elective 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Area III: Natural Science
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
Areas IV & V: Social and Behavioral Sciences & Humanities and Fine Arts
Select 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least 6 credits from each area: 115
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Select 6-9 credits from Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology electives 1
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts:
Select 6-9 credits from History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, and Religion electives 1
Institution Specific General Education
Viewing a Wider World Electives 16
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
Select one Mathematics Elective from the following:3
Vector Analysis3
Complex Variables3
Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control3
Matrix Theory and Applied Linear Algebra3
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
Natural Science
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I3
PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II3
Engineering
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
CHME 361Engineering Materials3
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 425Design of Machine Elements3
M E 426Design Project Laboratory I3
M E 427Design Project Laboratory II3
M E 445Experimental Methods II3
M E 449Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar1
Select one Mechanics Elective from the following:3
Intermediate Strength of Materials3
Vibrations3
Intermediate Dynamics3
Mechanical engineering senior electives (Approved M E 400 level and/or A E 400 level courses only)6
Total Credits131
1

See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 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
 Credits17
Spring
MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
CHEM 112G General Chemistry II 4
M E 222 Introduction to Product Development 3
Written Communications Elective 1 3
Area IV: Social/ Behavioral Sciences 1 3
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
MATH 291G Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 3
M E 236 Engineering Mechanics I 3
PHYS 215G Engineering Physics I 3
M E 210 Electronics and System Engineering 3
M E 261 Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving 3
 Credits15
Spring
M E 228 Engineering Analysis I 3
M E 237 Engineering Mechanics II 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 3
PHYS 216G Engineering Physics II 3
M E 240 Thermodynamics 3
Oral Communications Elective 1 3
 Credits18
Junior
Fall
M E 328 Engineering Analysis II 3
M E 338 Fluid Mechanics 3
CHME 361 Engineering Materials 3
M E 340 Applied Thermodynamics 3
Area IV: Social/ Behavioral Sciences 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
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 and Fine Arts 1 6
 Credits18
Senior
Fall
M E 426 Design Project Laboratory I 3
M E 425 Design of Machine Elements 3
M E 445 Experimental Methods II 3
M E 449 Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar 1
Area IV or Area V 1 3
Viewing a Wider World 3
 Credits16
Spring
M E 427 Design Project Laboratory II 3
Math Elective 3
Mechanical engineering senior electives 6
Viewing a Wider World 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits131
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  See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.