Hero Image
Department of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

Departmental Accreditation

The Mission of the NMT Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department is: 

To educate our students so that they are prepared to obtain and succeed in the best positions in industry, government laboratories, and graduate schools;

To advance the frontiers of materials science and engineering;

To serve the public of New Mexico through outreach and expanded education;

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The Materials Engineering, Materials Engineering with Metallurgical Engineering Option, and Materials Engineering with Biomaterials option programs will prepare graduates who:


ABET Accrediation LogoThe Materials Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Student Outcomes

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering
problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet
specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and
welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and
economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in
engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must
consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic,
environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together
provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment,
establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectivesf) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation,
analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using
appropriate learning strategies

New Mexico Tech Mission Statement

New Mexico Tech is an institute of higher learning that serves the diverse population of New Mexico by integrating education, research, public service, and economic development through emphasis on science, engineering, and natural resources. Its mission is multi-fold: