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Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Programs


BS in Mechanical Engineering

Program Descriptions

Mechanical engineers design and manufacture components and systems, therefore they are required to take courses that emphasize the engineering design process. The mechanical engineering graduate should be well equipped to undertake a professional engineering career in any technology that he or she chooses.

The mechanical engineering program at New Mexico Tech offers  students hands‐on laboratory experiences in fluid and thermal sciences, mechanics of materials, vibrations, mechatronics, dynamic systems and controls, instrumentation, and measurement. Mechanical engineers in industry must be able to interact with many engineering disciplines, so they are also required to take courses in other engineering disciplines. 


New Mexico Tech awards minors for your secondary field of study. While the number of credits required for a minor vary from department to department, a minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Students cannot earn a minor with either the Associate of General Studies or Bachelor of General Studies. You must declare a minor and be assigned a minor advisor prior to completing the coursework for the minor.  Formal details for these minors are available in the Mechanical Engineering section of the current NMT Catalog.  The summaries below are for reference, and all students should reference the current catalog for specifics. 


Being a part of the Mechanical Engineering Department allows students to also participate in various clubs that can promote further networking capabilities and experience in their respective fields through a community of other professional and student engineers in their chapter. 

Design Clinic

In Junior and Senior year, every mechanical Engineering Student is required to take a Design Clinic course that is centered around team develpoment and utilizing their knowledge for hands on experience. Each Design Team ranges from different disciplines of Engineering while incorporating all the concepts that students have learned in class for project development. For information on these projects please visit the link here.