Mechanical Engineering

Degrees in mechanical engineering offered at UNM

CONTACT US

Dr. Yu-Lin Shen
Graduate faculty advisor
505.277.6286
Mechanical Engineering Building
shenyl@unm.edu

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About Albuquerque
About New Mexico

The UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate programs provide in-depth study in energy, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, manufacturing, dynamics, robotics, controls, instrumentation, modeling, simulation, and optimization. Our department also contributes in advancing the science and engineering of thermal, mechanical, and aerospace systems, as well as materials and design.

Our department has a tradition of outstanding scholarship. Several of our senior faculty members have been honored with the grade of fellow in professional societies. Many currently hold editorships of archival journals.

Graduate programs

Our graduate programs emphasize development of analytical skills, acquisition of knowledge and understanding of technical tools required to be an effective mechanical engineer.

The department offers academic programs leading to:

  • Master of science in mechanical engineering (MSME). The MSME has two options, one with a thesis and one with a capstone project.
  • Doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. program requires coursework similar to the master’s program, but prepares students for research careers by challenging them to make a groundbreaking contribution in the form of a Ph.D. dissertation. In addition to coursework, Ph.D. students work closely with their chosen advisor to develop research skills.

Program Application Deadlines
Fall: March 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
  July 1 Domestic applicants
Spring: August 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
  November 1 Domestic applicants
Summer: January 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
April 30 Domestic applicants
Comment: *International students must contact department for further application information.