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The mechanical engineering program at New Mexico tech offers the students hands-on laboratory experience in fluid and thermal sciences, mechanics of materials, vibrations, mechatronics, dynamic systems and controls, instrumentation, and measurement. Junior and senior mechanical engineering students work on design projects for two years that range from the SAE Mini Baja vehicles to aerospace aircraft design. Minimum credit hours required-136

In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 54), the following courses are required:
- ES MENG 110 (2)*, 111 (3), 201 (3), 216 (3)**, 302 (3), 303 (3), 316 (3), 332 (3), 347 (3), 350 (3)
- MENG 110 (2)*, 216 (3)**, 302L (1), 304 (3), 305 (3) 351L(1), 352L(1), 381 (2), 382 (2), 405 (2), 405L (1), 421 (3), 431 (3), 441 (3), 451 (3), 481 (3), 482 (3), 483 (2) & 483L (1)
- MATE 202 & 202L (4)
- MATH131 (4), MATH 132 (4), MATH 231 (4), MATH 335 (3)
- MATH 283(3) or MATH 332 (3)
- Technical Electives: Three hours from upper-division courses chosen by the student with the faculty advisor's approval.
* or ES 110 (2)
** or ESMENG 216(3)
Credit for MATH 103, college algebra, and MATH 104, trigonometry, is not allowed for mechanical engineering students.

All engineering majors must take the Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam as a requirement for graduation. Passing this exam is a major step in the process of attaining professional registration. It is strongly recommended that the exam be taken in semester 7, before the graduation semester (semester 8). It is strongly recommended that all Mechanical Engineering students follow the sample curriculum.

Semester 1
- ENGL 111, College English, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MATH 131, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, 4 cr, 3 cl hrs, 3 lab hrs
- CHEM 121, General Chemistry I, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- CHEM 121L, General Chemistry Laboratory I, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 110, 110L Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, 2 cr, 1 cl hr, 3 lab hrs
- Social Science, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 16

Semester 2
- ENGL 112, College English, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MATH 132, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, 4 cr, 4 cl hrs
- PHYS 121, General Physics I, 4 cr, 3 cl hrs, 2 recitation hrs
- PHYS 121L, General Physics Laboratory I, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- ES 111, Computer Programming for Engineers, 3 cr, 2 cl hrs, 3 lab hrs
- Humanities, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 18

Semester 3
- MATH 231, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, 4 cr, 4 cl hrs
- CHEM 122, General Chemistry II, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- CHEM 122L, General Chemistry Laboratory II, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- ES 201, Statics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MATE 202, Materials Engineering I, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MATE 202L Materials Engineering I Laboratory, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- Social Science, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 18

Semester 4
- MATH 335, Ordinary Differential Equations, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- PHYS 122, General Physics II, 4 cr, 3 cl hrs, 2 recitation hrs
- PHYS 122L, General Physics Laboratory II, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MATH 337, Engineering Mathematics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- ES 302, Mechanics of Materials, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 302L, Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 216/ES 216, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 18

Semester 5
- MENG 305, Engineering Analysis, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- ES 303, Engineering Dynamics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 304, Advanced Strength of Materials, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- ES 347, Thermodynamics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 381, Junior Engineering Design Clinic I, 2 cr, 1 cl hr, 3 lab hrs
- ENGL 341, Technical Writing, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 17

Semester 6
- ES 332, Electrical Engineering, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 421, Finite Element Analysis and Design, 3 cr, 2 cl hrs, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 351L, Fluid and Thermal Sciences Laboratory, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 352L, Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 382, Junior Engineering Design Clinic II, 2 cr, 1 cl hr, 3 lab hrs
- ES 316, Engineering Economics, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- ES 350, Heat and Mass Transfer, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 16

Semester 7 (Take FE exam)
- MENG 405, Dynamic Systems and Controls, 2 cr, 2 cl hrs
- MENG 405L, Dynamic Systems and Controls Laboratory, 1 cr, 3 lab hrs
- MENG 451, Design of Machine Elements, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 481, Senior Engineering Design Clinic I, 3 cr, 1 cl hr, 6 lab hrs
- MENG 441, Dynamics and Vibrations in Structural Design, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- Humanities, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- Social Science, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 18

Semester 8
- MENG 431, Fluid and Thermal Systems Design I, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- MENG 483, Mechatronics, 2 cr hr, 2 cl hr
- MENG 483L, Mechatronics Lab, 1 cr hr, 3 cl hr
- MENG 482, Senior Engineering Design Clinic II, 3 cr, 1 cl hr, 6 lab hrs
- Technical Elective, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
- Humanities/Social Science, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs
Total credit hours: 15