Materials Engineering Department
To Prospective Students

Thank you for considering the Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech. As a student in our department, you will experience small class sizes, many hands-on laboratory courses, and a small, right-knit department where faculty and students work closely together. You will find that studying Materials Engineering is challenging and rewarding.

The undergraduate students in Materials Engineering are extremely active, both on campus and off. The Materials Club does activities ranging from weekly meetings to attending annual national conferences. Our students are involved in undergraduate research, teaching assistantships, and work internships at companies and in national labs.

We hope that you become interested in pursuing a bachelors degree in Materials Engineering. Please do not hesitate to contact the department for assistance or additional information.

Nikolai Kalugin

Degree Options

About Materials Engineering at New Mexico Tech

At its core, Materials Engineering involves the development and improvement of materials involved in all engineering applications. Materials engineers stress the relationship between processing, structure, and properties of all types of materials, including metallic, ceramic, polymeric, composite, and biological materials.

Our curriculum is designed to offer strong foundation in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. From there, undergraduate students learn fundamental knowledge of how processing influences the microstructure of materials scaling down to the molecular level, and how these, in turn, govern properties such as the strength or hardness, of a material. This approach provides a scientific basis for developing new engineering solids, such as faster electronic chips or smart materials with flash memory.

Students finish their undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering with a year-long senior design project.

What a Materials Engineering Degree means for you

The Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech interweaves science and engineering to produce graduates who are capable of meeting the challenges of an ever-changing workplace. Our students graduate with the ability to:

Materials & Metallurgical Engineering at NMT is an ABET accredited engineering department. Our alumni are employed at Intel, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, and Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs.