• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Plan I (Thesis)

This Mechanical Engineering degree plan requires 31 credit hours. Six (6) credit hours (ME 599) are required for a thesis. A seminar course must be taken for two semesters.

Plan II (Project)

This degree plan requires 34 credit hours. Three (3) credit hours (ME 559) are required for a project. A seminar course must be taken for two semesters.

Optional Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering: The M.S. with the Manufacturing Engineering concentration requires 37 credit hours and a three-month industrial internship in a manufacturing setting. At least three electives for this program must be selected from a set of engineering science courses defined by the department.

Plan III (Coursework Only)

This degree plan requires 34 credit hours. A seminar course must be taken for two semesters.

Career Opportunities

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.  A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required. However, many employers also require graduate school and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Numerical Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Theoretical Fluid Mechanics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

The Director of Graduate Programs makes admission decisions. Applicants must hold (or will have completed by the time they arrive) an accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree and at least a B average in their final two years (or their final, earned 60 credit hours) of their last degree.

Applications from individuals with a B.S. degree in other Engineering disciplines, Math, Computer Science, and Physical Sciences (such as Physics and Chemistry) are also considered. To qualify for a graduate degree, applicants are expected to have at least an undergraduate-level exposure to most of the core ME disciplines.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per 24 credits

Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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