18 months
27846 USD/year
27846 USD/year
8757 USD/year
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The University of New Mexico (UNM) Manufacturing Engineering Program (MEP), a multidisciplinary graduate-level program within the School of Engineering (SOE), offers the degree of Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (MEME) via all SOE departments, except Civil Engineering.


  • The Manufacturing Engineering degree at The University of New Mexico requires 33 credit hours. A Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a Manufacturing concentration is offered via the Mechanical Engineering Department (37 credit hours). A 3-month industrial internship in a manufacturing setting is required for the MEME and MS/Mfg degrees. Although a research thesis is an option, MEP students typically elect to do a manufacturing project with industry.
  • The MEME degree supports concentrations in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Mechanical and Equipment Manufacturing (MEM), and Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing (SEM). The MEP core curriculum utilizes two MBA-level courses provided by the UNM Anderson Schools of Management (ASM) that cover manufacturing organization and management (MGMT-506) and microeconomics for managers (MGMT-504). The SEM concentration has a special core that covers semiconductor and microelectronics design and processing, and factory design and operations. The various curricula are listed under the Curricula site button.
  • Also, the UNM MEP and ASM offer a 60-hour dual-degree program leading to a MEME degree and an M.B.A. (MEME/MBA plan). An industrial internship and project are an integral part of the program. The curriculum for this degree is listed under the Curricula site button.


Manufacturing Engineering Students, although allowed to pursue a Thesis (Plan I), typically opt for a Project (Plan II) in conjunction with an industry partner. Companies that have supported student masters projects include:
  • Aerospace Composite Structures
  • American Gypsum, Cell Robotics
  • CTS
  • CVI Laser
  • Eclipse Aviation
  • Elastimold, Emcore
  • Envirco
  • Ernest Thompson Furniture
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery
  • Ford
  • Formulab

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Semiconductor Process Integration and Test
  • Microelectronics
  • MEMS and Transducers Development and Technology
  • Design and Manufacturing in Industry
  • Design for Manufacturability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Educational Background
  • Test Scores
  • Letter of Intent
  • Writing Sample
  • CV/Resume
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    8757 USD/year
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Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
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