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Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Las Cruces, NM, United States
NMSU’s Mechanical Engineering Department has been educating mechanical engineers since the university opened in 1888. Beginning in Fall 2006, the ME Department expanded to include an undergraduate degree program in Aerospace Engineering; the first and only Aerospace program in New Mexico and west Texas.


Why graduate school?
  • While entry level engineering requires only a bachelor’s degree, advancement hinges on a higher level of education and training. Master’s degree requirement is increasing in the engineering industry, and doctoral degrees continue to be essential for high level research as well as for academic teaching and research positions.
  • According to a Master’s in mechanical engineering can, in just the first five years, net you up to $36,000 more than your expectation for a BS entry level position.
  • An advanced degree enhances your potential for specialized focus areas.
Why Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University?
  • With over a century of tradition and excellence, research is the foundation of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program.
  • Our Mechanical Engineering graduates are highly sought after by companies and government laboratories including: Los Alamos, Sandia National Laboratories, NASA White Sands, US Army, IBM, Dell, GM, Ford, and Delphi Automotive Systems. Many students complete their M.S. studies at NMSU and continue on for the Ph.D. degree at NMSU and other universities.
  • We offer programs of study, comparable in content and requirements to other universities and colleges of engineering.
Our faculty are engaged in research in a variety of topics within major focus areas:
  • Aeroelasticity & Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics & Vibrations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Robotics and Controls
  • Solid Mechanics & Materials
  • Thermal Science and Energy

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Aeroelasticity & Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics & Vibrations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Robotics and Controls
  • Solid Mechanics & Materials
  • Thermal Science and Energy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to New Mexico State University, all international students must submit an official score of 550 or above on the paper-based, or 79 on the internet-based, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) except as described below.

The TOEFL requirements may be waived for students who hold a degree from an accredited university in the United States or from a country on a list maintained by the Graduate School. The TOEFL requirement may also be waived for students who have a current and official IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    315 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 315 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    252 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 252 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Las Cruces

  • 806 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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