Educational Objectives

of our Engineering Technology Programs


Civil Engineering Technology

1. That graduates are competent in at least one of the following, as they apply to the local region:

  • a) Land Development
  • b) Infrastructure Development
  • c) Heavy Civil Construction
  • d) Cost Estimating
  • e) Characterization and mechanical properties of construction materials

2. That graduates are proficient in the assessment of Engineering Alternatives

3. That graduates are:

  • a) Meeting the engineering needs of the region, both in government and private sectors
  • b) Leaders in their specialized field of endeavor


Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way. And are further defined below:

  1. Graduates will be proficient in the following areas: Digital and analog circuits, power technology, electronic instrumentation, computer hardware, infrastructure, software, and programming languages including HDL.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace though additional education, formal or informal.
  3. Graduates will show an awareness of ethical, societal and professional responsibilities.


Information Engineering Technology

  1. Graduates will be a vital part of the organization in the field in which they were hired as related to their degree.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace though additional education, formal or informal.
  3. Graduates will show an awareness of ethical, societal and professional responsibilities.


Mechanical Engineering Technology

The baccalaureate degree curriculum of the Mechanical Option in Engineering Technology at New Mexico State University will prepare graduates with the knowledge base, problem solving abilities, and practical skills of mechanical aptitude necessary to enter careers that involve the design, installation, manufacture, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems encountered in industry, consulting, or government. Graduates will have the ability to analyze, perform applied design, develop, implement, or oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes.

NMSU MET (ABET Criterion 9)

An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline; to include:
9a Algebra, trigonometry, Boolean mathematics, calculus, statistics and probability, fundamental principles and concepts of science and engineering technology, good practice in problem solving, and methods of standard practice in the analysis and applied design of mechanical systems.
(also ABET 3a, 3b, and 3d)
9b Fundamental aspects of AC and DC circuits, electrical components, computer programming logic, instrumentation principles, experimental techniques, methods of standard practice in the testing and evaluation of mechanical systems, safety consciousness, critical thinking skills, and codes and standards.
(also ABET 3a, 3b, and 3c)
9c Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, engineering materials and their selection, measuring tools, machine tools, quality systems and processes, process improvement methods, economic principles, cost analysis techniques, and project management, relevant to mechanical technology areas.
(also ABET 3a, 3b, and 3d)
9d Current software corresponding to good practice in the application of mechanical engineering technologies. Software application functions to include: word processing, spreadsheet calculations, graphing, presentation media, computer assisted drafting and manufacturing, manufacturing processes, statistics, data acquisition, project management, and the analysis and applied design of systems involving mechanisms, machines, or fluid and thermal processes.
(also ABET 3a)
And, with respect to validation that graduates have been prepared for careers in their discipline, or postgraduate academic study in the discipline or a related one:

9e Graduates will receive offers for employment positions, commensurate with the level of a Bachelor’s degree in technology, or be accepted into a Master’s degree program for which the degree constitutes a prerequisite.

After degree completion and following 2-5 years of employment in a field-related technical area, graduates will demonstrate competence in a specialty area, or in the management of technical personnel. This is facilitated by a curriculum designed not only to provide a broad scope of technical knowledge, but also to emphasize the understanding of fundamental principles, the utilization of modern tools, and the importance of communication and team skills.

In conjunction with the closely-related student outcomes, the above program educational objectives are intended to help ensure that graduates may better compete in a changing world.

Surveying Engineering

  1. NMSU Surveying Engineering program graduates will acquire the ability to become a licensed professional surveyor.
  2. NMSU Surveying Engineering program graduates will demonstrate leadership potential by either:
    • becoming professionally involved with a local, state, or national organization in a leadership role
    • advance to a supervisory position, or
    • own a surveying business
  3. NMSU Surveying Engineering program graduates will demonstrate growth and advancement in the surveying profession.