Typical starting salaries range from $60-$85k, with some graduates starting in the six figures. Job placement is nearly 100%.
- Drilling Supervisor
- Engineering Technician
- Engineering Technologist
- Field Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Mechanical Design Technologist
- Mechanical Engineer
- Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer
- Operations Engineer
- Packaging Engineer
- Plastics Injection Technician
- Products Design Engineer
- Product Development Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Prototype Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- R&D Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Technical Consultant
- Test Engineer
- Tooling Engineer
Students must complete all University degree requirements which can see be seen with full details on the MET Catalogs Page. Degree requirements include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. A typical 4-year graduation plan can be seen below.
|ENGR 100 (3)||ENGL 111G (4)||A ST 311 (3)||E T 190 (4)||E T 306
& 306 L(4)
|E T 328 (4)||E T 426 (4)||E T 402 (1)|
|E T 110 (3)||E T 210 (3)||COMM 265G (3)||E T 305 (3)||E T 308
& 308 L(4)
|E T 396 (3)||VWW from College of Business (3)
|E T 182 (3)||E T 240 (3)||ENGL 218G (3)||CHEM 110G(4)||E T 241 (3)||TE (3)||VWW (3)
|E T 435 (3)|
|E T 217
& 217L (4)
|E T 262 (3)||TE (3)||E T 410 (1)||I E 451 (3)|
|E T 310
& 310L (4)
|GRAND TOTAL: 120-122|
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Minors & Concentrations
Mechanical Engineering Technology offers the following concentrations:
- Renewable Energy Technology
The civil engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
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:
- an ability to perform applied design, evaluation, testing and assessment of mechanical systems.
- an ability to analyze, problem solve, develop, implement, and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes.
- competence in a field of mechanical engineering technology, related specialty area, or in the management of technical personnel.
- an ability to successfully compete in a rapidly changing world and obtain satisfying employment
Graduates in the NMSU Mechanical Engineering Technology program will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams; and
- a recognition of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, professional stewardship by upholding commitments and meeting expectations, maintaining ethical conduct and safety.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Mechanical will exhibit the skills and characteristics specified under the Department’s Program Outcomes. These Outcomes will be evaluated via the following Assessment Tools:
1. Senior capstone courses
A senior capstone courses is an assessment tools for the MET, being ET 435. Class Assessment Forms for these classes are the assessment tools.
2. Performance in specific components of student work
This measure includes extracting specific categories of student work from several classes in order to measure an outcome. For example, the lab portion from several classes is used to measure outcome laboratory and field testing, working in teams, communication and evaluating engineering materials. Class Assessment Forms for specific classes are the assessment tools. 3. Performance in activity or service based learning (club functions/competitions/conferences/projects)Students in the MET program are active in several regional and national engineering organizations and competitions. These include: Associated Schools of Construction Students Bidding Competition and Aggies Without Limits.
4. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
This national exam is used to measure those outcomes dealing with basic knowledge, skills, analysis and design. MET students are compared to their peers on each of the topics covered in the exam.
5. Senior competency exam
The MET Senior Competency Exam (similar to the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam) covers topics from classes up through, but not including, the senior year. The exam is primarily conceptual with calculations needed on 15% of the problems.
6. Certification Tests
Several certification opportunities present themselves to students during their time in the MET Program. Results from these certification tests are used to measure outcomes which deal with field testing, laboratory skills, quality and lifelong learning.
7. FE Practice Exam
As suggested in the 2016 assessment meeting, FE practice exam became one of the measures for outcome. Intermediate exams are given in specific subject areas: Math, Statics, Ethics, Dynamics, Fluids, Materials, Structures, Geo-tech, and Transportation. Added lifelong learning questions to the practice exam are now being used as measures for outcomes.
Associate Department Head
IET Program Coordinator