Civil Engineering, MENG

School of Engineering

Program Description:

The Master of Engineering (MENG) in Civil Engineering degree is a coursework-only (Plan III) degree with a focus on professional practice. Graduate study leading to the MENG degree will be offered within or by combining six focus areas of civil engineering: construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and material science, transportation engineering, and water resources-hydraulic engineering.


The MENG degree requirements are:


  1. 33 credit hours of graduate coursework.
  2. 15 credit hours of practice-oriented civil engineering classes.
  3. 12 additional credit hours of coursework that support the student’s area of interest.
  4. 6 additional credit hours that advance the student’s management skillset.
  5. A maximum of 12 credit hours can be taken in transfer and/or non-degree graduate student status.
  6. At least 18 credit hours must be numbered 500 or higher
  7. Not more than 15 credit hours can be taken from a single instructor
  8. General UNM limits, including transfer credit, course work from a single professor, and time of completion.

Admission Requirements:

Application Deadlines
Domestic StudentsInternational Students
Fall semester:July 15March 1
Spring semester:November 10August 1
Summer session:April 29January 1

Applicants wishing to be considered for funding, including fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships should submit their applications by February 1. Early application is recommended. 

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required of all applicants for graduate study in civil engineering. The Master of Construction Management requires either the GRE or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering requires either the GRE or evidence of passage of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. See the Civil Engineering department Web site for more information about applying to the CE graduate program.

Contact Information:

Missy Garoza : Coordinator of Program Advisement
(505) 277-6633