2017-18 Degree Plan

Mechanical Engineering, BS

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical Engineering
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4 Year Plan

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Starting Math 150

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CNM to UNM Transfer

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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 17 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
Cc ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I 3 C
Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
Cc CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 34 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
Cc MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors 3 C
Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 50 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C
Cc ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II 3 C
Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
Cc PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
ME 217: Energy, Environment and Society 3 C
  • In order to take ME 260L the student must be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering Department
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 66 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 306: Dynamics 3 C
Cc MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
Cc ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I 3 C
Cc ME 318L: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4 C
Writing and Speaking Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 82 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C
Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C
Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C
Math Elective 3 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
  • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 98 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C
ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C
Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C
ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C
ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
Second Language Core Course or ME 406L: Formula SAE Racecar Design ** 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 111 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C
Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C
Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C
ME Technical Elective or ME 407: Formula SAE Racecar Fabrication Lab ** 3 C
Term Hours: 13
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 124 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V or ME 408: Formula SAE Racecar Test Lab ** 4 C
Technical Elective 3 C
ME Technical Elective 3 C
ME Technical Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 13
Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.

  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 110, CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L.

  • ** This degree option is for students that choose to obtain their BS in Mechanical Engineering through the FSAE option. The last 3 semesters of this curriculum change as seen above. If a student chooses to obtain their BSME with this option they must consult with their advisor at the beginning of his junior academic year.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
    Cc MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry 5 C
    CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors 3 C
    Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
    Cc CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 32 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
    Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
    Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
    Cc PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
    Cc ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I 3 C
    Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 36 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
    Term Hours: 4
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 52 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C
    Cc ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II 3 C
    Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
    Cc PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
    ME 217: Energy, Environment and Society 3 C
    • In order to take ME 260L the student must be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering Department
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 68 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 306: Dynamics 3 C
    Cc MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
    Cc ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I 3 C
    Cc ME 318L: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4 C
    Writing and Speaking Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 84 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C
    Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C
    Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C
    Math Elective 3 C
    ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
    • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 97 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C
    ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C
    ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C
    Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C
    Second Language Core Course or ME 406L: Formula SAE Racecar Design ** 3 C
    Term Hours: 13
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 113 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C
    Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C
    Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C
    ME Technical Elective or ME 407: Formula SAE Racecar Fabrication Lab ** 3 C
    Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 129 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V or ME 408: Formula SAE Racecar Test Lab ** 4 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    ME Technical Elective 3 C
    ME Technical Elective 3 C
    Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.

  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 110, CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L.

  • ** This degree option is for students that choose to obtain their BS in Mechanical Engineering through the FSAE option. The last 3 semesters of this curriculum change as seen above. If a student chooses to obtain their BSME with this option they must consult with their advisor at the beginning of his junior academic year.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    Cc CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 1010: Survey of Engineering Fields (CNM) 1 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 31 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 37 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 6
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 52 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 2219: Technical Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Cc ENGR 2810: Engineering Statics (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 68 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGR 2910: Circuit Analysis (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 2910: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (CNM) 3 C
    Cc ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (ME 318L)]) 4 C
    Cc ENGR 2815: Engineering Dynamics (CNM) 3 C
    Cc ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (ME 160L)) 3 C
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 77 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    ECON 2200: Macroeconomics (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 9
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 93 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C
    Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C
    Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C
    ME 217: Energy, Environment and Society 3 C
    Cc ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C
    ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C
    ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C
    Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C
    Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 119 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C
    Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C
    ME Technical Elective 3 C
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 12
    Term 10 Hours Towards Degree: 135 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V 4 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    ME Technical Elective 3 C
    ME Technical Elective 3 C
    MATH Elective 3 C
    • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
    Term Hours: 16
    Degree Plan Notes
  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 110, CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L.