Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org .

The Mission

The mission of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at New Mexico State University is threefold:

  • to educate those who will advance knowledge and become the future leaders of industry and academia;
  • to conduct both basic and applied research in mechanical and aerospace engineering and related interdisciplinary areas; and
  • to provide service to the professions, to the state of New Mexico, to the country and to the future development of engineering worldwide.

The mission of the Undergraduate Program is to serve the state of New Mexico by providing students with a strong background in mechanical or aerospace engineering, and by producing highly sought after graduates.

Educational objectives and program outcomes derive from this mission, and reflect NMSU’s university-wide mission, objectives, and standards.

Educational Objectives

A critical focus within the department is to afford undergraduates of varying backgrounds and abilities every opportunity for achieving success in the mechanical and aerospace engineering professions. To address this focus, the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, with input from other constituents, have established the following program educational objectives that inform the overall undergraduate programs:

  • Our graduates will gain relevant employment and/or pursue a graduate degree.
  • Our graduates will advance in their level of workplace responsibility.

The MAE Department is considering a change to these PEOs and solicits constituency input to the proposed revised Educational Objectives.

Statement of Program Outcomes

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department has adopted ABET program outcomes 1 through 7 to foster achievement of the undergraduate program educational objectives.

These outcomes ensure that students have the skills, knowledge and behavior at the time of degree completion that will enable them to realize the educational objectives in their professional lives. Program outcomes are stated below:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Undergraduate Enrollment Data

Undergraduate Enrollment by Fall Census
UndergraduatesMajor*Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020
Bachelor of ScienceAerospace193174189199183
Bachelor of ScienceMechanical452437371356340
Bachelor of ScienceDual ME/AE506393117177
TOTAL695674653672700
*Both primary and secondary majors are included.
Source: Office of Institutional Analysis 3rd Friday Census student files


 

Graduate Students Enrollment by Fall Census
Graduate StudentsMajor*Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020
Master of ScienceAerospace68997
Master of ScienceMechanical1417261919
Master of EngineeringMechanical00044
Doctor of PhilosophyAerospace11125
Doctor of PhilosophyMechanical1821232928
Dual MS/PhDMechanical10000
TOTAL4047596363
*Both primary and secondary majors are included though rare at the graduate level.
Source: Office of Institutional Analysis 3rd Friday Census student files

Graduation Data

Degrees Awarded by Academic Year*
DEGREEMAJOR2016 - 172017 - 182018 - 192019 - 20
Bachelor of ScienceAerospace33274535
Bachelor of ScienceMechanical133109103104
Master of ScienceAerospace0102
Master of ScienceMechanical10142116
Master of EngineeringMechanical0001
Doctor of PhilosophyAerospace0001
Doctor of PhilosophyMechanical6235
TOTAL182153172164
*Academic Year = Fall, Spring, and trailing Summer semesters
Source: Office of Institutional Analysis degrees file through Summer 2020