Graduate Programs


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Programs

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department accepts applications from prospective MS, ME and PhD students in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Details of the program requirements can be found here.

Why graduate school?

While entry-level engineering requires only a bachelor’s degree, advancement hinges on a higher level of education and training. Master’s degree requirement is increasing in the engineering industry, and doctoral degrees continue to be essential for high-level research as well as for academic teaching and research positions.
According to a Master’s in mechanical engineering can, in just the first five years, net you up to $36,000 more than your expectation for a BS entry-level position.
An advanced degree enhances your potential for specialized focus areas.

Why now?

The longer you wait, the more you forget.
Obligations such as work, finances and family responsibilities can conflict with graduate school. Full-time work makes an academic load last for five to six years (more for a PhD).

Why Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New Mexico State University?

With over a century of tradition and excellence, research is the foundation of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program.

Our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduates are highly sought after by companies and government laboratories including: Los Alamos, Sandia National Laboratories, NASA White Sands, US Army, IBM, Dell, GM, Ford, and Delphi Automotive Systems. Many students complete their M.S. studies at NMSU and continue on for the Ph.D. degree at NMSU and other universities.

Graduate Degrees Offered

Master Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Areas of active research in mechanical engineering include the following:

  • computational and experimental fluid mechanics,
  • energy systems and components,
  • thermal management,
  • modeling and analysis of machining processes,
  • micromechanics and cross property connections,
  • computational mechanics with application to material properties,
  • renewable energy,
  • nonlinear dynamics and vibration,
  • reduced order modeling in multibody dynamics,
  • structural dynamics and fluids,
  • robotics,
  • composite materials and nanomaterials.

Areas of active research in aerospace engineering include the following:

  • computational, theoretical and experimental aerodynamics,
  • vortex dynamics,
  • flow control,
  • aeroelasticity and flutter,
  • space dynamics and control,
  • propulsion,
  • structural health monitoring, and
  • unmanned aerial systems.

For more information about our Graduate Programs, please email Dr. Young Ho Park.