Admission to the Undergraduate Program

Entering as a pre-major in Mechanical Engineering

UNM applicants who are interested in the Mechanical Engineering major are admitted to the School of Engineering with pre-major status in Mechanical Engineering. Students in the pre-major status are required to complete specific courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering program.

Acceptance to the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

After being admitted as a pre-major, students must complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to be accepted into the Mechanical Engineering program.

  • Math 1512 or Math 1512 /162
  • Math 1522 or Math 1522/163
  • Chemistry 1215 + 1215L
  • Physics 1310
  • Physics 1310L
  • ME 160L
  • ENG 130L or CS 151L

After each term, once grades are officially posted through the Registrar’s office, the status of those students who have been accepted will change from pre-major to BSME.

Students will be notified that they have been officially accepted into the Mechanical Engineering program via their UNM email address. The BSME degree is a total of 121 credit hours.

Applying to the Shared Credit Program

Students apply to the shared credit program during the undergraduate junior year, one year prior to graduation from the BSME program. At least 64 credit hours need to be mathematics, science and engineering courses (ME, CE, ECE, CS, Chem, Math, Stat and Phyc) applicable to the BSME degree. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 is normally required, counting only the completed courses applicable to BSME at the time of application.

The application deadline is November 30 in the Fall semester and April 30 in the Spring semester. The departmental decision will be made by the beginning of the following semester. Admission to the graduate portion of this program is provisional, and is not finalized until the student satisfactorily completes the requirements for the BS degree.

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