The Mechanical Engineering building houses most department facilities, including the Controls, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Material Science, Materials Test, Microprocessor, Robotics and Vibrations Laboratories. Other facilities supporting research are the High Performance Computing, Educational and Research Center (HPCERC) and the Manufacturing Technology and Training Center (MTTC).

Energy research affiliated with the department is conducted at the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies (CEET).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has close collaborations with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, nearby Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, plus the Air Force Research Laboratory. Research facilities at these laboratories are often used by graduate students.

Additional information on the programs and facilities of the Mechanical Engineering Department may be obtained by contacting either the graduate director or the chairperson.