UNM Los Alamos

AS Pre-Engineering

AS Pre-Engineering

About the Program

This program represents the course work for the first two years of the baccalaureate degree at UNM Albuquerque Campus and is in compliance with the New Mexico Pre-Engineering Transfer Module.. The courses are pertinent to all fields of engineering: mechanical, chemical, nuclear, civil, construction and computer. Students with this degree are qualified to enter the work force as technicians in various engineering fields or to continue their studies to the baccalaureate level.

A minimum of 66 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.2 overall, with a grade of 2.5. or better in any specifically required course. At least 15 of these 66 hours must be UNM-LA catalog credit courses taken in residence. It is strongly recommended that the student check the specific requirements for the BS in the particular area of engineering of interest (chemical and nuclear, civil, electrical and computer, mechanical etc.) in order to make the best choices among the optional courses.

General Education Requirements

Writing and Speaking (9 credit hours)

  • ENGL 101: Composition I: Exposition (3)
  • ENGL 102: Composition II: Analysis & Argument (3)
  • ENGL 219: Technical Writing (3)

Physical/Natural Sciences (12 credit hours)

  • CHEM 121/123L: General Chemistry I(3)/General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • PHYC 160: General Physics (3) / PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory (1)
  • PHYC 161: General Physics (3) / PHYC 161L: General Physics Laboratory (1)

Mathematics and Statistics (12 credit hours)

  • MATH 162: Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 163: Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 264: Calculus III (4)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)

Including:

  • ECON 105: Introductory Macroeconomics (3)
  • Select one other UNM Core Curriculum course in this area.

Humanities (6 credit hours)

  • Select any UNM Core Curriculum courses in this area.

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

  • Select any UNM Core Curriculum course in this area, or substitute one additional course from the core curriculum in either Humanities or Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Total General Education Requirements: 48 credit hours

Technical Core Requirements

Engineering and Computer Science (6 credit hours)

  • CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors (3)

And 3 credit hours selected from:

  • CE 160L: Civil Engineering Design (3)
  • CE 202 : Engineering Statics (3)
  • ECE 203L: Circuit Analysis I (3)
  • ECE 213: Circuit Analysis II (3)
  • ECE 238L: Computer Logic Design (4)
  • ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I (3)
  • ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II (3)

NOTE: Other engineering courses specified in the B.S. degree plan of interest may be substituted, if offered by UNM–LA.

Other (12 credit hours)

To complete the required number of hours for this degree, other courses (12 credit hours) may be chosen from the following if not already counted in degree program.

Engineering and Computer Science

  • CE 160L: Civil Engineering Design (3)
  • CE 202: Engineering Statics (3)
  • ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I (3)
  • ECE 213: Circuit Analysis II (3)
  • ECE 238L: Computer Logic Design (4)
  • ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I (3)
  • ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II (3)
  • ME 217: Energy, Environment & Society (3)

Note: Other engineering courses specified in the B.S. degree plan of interest may be substituted, if offered by UNM–LA.

Physical/Natural Sciences

  • CHEM 122/124L: General Chemistry II (3)/General Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • EPS 101: How the Earth Works–An Introduction to Geology (3)
  • PHYC 167: Problems in General Physics (1)
  • PHYC 168: Problems in General Physics (1)
  • PHYC 262: General Physics (3)
  • PHYC 267: Problems in General Physics (1)

Foreign Language (Maximum of 3 credit hours)

  • Select any UNM Core Curriculum course in this area.

Total Technical Core Requirements: 18 credit hours

Total Credit hours: 66 credit hours