UNM Los Alamos

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)


The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the UNM-School of Engineering are collaborating to expand an existing two-year pre-engineering program to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program on the UNM-LA campus. The program was developed to meet identified workforce needs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) but will also provide local students the same opportunity.


Mechanical engineers design and develop many of the products, systems, and technologies that move everyday life. Mechanical engineers apply mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other sciences, together with computers, instrumentation, and other tools to create a wide range of hardware, software, and systems.


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos provides graduates with the necessary skills to compete in this rapidly changing discipline. In addition, the BSME provides a solid, scientific foundation for other degrees such as the MBA, MD, DDS, etc. UNM Mechanical Engineering students have the opportunity to work on energy and transportation projects ranging from racecars to high altitude balloon launches and from building efficiency to alternative energy systems.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Schedule for Summer and Fall 21

The following courses in the Mechanical Engineering Area will be offered at the Los Alamos Campus of the University of New Mexico: 

  • CE 202 – Statics. Summer 21

  • ME 160L - Mechanical Engineering Design I. Fall 21
  • CHEM 1215 - General Chemistry I for STEM Majors. Fall 21
  • MATH 1512 - Calculus I. Fall 21
  • PHYS 1310 - Calculus-Based Physics I. Fall 21
  • MATH 1522 - Calculus II. Fall 21
  • ME 217 - Energy Environment & Society. Fall 21
  • MATH 2531 - Calculus III. Fall 21
  • ME 318L - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Fall 21
  • MATH 316 - Applied Ordinary Differential Equations. Fall 21
  • ME 301 – Thermodynamics. Fall 21



For questions regarding the Mechanical Engineering program, including admissions and program requirements, please contact program academic advisor Coco Rae at cocorae@unm.edu or 505.661.4692.


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