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 race cars 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 Fall 22

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

ME 160LEngineering Design I - on campus
MATH 1512Calculus I - on campus
MATH 1522Calculus II - online
MATH 2531Calculus III - online
PHYS 1310 Calculus-Based Physics I - on campus
PHYS 1310L Calculus-Based Physics I Lab - on campus
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry I STEM Majors - on campus
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry I STEM Majors Lab - on campus
CE 202 Engineering Statics - online
ECE 203L Circuit Analysis I - on campus
ENG 130L Intro Engineering Computing - remote synchronous
ME 217 Energy Environment & Society - online
ME 301 Thermodynamics - on campus
ME 318L Mechanical Engineering Lab - on campus



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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