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New Mexico State University

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) Master of science
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) Master of science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Master of engineering students do not have the thesis option, only master of science students
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
30
Accepted
13
Enrolled
73%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 33.85%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.62%
Unknown 3.08%

Gender

Male (87%)
Female (12%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Combustion and propulsion, gas dynamics and supersonic flows; experimental and fluid dynamics; nonlinear dynamics and control; robotics and mechatronics; renewable/alternative energy; smart structure and energy harvesting; experimental and computational mechanics; multiscale modeling and nanosystems; micromechanics of materials; aeroelasticity and flutter; design optimization; heat transfer and energy efficiency; polymer and composite materials; thermal and thermomechanical storage
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
793,827

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3450
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Fangjun Shu
Interim Department Head
Email: shu@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-1945
Fax: 575-646-6111

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