47
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
29
Accepted
11
Enrolled
48%

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

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: 7

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

47
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 29.79%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.13%

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:
625,961

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3450
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Ruey-Hung Chen
Department Head
Email: chenrh@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-1945
Fax: 575-646-6111