The College of Engineering Mission
The mission of the College of Engineering is to uphold the land grant mission of NMSU and achieve national recognition while serving the educational needs of New Mexico 's diverse population through unique programs of education, research, and public service while graduating world-class engineers for industry, government and education.
The College of Engineering Vision
By 2020, the College of Engineering at NMSU will rank among the top 25 peer Engineering Programs as evidenced by nationally accepted measures of excellence in teaching, research and service.
Beyond the Fundamentals
Undergraduate engineering programs combine engineering fundamentals and design with practical hands-on experiences giving graduates a competitive advantage in both industry and advanced graduate studies. Undergraduate engineering students have access to creative faculty members and graduate students who research and teach modern engineering problems and techniques in diverse areas, including nanotechnology, aerospace technology, information and security technology, bridge and energy innovations, water quality and waste management, computer engineering and laser technology.
Opportunities for Student Involvement
Students are encouraged to join the student chapter of the professional engineering organization in their department. These organizations provide opportunities for students to make invaluable professional contacts, to take part in challenging engineering events and competitions and to join community service projects.
Cooperative education programs, internships and summer programs are designed to enhance the educational experience by giving students hands-on, career-related work experience. This work experience is an important reason why employers prefer to hire NMSU engineering graduates. Internships and summer programs can last from six weeks to six months. Co-ops are usually six months long and can alternate between a work phase and a school phase. Most of these programs allow students to earn money for school. For information about these educational and work opportunities, contact the Cooperative Education Program office.