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Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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They use mathematics, physics and other sciences in conjunction with computers, electronic instrumentation and other tools to create a range of systems including integrated circuits, telecommunication networks, wireless communication systems, diagnostic medical equipment, “green” energy and more.

Since the technology in computer engineering changes very rapidly, the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico stresses fundamental concepts as well as current application methods. Students have the opportunity to work on robots, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, pulsed power, fusion science and more. 

Electrical Engineering students at UNM might work with architecture students to design a solar-powered home, collaborate with fellow students on a swarm of networked robots, or contribute to research as an undergraduate working with internationally renowned faculty on sources of high power such as microwaves, quantum dots, and reconfigurable antennas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Introduction to Programming
  • General Physics
  • Composition

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completion of at least 26 semester hours applicable to the degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.20 out of a possible 4.3 and a minimum grade of C for every course. If more than 26 hours applicable to the degree have been completed, the minimum GPA of 2.20 also applies to those hours.
  • Completion of at least 18 semester hours of freshman-year technical subjects, with a minimum GPA of at least 2.50 and a minimum grade of C for every course.
  • for the Electrical Engineering Program: Chemistry 121 and Chemistry 123L and additional courses selected from the following:
  • for the Electrical Engineering Program: math, chemistry, physics
  • Completion of English 101 or its equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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