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Materials Engineering, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Socorro, NM, United States
The undergraduate materials engineering program offered by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology attempts to provide these foundations in an academic atmosphere that fosters growth and collaboration. With a small class size, students have the opportunity to interact closely with professors and conduct research in laboratories.
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Program Description

Students at the materials engineering program offered by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, are exposed to materials science principles starting from their freshman year and which continue through their senior year. A number of options are available in the department so that students have the flexibility to select courses that suit a specialization. In addition to theoretical courses, students obtain an excellent experience in processing and characterization techniques during their junior and senior years, these constituting the core of most experimental research and innovations. Material probing methods include spectroscopic (e.g. X‐ray, FTIR, Raman), electron microscopic, thermal, and mechanical characterization.

The processing‐structure‐property relations are developed and expanded upon throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Four classes in the junior year target the theories used to understand characteristics of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Senior‐level elective materials courses target specialized topics such as electronic, structural, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and computational materials science. The senior design sequence emphasizes the synthesis of skills and ideas as well as providing experience in teamwork and practical design.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro. Materials Lab
  • College English 1
  • Calculus 1
  • General Chemistry 1
  • Intro. to Engineering
  • College English 2
  • Calculus 2
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Computer Programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements
  • Official high school transcript or official GED scores. 
  • Official college transcript(s) from ALL colleges attended
  • Official ACT Student Profile Report
Admission requirements international

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree must have taken the following secondary coursework:

  • Language: a minimum of four years of language instruction in the national language
  • Mathematics: a minimum of three years, which must include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or higher course work.
  • Science: a minimum of two years of sciences, with labratories, chosen from among biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science.
  • Social Science: a minimum of three years, one of which must be history

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4079 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4079 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Socorro

  • 845 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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