About the UNM School of Engineering

The University of New Mexico School of Engineering combines excellence in academic programs with research that addresses global challenges, a commitment to help students succeed, and a thriving culture of innovation that contributes to local and national economic development.

The School of Engineering is situated in Albuquerque, a dynamic metropolitan city with a wide array of cultures, diverse entertainment, over 300 days of sunshine, as well as numerous opportunities for internships and employment in local high tech companies.

World Class Research-Intensive Education

ChNEAs part of a flagship public university, the School of Engineering delivers a world-class education at an affordable cost to a highly diverse student body.

As part of a research institution, UNM Engineering integrates exploration with academics and a culture of innovation.

Faculty and students are engaged in research collaborations and strategic partnerships with the national labs, government agencies, industry, and academic institutions worldwide.

Contributing to the Economy and our Community

CBME outreach Our faculty, staff and students are actively involved in the community with programs to encourage young people to pursue their education in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The New Mexico economy is strengthened with UNM Engineering cutting-edge education and research. The School provides highly qualified graduates in a wide range of engineering, computer science, and interdisciplinary fields, and it creates new advancements in technologies that create jobs and help businesses.

About UNM

Alumni ChapelFounded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people.

UNM’s distinctive campus environment features a Pueblo Revival architectural theme.


UNM is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that is also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity. The University is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavors flourish. UNM research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories. 

Offering more than 215 degree and certificate programs, UNM has 87 bachelor’s degrees, 72 master’s degrees and 38 doctoral programs.  It has nearly than 157,000 alumni, with Lobos in every state and 92 foreign countries. More than half choose to remain in New Mexico.

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About Albuquerque

Ballooning photo by Ron BehrmannAlbuquerque has been listed as one of the best places to live in the US by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Money and Entrepreneur magazines.

The city is the hub of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, a concentration of high-tech companies and government institutions along the Rio Grande River.

The temperate climate and 300 days of sunshine per year offer excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and skiing -- sometimes all in one day!

Ballooning photo by Ron Behrmann

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