Engineering Program

Engineering Program

The General Engineering Program is not accepting new students at this time.

Program Manager: Jonathan Hebert, 287-6653

News – September 2014

NMSU Grants has been awarded its first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant. Principal Investigator and Engineering Program manager Jonathan Carter Hebert will be working with regional employers to enhance engineering technician and engineering education at NMSU Grants and around the state. This two year project will focus on incorporating real world projects and modern technical workforce experience into the classroom via extensive collaboration with regional employers. Click for grant details on the NSF website.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Science, General Engineering (Download Degree Check Sheet)

Jonathan Hebert
The NMSU Grants Engineering Program’s primary objectives are three-fold:

  • provide students with course work necessary to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program in a variety of engineering fields and science fields
  • develop students’ analytical skills by instilling engineering concepts necessary to succeed in a variety of technical fields
  • prepare students to succeed in a modern workforce, in part by emphasizing teamwork, technology, internships, undergraduate research, and co-operative work experience

Our program offers personalized instruction and a collaborative learning environment, with small classes, team projects, and laboratory work.

Sampling WaterAs a Native American and Hispanic serving institution, our Engineering Program has a special emphasis on creating a cultural and academic experience that encourages underrepresented populations to pursue degrees in engineering and science. We incorporate our regional natural resources as a type of classroom, where we integrate research and engineering practices into student projects.

We are in the process of developing an Associate of Science in General Engineering to offer our students. The degree is being designed to maximize transferability to a Bachelor of Science program, while incorporating select course offerings that provide our students with a unique learning experience.

Jonathan Hebert briefs Sen. Tom Udall

NMSU Grants Engineering Program Manager Jonathan Hebert
briefs Senator Tom Udall (NM) on STEM initiatives.



Jan Koch is the first graduate of the NMSU Grant Engineering Program with an Associates of Science Degree in General Engineering. He’s an excellent student and has been awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s All-New Mexico Academic Team scholarship.

Jan is now a full-time UNM student studying Nuclear Engineering. He plans to graduate in May of 2016.

Catalog Course List

E E – Electrical and Computer Engineering

E E 161. Computer Aided Problem Solving 4 cr. (3+3P)
Introduction to scientific programming. Extensive practice in writing programs to solve engineering problems. Items covered will include: loops, input and output, functions, decision statements, and pointers. Pre/Corequisite(s): MATH 190G.

E E 280. DC and AC Circuits 4 cr. (3+3P)
Electric component descriptions and equations; Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws; formulation and solution of network equations for dc circuits; ideal op-amp circuits. Complete solutions of RLC circuits; steady-state analysis of ac circuits, ac power; introduction to frequency response techniques. Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 192 and PHYS 216.

ENGR – Engineering

ENGR 100. Introduction to Engineering 3 cr. (2+3P)
An introduction to the various engineering disciplines, the engineering approach to problem solving, and the design process. Projects emphasize the importance of teamwork, written & oral communication skills, as well as ethical responsibilities.

ENGR 111. Matlab Programming 3 cr.
An introduction to the MATLAB computing environment. Emphasis on basic input/output and the programming skills needed to perform elementary data manipulation and analysis. Prerequisite(s): C S 110.


PHYS 110G. The Great Ideas of Physics 4 cr. (3+3P)
Conceptual, quantitative, and laboratory treatments of the great ideas and discoveries that have influenced lives and changed perceptions of nature, from Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and Isaac Newton’s and Albert Einstein’s laws of motion and gravity to the modern concepts of the quantal structure of nature and the big bang universe.

PHYS 211G. General Physics I 3 cr.
Non-calculus treatment of mechanics, waves, sound, and heat. Knowledge of simple algebra and trigonometry is required.

PHYS 211GL. General Physics I Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory experiments in topics associated with material presented in PHYS 211G or PHYS 221G. Students wishing to use the PHYS 211G-212G or PHYS 221G-222G sequence to satisfy the basic natural science General Education requirement must register for either PHYS 211GL or PHYS 212GL. Corequisite: PHYS 211G or PHYS 212G.

PHYS 212G. General Physics II. 3 cr.
Non-calculus treatment of electricity, magnetism, and light. Prerequisite: PHYS 211G or PHYS 222.

PHYS 212GL. General Physics II Laboratory1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory experiments in topics associated with material presented in PHYS 212G or 222G. Students wishing to use PHYS 211G-212G or PHYS 221G-222G sequence to satisfy the basic natural science General Education requirement must register for either PHYS 211GL or PHYS 212GL. Co-requisite: PHYS 212G or PHYS 222.

PHYS 215G. Engineering Physics I – 3 cr.
Calculus-level treatment of kinematics, work and energy, particle dynamics, conservation principles, simple harmonic motion. Prequisite(s): MATH 191G.

PHYS 215GL. Engineering Physics I Laboratory – 1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in PHYS 215G. Corequisite: PHYS 215G. Students wishing to use the PHYS 215G-216G sequence to satisfy the basic natural science general education requirement must register for either PHYS 215GL or PHYS 216GL.

SUR 222. Plane Surveying – 3 cr. (2+3P)
Surveying theory and practice as applied to plane surveying, in these areas: error propagation, linear measurements, angle measurements, area determination, differential and trigonometric leveling, and topographic mapping. Prerequisite(s): MATH 190G.

Degree Plan, Associate of Science — General Engineering

The following courses and credits are required for the Associate of Science degree in General Engineering.

Community College Requirement (select at least 2 credits)

  • COLL 101, College/Life Success (1-3)

Communications (10 credits)

  • ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition (4)
  • ENGL 218G, Technical and Scientific Communication (3)
  • COMM 265G, Principals of Human Communication, or COMM 253G, Public Speaking (3)

Mathematics (8 credits)

  • MATH 191G, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4)
  • MATH 192G, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4)

Natural Sciences (8 credits)

  • CHEM 111G, General Chemistry I, w/Lab (4)
  • PHYS 215G, Engineering Physics I (3)
  • PHYS 215GL, Engineering Physics I Lab (1)

Additional Natural Sciences (8 credits)

  • CHEM 112G, General Chemistry II, w/Lab (4)
  • PHYS 216G & PHYS 216GL, Engineering Physics II & Lab (4)
  • GEOL 111G, Survey of Geology w/Lab (4)
  • Other Approved Lab-Science (4)

Economics (3 credits)

  • ECON 251G, Principles of Macr0economics (3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences NM Common Core (6 credits)

  • Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology (6)

Humanities and Fine Arts NM Common Core (6 credits)

  • History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Theater, Second Language (6)

Engineering (15 credits)

Group I (select at least 9 credits)

  • ENGR 100, Introduction to Engineering (3)
  • CE or ET or DRFT 109, Computer Drafting Fundamentals
  • or DRFT 114 Intro to Mechanical Drafting/Solid Modeling (3)
  • ENGR 111, Matlab Programming (3)

Group II (select at least 6 credits)

  • CE 233, Mechanics-Statics (3)
  • EE 280, AC and DC Circuits (4)
  • MATH 291G, Calculus and Analytics Geometry III (3)
  • CE 151, Intro to Civil Engineering
  • or G EN 151, Intro to Geologic Engineering (3)
  • EE 161, Computer Aided Problem Solving (4)

Total Required Credits — 66-67