The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria. 

Mission Statement: 

The Department of Engineering Technology and Survey Engineering (ETSE) mission is to provide a student-centric education through experiential learning to prepare students for a rewarding career. In particular, faculty work closely with students and each other to foster a family-like environment; unlike traditional engineering, core courses have labs with team projects and hands-on learning experiences; and graduates advance to enhanced career opportunities with competitive compensation. 

Our goal is to help students from diverse backgrounds reach their potential and become successful engineers, technologists, and leaders in the region and nationwide.

Program Educational Objectives:

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will have:

1. an ability to perform applied design, evaluation, testing and assessment of mechanical systems,

2. an ability to analyze, problem solve, develop, implement, and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes,

3. competence in a field of mechanical engineering technology, a related specialty area, or in the management of technical personnel, and

4. an ability to successfully compete in a rapidly changing world and obtain satisfying employment.