Other Courses of Instruction

The courses listed in this category are of two types:

  1. general courses for engineering students; and
  2. courses taken by students participating in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program.

I. General Courses for Engineering Majors (ENG)

II. Cooperative Education Program (ECOP)

The School of Engineering offers a cooperative education program (Co-op) for students majoring in any field in the School of Engineering. The Co-op curriculum is a program that combines classroom study with a planned program of related engineering or computer science work experience in industry and government agencies. The program extends the period necessary to complete a student’s degree to at least five years. Co-op students gain work experience that enhances their academic studies and provides the opportunity to earn a major portion of college expenses.

This experience allows students to better understand their field of study through work in a related area.

The following rules apply to students seeking to participate in the ECo-op program:

  • Co-op programs for School of Engineering students are approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Co-op experiences are in the area of engineering or computer science, and the student works as an engineer or computer scientist, or similar job classification. Examples of work that do not meet this guideline are: technician, computer network or database manager, webmaster, etc.
  • Co-op experiences are supervised by an engineer or computer scientist, or someone with equivalent experience. A short resume of the proposed supervisor must be submitted to the Associate Dean with the Co-op application.
  • The Co-op work should mostly be performed at the sponsor’s site. Telecommuting does not meet this requirement.
  • Co-op jobs located on the UNM campus and/or performed for a unit, department, or division of UNM are not allowed.
  • Normally, all paperwork, including applicable signatures and approvals for a Co-op position, should be completed before the first day of classes during the semester in which the work is to be performed. In unusual circumstances, the application may be completed and the Co-op started up to the end of the second week of classes.

The following academic conditions apply to students seeking to participate in the ECo-op program:

  • The job will be an integral part of the student’s academic program.
  • The student must be in good standing in his/her department and be making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree program.
  • A minimum degree GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
  • The student cannot be finished with all other requirements for his/her degree program at the time the Co-op starts. A student is considered to have completed requirements for his/her degree when all required course work is completed, and research applicable to the thesis or dissertation is substantially completed. Students may not delay defense or submission to the graduate office of a thesis, project, or dissertation in order to qualify for the Co-op.
  • A brief letter from the student’s faculty advisor or department chair is required that states these conditions are fulfilled should be submitted to the Associate Dean with the application.

In addition, the student must have completed at least two semesters at UNM and have completed the normal first semester of his or her curriculum. A transfer student from another university or college becomes eligible for the Co-op Program upon completion of 12 credit hours in a degree program in the School of Engineering.

While on each work phase, Co-op students must register in ECOP 105. This registration maintains student academic status, including eligibility for dormitory, LoboCard, library and insurance. After completing each work phase, the undergraduate Co-op student is encouraged to register in one of the School of Engineering courses, Evaluation of Co-op Work Phase, for 1 credit hour. A maximum of 6 credit hours of academic credit earned from the Co-op work phase may be counted as technical elective credit toward the student’s undergraduate degree with the approval of the student’s department. For Computer Science majors, Co-op may be applied for credit only as a general elective. Co-op is not counted toward the requirements for a graduate degree.

To enroll in the following courses, contact:

The University of New Mexico Career Services
Cooperative Education
Student Service Center, Room 220
MSC06 3710
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-2531

Students may receive credit for the evaluation phase only in the same semester or in the semester immediately following the related work-phase.


ECOP 105. Cooperative Education Work Phase. (0)

ECOP 109. Evaluation of Cooperative Education Work Phase 1. (1)

ECOP 110. Evaluation of Cooperative Education Work Phase 2. (1)

ECOP 209. Evaluation of Cooperative Education Work Phase 3. (1)

ECOP 210. Evaluation of Cooperative Education Work Phase 4. (1, may be repeated twice Δ)

ECOP 505. Cooperative Education Work Phase. (0, no limit Δ)

ENG 120. Mathematics for Engineering Applications. (6 [4])

ENG 195. Special Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

ENG 200. Technology in Society. (3)

ENG 220. Engineering, Business, and Society. (3)

ENG 301. Fundamentals of Engineering: Dynamics. (1)

ENG 302. Fundamentals of Engineering: Electronic Circuits. (1)

ENG 303. Fundamentals of Engineering: Thermodynamics. (1)

ENG 495. Special Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)


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