Why study at UNM?

UNM offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. UNM is a great place to study! If you are serious about a degree in chemical engineering, you should be considering UNM.


  • Graduate students engage in a world-class research program in the areas of fuel cells, catalysis, colloidal science, ceramics, semiconductors, biomaterials, bioanalytical systems, and tissue and protein engineering.
  • Graduate students work within a collaborative network of six research centers, two national laboratories, and a medical school. The Advanced Materials Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Center for High Technology Materials, and UNM/NSF Center for Micro-Engineered Materials are thriving.
  • Undergraduates benefit from smaller class sizes, a center of resources including tutoring and financial aid tailored to the needs of undergraduate engineering students (Engineering Student Services), and opportunities to engage in research for technical elective credit or as part of an honors project.
  • Students access the latest technology in new laboratories and classrooms housed in the Centennial Engineering Center, UNM's new $42M engineering building equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • UNM make dollars and sense. Research assistantships cover tuition and health care in addition to providing a monthly stipend. In Albuquerque, your resources go further, as the cost of living is one third less than that of Boston and Los Angeles.
  • New Mexico's rich and diverse culture have earned the state the name "The Land of Enchantment." In addition to exploring the unique cultural opportunities of the Southwest, you can also enjoy world-class skiing, hiking, biking, and golfing in 310 days of sunshine.