A. Student Admissions

Summarize the requirements and process for accepting new students into the program.

Procedures for accepting new students into the CHME program are defined at the university level and are subsequently described in the undergraduate catalog for each category listed below:

  1. First time Freshmen
  2. Transfer Students
  3. Dual Credit
  4. Readmission and Non-degree
  5. Military and Veterans
  6. International students

B. Evaluating Student Performance

Summarize the process by which student performance is evaluated and student progress is monitored. Include information on how the program ensures and documents that students are meeting prerequisites and how it handles the situation when a prerequisite has not been met.

  1. The NMSU Chemical & Materials Engineering program evaluates student performance by measuring Student Outcomes as defined in Criterion 2.  Documentation of continuous improvement based on evaluating student outcomes can be found in Criterion 4.
  2. Student performance is evaluated based on the standard described in the undergraduate catalog found under the heading “NMSU System Academic Regulations” and the subheadings: Satisfactory Progress; University Grading System; Incomplete Grade; RR Grade; S/U Option;and Grade Point Average.
  3. The College of Engineering maintains a program written in Matlab coding language that identifies all prerequisite violations.  A report detailing all prerequisite violations in the department is received near the beginning of the semester.  Students are informed they will be dropped from the course on a particular date if they do not take action to correct the violation on their own.

C. Transfer Students and Transfer Courses

Summarize the requirements and process for accepting transfer students and transfer credit. Include any state-mandated articulation requirements that impact the program.

Transfer policies of CHME

Transfer policies of The College of Engineering


Transfer policies of NMSU



D. Advising and Career Guidance

Summarize the process for advising and providing career guidance to students. Include information on how often students are advised, who provides the advising (program faculty, departmental, college or university advisor).

E. Work in Lieu of Courses

Summarize the requirements and process for awarding credit for work in lieu of courses. This could include such things as life experience, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, test out, military experience, etc.

F. Graduation Requirements

Summarize the graduation requirements for the program and the process for ensuring and documenting that each graduate completes all graduation requirements for the program. State the name of the degree awarded (Master of Science in Safety Sciences, Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, etc.)

  • Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Requirements

G. Transcripts of Recent Graduates

The program will provide transcripts from some of the most recent graduates to the visiting team along with any needed explanation of how the transcripts are to be interpreted. These transcripts will be requested separately by the team chair. State how the program and any program options are designated on the transcript. (See 2016-2017 APPM, Section II.G.4.a.).