In collaboration with the New Mexico Higher Education Department (HED), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and with the well-respected engineering schools at New Mexico State University (NMSU), New Mexico Tech (NMT), and the University of New Mexico (UNM), the department offers the first four semesters (eight courses) of standard general engineering training via an Engineering Articulation Program (EAP). Working with their engineering adviser at Highlands, students can transfer credits seamlessly to any national accredited engineering program, including those at NMSU, NMT, and UNM. The credits earned at NMHU will apply toward engineering degrees in mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical, and other standard engineering fields at the designated schools.
Engineers are professional problem solvers and economic driven. With strong social and environmental awareness and the tools of science, mathematics and communications, engineers design, build and implement processes and products. Engineers are often civic leaders. With specific postgraduate training, they also become excellent physicians, scientists, lawyers, business managers and other professionals. Engineering training emphasizes analysis, teamwork, and an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and design. Classes and laboratories are small (generally fewer than 10 students), and the instructional, computer, and research laboratories are modern and well equipped. The faculty members are educational mentors and active masters of their research and industrial endeavors, and teach all the classes and laboratories. Student study groups are encouraged. The EAP is a rigorous curriculum that prepares the student for both graduate school and licensure as a professional engineer.