About the Department

New Mexico Tech, formally known as New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, is an educational and research institute specializing in science, engineering, and technology. It has been consistently highly ranked by publications such as Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s, and U.S. News and World Report.

Established in 1966 by Dr. Tom Nartker, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech offers courses in both theoretical and applied computer science covering current concepts and major applications of the field as part of the following programs:

The B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The most recent 2019-2020 accreditation visit resulted in no weaknesses or deficiencies and accreditation was extended through 2025-2026. The program’s educational objectives as well as information about our ABET Accreditation can be found on our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science page.

For information about Institute-wide accreditation, please visit the NMT accreditation page.

Our graduate programs provide students the opportunity to take courses, select advisory committee members, and pursue research in an area of interest to a faculty supervisor. The Master of Science program is designed for students who wish to further broaden or deepen their knowledge of computer science; both thesis and non-thesis options are offered. The Ph. D. program is appropriate for students with motivation for research and either a superior track record in coursework or substantial experience in industrial research and development.

In addition to teaching assistantships and departmental research assistantships, many computer science graduate students receive support from New Mexico Tech’s various research divisions such as ICASAPRRC, and EMRTC.

In 2002, New Mexico Tech’s Computer Science and Engineering department earned the school institutional designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The department has not only renewed its NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education status, but also added the prestigious designation of NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.