The NDSU College of Engineering & Architecture’s graduate programs emphasize innovation, engagement and rigorous multi-disciplinary research. NDSU is a world-class research institution recognized for its focus on students, and intellectual pursuit. Graduate students are respected as important contributors to campus’ intellectual environment. The graduate students are expected to develop their own course of study and research in consultation with a supervising advisory committee that includes the major advisor and three or more faculty members in the research area of interest. The collegial nature of the faculty guidance ensures that students receive a well-balanced level of support. Our Graduate Program immerses the student rapidly in his/her chosen research area and provides him/her with the necessary foundation to independently develop and apply his/her creativity.
Students who are admitted into CEA Graduate Program usually receive support (tuition and a stipend) for their period of study, provided their performance is satisfactory. Applicants are expected to hold baccalaureate degrees from universities of recognized standing prior to admission. Applicants should have shown an outstanding performance and generally acquired a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from his/her undergraduate degree.
CEA Graduate Programs are administered through the individual departments within the CEA. This includes classical engineering subjects and interdisciplinary programs such as Materials and Nanotechnology (MNT), Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Energy Studies, Environmental Engineering, Bio-Based Materials and Cyberphysical Systems. Each Department/Program has its specific core courses that must be followed. These programs are offered leading to M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the following fields:
- Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering: M.S., Ph.D.
- Civil Engineering: M.S., Ph.D.
- Environmental Engineering: M.S.
- Construction Management & Engineering: M.C.M, M.S.
- Electrical & Computer Engineering: M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
- Industrial Manufacturing & Engineering: M.S., Ph.D.
- Mechanical Engineering: M.S., Ph.D.
Several departments at the College of Engineering also contribute to the following Interdisciplinary NDSU Graduate Programs.
- Environmental & Conservation Science, M.S.
- Natural Resources Management, M.S.
- Environmental & Conservation Science, Ph.D.
- Materials & Nanotechnology, Ph.D.
- Natural Resource Management, Ph.D.
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education (STEM), Ph.D.
- Transportation & Logistics,Ph.D.
Students interested in applying for admission are advised to communicate with the CEA Departments Graduate Program Coordinators and faculty they wish to work with. For admission the applicants are expected to contact the NDSU Graduate School. More information can be found from individual CEA academic units.