The demand for mechanical engineers with a good technical education has
been high for many years. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at
North Dakota State University offers an education that enables its graduates
to take their places in all facets of the profession. The department has
graduated more than 3200 mechanical engineers who are working throughout
the U.S. and many other parts of the world.
The standard curriculum allows students flexibility in choosing courses that reflect their interests within the broad areas of mechanical engineering. These include mechanics, materials and nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, fuel cell and alternate energy sources, among others.
The coatings and polymeric materials option is a special program that
prepares students for careers that require specialized chemistry and polymers
training such as the manufacture of coatings to enhance and preserve vehicles,
structures and machines. This program was developed jointly by the Department
of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Coatings and Polymeric
Materials, and is for students wishing to prepare for a career as a mechanical
engineer in the polymers and coatings industry or in a manufacturing industry
as a mechanical engineer with a good coatings background. Students completing
the option are eligible for a minor in coatings and polymeric materials.
NDSU's Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials is internationally
renowned and the oldest of only three other such departments in the world.
The undergraduate curriculum cards and flowcharts are available under the RESOURCES > Forms links above.