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Investing in the Future of Engineering Excellence

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Thanks to a historic gift from Richard and Linda Offerdahl, NDSU’s College of Engineering is not just building for today — it’s transforming for the future.

The new Richard Offerdahl '65 Engineering Complex will be built in the heart of campus and is designed with innovation at the forefront. It will propel the College of Engineering into the future and elevate the student experience by providing state-of-the-art spaces that emphasize teamwork, communication, and interdisciplinary learning.

“NDSU engineers are doing work that changes the world. This new, visionary facility will be a showcase for the University, highlighting the amazing work happening within the College and putting engineering on display,” Alan Kallmeyer, interim dean of the College of Engineering, said.

Read more about the historic $25 million gift to the College of Engineering.

College News

NDSU engineering students changing lives in Guatemala

Seven students from NDSU’s Engineers Without Borders recently traveled to La Providencia, Guatemala, to build a water distribution system that will change lives for years to come.

Revolutionizing the Standing Rock energy landscape

A new $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy will support multi-year research, development and demonstration of microgrid-related technologies. 

Why choose the College of Engineering?

Our rigorous coursework, experienced academic advisers and supportive faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed and graduate on time.

NDSU is one of just 3 universities in the six-state upper Midwest region designated as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Carnegie’s R1 distinction is its highest classification and is presented to only the top research institutions in the country. Learn More

Supporting Diversity

The NDSU College of Engineering is proud to have received a Bronze Award from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program. The honor means the NDSU College of Engineering is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.

Knowing that we are far better together, we’ve made diversity and inclusivity core values of the College of Engineering. While this award is a recognition of some of our recent progress, more importantly, it’s a reminder of the work we still have to do.

Learn more about our efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Salute to Women in Engineering

As part of a special project for Women's History Month, we highlighted some of our distinguished female graduates.

By putting a spotlight on these female engineering role models we hope to encourage more young girls and women to pursue engineering degrees.

Alumnae Spotlight

Building Partnerships

The NDSU College of Engineering is empowering Native American students to pursue degrees in engineering.

We're featured in the new documentary Building Partnerships in STEM Education. The film highlights NDSU and 16 other colleges and universities that participated in the National Science Foundation's Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives.

The partnerships, led by the tribal institutions, provided each with the resources needed to expand their STEM curriculum and support students as they transitioned from a two-year program to four-year programs and beyond.

We're proud to be part of this important effort to dramatically increase the number of Native American engineers.

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