We produce creative and innovative graduates and research to meet the changing needs of a global society.


We prepare innovative problem solvers and create new knowledge to improve lives in North Dakota and beyond.


We will be the engineering college of choice for students, faculty and employers seeking to enhance society through leadership and innovation.


  • We chase excellence – We are in the constant pursuit of adding tremendous value to our students and our society.
  • Innovation is our status quo – We create new knowledge that makes our world better.
  • We are collegial – We cultivate collaboration and build a culture of trust and mutual respect.
  • We are inclusive – We are proactive about diversity, knowing that we are far better together.

Student Focused

Educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges.

Focused on our students

The NDSU College of Engineering educates tomorrow’s engineers to be more creative, innovative and globally minded. An education here is affordable, and our program has a strong regional and national reputation. We believe teaching and research should engage and involve students in an immersive learning environment.  

Committed to inclusion

NDSU’s campus community welcomes all students and is committed to inclusion. We have student chapters of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Engineers Without Borders and the National Society of Black Engineers. Students in the NDSU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers are better prepared to take advantage of expanding career opportunities for female engineers.

Hands-on learning

NDSU enhances your classroom learning with extensive interactive opportunities. Students are directly involved in world-class research and engaged in labs, team-based class projects and extracurricular clubs and organizations. Why is this important? Employers say they recruit here because of how well prepared our graduates are to make an immediate impact.

World-class faculty

Our courses are taught to the highest standards by highly qualified faculty, researchers and national experts. Our academically rigorous programs are set in a rich, diverse and supportive community and we are focused on student success and on time graduation.

Land Grant

Providing affordable access to an excellent education.

An education here is affordable

The college offers degree programs at one of the most reasonable costs available and has been recognized as a best value by a national study.

We offer financial assistance

The college awarded student scholarships totaling more than $2,500,000 in 2022. You also can receive financial assistance by completing internships or cooperative education programs.

Enhancing the public good

  • We forge meaningful, productive, collaborative relationships with business, industry, non-profits, government, and local and regional communities.
  • We create solutions to ever-changing real-world problems.
  • We attract and retain intellectual capital that benefits the state, nation and world.
  • We create opportunity for advancement and success of North Dakota's citizens in the 21st century.

Research University

Serving as an economic engine for North Dakota and the region.

At the College of Engineering we educate students, conduct primary research, create new knowledge and advance technology. 

Grand Challenge Initiative

Kalpana Katti wouldn’t call the project she leads a miracle. But it could be. Katti helped pioneer a way to use clay to generate material that closely resembles human bone. That innovation will be used as the foundation of the NDSU Center for Engineered Cancer Test Beds.

The center is part of the university’s Grand Challenge Initiative, which focuses NDSU’s research expertise and resources on solving some of the world’s most complex problems.

Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research

The Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research aims to meet the public need for leading-edge cybersecurity software development and information technology practices.

It has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency,

Advanced Materials and Composites

The Composites Research Group is focused on the development, improvement and implementation of advanced composites sourced from both synthetic and agricultural based materials. The goal is to capitalize on their respective superior specific properties and sustainability and to provide continual advancements to the knowledge base. 

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

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