Future Students

Design and build your future with an engineering degree from NDSU.

Is a career in engineering a good fit for you?

  • Do you enjoy solving math and science problems?
  • Are you creative with a curiosity and a desire to learn and try new things?
  • Do you possess strong problem solving and critical thinking skills?
  • Are you someone who enjoys working in a team setting while utilizing your interpersonal and communication skills?

If you answered yes, a career in engineering might be a good fit for you. At NDSU, you will be challenged right from the start and given opportunities to utilize your creativity, teamwork skills, and ability to think "outside the box."

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With an engineering degree from NDSU, you could:

  • Develop hardware and software applications for the next generation of gaming systems.
  • Manage and oversee the operations of a multimillion-dollar construction site.
  • Design aircraft engines for an aerospace company.
  • Work with healthcare professionals to improve the efficiency of patient flow through clinics and hospitals.
  • Design highway systems and interchanges for major metropolitan areas.
  • Create new materials with renewable, bio-based products.
  • Provide clean drinking water to remote areas around the globe.
  • Design, improve and test heart pacemaker devices for cardiac patients.

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 $300,000 in 2018. You also can receive financial assistance by completing internships or cooperative education programs.

Freshmen Scholarships

North Dakota State University is proud of the number of academically talented students who enter the university each year. Students applying for admission are encouraged to review the award opportunities available including guaranteed and named scholarships.

Undecided? We can help

You don’t need to know which engineering discipline you want to study prior to arriving on campus. If you’re undecided, you can start with our general engineering program and learn about different disciplines. Expert academic advisers will answer questions and help you discover your passion.

Why choose NDSU?

Undergraduate Research

Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Undergraduate research occurs in every discipline at NDSU, it promotes development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, provides opportunities for networking and public speaking and is a powerful career development opportunity. 

  • Research is a great addition to a resumé or graduate school application, and the more experience you have, the greater the payoff.
  • The best way to find an undergraduate research experience is to ASK! If your professor is doing work that you find interesting, ask if they know of any opportunities to get involved.
  • Many undergraduate research opportunities do not require that you have previous research experience – it’s a place for you to learn those skills!


Undergraduate Research Week

Career Expo

Hundreds of engineering companies from around the country come to campus each year to recruit students for internships and full-time positions.

Campus Life

We want you to thrive inside and outside of the classroom. Get started by learning more about our student resources and ways to get involved so that you can make the most of your NDSU experience.

Leadership Community

Through a partnership between the College of Engineering, Residence Life, and Student Leadership, the Engineering Leadership Community provides first year students with a well-rounded and unique experience. Engineering student organizations also interact closely with students in this community enabling connections with students experienced in the college. Students studying in any area of engineering are welcome in this community. 

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LAUNCH Program

The LAUNCH Program is a way for you to get an early start on your college experience. This program is designed for you to connect with faculty and staff in the College of Engineering; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. The two day program is packed full of sessions and events to LAUNCH you in the right direction! 

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Student Resources

Get information on residence halls, meal plans, and our student wellness center so that you’re prepared for campus life.

Residence Life
Dining Services
Wallman Wellness Center

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Student Involvement

With more than 300 student organizations, a Division I sports program, and consistent campus events, you’ll find endless opportunities to engage in the NDSU community.

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Extracurricular Activities
Event Calendar
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