Future Students

Preparing innovative problem solvers and providing a world-class experience, all at an affordable price.

Our students like to find solutions to everyday problems.

They’re curious entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who design and build the future. Our graduates manage multimillion dollar construction sites, invent new renewable products and develop next-generation technology to make the world better.

  • 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, the College of Engineering might be a good fit for you. Our hands-on learning and undergraduate research experiences, award-winning student teams and clubs, and access to expert faculty are just a few of the reasons why NDSU is a great choice for your education.

Let us show you all the NDSU College of Engineering has to offer.

With a degree from the College of Engineering, you could:

  • Develop innovative hardware and software applications using artificial intelligence.
  • Create new materials from renewable sources.
  • Manage and oversee the operations of a multimillion-dollar construction site.
  • Start your own company.
  • Invent the next generation of robots.
  • Work with healthcare professionals to improve the efficiency of clinics and hospitals.
  • Solve cybersecurity challenges.
  • Build cutting-edge biomedical technology.
  • Design safer roads, bridges and buildings.
  • Provide clean drinking water to remote areas around the globe.
  • Make a difference in the world.

Learn more about what some of our recent graduates are doing in their careers: Alumni Job Stories

Affordable excellence

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.

Minnesota reciprocity

Minnesota residents are eligible for tuition close to the in-state rate. Learn more

Freshmen scholarships

First-year students applying for admission are encouraged to review the award opportunities available including guaranteed scholarships.

Other financial assistance

The college awarded student scholarships totaling more than $2,500,000 in 2023. You also can receive financial assistance by completing internships or cooperative education programs.

Learn from the best

Students at NDSU learn from nearly 800 expert faculty — about 76 percent have the highest degrees in their fields. You’ll be prepared for the job market through rigorous coursework, learning opportunities outside the classroom, and supportive faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate on time.

Undecided? No problem

You don't need to know which College of Engineering major you want to study before arriving on campus. If you're undecided, you can enroll as Engineering-Undecided. You'll work with our expert academic advisor to choose courses based on your interests and career goals so you stay on track to graduate on time.

We also offer an Introduction to Engineering course so you can learn more about our different disciplines before declaring a major.

Prepared for the real world

Every major in the College of Engineering concludes with a capstone experience. The course draws upon your entire education and immerses you in projects, typically for actual business and industry clients.

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.

Our Student Groups

Through a partnership between the College of Engineering, Residence Life, and Student Leadership, the Engineering Leadership Learning 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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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

Student Health Service

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.

Campus Attractions

Extracurricular Activities

Event Calendar

Student Athletic Tickets

Career Expo

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

Undergraduate Research

Take classes and conduct research side by side with expert faculty in our state-of-the-art labs and classrooms.

Grand Challenges 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!
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