Our engineering 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, 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."
Let us show you all the NDSU College of Engineering has to offer.
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
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.
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.
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 who are dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate on time.
All eight engineering disciplines are accredited. They exceed required academic standards, meaning you will get a world-class education.
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.
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!
- Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Biomedical Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Civil Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Construction Management (M.S., MCM, Certificate)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S., M. Engr., Ph. D.)
- Industrial Engineering and Management (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Manufacturing Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
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.
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!