Regardless of where you live or your current profession, you may earn your engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. The part-time, online engineering program is designed for working adults who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.
Becoming a Mechanical Engineer
If you are wondering if a career in mechanical engineering is right for you, you should compare your interests, talents and skills to the types of job tasks you will perform.
Are you interested in mathematics and science?
Are you curious about how things work?
Are you a problem-solver?
Do you like to put ideas into action?
Do you have good communication skills?
Do you enjoy working with others?
Mechanical engineers work in a broad range of industries, including:
Some mechanical engineers also design tools that other engineers need for their work. Others work in manufacturing or agriculture production, maintenance or technical sales. Many mechanical engineers become administrators or managers.
Earning Your Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
As a graduate of the online program, you will:
possess the technical, leadership and communication skills for entry-level positions in the power, aircraft, automotive, defense or other industries
gain a broad understanding of thermal sciences, mechanical design and manufacturing processes
develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using the principles of science and mathematics
experience a design project that blends scientific knowledge and engineering analysis with social and humanitarian issues
past projects include: solar cars, wind tunnels, space hardware design, nanotechnology, pressure vessel research, coal combustion, agricultural innovations and precision machining
Military Personnel & Veterans
Our University is proud to serve those who serve our country. Through UND Online & Distance Education, you can take advantage of convenient programs and services that fit your life as a military service member, veteran or family member. Learn more.