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Mechanical Engineering

Earn Your Degree online or on-campus.

Get the skills to understand the practical uses of math, science, and engineering. You'll graduate prepared for a rewarding mechanical engineering career. Machines are at the core of our daily lives, and mechanical engineers are responsible for designing them. Mechanical Engineering students can specialize in four different areas: mechanical design, thermal sciences, manufacturing and materials, and aerospace.


Median salary for a mechanical engineer, 2021

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Number of new mechanical engineering jobs expected by 2030

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Online degree programs offered by the UND College of Engineering & Mines

Why earn a mechanical engineering degree?

Gain hands-on experience from the first courses you take in the University of North Dakota's Mechanical Engineering program. You'll take four science courses with labs during your first two years. You'll also build a component or design a system in at least one engineering class every year. All your classes will emphasize teamwork and collaborative problem solving, mandatory skills in today's engineering workplace. 

Customized Mechanical Engineering Degree

Focus on one of four optional concentrations:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Aerospace (133 credit hours required)

Our combined mechanical engineering degree program allows you to earn a master's in mechanical engineering in just one additional year. Choose to study online or on-campus.

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Flexible Options

No matter if you learn online or on campus, you’ll receive the exact same transcript and diploma as proof of your accredited UND education. We offer 100% online bachelor's degrees in many different technology-based fields. 

What can I do with a mechanical engineering degree?

You'll graduate with the skills to pursue a career in:

  • Mechanical design
  • Thermal systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials

Careers with a Mechanical Engineering Degree

As one of the most versatile engineering disciplines, you'll find job opportunities in a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Renewable Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense Industries
  • Medical
  • Petroleum
  • Transportation

Mechanical Engineering Degree Skills

A B.S. in Mechanical Engineering gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks (CAD)
  • Creo Elements/Pro (Computer-Aided)
  • Design Software
  • Finite Element Methods

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