• Engineering

    Build the foundational math and science skills that will help you prepare for a successful career in one of the many specialties in the exciting and expanding field of engineering.



M State's 60-credit Engineering AS degree, offered on our Moorhead campus, is designed for students who intend to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree in engineering at a four-year college or university. Our partnership with North Dakota State University allows graduates to transfer into any of NDSU's eight engineering programs, and earning an AS degree at M State means you will have completed the general education courses required by NDSU.

The curriculum for our Engineering degree includes courses in engineering, math, chemistry, physics and general education. Our higher-level math and science classes average 15-25 students and are taught by instructors with master's degrees, so you benefit from the individualized attention of your instructors.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific theories and the scientific method
  • Formulate and test hypotheses
  • Collect, organize, analyze and interpret experimental data, and perform statistical and graphic analyses
  • Use algebra, trigonometry and calculus to analyze equations of physics and chemistry and solve problems
  • Analyze physics word problems, translate them to mathematical forms, solve them and communicate the results in writing
  • Set up laboratory equipment to perform experiments using schematic drawings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and logical modes of thinking
  • Gather factual information and apply it to a given problem


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized, hands-on instruction
  • Courses taught by master's-level instructors, not teaching assistants
  • Internship opportunities with local industries
  • Scholarships available
  • Program collaboration with NDSU and its eight engineering disciplines:
    • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Construction Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering Associate of Science (AS)
Locations: Moorhead

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M State's Engineering program has an articulation agreement with North Dakota State University. Graduates from M State's program can transfer into NDSU's bachelor's degree programs in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities/colleges per the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university/college they will be attending.


Meet the faculty

Nandini Banerji
Physics Instructor
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Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:46am