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.
Josh Mickelson, Fargo
Detroit Lakes High School graduate, Class of 2013
M State Spring 2015 graduate, AS in Engineering and AA in Liberal Arts
NDSU Spring 2018 graduate in Mechanical Engineering
Easily the best decision I made in my college career was going to M State. I was able to stay ahead of my bills and pay for tuition along the way, so now I have very little debt.
I enjoyed the relationships I could build with the professors at M State - the small class sizes allow you to have a deeper understanding of the things you are being taught, making the demanding classes at North Dakota State University easier to get through. The foundation I built at M State helped me to be successful at NDSU, especially (mathematics instructor) Dan Willoughby, whose teaching style and organization are easily the best of all my professors both at M State and NDSU.
Now that I've graduated and have my degree, I will be moving to Roseau, where I will be working as a snowmobile development engineer. I spent the past two summers as an intern for Polaris, and now I get to start my career with them in my dream job.
Mickelson and his engineering teammates from NDSU competed May 30-June 2 in the national Society of Automotive Engineers BAJA competition in Portland, Ore. The NDSU team members collaborated to design and build an off-road vehicle that competed against vehicles built by 100 other universities.
Engineering Associate of Science (AS)