The Department of Engineering strives to conduct research and development to meet shared and critical industry needs while developing a highly skilled engineering workforce. The goal is to catalyze breakthrough solutions for industry partners with consideration of regulations, standard procedures, ethical practices and contemporary technologies.

About the Department

With expertise in the areas of biotechnology and materials, the department is a cross-disciplinary hub for research, innovation, development, and training through industry collaboration.
Previous and ongoing projects include modeling of blood flow through a stent, balance assessment protype to assess peripheral neuropathy, and device improvement for bone graft delivery.

Majors and Programs

The Engineering major consists of 46 credits for core courses and an emphasis of 30 credits in any of the following concentrations: civil, electrical, mechanical, or general engineering. The degree is granted upon completion of 129 credits (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).

Because of University of Northwestern’s small class sizes, students are able to get a more personalized education. Professors truly take an interest in students and are able to provide one-on-one attention that helps each individual excel.

When your time in Northwestern’s engineering program comes to a close, you will have confidence in your knowledge and skills, and a strong foundation of faith and character that will allow to you to make a lasting impact on the world for God’s glory.

Engineering Laboratories

Engineering Laboratories 

In support of project-based learning, industry related collaboration, and course specific topics, the department equips, maintains, and seeks to expand the following laboratories with both industry-standard and educational equipment.

Electronics LaboratoryEngine LaboratorySoils and Concrete Laboratory
Introduction to Engineering LaboratoryMachine ShopMaterials Laboratory
Physics LaboratoryThermo-Fluids LaboratorySenior Design Laboratory
Simulation LaboratorySurveying Laboratory


Department of Engineering


Nazareth Hall, N3129
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113