Department of Engineering


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

129 credits

required for program

The program prepares graduates to be engineering leaders who are able to coordinate a multidisciplinary team to research, design, and implement solutions with consideration of standard procedures, ethical practices, contemporary technologies, and the impact on creation for God-honoring service to the profession, community, and world.

ABET Accreditation
ABET Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria.

Previous enrollments may have a different program credit and concentrations. Consult with your advisor and registration for graduation requirements.

Note: Most courses in the engineering program require access to a Windows-based computer with these specifications.

This might be the right degree for you if you

  • have strong analytical skills
  • desire to understand technical problems
  • seek to find creative solutions to problems

Why study engineering at Northwestern?

Northwestern offers a bachelor’s degree that combines a major in engineering and a minor in Bible. Our program perspective gives you context to comprehend the intentions of God’s plan for human activity. You will discover the environmental, economic, ethical, sustainable, and safety impact of engineering designs on creation and mankind.

Our engineering program prepares you for the industry by focusing on success through community. You will be encouraged to solve problems alongside your classmates. You will benefit from small class sizes that give you individual attention throughout your rigorous engineering coursework.

With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving engineering and manufacturing industries.

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What degree concentrations are offered in Engineering?

Educational Objectives

Our engineering alumni have the following professional abilities:

  • Demonstrate that learning is at the heart of profession and faith through continuing education, mentorship, certification, professional membership, and related opportunities.
  • Express ideas and solutions using effective communication skills in order to provide leadership for a multidisciplinary professional or research team.
  • Live out the Christ-centered worldview imparted by the comprehensive, global, and multidisciplinary education in order to develop engineering solutions informed by the ethical, social, and cultural intentions of God’s plan for humanity.

Student Outcomes

Through completing the engineering degree, you will be able to:

  • Identify, plan, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare
  • Communicate with a range of audiences
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering and make informed judgments, while considering the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Work together on a team to provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Apply new knowledge using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment Table

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*Includes Dual Enrollment Students

Careers in engineering

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in engineering.

What They Do

Job Title: Mechanical Engineers
Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Career Outlook Description

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Career Outlook Indicator


Annual Salary Range

$64,560 – $157,470

Hourly Salary Range

$31.04 – $75.71



  • Engineering and Technology
  • Math and Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Common Tasks

Common Tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
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