Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Engineering
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Engineering Bachelor's Degree Program Overview

The University of Mary offers students the opportunity to receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering in a variety of specialized disciplines through structured partnerships with other institutions.

In most cases, Mary engineering students earn two degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Mary, and an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota (UND) or the University of Minnesota.

Many of our students express a preference for our partnership with UND, as it allows them to remain at the University of Mary rather than relocating to another institution. Instead, Mary students take a combination of on-site classes in Bismarck, online classes at UND, and shortened labs during the summer in Grand Forks, ND.

The bachelor’s programs in engineering offered through this unique partnership are:

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a dual-degree program with the University of Minnesota, which provides access to one of the top engineering schools in the country. This program does require that students transfer to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities to complete their engineering coursework.

Engineering Program Highlights

Through this unique collaboration, Mary students will receive two bachelor’s degrees and be prepared to enter the field of engineering. The first degree will be from the University of Mary; most will receive the degree in Engineering Science, but students may elect another major in some cases. The second degree will be in a specialized discipline from the University of North Dakota (UND).

Your academic advisor will work with you to determine the best path to complete your degree and meet your individual career goals.


  • Real-World Learning: University of Mary engineering students have the opportunity to work closely with regional engineering firms, providing an opportunity for hands-on learning.
  • Emerging Leaders Academy: All students in the engineering programs are strongly encouraged to take part in the Emerging Leaders Academy, which offers one-on-one mentorship by a leader in the engineering community, and many other benefits!
  • Strong Community: Engineering students at Mary take part in specialized labs and classroom time, developing a collaborative approach to the online curriculum.


  • Accreditation: Both the University of Mary and the University of North Dakota are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the engineering degree from UND is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Focus on You:  Our dedicated faculty will work with individual students as they navigate the program, and we have the time to give you additional personal attention since our focus is not primarily on research.
  • Time to Completion: The engineering programs are designed to be completed in 10 semesters, using a standard 16 credit per term model. Students can finish more quickly by adding credits per term or through applying dual-credit or AP courses.  In addition, students can utilize the University of Mary’s groundbreaking Year-Round Campus model to shorten their time to completion!


  • Affordable Private Education: As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary prides itself on offering top-quality education that is accessible to any student.
  • Scholarships: 99% of Main Campus undergraduate students receive a scholarship.

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Engineering Science Requirements:

A total of 40 semester credits of mathematics and science courses at the 200 level or above. The University of Mary’s affiliation agreement with the University of Minnesota allows for a variety of different engineering majors. Because of the diverse requirements for these majors, the student should note a few pertinent guidelines:

  • Students must build a solid mathematics back-ground, especially in calculus.

  • Students will need to build solid computer skills.

  • The curriculum includes courses in chemistry, biology and physics.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: