Three engineering students work together to operate a drill saw
  • Program Type
    Major
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.

Apply engineering principles and design to solve global challenges. Understand the impact and social context of engineering solutions.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems, using principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. You’ll be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences and participate as an engaged member of a collaborative, inclusive team.

Learn by real-life examples.

You’ll learn through a combination of lab work, design projects, and data-driven problem solving. Our faculty include as much hands-on application and practical examples as possible throughout the program, so you’ll be a prepared professional.

Make valuable connections.

You’ll gain experience and make lasting professional contacts as you intern with companies, agencies, and organizations in Bismarck or around the region. The School of Engineering has relationships with over 50 companies, many of which offer paid internship opportunities.

Create a plan of study that works for you.

Because of our flexibility and the individualized attention we give our students, you’ll be able to create an academic plan that fits with your overall objectives and interests — from playing NCAA sports to studying abroad.

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities.

Mary’s School of Engineering building opened in 2020 — featuring a machine shop, student design center, design fundamentals labs, and multiple lab spaces dedicated to each major.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Karsen Meyer, engineering student at Mary, describes his Electric Mountain Board, which he built in just two weeks.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities for mechanical engineers to remain steady through 2029. Job prospects will be strongest for those who remain current with the most recent technological advances in the field.

Career Paths

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Product designer
  • Management consultant
  • Mechanical designer
  • Biomedical engineer

Featured Faculty

James D. Carrico, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I teach many of the classes in mechanical design as well as classes in instrumentation, manufacturing, and ethics. I love being involved in student design projects and to mentor students as they bring their ideas to fruition. It's especially rewarding to have students closely collaborate with a variety of industry partners and to engage in interdisciplinary work with other students in the School of Engineering and Saint Gianna School of Health Science.

Anthony Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

I started as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mary in 2018. I primarily teach courses in the fields of System Dynamics, Control Systems, and Thermo-fluids.

Take Your Next Step in Mechanical Engineering