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  • Foreign: $ 7.79k / Year
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    With the University of North Dakota’s ABET-accredited distance engineering degree program, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering while you continue to live and work in your local community. Through online learning, employees from the following companies have earned their bachelor’s degrees while continuing to work:

    • 3M
    • Agilent Technologies
    • Boeing
    • Department of Transportation
    • Intel
    • Hutchinson Technology
    • Lucent Technologies
    • Westinghouse
    • Whirlpool Corporation

    UND’s distance engineering degree program prepares you for the responsible practice of professional engineering and provides you with the necessary skills to advance your mechanical engineering career. You will receive a well-rounded education that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills.

    As a graduate of the online program, you will:

    • possess the technical, leadership, and communication skills for entry-level positions in the power, aircraft, automotive, defense, or other industries.
    • gain a broad understanding of thermal sciences, mechanical design, and manufacturing processes.
    • develop critical thinking and problem solving skills using the principles of science and mathematics.
    • experience a design project that blends scientific knowledge and engineering analysis with social and humanitarian issues. Past projects include: solar cars, wind tunnels, space hardware design, nanotechnology, pressure vessel research, coal combustion, agricultural innovations and precision machining.

    Mechanical engineering is one of the most versatile of all the engineering disciplines. As a mechanical engineer, you may work in power, aircraft, automotive, or defense industries throughout the world.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February 1 (Summer); February 1 (Fall); September 1 (Spring); International students: May 1 (Fall ); September 1 (Spring); February 1 (Summer) Tuition fee

    • EUR 7788 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 7788 Year (National)


    Start date January,May,August 2015 Credits 129 Credits
    Duration full-time 72 months Languages Take an IELTS test

    • English

    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    129 credits are required for graduation, with a minimum of the following:

    • 39 credits that meet UND's Essential Studies (General Education) requirements.
    • 60 credits from a 4-year, regionally accredited college or university.
    • 36 credits at an upper-division level (300 or above).
    • last 30 credits from UND; at the minimum, you should have 21 credits of 300-level or above from ME at UND, including ME 418, ME 483, ME 487, and ME 488.

    All engineering students must complete foundation courses in Chemistry, English, Math, and Physics with a grade of C or better prior to enrollment in upper division (300 or above) engineering courses.

    Your advisor will assist you with a plan of study that meets UND's degree requirements.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 76


    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS




    Regardless of where you live or your current profession, you may earn your engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. The part-time, online engineering program is designed for working adults who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.

    Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

    If you are wondering if a career in mechanical engineering is right for you, you should compare your interests, talents, and skills to the types of job tasks you will perform.

    • Are you interested in mathematics and science?
    • Are you curious about how things work?
    • Are you a problem-solver?
    • Do you like to put ideas into action?
    • Do you have good communication skills?
    • Do you enjoy working with others?

    Mechanical engineers work in a broad range of industries, including:

    • Aeronautical
    • Automotive
    • Chemical Processing
    • Consulting
    • Health
    • Defense Technology
    • Food Processing
    • Manufacturing
    • Power Generation
    • Public Utilities
    • Research

    Some mechanical engineers also design tools that other engineers need for their work. Others work in manufacturing or agriculture production, maintenance, or technical sales. Many mechanical engineers become administrators or managers.

    You may find the information provided by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) helpful as you consider a career in mechanical engineering.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.


    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of North Dakota.



    ABET Accreditation

    The Distance Engineering Degree Program is offered in an educational delivery mode that leads to a degree in one of the University of North Dakota's ABET-accredited engineering degree programs.

    ABET is responsible for the specialized accreditation of educational programs in:

    • applied science
    • computing
    • engineering
    • technology

    ABET accreditation assures you that UND’s engineering programs meet the educational standards established by the engineering profession.

    Regional Accreditation

    The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND has been accredited since 1913, when the Association was first organized.

    Why is accreditation important?

    Accreditation assures the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process that determines if established quality standards are being met.

    • Accreditation is a major way for students, families, employers, government officials, and the media to know that an institution or program provides a quality education.
    • Accreditation helps students choose quality college programs that qualify for federal financial aid.
    • Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared. Many employers will only provide tuition assistance to employees for accredited programs.
    • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
    • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.



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