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Department of Mathematics & Engineering


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate
146 credits
Required for Program
Apply mathematics, science, and engineering to the creative development of solutions in collaboration with other students and Christian faculty. The engineering major is designed with an emphasis in mechanical, electrical, computer, and civil engineering. Our hands-on, team-based approach gets you introduced to demonstrating engineering concepts and projects right away, by building marshmallow catapults, potato guns, and shoes that can walk on water.
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Why study engineering at Northwestern?

Our core curriculum provides you with an understanding of the ideas that have shaped human thinking in engineering, the humanities, arts, and sciences. This comprehensive understanding gives you the tools to understand the environmental, economic, ethical, sustainability, and social, impact of engineering solutions. Northwestern offers the only bachelor’s degree that combines a major in engineering and a second major in Bible.   

The engineering major leads to a degree in engineering with emphases in mechanical, civil, or electrical/computer engineering.  In addition, three of the engineering faculty have done extensive work in biomedical engineering. 

Our engineering program prepares students for the industry by focusing on success through community—encouraging students to solve problems alongside their classmates. You will benefit from the small class sizes that gives you individual attention throughout your rigorous engineering coursework. Check out this video to see what our engineering students experience throughout their time at Northwestern.

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

If you have strong analytical skills and a desire to understand technical problem solving, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will learn to analyze, think critically, and solve complex problems.

Some classes include:

  • Electronics and Electrical Circuits
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanics of Materials

Note: A Windows operating system is required for many courses in the Engineering program.

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The engineering classes at Northwestern taught me how to think critically and problem solve. I was able to apply these skills to my internship, during which a surgery was performed on twins born with a conjoined heart. We were able to use the 3D printer to help them produce a crucial medical device for the surgery. My favorite part of my internship was the relationships I built with doctors and professors in the industry who are literally changing the world.
Department of Mathematics & Engineering, 2018

Careers in engineering

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

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Department of Math & Engineering
Nazareth Hall, N3129
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113
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