48 months
15662 USD/year
13426 USD/year
8950 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Electrical Engineering program at North Dakota State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. It has the largest enrollment in the Dakotas.


The Program

The department faculty, many of whom have years of experience in industry and teaching, give considerable attention to the individual student. Major components of the undergraduate program are basic science and mathematics, humanities and social sciences, communication, engineering science, engineering design and ethics, and both breadth and depth in electrical and computer engineering.

Areas Of Specialization

The Electrical Engineering program at North Dakota State University is designed to reflect the broad nature of the field, and students may tailor their studies within broad parameters. Students are encouraged to develop an individual program of study in close consultation with their advisers. Examples are available to illustrate how specialization may be obtained in a number of different technical areas. Students may mix and match from the examples to suit their particular interests. Technical areas include the following:

  • Biomedical Engineering is firmly based in engineering and the life sciences. The integration of medicine and engineering serves to provide appropriate products, tool, and techniques for research diagnosis and treatment by health care professionals. Some important products are artificial hearts, medical imaging (MRI, ultrasound, CT scans), prosthetic devices, and computer aids for diagnosis. Biomedical engineers help identify the problems and needs that can be solved using engineering technology and systems methodology to provide high-quality health care at reasonable cost.
  • Communication and Signal Processing are closely related fields within electrical engineering. Communication is the process of transferring information from one point in time and space to another point. Signal processing involves signal representation, as well as signal design and filtering. Students with this specialization find challenging opportunities worldwide to meet the need for more convenient, inexpensive, and reliable communication and signal processing.
  • Computer Engineering involves both hardware and software for small and large computers and for all products that include dedicated computers within, such as smart phones, game consoles and automobiles.
  • Control Engineering deals with the design and implementation of algorithms for controlling physical systems. Examples include active suspension for cars, autopilots for aircraft, and robot motion control.
  • Electromagnetics includes electromagnetic compatibility, fiber optics, antennas, microwave devices, radar, sonar, satellite systems, power and communication transmission lines, grounding, shielding and propagation.
  • Electronics and Microelectronics deal with integrated circuits, VSLI, transistors, lasers, consumer electronics, defense electronics, power electronics, and electronic materials.
  • Nanotechnology deals with the study of electric materials at the nanoscale level for applications such as solar cells and sensors.
  • Optical Engineering, developed jointly with the Department of Physic, prepares future engineers in such areas as quantum theory; coherent/incoherent polarized/non-polarized light; geometric, physical, and Fourier optics; holography; and image processing and acquisition.
  • Power Systems deals with generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric energy subject to safety, environmental and economic concerns.


The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computing
  • Digital Design
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Electronics
  • Energy Conversion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended
  • The application for admission. A nonrefundable application fee will be collected through your online application upon submission
  • Request that official transcripts be sent directly from your institution to NDSU. If records are not in English, be sure to include a certified English translation
  • Your English test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7831 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    13426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6713 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4475 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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