Undergraduate Programs

We offer three undergraduate programs that will give you the skills you need to pursue a professional career in mechanical engineering.

Why choose Northern Arizona University? We are undergraduate-focused, our class size averages about 40, our classes are all taught by regular faculty, and you can be confident of receiving a very good education in accredited programs that are currently ranked in the top 25% by U.S. News and World Report for engineering colleges whose highest degree is a masters degree. We are learner-centered, our facilities and labs are current and student-oriented, our caring faculty are accessible to students, and our tuition is fairly low and is guaranteed for 4 years.  You will be living and learning in a beautiful natural setting of a mountainside forest, you will have an abundance of learning assistance available to help you be successful in these relatively challenging programs, and your education features the Design4Practice hands-on program that won Boeing Company's outstanding educator award in 1999.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you graduate in our ABET-accredited undergraduate program, you will have achieved:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Our undergraduate engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.