Our strengths

Comprehensive engineering programs: MSU's College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across a range of engineering disciplines. Explore our departments and degrees.

Academic excellence: Our students are regularly selected for prestigious awards, including Goldwater Scholarships, Rhodes Scholarships, Gates-Cambridge Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Hands-on learning: We encourage undergraduates, not just graduates, to get involved in engineering research, and our curriculum emphasizes hands-on labs and teacher-student interaction. The College of Engineering houses several research and extension centers, including the Center for Biofilm Engineering, the Western Transportation Institute and a state-of-the-art clean room and microfabrication facility.

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam: From 2001 through 2013, COE engineering graduates passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at a rate higher than the national pass rate. (The testing agency stopped reporting national pass rates in 2014.) MSU's pass rates ranged from 86% to 92% during those years. The FE is a step toward becoming a licensed professional engineer.

A growing college: The College of Engineering has been the fastest-growing college at MSU in recent years. In 2016 we broke ground on Norm Asbjornson Hall, an 110,000 square-foot building that will includenine classrooms, 17 laboratories and a presentation hall called “Inspiration Hall.” More than 50% of the COE's endowment fund is designated for Student Resources. 

A caring, engaged community

We recruit and support members of groups underrepresented in engineering and computer science. Our Women in Engineering and EMPower programs provide a network of support, scholarships and financial aid opportunities, plus fun activities.

Peers are available to help you navigate academic challenges. Meet the Engineering Peer Academic Leaders (ePALs)

We are part of the Bozeman and Montana community. The College of Engineering hosts several outreach events throughout the year, including the FIRST Robotics competition, the Engineer-a-thon, the Women in Engineering Dinner, and more. Engineering Ambassadors are MSU students who engage with the community, and they're also here to give you a tour and answer your questions.

Plan your visit

The MSU Office of Admissions offers many different options for visiting and exploring MSU. Many prospective students and their families choose to visit during MSU Friday, which offers an in-depth preview of college life at Montana State University. MSU Friday events are typically held in October, January and March.

Life at MSU

Created as a land-grant institution, Montana State University is a welcoming, adventurous community of students, faculty and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world's greatest challenges.

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