Roberts Hall


The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University will serve the State of Montana and the nation by

  • fostering lifelong learning
  • integrating learning and discovery
  • developing and sharing technical expertise
  • empowering students to be tomorrow's leaders


The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University will be an outstanding collaborative community that achieves excellence in learning, innovation, discovery, and knowledge transfer. To realize this vision, the college will

  • Leverage shared interests and talents among faculty and students in order to create knowledge across disciplinary lines.
  • Effectively and efficiently balance breadth with depth in undergraduate education in order to prepare students for the global workforce.
  • Be a leader in innovation and discovery in our identified focus areas.
  • Successfully integrate research and innovation into the learning experience of both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Be recognized for the level of knowledge transfer to industry, governments, and citizens in the state of Montana.

Core values

Life-long learning

The college is a community that believes in and fosters life-long learning in all of its members—undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Life-long learning also extends beyond the college community to state and national constituencies.

Knowledge Discovery

At the heart of the college community’s activities are knowledge discovery and dissemination and the creativity that accompanies these activities. We believe that knowledge discovery informs and enriches the life-long learning of the entire college community.


We believe that collaboration and collegiality both inside and outside of our college community enrich all college activities.


The college is a community that welcomes and encourages diverse points of view and backgrounds, believing that this inclusiveness enriches our creative learning environment.


The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering community approaches all activities with a high degree of professionalism, working with integrity, honesty, and commitment to excellence.