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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

School of Engineering & Technology

Degree Programs

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Computer Engineering

LSSU’s Computer Engineering program has been designed to put you in the high-demand computer market with the potential for good career growth. The program blends practical computer science courses in computer organization, databases, operating systems, and networks with traditionally hands on electrical engineering courses in digital circuits, digital system, embedded microprocessor systems, computer programming, and digital signal processing. This combination gives you a broad-based education that ties software to hardware and theory to application.

Some of the program highlights are:

  • The program provides an excellent mix of theory and practical laboratory experiences, preparing you to solve real-world problems.
  • For your senior year experience, choose from opportunities in cooperative education, industry-based projects or research projects.
  • Engineering courses begin in your freshman year.
  • Opportunities exist for you to work with faculty on current undergraduate research projects.
  • You will study assembly language programming, computer architecture, embedded microprocessor systems hardware and software, databases, Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools,
    digital signals and systems, and networking.
  • Elective programming courses in robotics, “C” and industrial systems are available.
Computer Engineering Plan of Study
Computer Engineering Highlight Sheet
Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program, which is accredited by EAC of ABET, combines topics from science, math and engineering in order to study and develop solutions to electrical and computer problems. The program contains a strong laboratory emphasis with plenty of opportunities to work on real electrical systems.

Some of the program highlights are:

  • The teaching emphasis is on preparing you to solve real world problems.
  • You have three choices for fulfillment of your senior year experience. You may pursue opportunities in cooperative education, industry-based projects or research projects.
  • You will study circuit design, embedded microprocessor systems hardware and software, digital electronics, networks, and power electronics.
  • Engineering courses begin in your freshman year.
  • The program provides an excellent mix of theory and practical laboratory experiences.

A minor in Electrical Engineering is available for non-engineering students.

Electrical Engineering Plan of Study
Electrical Engineering Highlight Sheet
Electrical Engineering Technology

You can earn an associate degree with 50 credits in electrical engineering technology, math and science and nine general education credits. Another 35 engineering technology credits and a senior year sequence to complete your general education requirements will complete a bachelor's degree.

Electrical Engineering Technology Plan of Study
Electrical Engineering Technology Highlight Sheet
General Engineering and General Engineering Technology

Not sure which field of engineering or technology suits you, or considering a transfer plan? Enroll in either the General Engineering or General Engineering Technology Associate's Degree program to help you find the direction you need. Schedule courses in different areas ts and get some extra advising to assist in determining career interest. Once you've made your choice, you can transition to a bachelor's program. Students can also enroll in some of our courses through our Gaylord Regional Center at University Center-Gaylord.

General Engineering Plan of Study
General Engineering Technology Plan of Study
Industrial Technology

Your academic experience will include a foundation in the basic sciences, mathematical concepts through algebra and trigonometry, general education, software, technology and automation. You will learn to apply your skills toward the solution of practical, industrial-type technical problems. During your senior year, you will participate in the construction-and-build semester of a real-world industrial project, working with engineers and company representatives. You will also have developed communication skills that will enable you to grow and succeed in your professional career. Not a first-time-in-college student? There are multiple technical and free electives to allow transfer students to fit into the flow of the program. As a graduate, you will have the ability to seek employment in the technical areas of business, industry, and manufacturing.

Industrial Technology Plan of Study
Industrial Technology Highlight Sheet
Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing engineering technology (MfgET) is a multi-disciplinary field that integrates knowledge from areas of study such as science, math, computers, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, management and economics. MfgET is a profession that gives you the expertise to develop tools, processes, machines and equipment to make quality products at a reasonable cost. The profession also involves working with and coordination of people from several other fi elds. In addition to providing a strong background in the fundamentals of manufacturing engineering technology, the program places an emphasis in the application of computer systems to modern manufacturing. This includes topics such as robotics, computer-aided design (CAD), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). The classes and labs in the curriculum average about 15 students and are taught by faculty who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching excellence. Students pursuing the B.S. degree in manufacturing at LSSU have the option to specialize in robotics and automation. LSSU is one of only a few universities in the U.S. to offer the robotics specialization in the ETAC of ABET-accredited manufacturing engineering technology B.S. degree. LSSU is home to one of the best robotics educational facilities in North America, and recently listed among in the 20 Colleges with Really Cool Robots on Campus by the blog at www.universitiesonline.com. Graduates with this emphasis have had 100 percent job placement with high, competitive starting salaries. Your emphasis of study in this option will be identified on your transcripts. A scientific “high technology” basis in the field of manufacturing engineering technology is evolving. The MfgET program is designed to place LSSU graduates at the leading edge of this evolution.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Plan of Study
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Highlight Sheet
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broadbased program that prepares you for a rewarding career in mechanical and related engineering fields. Course work for this EAC of ABET accredited program includes 71 hours in technical specialties, 34 hours in math and sciences and 25 hours in general education for a total of 130 hours in the bachelor of science degree. You will work with mechanical systems in the laboratories and receive an excellent mix of theory and application.

Program Highlights:

  • Emphasis is on preparing you to solve real-world engineering problems.
  • You will participate in multidisciplinary, industrial or research based senior engineering design projects which emphasize teamwork, communications, project management, customer relations and ethics.
  • You will learn numerous software packages for CAD, CAM, finite element analysis, programmable logic controllers, robots and technical analysis.
  • Cooperative education opportunities are available.

A minor in mechanical engineering is available for non-engineering students.

Mechanical Engineering Plan of Study
Mechanical Engineering Highlight Sheet

 

 

 

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