Redefining the Classroom

Information for Prospective Students

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Through the Product Development Center (PDC), many students have the opportunity to work on entrepreneurial projects during their undergraduate education. Past projects include work for larger companies such as Energizer, Marble Arms and Skate Fenders as well as innovative product ideas from local entrepreneurs.

Community Involvement

The Sault SmartZone was established in order to foster collaborations between industry and the university aimed at the commercialization of research. It is supported by LSSU and officials from the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Eric Becks was recently named the president and CEO of the Sault SmartZone.

Renewable Energy

A small solar system and wind turbine installed on the roof of the CASET building are highly visible to students and the community. They serve as educational instruments in the School's degree programs. It is one of several steps being taken to become more involved in renewable energy education, including the development of a new option for our engineering students.


What do you get with LSSU Engineering?

  • Affordability: We have that "private university" atmosphere at a public university price. Approximately 75% of our full-time students receive financial aid.
  • Individualized Attention: At LSSU, you're not a number. Get to know your professors in your engineering courses, where the average class size is 14.
  • Robots: LSSU is one of only two public universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level and a $1,000,000 robotics and automation lab.
  • Knowledge and Experience: We have lab activities in over 75% of our engineering courses. And you can choose from three options for your senior project experience: co-op, industrial, or applied research.
  • A Job: Our graduates have a nearly 100% placement rate and high, competitive starting salaries, typically over $50,000.

Admission Policies (effective Spring 2016)

The following admission requirements apply equally to new first-time students, transfer students from other institutions, and current LSSU students.

To be admitted in the BS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering or AS General Engineering degree programs, a student must have ALL of the following:

  1. Acceptance into LSSU.
  2. Placement into ENGL110 or higher. Currently an ACT English minimum score of 18 or a COMPASS e-Write minimum score of 6 and a COMPASS Writing Skills A minimum score of 70.
  3. Placement into MATH111 or higher. Currently an ACT Math minimum score of 23 or an ACT Math minimum score of 21 and a COMPASS College Algebra minimum score of 66.
  4. High school GPA of 3.0 or higher or 19 or more earned credits of university coursework.

To be admitted into the BS Electrical Engineering Technology, BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS Industrial Technology, AS Electrical Engineering Technology, AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AS General Engineering Technology, or AS Liberal Arts - Engineering degree programs, a student must have ALL of the following:

  1. Acceptance into LSSU.
  2. Placement into MATH102 or higher. Currently an ACT Math minimum score of 21 or an ACT minimum score of 18 and a COMPASS Algebra A minimum score of 46.
  3. High school GPA of 2.5 or higher or 19 or more earned credits of university coursework.

 

Student Organizations

LSSU currently has several student engineering and technology-related

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineering Society of Detroit - learn more about this new chapter!
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • SAE - Society for Automotive Engineers
  • SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SWE - Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineering Living & Learning Community - comprised of the residents of Chippewa Hall (Engineering House)
  • Lambda Epsilon Eta Engineering Honor Society - membership is based on academic standing.

We are also a member of the Order of the Engineer, Link #190, and hold an annual ring ceremony in April. For more information, contact Laura Bofinger in the School office.