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Alum Success

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

LSSU's Prototype Development Center puts manufacturing methods, mechanical services, materials testing, electronics, computers and robotics at a company's disposal so it can create functional prototypes of any product

Engineers create and design the products we use every day. They work to improve the things we use to live, work, and play. As an engineer you’ll use your mind and your creative talents to solve all kinds of problems. The field of engineering is as varied as your imagination.

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Degrees

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 fields. 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.

In addition to gaining a strong background in the fundamentals of manufacturing engineering technology, the program focuses on modern manufacturing technologies such as robotics, PLCs, CAD, CAM, manufacturing simulation and computer animation.

  • Graduates find nearly 100-percent placement with competitive salaries
  • Graduates are employed in various large and small companies such as Ford, DURA Automotive Systems, Fanuc Robotics, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, DANA, Hewlett Packard, JR Automation and Algoma Tubes
  • Average engineering technology class size of 14
  • Nationally reputed option to specialize in robotics

Additional Programs/Options

  • Robotics Option
    (A rare opportunity to combine robotics with your engineering degree)

    The robotics option will provide you with a strong background in robotics applications, robotics system design and integration, machine vision, sensors, communications, manufacturing simulation and automation. LSSU is ONLY 1 of 3 universities in the U.S. with robotics specialization at the undergraduate level. Nearly 100-percent of our graduates find employment as engineers (companies include FANUC Robotics,GM, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, GE, JR Automation and Kawasaki Robotics). LSSU offers a $1 million robotics lab that includes 14 industrial robots, machine vision systems and intelligent sensors.

    Students begin working extensively with the robots at the junior level. However, there are earlier opportunities for those students who have a personal desire to learn and work in our $1 Million robotics lab that includes 14 industrial robots, machine vision systems and intelligent sensors. Our average engineering class size is 14 students.

    Companies that are involved in robotics and automation specifically seek out LSSU graduates.

  • Engineering Management
    The Engineering Management program is designed for students who already have a technical associate’s degree to complete a management oriented bachelor’s degree in two additional years. The program will expand your technical education in robotics and automation. It will also provide you with valuable business skills that could qualify you for advancement in industry. Technical associate’s degree transfer credits are accepted for a wide range of technical programs. Technical courses provide a focus in modern robotics and automated manufacturing methods.

  • 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.

 

  

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Paul Duesing

"Small class sizes and a personal approach to education lets a faculty member get to see and experience the tremendous growth that occurs in many LSSU students."

-Paul Duesing
Professor

Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $50,982

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
LSSU Grads in Demand

"JR Automation has hired three graduates from Lake Superior State University just this year and now employs 14 LSSU graduates. Applied Manufacturing Technologies in Orion, Michigan is another RIA member with 16 LSSU graduates working in robotics." -- CBS Report Finds Job Opportunities at Dow Linked to Robotics

Accreditation

The School of Engineering & Technology Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

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