With a Mechanical Engineering degree career opportunities are wide
open including such areas as product design, component
design, automotive systems design and testing,
packaging and manufacturing design, process design,
and product and/or process development.
Nearly 100-percent placement of graduates as
Student taking the robotics option you will find companies that are involved in robotics
and automation specifically seek out LSSU
For those who take the vehicle systems option will be prepared for a future in one of the surface vehicle industries: Automotive, Rail, On-Highway (Heavy Trucks), Off-Road & Recreational, Agriculture & Construction, and other industries.
||The Best Choice for Me
"Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, I always knew that LSSU was a possibility for college, but I always wanted to go away to school. I attended the LSSU Women in Technology summer camp and was aware of the accredited engineering programs and the quality of the facilities. Even though I toured other universities where I had been accepted, none of them impressed me as much as LSSU, so I decided to give LSSU a try for a year.
Well, one year turned into more. I liked the small, historical campus so much that I decided to stay. LSSU had a lot to offer both in and out of the classroom. I participated in a variety of campus clubs and activities. I met a ton of great people, including my husband. My experience were so memorable, I wanted to maintain a relationship with LSSU and became a member of the4 Alumni Association Board of Directors.
The engineering programs have a variety of options from which to select. Class sizes are small and the faculty and staff are always willing to go that extra mile to help students. Coursework include a lot of hands-on lab work. And the senior year design project experience definitely prepared me for the "real world" of engineering.
Upon graduating with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, I earned a job as a Material Flow Engineer within the Material Planning & Logistics department of Ford Motor Company. Even though I did not have that specific training, the preparation I received from the classes at LSSU applied to my job far more. So much, that I was just recently asked to join the Premium Logistics Management team, another department within the MP&L organization."
--Erin (Skidmore) Madeline, '00
Material Planning & Logistics
Ford Motor Company
Whether it be a single gear or a
complete automobile engine, the
complete set of events that results
in a finished product is planned
and implemented by a manufacturing
engineer. Once you graduate
from LSSU, you will have many
manufacturing career choices
ranging from applied technical
research to management of systems
and personnel. Typical graduates
have obtained engineering and
technology positions in design of
automated manufacturing systems,
computer-aided design and
manufacturing, quality control,
robotics applications, automotive
component manufacturing, design
of manufacturing processes and
equipment, maintenance, sales
and management of manufacturing
systems. Some graduates have
also transferred to graduate schools
to pursue master’s and doctoral
- AAR Mobility Systems
- Algoma Tubes
- Applied Manufacturing Technologies
- Automation Tooling Systems
- Axxis Corporation
- CTA Acoustics
- Destaco Company
- ESSAR Steel Algoma
- Ford Motor Company - Material Flow Engineering
- GE Engine Services
- Graybar Electric
- Honeywell - Technology Solutions Inc.
- Hydro Automotive Structures
- Interface Innovations
- Johnson Controls
- JR Automation
- Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
- Marathon Petro
- Moran Iron Works
- Reptron Mfg. Services
- Robotek Contracting & Consulting
- SCA Schucker
- The Little Tikes Company
- Walbro Engine Management