"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
Engineering & Technology
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.
Educated and prepared...
LSSU offers a "private university" atmosphere at a public university price. Because of that, at LSSU, you're not a number; you will know your professors and they will know you. Many of our classes have a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1!
LSSU is 1 of only 2 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level. We understand the importance of hands-on learning ; 3 out of 4 of our engineering courses offer lab activities. These labs prepare you for 1 of 3 senior project experiences: co-op, industrial, or applied research.
Our graduates are well educated and prepared to enter the job market; graduates will find a 100% placement rate and high, competitive starting salaries, typically over $49,700, waiting for them.
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. Learn more at the School of Engineering Department website.
You should enroll in this program if you want to major in engineering but have not yet selected a specific field. You also should enroll in this program if you plan to transfer to an engineering program at another university after two years at Lake Superior State University. Learn more at the School of Engineering Department website.
General Engineering Technology
You should select this program if you are interested in engineering technology but have not decided upon a specific program. You will receive extra advising and schedule courses in different areas to assist in determining career interests. As soon as you choose an engineering technology major, you will transfer to that program. Learn more at the School of Engineering Department website.
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. Learn more at the School of Engineering Department website.
Post Graduate Certificate in Robotics
A five-month program from January-May. (more information coming)
Certificate in Manufacturing (more information coming)
(LSSU offers you 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.
"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."
We have that "private university" atmosphere at a public university price. Approximately 75% of our full-time students receive financial aid.
At LSSU, you're not a number. Get to know your professors in your engineering courses, where the average class size is 14.
LSSU is one of only two universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level and a $1,000,000 robotics and automation lab.
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.
Our graduates have nearly 100% placement rate and high, competitive starting salaries, typically over $49,7000.
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.
Mechanical Engineering West Branch, MI
Jon Spencer, a junior in mechanical engineering at Lake Superior State University, has married three (3) passions into one (1). His engineered yo-yo (1) might win his alma mater state-of-the-art equipment for its Product Development Center (2), and him a free trip to Japan (3). To accomplish all this, Spencer has entered a custom-designed yo-yo into Roland DG's Creative Awards competition. [ more ]