Lake Superior State University

Manufacturing Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

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 coordinating people from several other fields.

In addition to providing a strong background in the fundamentals of manufacturing engineering technology, the program places an emphasis on the application of computer systems to modern manufacturing technologies. This includes topics such as robotics, computer-aided design (CAD), programmable logic controllers (PLC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM),and simulation of manufacturing systems. The classes and labs in the curriculum average about 12 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 minor in robotics technology. LSSU is one of a few universities in the U.S. to offer the robotics minor in the TAC of ABET-accredited* manufacturing engineering technology B.S. degree. LSSU is home to one of the best robotics educational facilities in North America. Graduates with this emphasis have had nearly 100 percent job placement with high and competitive starting salaries. Your minor in robotics 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.

Degree Requirements

Departmental Requirements: (102 credits)

Mathematics (12 credits)

  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business and Life Science 4
  • MATH131 College Trigonometry 3
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3

Science (9 credits)

Engineering Technology (62 credits)

  • EGNR101 Introduction to Engineering 2
  • EGNR140 Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods for Engineers 2
  • EGNR245 Calculus Applications for Technology 3
  • EGNR265 “C” Programming 3
  • EGNR310 Advanced Quality Engineering 3
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3
  • EGET110 Applied Electricity 4
  • EGET175 Applied Electronics 4
  • EGME110 Manufacturing Processes I 3
  • EGME141 Solid Modeling 3
  • EGME240 Assembly Modeling and GD&T 3
  • EGME275 Engineering Materials 3
  • EGME276 Strength of Materials Lab 1
  • EGME312 CNC Manufacturing Processes 3
  • EGMT225 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • EGRS380 Robotics Technology 2
  • EGRS381 Robotics Technology Lab 1
  • EGRS480 Manufacturing Automation 3
  • EGRS481 Manufacturing Automation Lab 1

Support Courses (22 credits)

  • ECON302 Managerial Economics 4
  • MGMT360 Management Concepts and Applications 3
  • Cooperative Education* 2
  • Technical Electives 10
  • Free Electives 3

Select a Senior Engineering Project Sequence: (0-8 credits)

Industrial Project (0 addt’l credits-see above)

  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3

Co-op Project (addt’l 6 credits)

  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education I 2
  • EGNR450 Cooperative Education Project I 2
  • EGNR451 Cooperative Education Project II 2
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3

Research Project (addt’l 8 credits)

  • EGNR260 Engineering Research Methods 2
  • EGNR460 Engineering Research Project I 4
  • EGNR461 Engineering Research Project I 2

Your degree options:

You may choose to follow one of the following degree options while studying manufacturing engineering technology at LSSU. They are the general option or the minor in robotics technology.

In the general option, you will have the ability to choose the specific course of study for the course(s) noted as technical electives in the curriculum.

For the robotics technology minor, you will complete a specified advanced course in robotics in place of the technical electives credits. The advanced course will provide you with a strong background in systems integration, machine vision, sensors and automation. LSSU is one of a few universities in the USA that offer you this option to specialize in robotics in the manufacturing program. LSSU is home to one of the best robotics educational facilities in North America. Graduates with this emphasis have had nearly 100-percent job placement with high and competitive starting salaries. Your completion of study in the robotics minor will be identified on your transcript.

Additional Credits for the Robotics Technology minor (4 credits)

  • EGRS430 Systems Integration and Machine Vision 4

General Option Select ten credits from the following courses:

Technical Electives

  • EGRS215 Introduction to Robotics 2
  • EGEE250 Microcontroller Fundamentals 4
  • EGME310 Vehicle Development & Testing 2
  • EGMT332 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer for Technologists 4
  • MGMT375 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
  • MGMT471 Production/Operations Management 3
  • EGME338 Fluid Mechanics 2
  • EGET310 Electronic Manufacturing Processes 4
  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education I 2

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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