College of Innovation and Solutions

School of Engineering and Technology

100% Placement

Employment or Continuing Education
(From 2022 Survey Respondents)


> 90% Pass Rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
(National Avg ~ 78%)


Median Starting Salary

Engineering Degrees and Programs

Engineering Technology Degrees and Programs

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.
  • Robotics: Students in all engineering programs can add a robotics specialization.  Students at the undergraduate level can utilize over $2 Million dollars worth of automated equipment.
  • 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, with a median of over $70,000.

Transfer Students

Looking to transfer to LSSU?

If so, please click on the following links for more information:

For more information, contact the Admissions Office or (Mrs.) Becca (Kilponen) in the School office.

Student Organizations

LSSU currently has several student engineering and technology-related student organizations, often which are student chapters of professional engineering organizations:

  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 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 the “Engineering House” Chippewa Hall that are members of Engineering Society of Detroit; a 360 degree tour is also available

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 (Mrs.) Becca (Kilponen) in the School office.

Living Learning Community

The “Engineering House” Living Learning Community — Chippewa Hall — provides additional opportunities for student mentoring, access to technology, and novel field engineering-related field trips through affiliation with the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). Learn more about LSSU’s living learning communities here. A 360 degree tour is also available.

To apply, contact LSSU Housing.

  • Returning Student Deadline: First Friday of February
  • Incoming Student Deadline: Last Friday of April*
    • *Applications will still be reviewed after this date, however, if spots are available.

Engineering Scholarships

SET Scholarships FIRST-Specific

In addition to university-wide scholarship, there are specific scholarships for certain engineering majors, FIRST Robotics participants, etc. Please click on the button below to find more information at our LSSU Engineering Scholarships webpage.

Capstone Senior Projects

Success… going to grad school or jumping into a career

We have had a 100% success rate of students entering the workforce or being accepted to graduate school . Various companies visit our campus specifically looking for LSSU graduates. You’ll find our alumni at companies including Kawasaki, ABB, Boeing, JR Automation, Algoma Steel, Continental Automotive, Ford, Chrysler, Tenaris, Pacific Union, John Deere, Applied Manufacturing Technologies and Tesla.

LSSU graduates have received their post-graduate degrees from universities such as Purdue, Notre Dame, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Old Dominion, University of Texas at Arlington, and Florida Atlantic Universtiy.

Types of Senior Projects

Senior Projects…more than just theory

All engineering students are required to participate in a senior project sequence. Whether you choose to participate in a team on an industrial or research project, or as an individual at a cooperative work site, you will grow both professionally and personally as you work with professionals in the field.

During a typical senior project, you’ll develop your technical and communication skills, manage budgets, and work with practicing engineers. The senior project experience is designed to give you the tools you need to be prepared for “real life” and allow you to be successful in your career. Choose from one three senior year experiences:

  • INDUSTRIAL: These projects can be external or internal in nature. Student teams have a faculty advisor and an industrial customer representative.They are faced with a host of engineering problem-solving, analysis, development, modeling, design review, programming, and fabrication issues. Additionally, participants deal with aspects of being a team of diverse individuals from varying areas of engineering including communication, purchasing and budgets, documentation, time management, and interpersonal skills. Upon completion of the year, the teams present their work to their industrial customers for final approval.
  • RESEARCH: The research sequence is frequently chosen by those students who wish to pursue post-graduate degrees. Teams work sided-by-side with a professor on a guided research project. Some projects may come from an industrial background. Participants prepare research proposals and grants, as well as publishing the team’s findings in a format suited for professional conferences and presentations.
  • COOPERATIVE: Participants in this style of senior experience are those who have previously spent at least a semester in a cooperative education environment / internship. Typically, students work on-site during the spring – summer or summer – fall with a selected company on a personally-proposed and developed project. Co-op students then join an industrial senior project team for one semester to gain team-related skills and experience.

Sponsoring a Senior Project

There are many benefits of sponsoring a Senior Project at LSSU. These include:

  • Working closely with potential future employees
  • Supporting and helping guide engineering education at LSSU
  • Obtaining different perspectives on projects from students and their faculty advisors
  • Gaining increased visibility for your company

To sponsor a project, there is a Project Application Form which can be obtained by emailing the Chair of the Senior Projects Faculty Board Dr. Joe Moening or calling 906-635-2135. There is also a Project Intent Form if you are unsure if you project is a good fit. You can submit the form and we can discuss it in more detail and provide feedback.

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