College of Innovation and Solutions
> 90% Pass Rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
(National Avg ~ 78%)
Average Starting Salary
Job Offers Per Student
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.
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 $1,000,000 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, typically over $50,000.
A small solar system and wind turbine installed on the roof of the CASET building are highly visible to students and the community. They serve as educational instruments in the School’s degree programs. It is one of several steps being taken to become more involved in renewable energy education, including the development of a new option for our engineering students.
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
- Engineering Society of Detroit
- 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
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 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.
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.
For more information or to sponsor a Senior Project (follow the link to obtain a project proposal form), contact Dr. Joe Moening via email or at 906-635-2135.
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, Research or Cooperative Education.
- 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 such as robotic simulation software packages that have been reviewed for companies such as DELMIA.
Participants prepare research proposals and grants, as well as publishing the team’s findings in a format suited for professional conferences and presentations. Some industrial projects have a research component to determine feasibility. Once a study has been completed, the following year another team will take on the project and develop a functional prototype for the customer. These multi-year projects change course and take on new dimensions with each successive year.
- COOPERATIVE: Participants in this style of senior experience are those who have previously spent at least a semester in a cooperative education environment. Typically, students work on-site during the spring or summer with a selected company on a personally-proposed and developed project. The following fall, co-op students join a first-semester industrial senior project team to gain team-related skills and experience.
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 out alumni at companies including Kawasaki, ABB, Boeing, JR Automation, Essar Algoma Steel, Continental Automotive, Ford, Chrysler, Tenaris Tubes, Pacific Union, John Deere, and Applied Manufacturing Technologies.
LSSU graduates have received their post-graduate degrees from universities such as Purdue, Notre Dame, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michigan Technological University, Old Dominion, University of Texas at Arlington, and Florida Atlantic Universtiy.
Senior Project teams by Year
Students are placed into groups with diverse backgrounds to be able to problem solve and develop the final product or conclusion. See the accordian below for senior projects from this and previous years.
Older Senior Projects
Brochure PDFs from past projects are available for download:
- 2016-2017 brochure
- 2015-2016 brochure
- 2014-2015 brochure
- 2013-2014 brochure
- 2012-2013 brochure
- 2011-2012 brochure
- 2010-2011 brochure
- 2009-2010 brochure
- 2008-2009 brochure
- 2007-2008 brochure
- 2006-07 brochure not available
- 2005-2006 brochure
- 2004-2005 brochure
- 2003-2004 brochure
- 2002-2003 brochure
- 2001-2002 brochure
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, complete the 2022-23 Project Application Form and then email it to Dr. Joe Moening. 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. If you have any questions about the form or Senior Projects in general, he can be contacted via email or via phone at 906-635-2135.
Senior Project Videos
3D Printer — Team IPS 2021-22
KUKA Robotics 3D Vision Workcell — Team KOS 2021-22
Autonomous Mobile Robots — Team CAMRI 2021-22
Kuka Robotics Project — Teams ACE & CAS 2016-17
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