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.
Robots: LSSU is one of only two public universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level and a $1,000,000 robotics and automation lab.
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.
Admission Policies (effective Spring 2016)
The following admission requirements apply equally to new first-time students, transfer students from other institutions, and current LSSU students.
To be admitted in the BS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering or AS General Engineering degree programs, a student must have ALL of the following:
Acceptance into LSSU.
Placement into ENGL110 or higher. Currently an ACT English minimum score of 18 or a COMPASS e-Write minimum score of 6 and a COMPASS Writing Skills A minimum score of 70.
Placement into MATH111 or higher. Currently an ACT Math minimum score of 23 or an ACT Math minimum score of 21 and a COMPASS College Algebra minimum score of 66.
High school GPA of 3.0 or higher or 19 or more earned credits of university coursework.
To be admitted into the BS Electrical Engineering Technology, BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS Industrial Technology, AS Electrical Engineering Technology, AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AS General Engineering Technology, or AS Liberal Arts – Engineering degree programs, a student must have ALL of the following:
Acceptance into LSSU.
Placement into MATH102 or higher. Currently an ACT Math minimum score of 21 or an ACT minimum score of 18 and a COMPASS Algebra A minimum score of 46.
High school GPA of 2.5 or higher or 19 or more earned credits of university coursework.
Looking to transfer to LSSU?
If so, please click on the following links for more information:
School of Engineering & Technology Degree Programs
For more information, contact the Admissions Office or in the School office.
LSSU currently has several student engineering and technology-related
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 Chippewa Hall (Engineering House)
Lambda Epsilon Eta Engineering Honor Society – membership is based on academic standing.
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 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.
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 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.
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 2019-20 Project Application Form and then email it to . 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 or via phone at 906-635-2135.
Senior Project Videos
Kuka Robotics Project — Teams ACE & CAS 2016-17
Automated Inspection of Automotive Rims — Team WIS 2016-17
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