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Product Design Engineering Technology

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): Engineering Technology

Why Choose Product Design Engineering Technology?

The Product Design Engineering Technology program at Ferris offers intensive instruction and practical experience in all facets of product design. Students are prepared to effectively participate in a design environment, generate conceptual design sketches and drawings, create complex design layouts, perform static and dynamic analysis, create models and prototypes, create and define complex surfaces and shapes, and understand and integrate manufacturing principles into design.

Study also emphasizes communication, mathematics and analytical skills. Students receive extensive hands-on experience through labs and internships to give them real-world experience.

Career Opportunities

A product designer begins with a concept, then transforms it into a working design that specifies the size, shape, style, dimensions and materials needed. Because this skill is needed for the production of millions of industrial and consumer goods, designers are in great demand.

Their knowledge of design, engineering analysis, manufacturing processes and communication techniques are valued in industries across the United States. Employment opportunities exist across the spectrum of the product design field wherever products are produced, designers will be found.

Specific job titles might include product designer, layout drafter, project manager, product developer, computer-aided designer, mechanical designer, project engineer, and design engineer.

Admission Requirements

First Year Student entering the program must have a 2.75 high school gpa or higher, ACT COMPOSITE 20, ENGL 17, MATH ACT 19, READING 20.

Transfer Student 2+2 entering to program must have completed a minimum of 60 transferrable semester hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. The following specific courses are required for admission and may be included in the total transferable credit hours:


English Composition I & II
Basic Public Speaking
Mathematics through Pre-Calculus
General Physics I (with lab.)
Basic Material Science
Introductory Computer Aided Design
Cultural Enrichment - 3 credit hours
Social Awareness - 3 credit hours

Admission counselors or program advisors should be consulted for an evaluation of transferability and course equivalency. Under special circumstances students with exceptional academic records can be admitted to the program before all pre-admission requirements are completed.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Product Design Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
919 Campus Drive, SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280

Telephone: (231) 591-2755
Email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

Tech and Prof Presentation
3
Advanced Composition
3
Preparatory Chemistry
3
Applied Calculus
4
Basic Art
3
Geography of World Regions
3
Social Awareness 

3 Credits must be 200+ Level

Two seperate Subjects 
6
Cultural Enrichment 

3 Credits must be 200+ Level
6
Entry Criteria -
The following courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or better:
English 1
3
English 2
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Intro to Material Science
4
PHYS 211 AND
Introductory Physics 1
4
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
Adv Algebra-Analytical Trig
4

Major

PDET Orientation/Degree Plng
1
Design Career Preparation
1
Seminar in Product Design
1
Advanced Tolerancing
2
Applied Mechanics-Kinematics
3
Model - Prototype Development
2
Machine Design
3
Statistics - Ergonomics
2
Applied Fluids - Thermodynam
3
Advanced Solid Modeling CAD
2
Advanced Machine Design
4
Product Design Project
3

Technical Related Courses

Engr Graphics Comprehensive
3
or
Parametric Modeling
2
Electrical Fundamentals
3
Intro to Material Science
4
Material Selection Metals
3
Statics-Strength of Materials
4
Manufacturing Processes
2
Design For Manufacturing
2
Plastic Material Select-PDET
3
Approved Electives

Select Electives with Academic Advisor
(*Elective credits variable, based on meeting 120 minimum)
*24
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (after completion of admission requirements):
120
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