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Quality Engineering Technology

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

Why Choose Quality Engineering Technology?

This program is under revision and is not available at this time. Please see: Manufacturing Engineering Technology with Quality Concentration for additional information.

The faster industry standards change, whether because of new technology or new materials, the more important it is to have quality control programs and personnel that can meet the challenge. This area is so important to manufacturing, in fact, that representatives from industry and the American Society for Quality Control worked with the FSU Manufacturing Engineering Technology faculty to create this unique degree program.

This program is for individuals employed in quality or quality related fields or who desire to become employed in a quality position within a manufacturing company. The program is designed for those who wish to expand and build upon the base of technical knowledge they have acquired through work experience and academic training.

Ferris State University offers upper division (300/400 level) coursework for the BS degree in quality engineering technology at the Applied Technology Center in Grand Rapids.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared to assume technical and leadership positions in all areas of quality within manufacturing companies. Ferris has tailored the program for the part-time student by offering technical core coursework in the evenings. In addition, credit earned in equivalent courses taken at other accredited colleges and universities may be applied toward total degree requirements. Students must have a manufacturing based technology associates degree or equivalent. College algebra is also a requirement.

Get a Great Job!

If you currently have a technology-based associate?s degree or specialized certification, this degree with a focus on quality engineering technology will open up opportunities in a variety of industries. Graduates are prepared to advance into such positions as quality manager, quality engineer, plant manager and project engineer.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Quality Engineering Technology program must have completed a two-year program at Ferris in a Manufacturing-based Technology (or 60 credits hours of college course work including technical courses, general courses, and technical related courses). Students must have at least a 2.75 honor point average in major courses and a 2.50 honor point average in mathematics, through MATH 116/126 (or equivalent), or completion of MATH 216 OR permission of faculty.

Additional Requirements

A materials science course (e.g. MATL 240), a first scientific understanding (e.g. PHYS 211), a speech class (COMM 121 or equivalent), and MECH 240 are required for graduation. It is recommended that these requirements be met in the A.A.S. coursework. Student must be prepared for calculus by winter semester of junior year.

Graduation Requirements

The Quality 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

Manufacturing Department
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, SWN 109
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511
or Ferris State University - Grand Rapids
151 Fountain Street NE, Rm 182
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: 616-451-4777

Required Courses
Credit Hours


Material Selection Metals
Statics-Strength of Materials
Production Processes
Quality Science Statistics
Statistical Proc Engineering
Internship-MFG Engineer
Engineering Economics
Design of Experiments 1
Continuous Improvement
Quality Auditing
Reliability Engineering
Design of Experiments 2
Quality Planning

General Education

Advanced Technical Writing
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1


Cultural Enrichment
Cultural Enrichment (GLobal Consciousness)
Scientific Understanding
Social Awareness
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree:
MFGE 341, MFGE 342, MFGE 442 and MFGE 443 satisfy requirements for a certificate in quality technology