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.
Prepare for a Great Career
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.
Students entering the program must have completed an associate degree (or equivalent) in a related program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, a minimum 2.5 GPA in math requirements and a minimum 2.75 GPA in major courses.
According to the above criteria, if requirements are not met upon application, acceptance to a preparatory program is possible. Upon completion of all prerequisites, admission to the program will be approved. Admission counselors should be consulted for an evaluation of transferability.
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.
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