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Heavy Equip Service Engineering Tech HSET

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3
MATH 120 Trigonometry 3
PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4
**Elective: Cultural Enrichment 3
**Elective: Social Awareness 3
*one must be at 300 level or higher
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
CAHS 330 2
HSET 300 Applied Failure Analysis 4
HSET 302 Fleet Management 3
HSET 393 Industry Internship 4
HSET 403 Testing Systems and Analysis 4
HSET 410 Interact Electronic Controls 4
HSET 460 Heavy Eq Adv Hydraulic Systems 4
MATL 240 Intro to Material Science 4
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
SURE 331 Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec 3
Suggested Directed Electives (3 credit hours):
ISYS 305 Software Systems 3
MFGE 353 Statistical Quality Control 3
BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MECH 340 Statics-Strength of Materials 4
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (after completion of an A.A.S. degree): 63

Why Choose Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology (HSET)?

HSET provides the skills and knowledge required to test, diagnose, service and repair multiple, interfacing and technically sophisticated systems used on equipment in the agricultural, construction, forestry, stationary power and trucking industries. Mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic technology are addressed, along with failure analysis, troubleshooting procedures and techniques, metrology, product design for manufacturing and fleet management.

Career Opportunities

Increased use of heavy equipment in the agriculture, trucking, construction and auxiliary power industries has created a widespread need for qualified heavy equipment technicians. Estimates suggest less than half of the current demand for technicians in this industry is being met, so skilled graduates are already in high demand.

Employment opportunities exist throughout the various heavy equipment industries. Job titles include diagnostic technician, technician, service engineer, field engineer, service manager, shop foreman, trainer, engineering technician and maintenance team leader.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in either option of the HSET program at Ferris, students must have successfully completed an associate degree in Heavy Equipment Technology or equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

The Heavy Equipment Service 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
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

The College of Engineering Technology Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology B.S. program is an accredited program of the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF)

The program is currently in the reaccreditation process.

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