Why Choose Mechanical Engineering Technology?
Were you a 'Legos kid?' Are you curious about how things work? Do you like to take things apart and fix them? Do you like to use math to solve practical problems?
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. Beginning with foundation courses in math, applied science, CAD, manufacturing processes and communication, students move on to the applied engineering courses that give them a solid technical background for their careers. Students develop strong analytic and problem-solving skills. Their understanding of the principles taught in the classroom is enhanced with many hands-on labs and real-world applications provided by faculty with extensive industrial experience.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accreditated by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET), http://www.abet.org.
Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the B.S. Mechanical Engineering technology program will find a great variety of jobs open to them. Many will work in the design and development of products, machines and processes. Others will be involved in manufacturing, operations and technical sales. Areas of employment will include automotive and transportation, power generation, climate control, machine design, manufacturing, materials and automation.
Students entering the program should have a strong interest in mechanical devices and seek to understand them better. They should have completed the A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ferris (or a similar program elsewhere) with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major. Pre-engineering programs also make good starting points. Transfer candidates should contact the Mechanical Engineering Technology office to discuss options.
The Mechanical 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.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Office
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, Swan 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The College of Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology BS program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC-ABET)
The next accreditation review is in 2015.