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Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology

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

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

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Students must

  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
  • have 40 credits at the 300/400 level
  • have 30 credits of Ferris classes (FSU Residency requirement)
  • have a minimum 120 total credits to earn a bachelor degree
  • complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

Heavy Equipment Service Technology Program 
Ferris State University
220 Sports Drive 
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2810

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 (AED)

The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2020.

Required Courses
Credit Hours


Princ. of Financial Accounting
CAHS 330
Applied Failure Analysis
Fleet Management
Industry Internship
Testing Systems and Analysis
Interact Electronic Controls
Heavy Eq Adv Hydraulic Systems
Intro to Material Science
Team Dynamics - Org Behavior
Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec
Suggested Directed Electives (3 credit hours):
Software Systems
Statistical Quality Control
Legal Environment of Business
Statics-Strength of Materials
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (after completion of an A.A.S. degree):