2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Product Design Engineering Technology

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

Program Requirements

Product Design Engineering Technology, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

Studies also emphasize communication, mathematics, and analytical skills. Students receive extensive hands-on experience through labs and internships to give them real-world experience.

Career Opportunities

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 include Product Designer, Layout Drafter, Project Manager, Product Developer, Computer-Aided Designer, Mechanical Designer, Project Engineering, and Design Engineer.

More Information

School of Engineering and Computing Technology
Product Design Engineering Technology Program
915 Campus Drive, SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291
Phone: 231-591-2755
email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/ceems/pdet/homepage.htm

 

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

Tech and Prof Presentation
3
Advanced Composition
3
Preparatory Chemistry
3
Applied Calculus
4
Basic Art
3
Geography of World Regions
3
Social Awareness 

3 Credits must be 200+ Level

Two seperate Subjects 
6
Cultural Enrichment 

3 Credits must be 200+ Level
6
Entry Criteria -
The following courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or better:
English 1
3
English 2
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Intro to Material Science
4
PHYS 211 AND
Introductory Physics 1
4
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
Adv Algebra-Analytical Trig
4

Major

PDET Orientation/Degree Plng
1
Design Career Preparation
1
Seminar in Product Design
1
Advanced Tolerancing
2
Applied Mechanics-Kinematics
3
Model - Prototype Development
2
Machine Design
3
Statistics - Ergonomics
2
Applied Fluids - Thermodynam
3
Advanced Solid Modeling CAD
2
Advanced Machine Design
4
Product Design Project
3

Technical Related Courses

Engr Graphics Comprehensive
3
or
Parametric Modeling
2
Electrical Fundamentals
3
Intro to Material Science
4
Material Selection Metals
3
Statics-Strength of Materials
4
Manufacturing Processes
2
Design For Manufacturing
2
Plastic Material Select-PDET
3
Approved Electives

Select Electives with Academic Advisor
(*Elective credits variable, based on meeting 120 minimum)
*24
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (after completion of admission requirements):
120