2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management (HVEM-BS-TE), B.S.

Location(s): Online, Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology and Energy Management is project-focused and allows students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience through calculating building HVACR loads, designing and programming building automation systems, managing commercial/industrial/institutional HVACR projects, balancing air and water systems, selecting primary and secondary equipment, and performing energy audits.

 

Graduates are recruited for a variety of high income HVACR industry positions including applications engineer, project manager/engineer, project estimator, BAS controls technician, technical sales, control systems trainer, and in-plant engineer. Students must have the appropriate Associates degree in HVACR or related field to qualify for admission.

 

The program is available full-time at the main campus in Big Rapids, MI or part-time fully-online (with a week-long summer residency for labs).

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will analyze and select commercial and industrial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for specific applications.
  2. Students will design commercial and industrial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, given design parameters, building type and geographic location.
  3. Students will select secondary equipment for specific commercial and industrial ducting and piping systems.
  4. Students will select primary equipment for specific commercial and industrial ducting and piping systems.
  5. Students will program control sequences for specific commercial and industrial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment.
  6. Students will perform an energy audit of an actual facility and analyze utilities for proper application; Operation and Maintenance (O and M) and Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for potential energy savings; and implementation feasibility using payback calculations.
  7. Students will utilize and develop estimates, specs, economic cost analysis and codes and standards. Students will also describe the key duties of Project Management.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • The HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program may apply to the HVACR Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must have completed the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in HVACR Technology (HVAR) program at Ferris State University or an equivalent associate program at another institution with a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Successful completion of COMM 121 , ENGL 150  and (ENGL 211  or ENGL 250 ), MATH 115  or MATH 116 , a Natural Science Competency course with lab component, a Self and Society Competency course, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade of higher.
  • Fully Online Admission Requirements:
  • AAS in HVACR or Related degree with HVAC work experience upon program approval
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Completion of MATH 115  or MATH 116  or equivalent with C or better
  • Completion of ENGL 150  or equivalent with C or better (Recommend completion of ENGL 211  or ENGL 250 ) Recommend
  • Completion of Natural Science with a Lab with C or higher

University Requirements - 40 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - Credit Required Met in Associate


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 40 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


  • Choose 1 of 4

  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Official Pre-2016 Math SAT Score of 590 or Higher
  • Official Post-2016 Math SAT Score of 620 or Higher
  • Official Math ACT Score of 26 or Higher

Natural Sciences Competency - 6 Credits Required


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

College Requirements - 84 Credits Required


Major Courses - 84 Credits Required


In addition to the required courses in this section, student must have an approved associate degree totaling 42 credits.

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) courses.

Suggested Semester Layout


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

Third Year


Total Credits: 17

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15-16

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 4

Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 13

Contact Information


HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management Programs
(231) 591-3773
[email protected]

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