2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology (HEET-BS-TE), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology is the only degree of its kind in the nation. This upper level curriculum, provides instruction to develop skills required to test, diagnose, service, and repair multiple interfacing and technically sophisticated electrical/electronic systems used on equipment in the agricultural, construction, forestry, stationary power and trucking industries. Additional subjects covered are mechanical, hydraulics, failure analysis, troubleshooting, power generation, fleet and distributor management. Typical job titles for graduates include field servicetechnician, maintenance engineer, field service engineer, service manager and engineering technician in the following industries OEM manufacturers, OEM parts manufacturers, and large construction companies.

The Bachelor of Science in Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology is accredited through the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF). It was one of the nation’s first programs accredited since 2001.

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will be able to effectively communicate their findings and recommendations in a workplace setting.
  2. Students will be able to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives.
  3. Students will have the ability to diagnose symptoms and malfunction in primary heavy equipment systems as appropriate for their course of study.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • The Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirementsbelow.
  • High school students interested in this program may apply to the Heavy Equipment Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heavy Equipment Technology or related AAS
  • 2.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Placement in MATH 115  or higher

University Requirements - 39 to 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 - 39 to 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 - 3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


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 - 81 to 82 Credits Required


Technical Related Courses - 2 Credits Required


Associate Degree Coursework - 41 Credits Required


The credits required may vary depending on courses taken.

In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 41 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These credits are met with associate degree coursework.

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.

Suggested Semester Layout


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First Year and Second Year


Completed with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Heavy Equipment Technology (HEQT) layout or approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) transfer degree.

Third Year


Total Credits: 14-15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16-17

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 4

Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 14-15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16

Contact Information


Automotive Management and Heavy Equipment Engineering Technology Programs
(231) 591-2810
[email protected]

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