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

Pre-Engineering (PENG-AS), A.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Associate of Science

This program was developed to give students a broad overview of the engineering field. Students take general education courses as well as pre-engineering courses to give them the required knowledge and skills necessary to gain entrance to an engineering college. Pre-Engineering is designed for students who intend to transfer to an engineering college to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. The program is based on courses that are fundamental to all engineering disciplines. The Pre-Engineering program at Ferris is a great place to begin a career in the well-paid engineering field, a field that grows larger every year.

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will be able to apply the mathematical principles, theory, and concepts in calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.
  2. Students will have the necessary skills to gain admittance to an engineering college.
  3. Students will have the background necessary to be successful in an engineering program or related field.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • At least 12 credits, including an English and Mathematics course

University Requirements - 27 to 28 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


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 Requirement - 27 Credits Required


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

Communication Competency - 9 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - Credits Required Met in College Requirements


Natural Sciences Competency - Credits Required Met in College Requirements


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.

College Requirements - 36 to 37 Credits Required


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 an associate degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 60 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.

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.

Contact Information


Dr. Kent Sun
(231) 591-2579
[email protected]

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