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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

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Affordability:

We have that "private university" atmosphere at a public university price. Approximately 75% of our full-time students receive financial aid.

Individualized Attention:

At LSSU, courses are taught by professors, not graduate assistants. Get to know your professors in your engineering courses, where the average class size is 14.

Robots:

LSSU is one of only a couple of public universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level. Our graduates are highly sought after. Visit the robotics and automation lab.

Knowledge and Experience:

We have lab activities in over 75% of our engineering courses. And you can choose from three options for your senior project experience: co-op, industrial, or applied research.

A Job:

Our graduates have had a 100% placement rate and high, competitive starting salaries, typically over $50,000. Most students have a job lined-up before they graduate, many with multiple offers from which to choose.

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Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments
Policies for first-time college students
(For those with 19 credits or less of university or college coursework)

The academic background of the applicant must demonstrate an ability to meet the requirements of an engineering program at LSSU. For those students entering directly from high school, admission to the engineering programs is based on high school grade point average or ACT or SAT scores. Either a high school GPA of 2.75 or above, an ACT composite score of 24 or above, or SAT score of at least 1110 is required for admittance directly into computer, electrical or mechanical engineering. Those students with a high school GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be admitted into computer, electrical or mechanical engineering if their GPA in all English, mathematics, and science courses is at least 2.75. Applicants not meeting this requirement but meeting admission requirements for the University will be admitted into the general engineering program. 

To Transfer from General Engineering to Engineering Degree of Choice
(For those wishing to select computer, electrical or mechanical engineering)

Freshmen must attain a C or better in freshman composition (ENGL110), C or better in College Algebra (MATH111) and College Trigonometry (MATH131), completion of all development requirements, and overall GPA of 2.0.

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Policies for Transfer Students and Transfer Courses
(For students applying with more than 19 credits of university or college coursework)

A student who plans to attend another college or university and transfer to LSSU should contact the chair of the program that he/she plans to elect in the School of Engineering and Technology. The chair will assist the student in selecting courses that will transfer directly into an LSSU program. Current LSSU students who wish to take courses at another college or university for credit toward an LSSU degree should obtain approval from their program chair. 

Admission of Transfer Students

Official university or college transcript(s) should be sent to the Registrar's Office. The results of any advanced placement or aptitude tests taken in high school or college should also be sent to the Admissions office.

The academic background of the applicant must demonstrate an ability to meet the requirements of an engineering program at LSSU. A minimum GPA of 2.20 on all college level coursework and eligibility to return to the former college are required for admittance into an engineering program. Students with grade point averages of less than 2.20 will be admitted into the general engineering program.

To Transfer from General Engineering to Engineering Degree of Choice
(For those wishing to select computer, electrical or mechanical engineering)

Transfer students may change after completion of 15 credits of LSSU engineering curriculum coursework including six (6) credits of engineering courses (CS, EE, EG, EM, ME, or RS) with an overall GPA of 2.0.

Transfer of courses

For repeated courses, the grade for the most recent course will be used. Generally, a chemistry course, English composition courses, a computer course with "C" as the preferred language, and some elective courses in social sciences and humanities transfer into the engineering programs. Mathematics courses in differential and integral calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, along with calculus-based general physics also transfer into the engineering programs. Sophomore engineering courses may transfer directly into engineering programs if they have similar content and prerequisites as LSSU engineering courses. The appropriate chair, or dean, determines if a course is transferable into an engineering program. Engineering chairs will be furnished a copy of the student’s transcripts.

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LSSU currently has several student engineering and technology-related student organizations which are chapters of professional societies. They are active throughout the year, including participation in various competitions including SAE Baja and national conferences, company/factory tours and visits, serve as mentors for FIRST Robotics local team #1596 The Instigators, local FIRST LEGO League teams and the FLL Qualifying Tournament, hold technology workshops for Girl Scouts, fundraisers, and organize the School's annual banquet, hold spontaneous design competition activities, etc. Chapters represent:

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • SAE - Society for Automotive Engineers
  • SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SWE - Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineering Living & Learning Community - Chippewa House residence hall
  • Engineering Honor Society - membership is based on academic standing
  • Order of the Engineer - Link #190. Our induction ceremony is typically held in early April.

Piping Plover Website - LSSU, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Christian Tilmant

A web site, www.lssu.edu/ pipingplover, was developed for the United States Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation. The lead founders of this organization wanted a site developed to highlight the Great Lakes Piping Plover, an endangered bird in Michigan. The site displays information and photos of the bird, what the researchers are doing to help protect it, as well as links to related websites. The site also has a blog to allow people to share their ideas and opinions on this endangered bird. A secure area was developed where the researchers can log in to share their data on a secure server.

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