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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group

Mechanical Engineering

LSSU is 1 of only 3 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level

Engineers create and design the products we use every day. They work to improve the things we use to live, work, and play. As an engineer you’ll use your mind and your creative talents to solve all kinds of problems. The field of engineering is as varied as your imagination.

Educated and prepared...
 
Degrees

Mechanical engineering is a broad-based program that prepares you for a rewarding career in mechanical and related engineering fields. You will work with mechanical systems in the laboratories and receive an excellent mix of theory and application. Our graduates specialize in General Mechanical, Robotics and Automation, and/or Vehicle Systems.

Our emphasis is on preparing students to solve real-world engineering problems. Students participate in multidisciplinary, industrial or research based senior engineering design projects which emphasize teamwork, communications, project management, customer relations and ethics.

Students learn numerous software packages for CAD, CAM, FEA (Finite Element Analysis), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), robots, and technical analysis. Cooperative education opportunities are available.

Our graduates are well educated and prepared to enter the job market; graduates will find a 100% placement rate and competitive starting salaries, typically over $49,700, waiting for them.

Additional Programs/Options

  • Robotics Option
    (A rare opportunity to combine robotics with your engineering degree)

    The robotics option will provide you with a strong background in robotics applications, robotics system design and integration, machine vision, sensors, communications, manufacturing simulation and automation. LSSU is ONLY 1 of 3 universities in the U.S. with robotics specialization at the undergraduate level. Nearly 100-percent of our graduates find employment as engineers (companies include FANUC Robotics,GM, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, GE, JR Automation and Kawasaki Robotics). LSSU offers a $1 million robotics lab that includes 14 industrial robots, machine vision systems and intelligent sensors.

    Students begin working extensively with the robots at the junior level. However, there are earlier opportunities for those students who have a personal desire to learn and work in our $1 Million robotics lab that includes 14 industrial robots, machine vision systems and intelligent sensors. Our average engineering class size is 14 students.

    Companies that are involved in robotics and automation specifically seek out LSSU graduates.

  • Engineering Management
    The Engineering Management program is designed for students who already have a technical associate’s degree to complete a management oriented bachelor’s degree in two additional years. The program will expand your technical education in robotics and automation. It will also provide you with valuable business skills that could qualify you for advancement in industry. Technical associate’s degree transfer credits are accepted for a wide range of technical programs. Technical courses provide a focus in modern robotics and automated manufacturing methods.

  • Industrial Technology
    Your academic experience will include a foundation in the basic sciences, mathematical concepts through algebra and trigonometry, general education, software, technology and automation. You will learn to apply your skills toward the solution of practical, industrial-type technical problems. During your senior year, you will participate in the construction-and-build semester of a real-world industrial project, working with engineers and company representatives. You will also have developed communication skills that will enable you to grow and succeed in your professional career. Not a first-time-in-college student? There are multiple technical and free electives to allow transfer students to fit into the flow of the program. As a graduate, you will have the ability to seek employment in the technical areas of business, industry, and manufacturing.

 

  

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Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $57,024

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates

 

Engineers in Demand

"JR Automation has hired three graduates from Lake Superior State University just this year and now employs 14 LSSU graduates. Applied Manufacturing Technologies in Orion, Michigan is another RIA member with 16 LSSU graduates working in robotics." -- CBS Report Finds Job Opportunities at Dow Linked to Robotics

"LSSU prides itself in being the school with the focus on practical applications of engineering aimed at sending its graduates into high demand occupations that are unaffected by the "OO" trend (Outsourcing Oversees)...." [more]

--Control Engineering
March 26, 2008

Accreditation

The School of Engineering & Technology Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

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Second Place

“Simulated Arterial Blockages for Ultrasound Training" Presentation by Natasha Flynn of senior project Team Innovative Medical Training Devices.

Engineers, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate. This poster competition, held at the local District Student Conferences, is designed to emphasize the ability to deliver a visual presentation. Subject matter is to be related to some area in the field of mechanical engineering.

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