Why Major in Product Design Engineering Technology?

The Product Design Engineering Technology degree program at Ferris State University offers intensive instruction and practical experience in all facets of product design. Product Design Engineering Technology students are prepared to effectively participate in a design environment, generate conceptual design sketches and drawings, create complex design layouts, perform static and dynamic analysis, create models and prototypes, define complex surfaces and shapes, and understand and integrate manufacturing principles into product designs.

The Bachelor Degree program in product design also emphasizes communications, mathematics and analytical skills.

Product Design Engineering Technology Graduates Get Great Jobs

A product designer begins with a concept, then transforms it into a working design that specifies the size, shape, style, dimensions and materials needed. Because product design engineering skills are needed for the production of millions of industrial and consumer goods, college product design engineering graduates are in demand.

Their knowledge of product design, engineering analysis, manufacturing processes and communication techniques are valued in industries across the United States. Employment opportunities exist across the spectrum of the product design field - wherever products are produced, product designers will be found.

Specific job titles might include product designer, product manager, mechanical designer, project engineer and design engineer.

Product Design Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

College students entering the Product Design Engineering Technology degree program must have completed a minimum of 60 transferable hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, including specific pre-admission courses.

If you don't meet these requirements when you apply, you may be accepted as a "non-major." Upon completion of all prerequisites, admission to the Product Design Engineering Technology bachelor degree program will be approved. Ferris State admission counselors should be consulted for an evaluation of transferability.

College Degree Product Design Engineering Technology
Graduation Requirements

The Product Design Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. Product Design Engineering Technology students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the general education Web site.

If you would like more information on Product Design Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

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