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School of Engineering and Computing Technology

If you are someone that is interested in robotics, GPS, computer security or electrical connections, this is the right place for you. As a student in one of the school's four majors, you can put learning into action by participating in competitions like the Rube Goldberg, Society of Mechanical Engineers Human Powered Vehicle, Society of Automotive Engineers Formula series or the National Society of Professional Surveyors competition. Our degrees are supported by industries such as AllState, Cisco Systems, Gentex Corporation, Leica Geosystems, Trimble Navigation and many other companies throughout the state and the country.

Computer Networks and Systems

Ferris has offerings in Computer Networks. The Computer Networks and Systems Bachelor of Science degree emphasizes networking (Cisco Networking Academy member), smart devices (embedded microprocessor devices), computer control, systems integration, digital/microprocessor theory and design and project management. CNS course work integrates laboratory exercises to further strengthen newly learned concepts and promotes hands-on skills most valued by potential employers.

Electronics & Automation Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Automation Engineering Technology offers students a course of study which enables them to thrive in a discipline essential to advanced and globally impactful technologies. Coursework in the EAET program is centered in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Specialization is offered in this major through elective courses, focusing on specific areas of the student’s interests. A required internship and capstone project course bring together theory with application. Graduates have entered careers in electric vehicle engineering, wind and solar power generation, the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as factory automation and controls. Graduates have earned titles such as Power Engineer, Product Engineer and Automation Engineer. 

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Do you like to take things apart and rebuild them? Does using math to figure out how things work interest you? Then our Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is just for you. MET is an engineering discipline that was developed from the application of principles of physics and materials science and uses applied engineering principles. As a student you are involved in the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of various systems. As a MET graduate, you can look towards a career in transportation, power generation, climate control, machine design, manufacturing, materials, food processing and automation.

Product Design

Are you a creative problem solver, mechanically inclined and love technology? Then try the Bachelor of Science degree, Product Design Engineering Technology. Companies from around the world need young, fresh, and energetic talent to remain competitive and to design and produce products that are sustainable, recyclable and contribute positively to society.

Surveying Engineering

Do you like mathematics, law, science, leading edge technology, working with computers and graphics or being outdoors? How about maps? Perhaps the idea of being a critical part of a multidisciplinary design team improving the world around us appeals to you? If so, you may wish to consider a career as a Surveying Engineer. The Surveying Engineering Bachelor of Science degree is the largest undergraduate surveying engineering program in the Midwest and has one of the best equipped laboratories in the United States. Surveying Engineering is the science of making precise measurements of the Earth's surface with the aid of sophisticated optical and electronic instruments. A challenging and satisfying profession, surveying engineering is of vital importance for national defense, exploration, conservation, preservation of natural resources and land development. The graduates of the program may become registered professional surveyors. Jobs are plentiful and a career in Surveying Engineering offers opportunities in the government, military, private and academic sectors.

The programs in the school also offer associate degrees in most disciplines.