While the majority of instruction for this degree is offered online, a limited amount of travel to the Big Rapids campus is required. See the program schedule in the online program page for more information.
Why Choose HVEM Engineering Technology and Energy Management?
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology and Energy Management curriculum is a two-year, upper-division sequence leading to a bachelor of science degree. The HVEM degree addresses designing, retrofitting, testing, and balancing on a problem-solving level and prepares the HVACR engineering technologist to fill a wide technological gap between the service technicians and engineers.
Students learn up-to-date methods of identifying and performing efficiency evaluations on different types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems found in commercial and industrial buildings. They also learn methods of adjusting and balancing equipment for maximum performance.
Prepare for a Great Career
The HVEM degree addresses designing, retrofitting, testing and balancing on a problem-solving level and prepares the HVACR engineering technologist to fill a wide technological gap between the service technicians and engineers. Challenging careers abound on a national level with firms who look for trained HVACR engineering technicians for a variety of positions: application and/or project engineering, systems control, estimating, engineering, field technician, systems reps, marketing, control systems training, and HVACR in-plant engineering.
Orientation is required for students who elect to complete a fully online degree. In addition, any student who registers for a fully online course must first demonstrate competency in FerrisConnect skills. This may be done by taking a tutorial and quiz or by submitting a waiver request (for those who have already taken and passed online courses). First check with the department that offers the class and/or the Ferris advisor to determine their particular needs regarding registration for online course work.
New Student Admission Requirements
- The HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
- High school students interested in this program may apply to the HVACR Technology, AAS program.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
- Students must have completed the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in HVACR Technology (HVAR) program at Ferris State University or an equivalent associate program at another institution with a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
- Successful completion of COMM 121, ENGL 150 and (ENGL 211 or ENGL 250), MATH 115 or MATH 116, a Natural Science Competency course with lab component, a Self and Society Competency course, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade of higher.
- Fully Online Admission Requirements:
- AAS in HVACR or Related degree with HVAC work experience upon program approval
- 2.5 Cumulative GPA
- Completion of MATH 115 or 116 or equivalent with C or better
- Completion of ENGL 150 or equivalent with C or better (Recommend completion of ENGL 211 or 250) Recommend
- Completion of Natural Science with a Lab with C or higher
If you think you meet the entrance criteria and want to apply, or simply want to find out if you are eligible to enroll, get your admissions process started using the following URL:
The Application for admission must be submitted by January 17 prior to fall term requested. Applications must include fall semester grades and pending winter spring schedule showing enrollment in courses to complete the HVACR Technology Associate in Applied Science degree (if applicable). Transfer student admittance will be dictated by program enrollment capacity on a first come, first serve basis. Conditionally admitted students must meet program requirements. Admission status will be tentative pending a review of graduation and final grade/course information status. Should space in the program not be available, qualified transfer applicants will be placed on a waiting list and admitted as openings occur.