The goal of the engineering unit is to provide programs of choice for students in East-Central Michigan and to have graduates recognized by various regional constituencies as among the best in the state.
To support this goal, the following objectives of SVSU Engineering are structured around the themes of lifelong learning, technical foundation, design, experimenting/hands-on skills, and professional practice:
- To prepare students for a life-long learning process in the profession of engineering.
- To educate students in the fundamental technical areas of electrical (EE students) and mechanical engineering (ME students), including the foundation of mathematics, computational skills, and physical science, appropriate for an entry level professional position or graduate school.
- To develop in students the skills inherent in the design process, including the ability to identify problems, investigate creative and functional solutions, effectively communicate results and work in a collaborative environment.
- To foster good hands-on skills in experimenting; acquiring, reducing and analyzing data and prototyping systems.
- To develop an understanding of the economic, ethical and social environment in which engineering is practiced internationally.
- Graduates from the EE Program will have a demonstrated knowledge of advanced mathematics and be able to analyze and design complex devices and systems containing hardware and software components.
- Graduates from the ME Program will be able to work professionally in the design and realization of both thermal and mechanical systems.
Students wishing to major in Mechanical Engineering may declare their intent at any time. Upon completion of ME 101 with a grade of “C” or better, students in good academic standing can electronically request designation as Mechanical Engineering majors.