Why Students Choose LSSU
- Since a typical LSSU engineering technology class has about 15 students, you will have the chance to work closely with your instructors, all of whom are full-time faculty members, rather than graduate student assistants. The small class sizes also promote interaction in the lecture and the laboratory with other students and with your instructor.
- Recognizing that learning comes through doing as well as listening, the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is designed to include a significant amount of practical engineering technology experience. Accordingly, the core of the curriculum contains 19 engineering and engineering technology courses, of which 16 contain a laboratory component. Additionally, nearly all technical elective courses also contain laboratory components. Some courses also include a term design or research project, providing further opportunity to learn through experience.
- The core of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum emphasizes practical applications such as solid modelling (CAD), manufacturing, production, control via PLC’s, and basic robotic technology. The technical elective portion of the curriculum also provides the opportunity for additional study in robotics via the Robotics Technology minor.
- All LSSU engineering and engineering technology students participate in a senior project. Our senior projects span two semesters during the senior year and are usually sponsored by an industrial customer. A typical senior project team is comprised of four or five students having various engineering and engineering technology majors. The team works directly with their customer to complete the project. Skills such as leadership, team work, financial budgeting, project management, technical writing, presentations, and design reviews are just among the many soft skills that are honed through this experience. It prepares the engineering technology students for a future in industry.