The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program is an engineering degree path that has the flexibility to offer programs in niche or emerging areas, or to tailor a program to fit your specific career goals when they do not fit within Michigan Tech’s disciplinary engineering programs. With the BSE degree, you can select from several defined paths or customize your degree to fit your career goals.
Geospatial Engineering Path
As a geospatial engineer, you will combine the use of spatial information software and analytical methods with terrestrial or geographic data to create 3D maps, employing Earth observation systems, global navigation satellite systems, laser and radar imaging sensors, wireless technologies, and more.
Industrial and Service Systems Engineering Path
As an industrial and service systems engineer, you will develop ways to make service sector industries and manufacturing processes function smoothly and efficiently. You will figure out how systems work, focusing on design, operation, and problem solving. You will design, improve, and install production systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy, working in a wide variety of businesses to increase sustainability. You will reduce costs associated with new technologies and strive to make work faster, easier, and more rewarding. Emphasis is on process over product, and the human side of engineering.
Mining Engineering Path
Mining engineers design, plan, and supervise surface and underground mines to unearth the minerals economically and safely for further processing and human utilization. Mining engineers design layouts for surface and underground mines, prepare short and long range mine plans, schedule equipment, design blast patterns for rock fragmentation and excavation, design ventilation plans for underground mines, monitor safety of personals and equipment, optimize processes. Mining utilizes world’s largest trucks and excavation equipment and mining engineers design mine layouts to use these equipment effectively.
Student Proposed Engineering Path
There are many possible individualized paths through the BSE degree program that you can choose. The philosophy behind the degree is to have a base of courses that are fundamental to engineering (math, basic sciences, and core topics such as statics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics) and additional courses in a unique specialization for either employment or for graduate studies – unique in the sense that the specialization could not be attained in a discipline degree program at Michigan Tech. Thus the BSE program can provide you with a great deal of flexibility in creating your own educational program. Approval by the BSE Governance Committee ensures that you have a coherent program that meets all accreditation requirements.