Prepare for a career in applied engineering. Develop an understanding of the latest technologies. The School of Technology at Michigan Technological University offers crazy smart students opportunities and experiences to create the future.

Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Like making things work better?

Computer Network and System Administration

Always fixing everyone's computer?

Electrical Engineering Technology

Fascinated by electronics and robotics?

Construction Management

Want to build green structures and buildings?

Surveying Engineering

Can't get enough of Google earth and GPS?

Graduate Programs

Medical Informatics

Communications within healthcare

Integrated Geospatial Technology

Learn to link data to specific locations

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Why should I choose the School of Technology?

Our hallmark is the practical application of technical knowledge—a hands-on education that prepares you to address and solve the problems of our global society. Graduates work as applied engineers who are involved with the design, installation, management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems.

As a result of a broad education, skills in working with people, and technical problem solving abilities, technology graduates are often the go-to person in many organizations. Industries employing graduates are extremely diverse, ranging from construction to health care, from small family-owned business to international corporations.

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What is the difference between engineering technology and engineering?

An engineering technology education provides many opportunities for hands-on experiences and most classes have an accompanying lab component. This differs from traditional engineering classes which have a more mathematical, theory-based approach and fewer labs.

If you are interested in research and development or very focused design work, a traditional engineering degree may be appropriate. If you want to be where the action is in a company and have the desire to be a contributor as early as possible, then an engineering technology degree is for you.

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Are the School of Technology programs accredited?

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Why choose a 'technology' program?

Technologists fill a critical need in business and industry for supervisors and managers who possess a combination of technical and managerial backgrounds. The ability of Technology graduates to contribute on the job from day one increases their value while providing them professionally rewarding opportunities with significant potential for advancement in the high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand "gold collar" careers.

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Is a lab experience important?

It sure is! The School of Technology curriculum emphasizes lab experience. Students have access to spaces equipped with the latest industry-standard technology, allowing for a smooth transition from college to the workplace.

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Faculty Focus

Lynn A. Artman

Lynn A. Artman, PE

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1998

Contact

906-487-3484
laartman@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

Lynn Artman is a senior lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Artman’s areas of expertise include construction project management and project control. She advises two student groups on campus: the student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the Efficiency through Engineering and Construction

Faculty Focus

Sunil S. Mehendale

Sunil S. Mehendale

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park

Contact

906-487-1663
ssmehend@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Sunil Mehendale is an Assistant Professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University.  Prior to joining Michigan Tech as a faculty member, he worked for Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, NY as a Staff Engineer and Scientist in the Heat Transfer Technology and Components group.  There, he was responsible

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Eugene Levin

Eugene Levin, CP

PhD, Photogrammetry, State Land Organization University, Moscow, Russia

Contact

906-487-2446
elevin@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Eugene Levin is an associate professor and program chair of surveying engineering, as well as the director of the integrated geospatial technology graduate program in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are photogrammetry—the design, development, customization, integration, and delivery of off-the-shelf commercial and research

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Mark A. Johnson

Mark A. Johnson, PE

PhD, Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001

Contact

906-487-1662
marjohns@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Mark Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Technology and holds an affiliated faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech. Johnson’s areas of expertise are lean manufacturing practices, manufacturing and service-sector simulation, the design of experiments, power transmission using turbo-fluid machinery, and

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Yushin Ahn

Yushin Ahn

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science (CEEGS), The Ohio State University

Contact

906-487-2445
yahn@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Yushin Ahn is an assistant professor of surveying engineering as well as of the integrated geospatial technology graduate program in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His area of expertise is digital photogrammetry, digital mapping, sensor modeling/calibration, 3D reconstruction from remote sensing data, polar region monitoring and change

Faculty Focus

Nasser Alaraje

A. Nasser Alaraje

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 2005

Contact

906-487-1661
alaraje@mtu.edu

Professor, School of Technology

Nasser Alaraje is a professor and program chair of electrical engineering technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Prior to his faculty appointment at the University, he was employed by Lucent Technologies as a hardware design engineer, from 1997 to 2002, and by vLogix as chief hardware design

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Ronald M. Mauno

Ronald M. Mauno

MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1997

Contact

906-487-2237
rmmauno@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

Ronald Mauno is a senior lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Mauno’s areas of expertise are construction safety, CAD (e.g., AutoCAD, Carlson, and Revit), material testing (e.g., soils, aggregate, and concrete), and surveying fundamentals. He advises the Michigan Tech Chapter of the National Association of Home

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Guy C. Hembroff Faculty Photo 2

Guy C. Hembroff

PhD, Computational Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-3248
hembroff@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Dr. Hembroff is an associate professor in School of Technology and director of the Medical Informatics graduate program at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are network engineering, medical/health informatics, biometric development, intelligent medical devices, data analytics, and

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Yu Cai

Yu Cai

PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005

Contact

906-487-1471
cai@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Yu Cai is an associate professor and program chair of the Computer Network and System Administration degree program in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of interest include computer networking and engineering education. Cai has extensive industry experience as a software analyst and network engineer, with

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John L. Irwin

John L. Irwin

EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State University

Contact

906-487-2525
jlirwin@mtu.edu

Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

John Irwin is a professor and program chair of mechanical engineering technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise include jig, fixture, and gage design; the design and manufacture of environmental simulation chambers and A/C units for locomotives and mass-transit units;  design and testing

Faculty Focus

Jinshan Tang

Jinshan Tang

Contact

906-487-3386 (Office); 906-487-1723 (Lab)
jinshant@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Dr. Jinshan Tang is currently an associate professor of the computer network and administration program in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University. He got his PhD degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and National Institute of

Faculty Focus

Todd Arney

Todd O. Arney

BS, Computer Network and System Administration, Michigan Tech

Contact

906-487-1085
toarney@mtu.edu

Lecturer, School of Technology

Todd O. Arney is a Lecturer in Computer Network and System Administration in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech.  His areas of expertise are Linux based systems with an emphasis on the practical application of theory and real-world network and system administration.  With over 18 years of experience

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Paul R. Buda

Paul R. Buda

BS, Surveying, Michigan Technological University, 1992

Contact

906-487-1665
prbuda@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Paul Buda is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are pedagogy and the application of academic/administrative software. Buda is a member of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors and holds an NCEE Fundamentals of Land Surveying certificate. His professional honors

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