School of Technology

Message from the Dean

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. The School is an exciting place to study, where you will have the opportunity to experience and develop an understanding of the latest technologies as you prepare for a career in applied engineering.

A point of pride for the School is our faculty members, who have worked extensively in industry and who provide a focused, practical education that emphasizes significant laboratory experiences for our students.

We have five undergraduate programs, each of which offers broad educational opportunities and career paths: Computer Network and System Administration, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Surveying Engineering.

As part of our Senior Design experience, undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in exciting projects. In the past, these have included cloud computing, harvesting wind power for a cranberry farm, an electric motorcycle, a human-powered hovercraft, health systems security, smartphone-based biometric security scanning system, and the design and building of test equipment for an audio-speaker company.

We have also added two graduate programs to our offerings--- a Master’s in Integrated Geospatial Technology and Medical Informatics. The Integrated Geospatial Technology program educates our students in the science and technology necessary to acquire and process geospatial data by employing surveying, geodetic science, photogrammetry, cartography, and mapping. Our students become expert users of all the new, sophisticated technology in satellite systems, remote sensing capabilities, precision surveying instruments, computing, data networks, laser systems, radar, and sonar. In the Medical Informatics program, our students focus on the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. The program was created to provide students with the necessary understanding of the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize and provide security during the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.

We continuously challenge our students, helping them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a rewarding career and to become a lifelong learner. There is only one certainty in technology: continuous change. We prepare our students to embrace this change and to become leaders in the design and implementation of new technology that will benefit all of us, as we work together to fashion a prosperous and sustainable global community. We hope you will consider joining the School of Technology family.

James Frendewey