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.
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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.
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.
Are the School of Technology programs accredited?
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.
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.
A. Nasser Alaraje
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 2005
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 engineer, from 2002 to 2004.. . .
BS, Computer Network and System Administration, Michigan Tech
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 working in multiple technology positions, he is devoted to understanding and teaching the . . .
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1998
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 Enterprise (ETEC). The ETEC’s clients have included Habitat for Humanity and LS&I Railroad. . . .
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2010
Mohsen Azizi joined Michigan Tech in August 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a R&D engineer at Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc. and Aviya Tech Inc., Longueuil, Canada. Since 2012 he was an adjunct assistant professor at Concordia University. Dr. Azizi was the recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research . . .
PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005
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 his past clients including IBM and Ford. His credentials include the following:. . .
John Daavettila, PE
MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1984
Michael Drewyor, PE, PS
MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1972
Mike Drewyor is a Professor of Practice in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech.
Drewyor’s 37 years of private practice experience in industry, consulting engineering and surveying help to provide a real world approach in the classroom to building design and engineering. He is comfortable working with all aspects of commercial building design and construction based on his extensive . . .
Joseph Foster, PS, PLS
BS, Surveying, Michigan Technological University, 1990
Joe Foster is a Professor of Practice in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech, focusing on teaching courses in the elements of land surveying. His extensive background in the profession includes serving as Principal for successful land surveying companies in both Minnesota and Michigan, where he has directed and overseen a wide range of projects, including Boundary, County Remonumentation, & Cadastral . . .
PhD, Computational Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University
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 cybersecurity.
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State University
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 of residential axial flux alternator turbine systems, and development and training related to open . . .
Mark Johnson, PE
PhD, Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001
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 . . .
Eugene Levin, CP
PhD, Photogrammetry, State Land Organization University, Moscow, Russia
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 software products; cognitive GIS; and human-computer symbiosis in integrated . . .
MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1997
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 Builders.
Mauno has been involved with . . .
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park
Sunil Mehendale is an Associate 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 for developing and implementing advanced heat exchanger technologies as well as state-of-the-art . . .
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Aleksandr Sergeyev is a professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are electrical and computer engineering, physics, and adaptive optics. Sergeyev’s professional interests include robotics and he is a certified instructor for the FANUC Robotic Automation Industrial Certification through the Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) Program. He is also involved with the Michigan Tech Child Development . . .
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Dr. Jinshan Tang is currently a professor in the computer network and system administration program in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University. He received his PhD degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and also received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Health.
From 1998 to 2000, he . . .
PhD, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University,
Scott Wagner is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are facility maintenance, focusing on plant engineering and manufacturing systems analysis, and metal forming, with an emphasis on micro tube hydroforming.
Wagner is active in several of the University’s safety teams, including the Presidential . . .
PhD, Leadership Studies, Marian University
David Wanless is a senior lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are quality, manufacturing, management, leadership, and process control in mechanical engineering technology. He serves as the faculty advisor for the Progressive Security Group, which is a student organization on campus.
Wanless is active in the International . . .
Weican (Vincent) Xiao
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Dr. Weican Xiao joined the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Michigan Technological University in Fall 2013. Before joining Michigan Tech, Dr. Xiao worked as a postdoc at Norfolk State University using microwave power to convert tar to light hydrocarbon species. He also worked in Beijing as a process engineer for four years and one year in Shanghai as a senior device engineer.. . .