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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

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Course work for this Mechanical Engineering program at Lake Superior State University includes 72 credits in Engineering subjects, 32 credits in math and sciences and 25 credits in general education for a total of 129-131 credits in the bachelor of science degree. You will work with mechanical systems in the laboratories and receive an excellent mix of theory and application.

Key facts:

  • Emphasis is on preparing you to solve real-world engineering problems.
  • You will participate in multidisciplinary, industrial or research-based senior engineering design projects which emphasize teamwork, communications, project management, customer relations and ethics.
  • You will learn numerous software packages for CAD, CAM, fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, and other applications.
  • Cooperative education opportunities are available.
  • Degree Concentrations — You must choose from among three concentrations: robotics and automation, vehicle systems, or general mechanical while studying mechanical engineering.
  • Emphasis on fundamentals of engineering, applications of theory, traceability to first principles, and generous laboratory content to complement and reinforce theoretical understanding.

The robotics and automation concentration will give you skills through courses in machine vision, system integration, automated manufacturing, robotics, and programmable logic controllers.

The vehicle systems concentration addresses the performance of surface vehicles of all types (automotive, rail, terrain, watercraft, etc.) through a series of courses in vehicle dynamics, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, vehicle testing, and vibration and noise control.  The emphasis is on projecting performance through analytical skills and computer simulation, and testing using modern instrumentation.

The general concentration enables students to select courses from the concentrations described above as well as other Engineering subjects.

Cooperative Education:

Opportunities are available as part of this program for students who are academically qualified. A certificate that documents this practical training is available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Calculus
  • Probability & Mathematical Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • General Chemistry
  • Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Solid Modeling
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Strength of Materials Lab
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Design
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal and Fluids Lab
  • Engineering
  • Linear Algebra & Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • “C” Programming
  • Adv Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Control Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application for free!
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
  • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
  • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
  • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
  • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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