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Digital Media Software Engineering Transfer Guide for Bay Mills Community College

Ferris Program: Digital Media Software Engineering
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Bay Mills Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 125
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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30 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 EN 107
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 EN 111
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 EN 112 or
    EN 256
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 321 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or
    Advanced Composition or Advanced Business Writing
    3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy

    4 Credits Required and is met in College Requirements.

  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHYS 241 General Physics 1 5 No Equivalent
    Varies Natural Sciences Elective Varies Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course. PHIL 216 is met in College Requirements.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 6 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course. ECON 201 or ECON 202 are met in College Requirements.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 6 Varies

College Requirements

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95 Credits Required

  •  Software Development Courses

    21 Credits Requied. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SENG 101 Computer Programming 1 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 102 Computer Programming 2 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 300 Software Data Structures 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 301 Programming Languages 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 315 Software Component Design 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 400 Engineering Enterprise Software Applications 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 430 Program Graphical Interfaces 3 No Equivalent
  •  Foundation Courses

    21 Credits Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SENG 160 Software Engineering Methodologies and Processes 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 170 Software Requirements Management 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 210 Software Configuration Management 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 250 or
    ISYS 327
    Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Networking or Operating Systems and Network Essentials 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 302 Software Quality Assurance 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 350 Software Design and Architecture 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 355 Software Engineering Tools 3 No Equivalent
  •  Engineering Fundamentals Courses

    9 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ISYS 200 or
    SENG 225 or
    ISYS 272
    Database Design and Implementation or Introduction to Database Design or Fundamentals of Database Systems 3 No Equivalent
    ECON 201 or
    ECON 202
    Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BU 109 or
    BU 108
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 No Equivalent
  •  Mathematics Courses

    14 Credits Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 4 No Equivalent
    MATH 230 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2 4 No Equivalent
    MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3 No Equivalent
    MATH 328 Discrete Structures 3 No Equivalent
  •  Business and Management Courses

    9 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHIL 216 Introduction to Ethics 3 No Equivalent
    PROJ 320 or
    DAGD 315
    Project Management Fundamentals or Digital Media Productions 3 No Equivalent
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 No Equivalent
  •  Professional Development Courses

    9 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SENG 420 Software Development Industry Certification 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 491 Software Engineering Applied Internship 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 499 Capstone in Software Engineering 3 No Equivalent

Application Domain Electives

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12 Credits Required

Choose one four-course sequence in an area of interest; other than those listed must be approved by an advisor.

  •  Game Design and Development
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DAGD 100 or DAGD 150 3D Modeling Animation 1 or Introduction to Game Design and Development 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 255 Game Programming 1 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 300 Level Design 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 355 Game Programming 2 3 No Equivalent
  •  Machine Learning Engineering
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SENG 309 Introduction to Machine Learning 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 409 Applied Machine Learning Software 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 410 Introduction to Big Data Concepts and Tools 3 No Equivalent
    SENG 422 Introduction to Cloud Application Development 3 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
School of Digital Media
(231) 591-2712
[email protected] 

Ferris Online
(231) 591-2340
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • ACT Composite Score of 19

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 transferable semester credit hours or more.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].