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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Grand Rapids Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-124
Catalog Year: 2024-2025
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2027.

General Education Requirements

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40 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.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency

    If the Process Development Concentration (PDV) is chosen, MFGE 324, 393, and 421 are major and concentration courses that are also considered Communication Across the Curriculum (CATCs) courses and satisfy the upper-level Communication requirement. If the Quality Concentration (QTY) is chosen, the upper-level Communication requirement is met by ENGL 311.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 131
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 EN 101
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 No Equivalent or
    EN 102

    Choose 1 of 3
    ENGL 311

    Advanced Technical Writing 3 EN 249

    Choose 1 of 3
    ENGL 321

    Advanced Composition or Advanced Business Writin 3 No Equivalent

    Choose 1 of 3
    MFGE 324 and MFGE 393 and MFGE 421

    Principles of Process Planning 1 + Internship in Manufacturing Engineering + Automation and Systems Design 3 + 4 + 4 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 4 MA 133
  •  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 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
    Varies Natural Sciences Elective 2 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.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 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.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81-85 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    32 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MFGE 311 Industrial Engineering 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 321 Metrology 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 322 Production Processes 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 340 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 341 Quality Science Statistics 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 342 Statistical Process Engineering 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 354 Lean Manufacturing 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 393 Internship in Manufacturing Engineering 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 423 Engineering Economics 2 No Equivalent
    MFGE 442 Design of Experiments 1 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    31-33 Credits Required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 31 to 33 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. The total number of elective credits required depends on the chosen concentration in the Concentration section.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MECH 122 or
    ISYS 105
    Computer Applications 1 for Technology or
    Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software
    2 or 3 CIS 103 or
    BA 145
    MATH 126 or
    MATH 130
    Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry or
    Advanced Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry
    4 MA 108 and 
    MA 110 or
    MA 131
    MATL 240 Introduction to Material Science 4 TE 114
    MFGT 150 Manufacturing Processes 2 MN 119
    PDET 122 Parametric Modeling 1 DR 150 or
    DR 258 or
    DR 260
    Varies Electives
    (Consult Advisor)
    31-33 MN 224 or MN 242 or MN 244 or
    DR 241 or EG 110 or MN 165 or
    MN 217 or MN 219

Concentration

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18-20 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

Choose One Concentration
  •  Process Development Concentration (PDV)

    20 Credits Required. Available at Both Big Rapids and Grand Rapids Campuses.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MFGE 312 CNC and CAM 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 324 Principles of Process Planning 1 3 No Equivalent
    PLTS 325 Plastics Technology 2 MN 220
    MFGE 411 Principles of Process Planning 2 2 No Equivalent
    WELD 416 Production Welding Processes 2 No Equivalent
    MFGE 421 Automation and Systems Design 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 422 Manufacturing Facilities Planning 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quality Concentration (QTY)

    18 Credits Required. Available at Grand Rapids Campus Only.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3 EN 249
    MATL 341 Material Selection Metals 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 443 Continuous Improvement 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 444 Quality Auditing 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 446 Design of Experiments 2 3 No Equivalent
    MFGE 447 Quality Planning 3 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs
(231) 591-2511
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - GRCC
(616) 451-4777
[email protected] 

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • The Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program may apply to the Manufacturing Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Minimum 57 transferable semester credit hours (C or higher) from an accredited college or university, including technical courses, general and technical related courses.
  • Successful completion of COMM 121, ENGL 150 and (ENGL 211 or ENGL 250), MATH 126 or MATH 130, MATL 240, MFGE 150, PDET 122, MECH 122 or ISYS 105, a Natural Science Competency course (preferably Chemistry), a Culture Competency course, a Self and Society Competency course, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade of higher.
 

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

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

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.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

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].