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Product Design Engineering Technology Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Product Design 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: 132
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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40-43 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
    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 250 English 2 3 EN 102
    ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 116 or MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Trigonometry 4 or 3 No Equivalent or
    MA 108
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. The courses depend on chosen minor, please see your advisor prior to registering for courses.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CHEM 103 or CHEM 114 or CHEM 121 Preparatory Chemistry or Introduction to General Chemistry or General Chemistry 1 3 or 4 or 5 No Equivalent or CHM 120 or
    CHM 130 and
    CHM 131
    PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
  •  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
    ARTS 101 Basic Art 3 AT 139
    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.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    GEOG 100 Geography of World Regions 3 GE 135
    Varies Self and Society Electives 6 Varies

College Requirements

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80 Credits Required

 
  •  Major Courses

    27 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PDET 100 Product Design Engineering Technology Orientation and Degree Planning 1 No Equivalent
    PDET 210 Design Career Preparation 1 No Equivalent
    PDET 311 Seminar in Product Design 1 No Equivalent
    PDET 312 Advanced Tolerancing 2 No Equivalent
    PDET 321 Applied Mechanics and Kinematics 3 No Equivalent
    PDET 322 Model and Prototype Development 2 DR 150 or
    DR 258
    PDET 411 Machine Design 3 No Equivalent
    PDET 412 Statistics and Ergonomics 2 No Equivalent
    PDET 413 Applied Fluids and Thermodynamics 3 No Equivalent
    PDET 415 Advanced Solid Modeling CAD 2 No Equivalent
    PDET 422 Advanced Machine Design 4 No Equivalent
    PDET 498 Senior Project 1 1 No Equivalent
    PDET 499 Senior Project 2 2 No Equivalent
  •  Additional Requirements

    35 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 126 or MATH 130 Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry or Advanced Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry 4 MA 108 and
    MA 110 or
    MA 131
    MATH 216 or MATH 220 Applied Calculus or Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 4

    No Equivalent or
    MA 133

    PDET 122 or
    ETEC 140
    Parametric Modeling or Engineering Graphics Comprehensive 3 No Equivalent or
    DR 190 or
    EG 110
    COMM 336 Technical and Professional Presentation 3 No Equivalent
    EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3 EL 144
    MATL 240 Introduction to Material Science 4 TE 114
    MATL 341 Material Selection Metals 3 No Equivalent
    MECH 340 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4 No Equivalent
    MFGE 352 Design for Manufacturing 2 No Equivalent
    MFGT 150 Manufacturing Processes 2 MN 119
    PLTS 342 Plastic Material Selection 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    18 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 18 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Advisor Approval) 18 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Product Design Engineering Technology Program
(231) 591-2755
[email protected] 

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

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.75 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 20/SAT 1030, Math Score of ACT 19/SAT 500, English Score of ACT17/SAT 450 ERW
  • Placement into MATH 115 or higher
  • Placement into ENGL 150 or higher

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 Cumulative College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Placement into MATH 115 or higher
  • Placement into ENGL 150 or higher For Junior Status and smooth transition into the GRCC off campus cohort
    • Minimum completion of 60 transferable semester credit hours or more with a combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
    • Successful completion of COMM 121, ENGL 150, ENGL 250, MATH 126 or MATH 130, PHYS 211, MATL 240, Introductory Computer Aided Design (CAD) course, 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].