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Degree Type: Bachelor of Applied 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
General Education Requirements
46 Credits RequiredStudents 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
- Quantitative Literacy
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 120 Trigonometry 3 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 114 Introduction to General Chemistry 5 CHM 120 CHEM 214 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4 CHM 240
- 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
- Additional General Education Requirements
These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
86 Credits Required
- Major Courses
60 Credits Required.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course PPET 100 Survey of Plastics and Elastomer Technology 2 MN 219 PPET 115 Plastics Product Manufacturing 2 MN 220 PPET 127 Introduction to Processing 4 MN 244 PPET 131 Introduction to Robotics 2 No Equivalent PPET 193 Industrial Internship 4 TE 282 PPET 211 Introduction to Injection Molding 5 MN 242 PPET 212 Plastics Product Development 1 4 DR 241 PPET 222 Plastics and Polymer Material Selection 1 3 MN 219 and
PPET 223 Plastics Testing 4 MN 165 PPET 280 Introduction to Rubber 2 No Equivalent PLTS 300 Plastics Engineer Management System 3 No Equivalent PLTS 312 Plastics Product and Tool Design 2 4 No Equivalent PLTS 320 Plastics and Elastic Materials 3 No Equivalent PLTS 321 Advanced Injection Molding 4 No Equivalent PLTS 393 Industrial Internship 2 4 No Equivalent PLTS 410 Plastics Costing, Packaging and Economic Issues 3 No Equivalent PLTS 411 Plastics Decorating and Assembly 4 No Equivalent PLTS 499 Capstone Project Plastics Seminar 1 No Equivalent Varies Plastics (PLTS) or Rubber (RUBR) Major Elective (Consult Advisor) 2 Varies
- Technical Related Courses
21 Credits Required.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course ETEC 140 Engineering Graphics Comprehensive 3 DR 190 or EG 110 EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3 EL 144 MECH 250 Fluid Power with Controls 2 MN 217 MECH 340 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4 No Equivalent Varies Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFGE) Directed Electives - 300 Level or Higher (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
- Business Elective
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course Varies - Choose GRCC Equivalent from Business Elective List Business Elective (Consult Advisor) 3 Varies - Choose from GRCC Courses
- Directed Elective
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course Varies Directed Elective (Consult Advisor) 2 Varies
Program Contact Information
New Student Admission Requirements
- The Plastics 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 Plastics/Polymer Technology, AAS program.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Plastics/Polymer Technology
- 2.75 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
- Competency in MATH 120
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)
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.
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].