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Minnesota State College Southeast launches Engineering and Technology initiatives

New degree, facilities, partnerships with Winona State University and Milwaukee School of Engineering, and high school certificate

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On June 1, Minnesota State College Southeast launched a comprehensive engineering and technology capabilities initiative, including: 

  • A new 2-year degree, the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology,
  • Major investments in industrial automation laboratory facilities,
  • Transfer partnerships with the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Winona State University, and
  • A new high school-to-college engineering pipeline.

"We are collaborating with nationally renowned industrial and academic partners to help us meet the technological demands of tomorrow's economy," says Travis Thul, MSC Southeast Dean of Trade and Technology. "The bottom line is creating robust and innovative opportunities that will benefit our current and future students."

New 2-Year Degree: Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology 

Beginning in Fall 2017, MSC Southeast will offer a new 2-year degree, the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. This degree will prepare students to enter industry as front-line engineering technicians, ready to assist in the design, development, and implementation of systems ranging from printed circuit board assemblies to industrial robots. Graduates will also have the mathematical and analytical back ground to continue pursuit of an engineering baccalaureate degree through one of the college’s engineering university partners. 



New Industrial Controls Lab – Winona campus

A new, state-of-the-art, industrial automation and controls laboratory is now open on the Winona campus. Newly outfitted with Human Machine Interface (HMI) terminals, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), and induction machines, this lab represents one of the most advanced facilities throughout Minnesota post-secondary education. Students from Industrial Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, and Custom Education programs will be able program and troubleshoot systems which parallel what can be found in industry. 

University Transfer Partnership Agreements 

Milwaukee School of Engineering and Winona State University have signed official transfer partnership agreements allowing Associate in Science in Electrical Engineering Technology graduates to transfer into 4-year engineering programs.* These transfer agreements are among the most ambitious AAS to BS articulations across Minnesota State and will provide students a pathway towards a career as an engineer and beyond.

Milwaukee School of Engineering: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Since 1903, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) has been working with industry and the community to provide engineering education with an applications based philosophy. Offering baccalaureate degrees spanning electrical engineering to biomedical engineering to business and nursing, MSOE is considered a leader in adapting its curriculum to meet the technological needs of tomorrow's industry. MSOE is an independent, non-profit university that has a national academic reputation, dedicated professors with real-world experience, a 97 percent graduate job-placement rate, and high average starting salaries. 

Winona State University: Bachelor of Science in General Engineering 

Winona State University is a community of learners and has long been a leader in the fields of science and engineering, pioneering the nation’s only ABET-accredited undergraduate program in Composite Materials Engineering. Adding to that repertoire, WSU was approved to offer a BS in General Engineering in 2017 - making it the only university in Southeast Minnesota to offer such a credential. This degree will offer students hands-on experience and serve the community's need for multidisciplinary engineers across the electronics, metallurgical, and manufacturing industries.   

*Must meet articulation agreement requirements. Please contact program advisor for more information.

Prototype Engineering Certificate - for High School Students 

A new certificate in Prototype Engineering, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacturing, and precision engineering applications, will be offered to high school juniors and seniors. Students will graduate with both a high school diploma and a Minnesota State College Southeast certificate. They will be prepared to pursue entry level technical positions, transfer into a MSC Southeast program. The credential can be also used to strengthen an application to an engineering university. For more information, contact MSC Southeast Student Services (enrollmentservices@southeastmn.edu).

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