Michigan Technical University

Michigan Technical University is a public research-based university located in Houghton in Michigan. The campus of the Michigan Technical University is spread across 925 acres and overlooks the scenic Portage Lake. The Michigan Technical University was established in 1885 to train mining engineers on how to work on the local copper mines. 

The Michigan Technical University offers its students over 130 educational programs in its five schools and colleges. The undergraduate and graduate programs offer degrees in 

  • natural and physical sciences
  • Technology
  • business and economics
  • engineering
  • computing
  • humanities
  • environmental studies
  • social sciences
  •  arts

The Michigan Technical University is divided into different educational departments like – 

The College of Engineering

The departments of the College of Engineering include biomedical engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, geological and mining engineering and sciences, environmental engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, and engineering.

The College of Computing 

The College of Computing was founded in 2019 and is the first computing college in the state of Michigan. It provides undergraduate degrees in software engineering, computer science, computer network & system administration, electrical engineering, cybersecurity. While the graduate degree programs include mechatronics, health informatics, cybersecurity, computer science

The College of Sciences and Arts 

The College of Sciences and Arts offers programs in biological sciences, kinesiology and integrative physiology, pharmaceutical chemistry, computer science, mathematics, biochemistry, cheminformatics, physics. Bio-informatics, psychology, chemistry, social sciences. They also offer special programs like visual and performing arts, Army ROTC programs, Air Force ROTC. 

The College of Business 

AACSB officially accredits the College of Business. The programs offered in the Bachelor of Science degree include management information systems, accounting, economics, finance, operations and systems management, management, marketing. The undergraduate program offers the students a unique experience called Business Development Experience, where they are allowed to receive real-life business experience in a controlled setting. The students can also opt to be a part of the business student organizations like the Applied Portfolio Management Program that is worth $1 million in stocks. 

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is an excellent research program. The Ph.D. program offered in The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science was ranked fourth in the entire nation by Academic Analytics in the year 2007. The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science has a 4,000-acre campus with labs and greenhouses

The Enterprise program

The Enterprise program is an alternative program that offers the students special experience in engineering and design. They get to work on real projects in a business environment, along with their regular classes.

Some of these include 

  • Hybrid Transportation
  • Blue Marble Security
  • Nanotechnology Innovations
  • Boardsports Technologies
  • Aerospace
  • Husky Game Development
  • Wireless Communications Enterprises

Sports in the Michigan Technical University

The Michigan Technical University has an athletic team called the Huskies, which competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The women’s basketball team has made everyone proud by being the national runners-up in the year 2011. 

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Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world’s # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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