Assuring student success in Engineering Technology (ASSET) project


The Wayne State University's Division of Engineering Technology is inviting applications for scholarships as part of its Assuring Student Success in Engineering Technology (ASSET) project. The scholarships of up to $10,000 per year, are offered to eligible students transferring into any of the Engineering Technology's undergraduate programs:

  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Welding and Metallurgical Engineering Technology

The ASSET project is designed to promote the retention and graduation of high-achieving undergraduate ET students with demonstrated financial need. In addition to the scholarships, this project will implement modern evidence-based active learning techniques to improve students' educational experience, and offer professional and academic support services to strengthen students' engineering identity and commitment to enter the STEM workforce or graduate school upon graduation.


  • Be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. 
  • Have enough transferrable credits to be able to start with upper division courses that are offered in the division of Engineering Technology in Fall Semester

Application documents

  • Transcripts
  • 1-Page Essay (describing your background, motivation and the potential impacts (financial, social, professional, etc.) of earning a BS degree in an ET program)
  • Recommendation Letters (maximum of two) - Optional  

Application deadline and review process

  • Applications are accepted between January 1 and July 15 for the admission in the following Fall semester. However, application reviews will start on April 1st and priority will be given to those who applied before then.  

Program contacts

Mohsen Ayoobi
Associate Professor, Engineering Technology

Ece Yaprak
Division Chair and Professor, Engineering Technology

Mukasa Ssemakula
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Engineering Technology