If you love cycling, technology, and the prospects for a great career, then the nation's first 2-year college degree in Bicycle Design & Fabrication is for you!
The design and fabrication of bicycles and their components is both engineering and art. The Bicycle Design & Fabrication program in Red Wing, Minnesota, is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree option at Minnesota State College Southeast.
In this program, students explore a hands-on mechanical engineering technology and design curriculum, revolving around the fabrication of bicycles and associated components.
Build your own bike. As a student in Bicycle Design & Fabrication, you will gain the skills required to conceive and build a cycle creation of your own design. Along the way you will study metal fabrication, 3D printing, mechanical design, and composites.
Lab courses have been developed in welding, machining, and CNC as applied specifically for bike fabrication. The lecture components provide breadth and rigor to topics critical to understanding the physics and characteristics of bicycles. This includes algebra, statistics, and thermodynamics.
In addition to preparing students for careers in the bicycle industry, the skills mastered in this degree can be applied to any industry involving fabrication, manufacturing, and engineering technology.
Red Wing is a cycling lovers' paradise. In your free time, ride the scenic bluff roads throughout Southeast Minnesota, the Cannon Valley Trail, or a challenging mountain bike loop in Red Wing’s Memorial Park.