If you love cycling and want hands-on experience in the development, testing, and production of the components that make up a bicycle, then Bicycle Design & Fabrication is for you!
The Bicycle Design & Fabrication program in Red Wing, Minnesota is a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree option at Minnesota State College Southeast - the first program of its kind in the nation!
The design and fabrication of bicycles and their components is part engineering, part craft. In this program, students explore a hands-on engineering technology and design curriculum, revolving around the fabrication of bicycles and associated components.
Build your own cycle creation
As a student in Bicycle Design & Fabrication, you will gain the skills required to conceive and build products of your own design, such as frames, components, and tools. Along the way you will study metal fabrication, 3D printing, mechanical design, and composites.
Lab courses have been developed in welding, prototyping, CAD (computer aided drawing/design) and CAM (computer aided manufacturing/machining) as applied specifically for bicycle 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 you to start a career or business 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.
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In this career field, you can work in the bicycling industry including:
- Test Technician
- Mechanical Design
- Production Specialist
- Engineering Technician
- Quality Assurance Technician
- Composite Manufacturing Technician
- Other careers spanning light manufacturing, mechanical design, and engineering technology.