213 William R. Murchie Science Building
Fax: (810) 766-6780
Chair (Computer Science, Engineering Science, and Physics): Loretta J. Dauwe
Administrative Assistant: Patricia A. Slackta
Secretary: Kathleen Leist
Supervisor of Science Laboratories: Daniel A. Mitchell
Assistant Professor: Quamrul Mazumder
Professor Emeritus: Mary E. Cox
Engineers require education and experience in a broad range of topics from materials to manufacturing, from facilities to machine element design, and from circuits to dynamics. Problem solving in engineering is based in fundamental science and mathematics, and utilizes current technology and industrial practice. The Engineering Science programs are designed to help a student enter the engineering profession as an experienced problem solver. Engineers in industry are expected to manage products, materials and processes. They are expected to be able to cost a product, determine the rate of return on an investment, find the break-even point in manufacturing, and price the marketing of a product. Some engineers do more management than others; however, every engineer needs the fundamental engineering concepts and knowledge that form the basis for the profession.
The program in Engineering Science provides coursework experience for students wishing to enter industry as engineers. In addition to technical content, these courses provide practice in forming and working in teams, preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports, and developing advanced computer skills. Engineering design caps the program with students designing and constructing engineering projects.
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The mission of the Engineering Science program is to produce cross-functional, hybrid, multifunctional engineers. The B.S. programs in engineering are designed to produce engineers with related information and knowledge, who will be able to effectively transfer these to industry and society without the need for extensive retraining. The program vision is to be the best engineering education program in Michigan while providing students, staff and faculty with rewarding and satisfying experiences. The program participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes, is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment/.
Programs in Engineering Science
Three concentration programs are offered, all leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: the General Program in Engineering Science, the Honors Program in Engineering Science, and the Program in Mechanical Engineering. A student who plans to transfer to a traditional program, e.g. in mechanical, chemical, or electrical engineering, after attending UM-Flint, should elect the courses prerequisite to the General Program in Engineering Science. Early consultation with an engineering advisor is strongly recommended.