213 William R. Murchie Science Building
Fax: (810) 766-6780
Chair (Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics): Dr. Chris Pearson
Administrative Assistant: Patricia A. Slackta
Secretary: Kathleen Leist
Supervisor of Science Laboratories: Daniel A. Mitchell
Assistant Professors Olanrewaju Aluko,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 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 programs in Engineering provide 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 programs 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 effectively be able to 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
Three concentration programs are offered, all leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: the General Program in Engineering , the Honors Program in Engineering , and the Program in Mechanical Engineering .
A student who plans to transfer after attending UM-Flint should elect the course prerequisites of the General Program in Engineering or the Program in Mechanical Engineering. Early consultation with an engienering advisor is strongly recommended.