207 William R. Murchie Science Building
Fax: (810) 766-6780
Chair (Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics): Michael E. Farmer
Associate Chair Mojtaba Vaziri
Administrative Assistants Cassandra Dicks, Patricia A. Slackta
Graduate Program Manager Susan Visser
Supervisor of Science Laboratories David Fekel
Engineering Technicians Gregory Keller, John O’Brien
Professor Mojtaba Vaziri; Associate Professors Olanrewaju Aluko, Quamrul Mazumder; Assistant Professors Mihai Burzo, Seung-Jin Lee, Ming Li, Na (Linda) Zhu
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 it 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.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The mission of the Engineering programs is to produce cross-functional, hybrid, multifunctional engineers. The BS and BSE 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.
The Guaranteed Admit Engineering Transfer Program is an excellent choice for students who plan to major in other engineering disciplines by transferring to U-M, Ann Arbor College of Engineering (CoE). Acceptance to a CoE program of choice is guaranteed based on two criteria. First, all transfer prerequisite courses must be completed at UM-Flint. Second, overall GPA and GPA in mathematics and science must meet the minimum criteria for the CoE program. Entering students are strongly urged to consult with the program director, Professor Mojtaba Vaziri, prior to enrolling in any courses offered at UM-Flint.
The BSE Mechanical Engineering program requires a 2.5 GPA. All three programs require the Fundamental of Engineering Examination.