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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering (EGR)

207 William R. Murchie Science Building
(810) 762-3430
Fax: (810) 766-6780

Chair (Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics): James Alsup

Interim Associate Chair of Engineering: Olanrewaju Aluko

Graduate Programs Recruiter/Admissions Counselor: Marisa Eynon-Ezop

Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Adam Papp

Supervisor of Science Laboratories: David Fekel
Engineering Technician: Gregory Keller

Administrative Support Staff:

Public Relations and Advising: Cydnee Weirauch
Personnel/Course Scheduling:  Patricia Slackta
Financial/Budget: Mary Poletti

Professors: Quamrul Mazumder, Mojtaba Vaziri; Associate Professors: Olanrewaju Aluko, Mihai Burzo; Assistant Professors: 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 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.

Both programs require the Fundamental of Engineering Examination.