ME and IE at UIUC Craig Dutton Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Eastern Illinois University January 23, 2003
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What is Mechanical Engineering? • ME is concerned with the technological and economic aspects in the design, development, and use of machines, products, and processes • ME may be the broadest of the engineering disciplines • MEs work in the energy, transportation, consumer goods, defense, housing, agriculture, and many other industries – not just cars and engines Micro-gear pump
ME: Thermal/Fluid Sciences Normal Shock Normal Shock M=1.4 M=1.4 Triple Point Triple Point
What is Industrial Engineering? • IE integrates human, information, material, monetary, and technological resources to produce goods and services optimally • IE may be the most business- and people-oriented of the engineering disciplines • IEs work in factories, banks, hospitals, government, airlines, telecommunications, e-commerce, etc.
IE: Operations Research Refinery Refinery 0.97 P P 1.02 P S Houston DC St. Louis DC 0.03 P E E E (20,80) P -0.98 Dallas O K City P P -1.20 S P P P P S S
IE: Human Factors Right Acromion Right Clavicle Suprasternale P q q h , 4 5 q 3 Right Upper Arm Torso q q , 6 7 Right Hand & Forearm Right Elbow q q , Left ASIS Right ASIS 1 2
ME Curriculum • Math, chemistry, physics • Introductory engineering topics (CAD, statics, dynamics, circuits, computer science) • Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer • Dynamic systems and controls • Mechanical design • Materials and manufacturing • Technical electives • Free electives, humanities and social sciences • Capstone design
EIU Transfer to ME (typical) • First Semester • Linear Algebra, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Dynamic Systems, Fluid Mechanics • Second Semester • Heat Transfer, Materials, Signal Processing, Mechanical Design, Design for Manufacturability • Third Semester • Mechanical Design, 4 electives • Fourth Semester • Capstone Design, 4 electives
IE Curriculum • Math, chemistry, physics • Introductory engineering topics (CAD, statics, dynamics, circuits, computer science) • Quality control and engineering economics • Operations research, facilities and production planning • Human factors • Materials and manufacturing • Technical electives • Free electives, humanities and social sciences • Capstone design
EIU Transfer to IE (typical) • First Semester • Linear Algebra, Statistics, Strength of Materials, Human Factors, Elective • Second Semester • Operations Research, Materials, Quality Control, Design for Manufacturability, HF Elective • Third Semester • Facilities Planning, Production Planning, Economics/Quality, OR Elective, Mfg. Elective • Fourth Semester • Capstone Design, 4 Electives
Senior Capstone Design Course • Integrate acquired knowledge and apply it to a real-world design problem in a team setting with a faculty advisor • Projects submitted by Illinois companies or faculty • Utilize creative processes and inductive reasoning • Develop, evaluate, and recommend alternative solutions to an open-ended design problem • Incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, health and safety, etc.
MIE Department Profile • 645 ME undergrads and 85 IE undergrads • 266 graduate students • 48 faculty • Median lecture class size: 40 • Typical lab size: 8 – 16 • $12 million in research per year
MIE Department Quality • ME and IE both ABET accredited • Consistently ranked as one of the top five programs in the U.S. • Average ACT score of entering freshmen is about 30 • Average high school percentile rank is about 93% • Excellent teaching and advising • Excellent laboratory and computer facilities
Labs and Computer Facilities • College labs for electrical engineering, materials testing, and control systems • Department labs for fluid mechanics, heat transfer, design for manufacturability • College workstation labs with Sun, HP, and Dell hardware running Unix, Linux, and Windows 2000 • Department PC labs with Dell hardware running Windows 2000 Engineering Workstations
New Facilities • MEL: 42,000 sq ft of new and remodeled space • Computer labs • Capstone design lab • Teaching and research labs • Coffee/sandwich shop • MEB: 5000 sq ft of remodeled space for Ford Automotive Science and Technology Lab • Lab space for automotive systems courses and research • Project space for SAE
Advising • Each student has a faculty advisor – normally, the same person for all 4 years • Opportunity to change advisors • Academic Advisor (Donna Nichols) available essentially full-time for questions and problems • Associate Head available on appointment basis • Associate and Assistant Deans available at COE
Extracurricular Activities • Department societies: ASME, IIE, SAE, SME, Alpha Pi Mu, Pi Tau Sigma • College groups: NSBE, SHPE, SWE, WIE, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Council, EOH, International Programs • University: clubs, clubs, clubs! • Intramural athletics and club sports
Campus and Community Life • Many dorms, fraternities, sororities, and apartments • Excellent bus system • Reasonable shopping • Many restaurants, bars, and theaters; Big 10 athletics; Assembly Hall events; Krannert Center
Who would hire me? • Abbott Labs • Accenture • Caterpillar • Deloitte & Touche • Ford • General Electric • IBM • Intel • Motorola • Procter and Gamble
Whom can I contact? Craig Dutton, Associate Head firstname.lastname@example.org (217) 333-8883 Donna Nichols, Academic Advisor email@example.com (217) 244-0458 TO BE IN MIE www.mie.uiuc.edu