http://www.egr.msu.edu/~wolff Engineering Today and Tomorrow… at MSU, in Michigan and Beyond Thomas F. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Studies Michigan State University Engineers Week BanquetFebruary 26, 2004
Engineering Programs at MSU • Biosystems Engineering • Civil Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Computer Engineering • Computer Science • Electrical Engineering • Engineering Arts • Materials Science and Engineering • Mechanical Engineering
Where is Biomedical Engineering at MSU • 20+ Faculty pursuing biomedical related research • College wide option applicable to all majors • Biochemical Option in Chemical Engineering • Biomaterials Option in Materials Science & Engineering • College Biomedical Option is a selective cognate in Biosystems Engineering
Where is Environmental Engineering • Environmental Option in Chemical Engineering • Environmental Option in Civil Engineering • Environmental Studies Cognate in Biosystems Engineering • RISE Living-Learning program
Where is Manufacturing Engineering • Manufacturing Option in Mechanical Engineering • Manufacturing Option in Materials Science and Engineering • MS in Manufacturing and Engineering Management available in Eli Broad College of Business, to qualified graduates in all ABET-accredited engineering majors – one additional year
Can I mixBusiness and related courseswith Engineering? • Engineering Arts major mixes a broad foundation from the Engineering curriculum with courses from Business, Economics and/or Telecommunications. • Information Technology Specialization permits students in Business, Engineering and Telecommunication to take a common block of elective courses.
Will MSU assist mein planning and pursuing my job search? • Co-operative Engineering Education Program Arts matches hundreds of students and employers every year, in a formal and continuing program • MSU Career Services and Placement places a full-time representative in the Engineering Building to assist in career planning, resume and interview preparation. CSP also develops employer contacts and manages the MSU MonsterTRAK system
Co-Curricular Activities ROSES - Freshman Living / Learning Experience Co-operative Engineering Education
Co-Curricular Activities Student Design Competitions Study Abroad Undergraduate Research
Engineering in the 21st Century involves: • Communications skills • Multi-disciplinary teams • Rapidly changing work environments • Quality, customer orientation • Environmental Constraints • Globalization
Law of Unintended Consequences? • Some contemporary issues -- from an Associate Dean’s viewpoint • ASCE policy statement 465? • Interest-free loans to engineering and technology students?
ASCE policy statement 465 • Market-based issues • Selecting a major • Who pays for the MS degree and when? • Are universities looking for more grad students? • Would we need more faculty? Who would they be?
Starting salaries, 2003 From Natl Assoc of Colleges and Employers
ASCE policy statement 465 • Market-based issues • Selecting a major? • Who pays for the MS degree and when? • Are universities looking for more grad students? • Would we need more faculty? Who would they be?
Loans to Engineering and Technology Students? • Cheap money for all? • What’s an engineering or technology student? • Who decides where we work?
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