2014-15 Catalogs

Engineering Overview

Chair of the Department: Jankowski

Professor: Guvench; Associate Professors: Ghorashi, Jankowski, Lück, Smith; Assistant Professor: Lin; Adjunct Professor: Masi.

Engineering is a challenging profession concerned with the design, development, fabrication, and control of physical devices and systems.

The mission of the Engineering Department is to provide a solid and complete engineering education built upon a foundation of mathematics, science, and liberal arts. Our undergraduate programs are broadly based, but there are opportunities to specialize. Computer usage is integrated throughout the curriculum. Internships and co-ops with our industrial partners are available to students at all levels.

The Department serves both traditional and nontraditional students who are diverse in academic background, age, and life experience. The Department also provides a technical resource to the community by linking the teaching, research, and public service capabilities of the Department with the needs of the industries, organizations, and institutions of southern Maine.

Engineering programs include bachelor of science degree programs in electrical engineering and in mechanical engineering, a concentration in computer engineering, minors in electrical and mechanical engineering, and a transfer program that delivers the first year or more for several other engineering specialties.

The Engineering Department is committed to maximizing the student's potential to achieve his or her academic goals. Upon admission, the student is assigned an advisor from the engineering faculty and staff. The student is then expected to meet with the advisor every semester before registering for classes. Regular contact with an advisor provides assistance for course selection and satisfactory progress toward meeting academic goals, but the primary responsibility for satisfying program requirements rests with the student. Courses are scheduled and rotated to provide maximum access to the breadth of technical electives and to make it possible for a full-time student to graduate in four years. Students are encouraged to pursue double majors, minors, concentrations, additional courses and co-ops to increase access and opportunities for a diverse and productive engineering career.

Engineering is constantly evolving and the curriculum reflects it. Newly matriculated students must always adopt the most recent catalog year. Current students or students transferring from other degree programs at USM may keep their existing catalog year or change to a more recent one. All options may be surveyed in usm.maine.edu/engineering/engineering-curricula.

Please visit our Web site at http://usm.maine.edu/engineering for additional and more recent information about the Department and its programs. Our mission statement is also found here.