2018-19 Catalogs

Engineering Overview

Chair of the Department: Mariusz Jankowski

Professors: Guvench, Jankowski; Associate Professors: Ghorashi, Lin, Lück; Assistant Professor: Guo; Lecturer: Davis; Adjunct Professor and Dean Emeritus: Hodgkin; Adjunct Professor: Masi; Adjunct Associate Professors: Most, Smith, Soda; Adjunct Lecturers: Chen, Harding, Harrison, Luo, Rabasca

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

The Engineering Department provides a solid and complete engineering education built upon a foundation of mathematics, science, and the liberal arts. The undergraduate programs are broadly based, but there are opportunities to specialize. Computer usage is integrated throughout the curriculum. Internships with 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 degrees in electrical engineering and in mechanical engineering, a concentration in computer engineering, minors in electrical and mechanical engineering, a transfer program that delivers the first year or more of several other engineering specialties, and an accelerated undergraduate-graduate degree pathway with the School of Business that delivers a master's in business administration (MBA) with an engineering concentration.

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 among the engineering faculty. 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 internships to increase access and opportunities for a diverse and productive engineering career.

Engineering is constantly evolving, and the department's curricula reflect it. Newly matriculated students must 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. The recommended course sequence in tabular and in graphical form can be viewed at www.usm.maine.edu/engineering/engineering-curricula.