Michigan State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Michigan State University
Mailing Address: 428 S. Shaw Lane
3410 Engineering Building
City: East Lansing
State: MI
Postal Code: 48824
Country: United States
Phone 517-355-5113
Fax: 517-355-2288
Website: https://www.egr.msu.edu

Head of Institution

Lou Anna Simon
President
Office of the President
Michigan State University
450 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-6560
Fax: 517-355-4670
presmail@msu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Garth Motschenbacher
Assistant to the Dean, Director
College of Engineering - Employer Relations
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
1340 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-5163
Fax: 517-432-1356
motschen@egr.msu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Amanda Idema
Assistant Dean
College of Engineering - Undergraduate Student Affairs
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
1415 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-6616 x 3
Fax: 517-432-1356
agidema@egr.msu.edu

Drew Kim
Assistant to the Dean
College of Engineering - Recruiting and K-12 Outreach
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
1410 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-7282
Fax: 517-432-1356
kima@egr.msu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Katy Luchini Colbry
Director of Graduate Initiatives
College of Engineering - Graduate Initiatives
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
3410 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-1064
Fax: 517-355-2288
colbryka@egr.msu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Lansing
This city's population (approx.): 114,000
Distance from Main Campus: 4

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 38,410
Total Graduate enrollment: 7,781
Total Professional and other enrollment: 4,153

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Agriculture, Social Science, Veterinary Medicine, Music

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

PREREQUISITE HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
ENGLISH - 4 YEARS
MATHEMATICS - 3 YEARS
SOCIAL SCIENCE - 3 YEARS
SCIENCE - 2 YEARS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 YEARS OF A SINGLE LANGUAGE

Recommendations

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
ENGLISH - 4 YEARS
MATHEMATICS - 4 YEARS
BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES - 4 YEARS
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES - 4 YEARS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 3 YEARS

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Manoochehr Koochesfahani
Associate Dean
Engineering Dean's Office - for Graduate Studies and Faculty Development
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
3410 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-2464
Fax: 517-355-2288
koochesf@egr.msu.edu

Leo Kempel
Dean
College of Engineering - Dean's Office
Michigan State University
Engineering Dean's Office
428 S Shaw Ln, 3410 Engineering Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-5114
Fax: 517-355-2288
kempel@egr.msu.edu

John Verboncoeur
Associate Dean of Research
College of Engineering Dean's Office - Engineering Research
Michigan State University
428 S Shaw Ln
3410 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-5133
Fax: 517-355-2288
johnv@egr.msu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, Materials Science
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Applied Engineering Sciences Undergraduate Laura Genik Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Chris Contag Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Both Darrell Donahue Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Both Donald Morelli Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Venkatesh Kodur Civil Engineering
College of Engineering Undergraduate Neeraj Buch Other Engineering Disciplines
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering Graduate Andrew Christlieb Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Both Matt Mutka Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both John Papapolymerou Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both James Klausner Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
BEACON Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Erik Goodman
Center for Alternative Energy Storage Research and Technology Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Lawrence Drzal
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Jeremy Wilson
Center for Engineering Education Research Engineering (General) INCOLL Mark Urban-Lurain
Center for Microbial Ecology Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV James Tiedje
Center for Nano and Multifunctional Materials Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Lawrence Drzal
Center for Nanostructured Biomimetic Interfaces Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Mark Worden
Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials CORE-CM Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Phillip Duxbury
Composite Materials and Structures Center Engineering (General) INCOLL Lawrence Drzal
Composite Vehicle Research Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Martin Hawley
Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Farhad Jaberi
Energy & Automotive Research Laboratories Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Harold Schock
Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Thomas Schuelke
Great Lakes Bio Energy Research Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV
High Performance Computing Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Sharan Kalwani
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) Aerospace Engineering INUNIV Kenneth Merz
Material Science Microscopy Facility Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Martin Crimp
MDOT Pavement Research Center of Excellence Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Karim Chatti
MSU BioEconomy Network Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Douglas Gage
MSU Center for Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Venkatesh Kodur
National Center for Pavement Preservation Civil Engineering INCOLL Larry Galehouse
NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV
Nondestructive Evaluation Lab Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Lalita Udpa
Protein Expression Lab Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Mark Worden
Sparrow- MSU Center for Innovation and Research Other Engineering Disciplines OUTUNIV Shelia Cotten
University Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation Engineering (General) INCOLL Karim Chatti

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Engineering Sciences Applied Engineering Science (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering Engineering No Major Preference Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Biosystems Engineering Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Biosystems Engineering Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Precision Medicine
  2. Biomedical
  3. Imaging
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
  1. Food
  2. Environment
  3. Power
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  1. Process/Product Design
  2. Nanotechnology & Materials
  3. Biochemical & Biomedical
  4. Bioengineering
  5. Energy & Sustainability
  6. Polymer Science & Processing
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental chemistry & physical-chemical processes
  2. Environmental microbiology & biotechnology
  3. Structural engineering, mechanics & materials
  4. Pavement engineering
  5. Hydrology & water resources
  6. Geotechnical & geoenvironmental engineering
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
  1. Data Science
  2. Computational Science
Computer Science and Engineering
  1. Software Engineering
  2. Pattern Recognition & Image Processing
  3. Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery
  4. Networking and Systems
  5. Bioinformatics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Communications
  2. Systems and Control
  3. Electroscience
  4. Embedded Computing
  5. Bioengineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Energy
  3. Thermal Fluid Systems
  4. Mechanical Systems
  5. Automotive Engineering
  6. Mechanics
  7. Biomedical
  8. Experimental mechanics
  9. Control and robotics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • BAJA
  • Leadership Advantage
  • SEC
  • Solar Car

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Concrete Canoe Team
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Formula SAE
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Material Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Natl. Org. of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Steel Bridge Team
  • Student Engineering Council
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Triangle
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Audio Enthusiasts & Engineers
  • Autonomous Vehicle Team
  • Baja SAE
  • Biosystems Engineering Student Club
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Environmental Engr Student Society
  • Intl Soc for Pharmaceutical Engr
  • Leadership Advantage
  • MSU Women In Computing
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Society of Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Solar Vehicle Team

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • African Students Association
  • African Students Association
  • American Indian Science and Engineering
  • Association of Women in Computing
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • MSU Women in Computing (Local group)
  • National Organization of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Support programs include tutorial assistance available for students in the Guided Learning Center (GLC) operated by the Diversity Programs Office (DPO), and the Cornerstone and Residential Engineering Experience (CoRe). Additional tutoring resources are provided through NSF-funded grant programs at MSU, such as the LSAMP program. We maintain a professional advising staff with an assigned adviser for every student; have required academic orientation programs for all students; and excellent counseling and student life programs within the university. For-credit courses, such as those taught by the Diversity Programs Office and the Women in Engineering program provide students with additional skills for success.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

MSU's CoRe program engages all students in a first-year, hands-on design experience. Student competitions include Concrete Canoe, Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Steel Bridge, AICHE Design Contest Problem, ACM Programming Competition, ASME design competition, Solar Car Team, and the Software Design Team. All engineering majors have an intensive hands-on capstone design course, most with corporate participation and sponsorship involving industry-supplied problems requiring a final product.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The CoRe Experience is an integrated academic and living-learning program designed around the success and growth of first-year engineering students academically, professionally, and personally. Discipline-specific biomedical-related concentrations are available in several majors. The Honors College provides opportunities for high achieving students to take honors courses and projects. Top freshmen in the Honors College are offered professorial assistantships, an opportunity for paid undergraduate research experience in the freshman year. MSU has one of the largest study abroad programs in the U.S. Computing facilities include over 100 software applications. An optional Cooperative Engineering Education program provides the opportunity to gain significant engineering work experience prior to graduation. Professional advising and career-services staff located in the building provide significant program planning and career-development resources to the students in the College.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 2
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 6 5 1 12
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 14 12 3 29
Civil and Environmental Engineering 12 5 8 25
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 2 1 9 12
Computer Science and Engineering 13 10 9 32
Electrical and Computer Engineering 25 15 9 49
Mechanical Engineering 19 8 11 38
Totals: 92 56 51 199

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 1 5 6 2.63
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 3 7 10 1.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 11 12 1.91
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 5 8 13 1.22
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 8 8 1.08
Mechanical Engineering 4 12 16 3.49
Totals: 14 51 65 11.33

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 1 3 4 1.90
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 2 9 11 4.36
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 8 11 19 4.76
Civil and Environmental Engineering 4 15 19 5.29
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 0 9 9 2.16
Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 21 25 9.41
Mechanical Engineering 2 16 18 7.93
Totals: 22 84 106 35.81

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 1
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 24 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 18 1
Totals: 0 0 2 1 1 0 25 6 2 0 0 0 54 1 0 0 84 8

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 2
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 10 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 11 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 1
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 6 1 0 0 0 23 7 0 0 43 13

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 3
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 1
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 7 4
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 2 0 1 0 0 15 8 0 0 40 11

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students are admitted to engineering programs upon attaining at least 12 credits in residence and must meet the criteria listed below.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to Engineering majors involves a competitive process with first opportunity for admission when 12 credits are completed. By 56 credits, all students must be admitted to a degree-granting college at Michigan State University. Those not admitted to engineering must select other options. Admission requires completion of Calculus I and II, Physics I, Chemistry I (except for Computer Science), Intro to Engineering Design, and a Computing/Modeling course (varies with major). Admission is based on a recalculated "combined" GPA calculated as follows: 1) the cumulative grade point average of all courses taken; PLUS 2) the technical grade point average in all required courses taken in mathematics beyond remedial mathematics, the sciences, and engineering; divided by 2. The required combined GPA for admission varies by major (2.9 to 3.1), and is reviewed annually to balance resources with demand in each major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Outstanding academic record, TOEFL score of 600, financial statement.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

No different admission criteria for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Residency Requirements

Complete a minimum of one year's work, normally the year of graduation, earning at least 30 credits in courses given by Michigan State University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A number of transfer students are directly admitted each year to junior standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 from the student's prior institution is required for *consideration*, however actual minimum GPAs for admission may be higher. Transfer students must have substantially compeleted the first two years of required courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and computing relevant to their intended major.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 50
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 25

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,880
Room & Board: $9,784
Books & Supplies: $1,076
Other Expenses: $2,368
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

*645/semester for Grad Eng Fee*

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Financial Aid Transcript, Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 5,735
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 4,331
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 4,617
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1280 1090
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 30 25

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.) 62 80 92 139 373 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 47 59 48 82 236 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 154 162 180 218 714 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 83 72 89 117 361 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 142 94 59 79 374 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 344 293 230 255 1122 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 120 105 110 124 459 0
Engineering No Major Preference 177 68 2 0 247 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 54 36 30 35 155 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 18 23 31 46 118 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 488 376 282 374 1520 0
Totals: 1689 1368 1153 1469 5679 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 0 1 0 47 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 15 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 20 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 27 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 67 0 6 0 107 0
Women 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 32 0 1 0 47 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 42 0 2 0 65 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 18 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 22 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 17 0 19 0 0 0 60 0 2 0 126 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 16 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 93 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 27 0 20 0 0 0 130 0 6 0 291 0
Women 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 6 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 53 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 34 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 5 0 12 0 0 0 42 0 3 0 110 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Engineering No Major Preference
Men 24 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 99 0 6 0 143 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 34 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 0 3 0 29 0
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 25 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 92 0 2 0 25 0 0 0 26 0 28 0 0 0 229 0 10 0 412 0
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 12 0 0 0 48 0 1 0 76 0
Totals: 349 0 8 0 79 0 5 0 125 0 136 0 1 0 938 0 48 0 1689 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 37 0 3 0 50 0
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 30 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 23 0
Women 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 36 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 89 0 3 0 114 0
Women 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 0 3 0 48 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 55 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 17 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 8 0 0 0 42 0 2 0 87 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 51 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 25 0 9 0 1 0 132 0 7 0 235 0
Women 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 26 0 4 0 58 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 29 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 94 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Engineering No Major Preference
Men 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 42 0 4 0 56 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 16 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 38 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 20 0 14 0 0 0 213 0 4 0 303 0
Women 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 50 0 3 0 73 0
Totals: 215 0 13 0 50 0 0 0 113 0 62 0 2 0 878 0 35 0 1368 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 51 0 2 0 66 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 26 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 21 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 27 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 103 0 3 0 136 0
Women 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 0 1 0 44 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 68 0
Women 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 21 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 56 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 34 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 7 0 0 0 125 0 4 0 192 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 38 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 30 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 53 0 1 0 101 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 9 0
Engineering No Major Preference
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 15 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 15 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 27 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 38 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 4 0 0 0 175 0 4 0 238 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 35 0 2 0 44 0
Totals: 203 0 12 0 22 0 2 0 73 0 29 0 0 0 789 0 23 0 1153 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 19 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 75 0 1 0 110 0
Women 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 29 0
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 1 0 41 0
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 0 4 0 41 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 18 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 113 0 3 0 153 0
Women 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 51 0 2 0 65 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 68 0 1 0 100 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 17 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 9 0 4 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 71 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 34 0 5 0 12 0 1 0 20 0 7 0 0 0 140 0 5 0 224 0
Women 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 31 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 31 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 62 0 2 0 111 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Engineering No Major Preference
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 33 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 58 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 19 0 2 0 0 0 209 0 5 0 304 0
Women 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 3 0 70 0
Totals: 240 0 31 0 40 0 3 0 83 0 36 0 0 0 1009 0 27 0 1469 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.) 9 1 2 0 3 5 0 46 2 68 54 14
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 32 0 36 24 12
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 0 0 12 1 0 78 3 100 78 22
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 16 1 5 1 1 5 0 47 3 79 68 11
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 15 0 1 0 2 2 0 18 3 41 37 4
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 2 4 0 11 2 0 89 3 122 102 20
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 31 0 2 0 10 3 0 41 2 89 74 15
Engineering No Major Preference 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 28 18 10
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 28 24 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 29 3 4 0 13 3 0 167 3 222 191 31
Totals: 124 8 19 1 53 22 0 565 21 813 670 143

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.) 4 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 38 8 2 0 68
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 11 0 0 36
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 1 0 0 0 60 18 3 0 100
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 16 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 39 8 1 2 79
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 17 1 3 0 41
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 6 5 2 0 0 0 77 12 1 2 122
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 23 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 1 1 2 0 0 37 4 2 0 89
Engineering No Major Preference 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 6 0 1 28
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 0 1 28
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 26 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 12 1 3 0 0 0 142 25 2 1 222
Totals: 100 24 7 1 16 3 1 0 44 9 18 4 0 0 470 95 14 7 813

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

To be granted a second bachelor's degree, a student must be admitted to that program, earn at least 30 credits in residence in addition to the credits required for the first degree and meet the specified requirements of the second college and major.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

2

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Applied Engineering Science (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Both None
Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Engineering No Major Preference no Both None
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Potential students submit the graduate application online and pays the $65/75 (US/International) application fee. The student must arrange to have official transcripts from all institutions attended sent to the department they are applying to. A GPA of 3.0 is required. The student must also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to the academic department to which he/she is applying. International students are required to submit a TOEFL score. Minimum TOEFL for admission is set by each department. All engineering departments either require or prefer GRE scores. Student should submit application at least 6 months prior to semester that he/she plans to begin graduate work.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

No additional departmental requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Outstanding academic record, English Proficiency of 550 or higher on paper, or 80 or higher on the internet financial statement. IELTS should be 6.5

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same admission criteria for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Residency Requirements

M.S. degree students must take at least 6 credits of coursework on the MSU campus; Ph.D. students must complete 1 year of residence on campus at a minimum enrollment of 6 credits per semester.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Requirements are the same as for new students. Up to 9 semester credits of coursework may be transferred from another institution.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $13,989
Room & Board: $10,696
Books & Supplies: $1,514
Other Expenses: $2,368
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

*645/semester for Grad Eng Fee*

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Additional Financial Aid Information

Student checks the appropriate box on the Application for Admission to Graduate Study in order to be considered for internal graduate assistantships and fellowships.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,747
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 74
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 71

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Civil Engineering
Men 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 32 0
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science
Men 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 29 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 36 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Mechanics
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 10 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Materials Science and Engineering
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 17 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 84 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 83 0 7 0 189 0

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biosystems Engineering
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Women 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Chemical Engineering
Men 17 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 37 0
Women 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 17 0
Civil Engineering
Men 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 33 0
Women 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science
Men 53 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 80 0
Women 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 27 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 90 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 124 0
Women 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
Engineering Mechanics
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Environmental Engineering
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science and Engineering
Men 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 30 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 86 0
Women 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 378 0 12 0 19 0 0 0 9 0 12 0 0 0 115 0 1 0 546 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 4 1
Chemical Engineering 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Civil Engineering 10 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 16 14 2
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 11 0 24 20 4
Electrical Engineering 13 0 1 0 1 3 0 5 1 24 19 5
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 2 3
Materials Science and Engineering 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 5 4
Mechanical Engineering 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 2
Totals: 56 0 4 0 5 5 0 28 1 99 76 23

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5
Chemical Engineering 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 24
Electrical Engineering 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 24
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Materials Science and Engineering 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Mechanical Engineering 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Totals: 41 15 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 2 3 2 0 0 25 3 1 0 99

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering 5 0 5
Chemical Engineering 0 6 6
Civil Engineering 3 13 16
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0
Computer Science 3 21 24
Electrical Engineering 7 17 24
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 2 3 5
Materials Science and Engineering 4 5 9
Mechanical Engineering 8 2 10
Totals: 32 67 99

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 3 2
Chemical Engineering 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 6
Civil Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 13 10 3
Electrical Engineering 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 21 18 3
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Materials Science and Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 4 1
Mechanical Engineering 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 12 11 1
Totals: 49 2 1 0 1 3 0 18 1 75 57 18

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biosystems Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Chemical Engineering 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 10
Civil Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13
Electrical Engineering 13 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 21
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Materials Science and Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12
Totals: 35 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 16 2 1 0 75

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $136,130 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,037,175 Industry: $470,189 Priv/Non: $104,587
State: $1,655,627 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,403,708
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $116,783 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,684,616 Industry: $1,166,312 Priv/Non: $306,607
State: $1,734,577 Local: Total Expn.: $9,008,895
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $349,808 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $3,363,890 Industry: $2,057,355 Priv/Non: $156,221
State: $834,670 Local: Total Expn.: $6,761,944
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $163,429 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,342,802 Industry: $685,888 Priv/Non: $204,090
State: $58,993 Local: Total Expn.: $6,455,202
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $1,789,612 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,662,282 Industry: $3,437,438 Priv/Non: $402,923
State: $156,807 Local: Total Expn.: $12,449,062
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $736,370 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,134,914 Industry: $1,644,489 Priv/Non: $74,834
State: $23,824 Local: Total Expn.: $5,614,431
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $3,292,132 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,225,679 Industry: $9,461,671 Priv/Non: $1,249,262
State: $4,464,498 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $44,693,242

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
BEACON
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Alternative Energy Storage Research and Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Engineering Education Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Microbial Ecology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nano and Multifunctional Materials
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanostructured Biomimetic Interfaces
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials CORE-CM
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Composite Materials and Structures Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Composite Vehicle Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Energy & Automotive Research Laboratories
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Great Lakes Bio Energy Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
High Performance Computing Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Material Science Microscopy Facility
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
MDOT Pavement Research Center of Excellence
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
MSU BioEconomy Network
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
MSU Center for Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Pavement Preservation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nondestructive Evaluation Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Protein Expression Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Sparrow- MSU Center for Innovation and Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
University Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $3,292,132 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,225,679 Industry: $9,461,671 Priv/Non: $1,249,262
State: $4,464,498 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $44,693,242

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department’s mission is to apply engineering principles and design concepts to advance healthcare practices, including medical diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. A particular focus is translational research, which integrates basic research, patient-oriented research, and population-based research to improve health. Much of the department’s research is multidisciplinary, involving collaborators from other departments and colleges. Ongoing research includes development and characterization of biomaterials suitable for implants, tissue repair, or prostheses; characterization of medically relevant mass, heat, and momentum transport processes; engineering of biomolecules having desired functional or signaling properties; development of instruments to monitor health-related processes and factors; application of biomechanical principles to prevent or treat damage to the human body; use of imaging techniques to noninvasively characterize biological phenomena within the body; elucidation and manipulation of neural signaling processes in the sensory and motor systems; modeling of complex interactions between complicated molecular, cellular, or organismal systems; use of bionanotechnology to exploit the unique and desirable properties of matter at the nanoscale; and application of biomimetics to mimic the functions of biological nanomachines, such as proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

The overall research mission is to improve peoples' lives by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology in food, agriculture, natural resources and environmental systems.The three strategic directions within the department are "Ensuring Food Quality, Safety, and Biosecurity", "Enhancing the Environmental and Conserving Natural Resources", and "Improving Agricultural Sustainability". Research topics include: processing of nutraceuticals and functional foods, microbial modeling for food safety, properties of food and biological materials, spectroscopic and image analysis of food products, biosensor development for rapid detection of pathogens, food extrusion, process modeling and optimization, surface and ground water quality, GIS-based watershed management, on-site wastewater treatment, constructed wetlands, ground water stewardship, land use, comprehensive nutrient management, intelligent machines, technologies for site-specific agriculture, and biomass production and processing for alternative uses.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Research interests within the department include programs or projects in advanced metallic systems, biotechnology and biomaterials, colloid and interface science, complex materials for energy applications (such as thermoelectrics, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, etc.), polymers and composites, multiphase transport phenomena, electronic and ceramic materials, biobased material resource utilization, and biomedical and metabolic engineering. Much of the research in the department is interdisciplinary, in response to the demands of critical problem areas.


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Current research areas include: structural fire engineering; advanced structural systems for seismic resistance; rehabilitation and preservation of infrastructure; structural assessment and health monitoring; reliability-based design; novel structural materials; smart infrastructure; asphalt and concrete mechanicistic-empirical pavement response and performance models; non-destructive field and laboratory testing; pavement preservation; rapid construction quality assurance; innovative pavement management; dynamic vehicle-pavement interaction; vehicle operating costs; contaminant fate, transport and exposure assessment; innovative treatment systems; monitoring and detecting contaminants, understanding of natural environments; DNA biochips, biosensors and hand-held microfluidic devices for microbial detection, occurrence, transport, and modeling of microbial and viral contaminants in watersheds; biological systems to remediate sites with chemical contaminants; contaminant transport in heterogeneous media; coupled physical; chemical and biological models; multiscale modeling of complex environmental systems; GIS-based modeling of watershed-scale processes; environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics; advanced environmental visualization; bioreactor landfills; geosynthetics; unsaturated hydraulic and thermal properties of soils; and remediation using electricity; ultrasound and reactive/sorptive permeable blankets.

Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

The department research emphasis is on large scale computation, encompassing data science and computational science. CMSE converges computational mathematics of algorithms with applications in the sciences and engineering. Data science algorithm areas include: Bayesian methods, statistical clustering algorithms, manifold learning, network and graphs and topological data analysis. Computational science algorithm areas include: distributed parallel computing, finite difference, finite volume, finite element, spectral methods, fast multi-pole algorithms, agent-based modeling, physics based pre-conditioners, mesh independent algorithms, and multi-scale algorithms. Applications foci include computational biology, including the areas of medical imaging, neuroscience, drug delivery, protean folding and genomics; computational physics and chemistry, including electrodynamics, fluid dynamics, plasma science and materials modeling.

Computer Science and Engineering

Departmental research strengths are in many areas, with particular strength in software engineering and formal methods, networking and cyber physical systems, security, computer graphics and visualization, bioinformatics and digital evolution, data mining, machine learning and pattern recognition, and natural language processing. The research groups and laboratories include: Biometrics Research Group, Embodied Intelligence Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Media and Entertainment Technologies Laboratory, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Laboratory, Software Engineering and Network Systems Laboratory, Digital Evolution, Experimental Laboratory for Advanced Networks and Systems, Geonomics, Evolution and Development, and Language Processing and Knowledge Discovery. Partnering with several other departments and universities, the CSE department is a major contributor and plays an important role in the NSF Science and Technology Center for the study of Evolution in Action (BEACON) on our campus. Furthermore, the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) at MSU supports multidisciplinary research activities of the department.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The department has ongoing research projects in evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms; thermal electric materials and devices; plasma-assisted etching and chemical vapor deposition, plasma modeling and diagnostics; accelerator technology; diamond synthesis, diamond devices and microsensors; smart and multifunctional materials; microwave processing of materials; transient electromagnetic scattering, antennas, radar target identification; computational electromagnetics; nonlinear control, singular perturbation methods, nonlinear systems and circuits, adaptive and robust control; computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM); nondestructive evaluation techniques applied to biomedical, infrastructure, and aerospace applications; robotics, nanomanipulation, nanorobotics; mobile network protocols and systems, wireless communication, adhoc networks, network security; sensor-based microsystems, low power circuits, high performance mixed-signal integrated circuits; biomedical devices and microsystems; computer engineering, embedded processors, advanced architecture computers, VLSI design methodologies; digital circuit design, fault-tolerant design of microelectronic structures; alternative energy systems; power systems stability, operation, reliability and control; electrical machinery and drives; power electronics; parameter estimation, system identification, adaptive signal processing; speech processing, system identification, biomedical signal processing; signal processing applied to cardiovascular, neural system, speech and brain signals; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) applications to neural implants, biosensors, and long-term implants; ultrasonics and electromagnetics for thermal therapy and medical imaging.

Mechanical Engineering

Research programs include studies of alternative energy systems, biomaterial characterization, biomimetics, cardiovascular mechanics, composite material design and manufacture, composite material processing, computational design and optimization, computational fluid dynamics, controls, cutting tool technology, distributed control and self-organizing systems, energetically enhanced combustion, energy conversion and utilization, biomechanics, experimental mechanics, fires and combustion, flow sensing diagnostics, fluid mechanics and combustion, fluid turbulence, impact dynamics, impact-trauma biomechanics, internal combustion engines, laser diagnostics, manufacturing processes, metal and composite sheet forming, microstructured and graded materials, modeling and control of mechatronic systems, molecular simulations of complex fluids, multi-functional composites, multiphase flows, nondestructive evaluation, nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear elasticity, orthopedic biomechanics, plasma enhanced combustion, propulsion and engine systems, robotics, self-diagnostics composites, structural integrity, structural optimization, thermomechanical properties of composites, tissue mechanics, transport phenomena in porous media, turbomachinery, vibrations.


Research Description By Engineering Research Center

BEACON

The BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action is an NSF Science and Technology Center founded with the mission of illuminating and harnessing the power of evolution in action to advance science and technology and benefit society. Research at BEACON focuses on biological evolution, digital evolution, and evolutionary applications in engineering, uniting biologists who study natural evolutionary processes with computer scientists and engineers who are harnessing these processes to solve real-world problems.

Developers of evolutionary algorithms have long borrowed high-level concepts from biology to improve problem-solving methods, but have not always captured the nuances of evolutionary theory. Likewise, studying the evolution of artificial systems can provide biologists with insight into the dynamics of the evolutionary process and the critical factors underlying emergent properties and behaviors. BEACON will promote the transfer of discoveries from biology into computer science and engineering design, while using novel computational methods and systems to address complex biological questions that are difficult or impossible to study with natural organisms.
BEACON is headquartered at Michigan State University, with partner institutions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Idaho.

Center for Alternative Energy Storage Research and Technology

The Center for Alternative Energy Storage Research and Technology (CAESRT)
at MSU has a goal to be recognized as the
leading national academic organization for innovative high impact fundamental research in materials and technology for storing energy. CAESRT will advance the synthesis, design and validation of energy storage devices and systems that have high power densities and are durable, safe, light-weight, environment-friendly; scalable in size for specific applications; and relevant to both DoD and civilian markets. CAESRT will be strongly coupled to efficient and effective technology transfer to industry
and government.

CAESRT through the efforts of its leading academic researchers and
innovators will be an engine for intellectual property creation, local and state-wide job creation, and training knowledge workers so that advanced energy storage technology will not only translate into manufacturing
expansion in the State of Michigan. It will facilitate use of this
technology in other applications, most notably hybrid vehicles and regional
electric generation facilities. It will also spawn, through industrial partners, a technological base for meeting the energy storage needs of the
military - thus creating opportunity for greater investment in the State of
Michigan by the Department of Defense.

Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets on strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime. Brand owners, government agencies, professional associations, and others all share in the challenge of responding to counterfeit goods and product protection issues. A-CAPP is an independent, interdisciplinary evidence-based hub, offering research, educational programs, information, and partnership opportunities designed to assist in protecting brands and products of all industries worldwide.Described by the FBI as the crime of the 21st century, product counterfeiting accounts for an estimated $600 billion in global trade and wreaks dire global health, safety and economic consequences on individuals, corporations, government and society. Through the A-CAPP and its partners, you will find information designed to help you navigate the strategic, technological, legislative, and legal challenges of anti-counterfeiting and product protection programs.

Center for Engineering Education Research

The Center for Engineering Education Research (CEER) was established in 2009 as a discipline-based education research (DBER) center to promote engineering education research in the MSU College of Engineering, More broadly, CEER promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education across MSU. The main goal of CEER is to facilitate a college-wide effort to continuously improve the educational environment of the College by conducting studies based on effective models of learning and by systematically assessing the outcomes.


CEER provides a number of services to support individual and small groups of faculty as they explore the state-of-the-art and generate proposals to to pursue research in engineering education. CEER also stands ready to help with the development of large-scale proposals, such as those for NSF Engineering Research Centers.


The three key roles of CEER are to:

provide a focus in the College of Engineering for expansion of funded research in engineering education,
encourage and support engineering faculty and staff in moving increasingly towards active learning methods based on a strong evidenced-based approach, and
synergistically collaborate with other university units to enhance research in STEM programs at MSU generally.

Center for Microbial Ecology

The Center for Microbial Ecology focuses on understanding factors that influence the competitiveness, diversity and function of microorganisms in their natural and managed habitats.

Center for Nano and Multifunctional Materials

The Center for Energy, Nano and Multifunctional Materials (CENaM) is a center of excellence supporting innovative, high impact, fundamental and applied research in nano and multifunctional materials, alternative energy generation and storage, technology development and systems for storing and retrieving energy. CENaM is working toward developing the next generation of energy generation and storage devices through the use of nanomaterials and nanoarchitectures to overcome existing limitations with current designs. The unique features of CENaM is the research emphasis on nano and multifunctional materials and their 1, 2 and 3 dimensional arrangement to produce composite materials with unique architecture and tunable isotropic properties across lengths scales from molecular to meter sizes. Current areas of research emphasis include: High energy and high power density lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors; graphene and diamond nanomaterials; multifunctional nanocomposites; ‘green’ biobased structural materials and layered nanomaterials for alternative energy generation and storage.

Center for Nanostructured Biomimetic Interfaces

The Center for Nanostructured Biomimetic Interfaces includes researchers from Michigan State University, the Michigan Molecular Institute, and Neogen Corporation. Collectively they have expertise that spans molecular biology, protein expression, separation science, polymer chemistry, interfacial science, nanotechnology, microelectronics, medicine, and commercial sensing technologies.

Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials CORE-CM

Congratulations to Jim McCusker who was elected the new Director of CORE-CM beginning Aug. 1 2013. Jim plans to develop MSU strength in ultrafast science as well as continuing support for complex materials, particularly energy materials. For Spring 2014 he has brought together a seminar program focusing on ultrafast science and he plans a workshop in this area in summer 2014.
Affiliated center and large group activities 1. Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion. DOE-EFRC. MSU Faculty: Don Morelli (PI), Eldon Case, Tim Hogan, Bhanu Mahanti, Jeff Sakamoto, Harold Schock.

2. Design and Development of Efficient Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. NSF-Solar. MSU Faculty: Jim McCusker (PI), Greg Baker, Andrew Christlieb, Larry Drzal, Keith Promislow.

3. Developing the next generation of advanced battery technology. DoD. MSU Faculty: Larry Drzal (PI), Greg Baker, Jeff Sakamoto, Martin Hawley, Tim Hogan, Elias Strangas, Fang Peng, Greg Swain, Jeff Sakamoto.

4. Biomimetic Microsystem for High Throughput Evaluation of Engineered Nanomaterial. NIH-Grand Opportunity. MSU Faculty: R. (Marc) Worden (PI), Andrew Mason, Greg Baker, Phil Duxbury, Jack Harkema, James Wagner, Norbert Kaminski, Barbara Kaplan.

5. Interdisciplinary Bioelectronics Training Program. DE-GAANN. MSU Faculty: R. (Marc) Worden (PI), Scott Barton (co-PI), Phil Duxbury, Michael Garavito, Gemma Reguera, Jon Sticklen, Stuart Tessmer, Claire Veielle.

MSU centers in related areas Composite Materials and Structures Center.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Institute (DOE).
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Discovery.
CORE-CM Facilities
1. Brucker powder diffraction facility .
Chemisty Department. Contact Richard Staples.
2. Thermal diffusivity instrument (up to 1100K)
Engineering Research Complex. Contact Tim Hogan.
3. Asylum AFM, conducting probe, environmental cell .
Physics and Astronomy Department. Contact Reza Loloee.
4. Absolute absorbance instrument - Chemisty, McCusker lab. Coming soon.
5. Physical property measurement system (PPMS) - Physics, Ke lab. Coming soon.
6. Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) - Engineering, Tarabara Lab. Coming soon.

Composite Materials and Structures Center

Welcome to the Composite Materials and Structures Center at Michigan State University. The Center is a multidisciplinary research facility located at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. For more information, please also see our About page.

The expertise of MSU’s engineering faculty, as well as faculty members from other colleges on campus, support the center’s three major efforts:

Support of graduate and undergraduate education in the science and engineering of composites
Research on composite materials, processing, and design
Transfer of composites technology to industry through seminars, short courses, and cooperative research.

Composite Vehicle Research Center

The Composite Vehicle Research Center focuses on the design and testing of composite structures for light-weight, environment-friendly, durable and safe vehicles. The thrust areas are: advanced design of composite shells and structures for vehicles; development of novel experimental mechanics methods and smart sensing systems for analysis, non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; and integration of simulation and experimental mechanics in design protocols for vehicles.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory

Computational Fluid Dynamics Center is supported by the National Science Foundation and several companies with the research objective to solve fluid dynamics problems as defined by industry.

Energy & Automotive Research Laboratories

The Engine Research Lab conducts fundamental research leading to development of optimal automotive powertrain system designs under flexible fuel conditions. In this state-of-the-art facility students gain valuable experience working in the fast-changing "crops-to-wheels" environment.

Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications

The Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications, in close partnership with Michigan State University, provides innovative R&D services based on its expertise in coating and laser technology. The overall aim of the entire Fraunhofer organization is to bridge the gap between research and industry by providing top notch applied research services.

Great Lakes Bio Energy Research Center

Our Mission


The mission of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is grand, but simply stated: to perform the basic research that generates technology to convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol and other advanced biofuels.

High Performance Computing Center

Michigan State University (MSU) is aggressively pursuing the goal of enhancing its cyberinfrastructure. In the last five years, MSU has committed $3.5 million to establish itself as a leader in providing advanced computational resources that support Cyber-Enabled Discovery in a variety of research areas. As part of this commitment, Michigan State established a High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) in Fall 2004 to provide hardware and software support to researchers across campus. MSU is also working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a member of the NSF-funded Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC, http://www.greatlakesconsortium.org/).

In order to better focus these efforts in computational research, training and collaboration, MSU has further committed $10 million dollars over the next 5 years to establish the new Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER). This Institute provides a common structure for researchers from across academia and industry to work on how computation can better their research. In addition to being the new home of the HPCC, iCER’s goals will include developing collaborative, interdisciplinary projects through a faculty scholars program and post-doctoral fellowships.

Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER)

The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) provides a common structure for researchers from across academia and industry to work on how computation can better their research. The High Performance Computer Center (HPCC) at Michigan State University provides computational hardware and support to MSU faculty, students and researchers.

Material Science Microscopy Facility

The Electronic Microscopy Facility houses scanning and transmission electron microscopes and X-ray diffractometers for a range of research studies and provides training in the use of its facilities.

MDOT Pavement Research Center of Excellence

The MDOT Pavement Research Center of Excellence conducts research and technology transfer in the transportation infrastructure area. Researchers study the effects of conventional pavement materials, polymers, composite materials, design, construction quality, preventive maintenance and rehabilitation practices on pavement performance under realistic traffic loading and environmental conditions.

MSU BioEconomy Network

The MSU BioEconomy Network (www.bioeconomy.msu.edu) is an umbrella organization within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies charged with coordinating MSU's efforts to develop the State, national and global bioeconomy. The bioeconomy is based upon the technologies that convert biomass to useful products, including fuels, materials, chemical feedstocks and energy. MSU has significant efforts in this sector that span basic scientific and engineering research, policy and economic analysis, education and commercialization. One goal of the BioEconomy Network is to increase MSU's federal and corporate research opportunities by supporting large, multidisciplinary proposals, such as the $142M DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin. In partnership with the public and private sectors, MSU is committed to taking ecologically, economically and socially sustainable, bio-based technologies from the research laboratory to the marketplace.

MSU Center for Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics

The center, established in 2007 through an MSU Strategic Partnership Grant,is focused on improving the safety and resilience of the built infrastructure to withstand fire. It is supported by a Structural Fire Testing Facility capable of exposing loaded structural components and systems to fire.

National Center for Pavement Preservation

The National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) was established by
Michigan State University and FP2, Inc. to lead collaborative efforts among government, industry, and academia in the advancement of pavement preservation by advancing and improving pavement preservation practices through education, research and outreach.

NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health

This multi-university collaboration conducts research in hydrodynamic modeling, water pollution microbiology, hydrology, and discovery of toxic algae predictors.

Nondestructive Evaluation Lab

The Nondestructive Evaluation laboratory supports the aerospace, automotive, beverage, biomedical, defense, natural gas and nuclear power industries, among others through its research programs. The Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation techniques ranging from DC to microwave frequencies.

Protein Expression Lab

The Protein Expression Lab assists with non-GMP production of recombinant proteins using microbial expression systems. The PEL provides a set of services including gene cloning, computer-controlled fermentations, fermentation optimization and scale-up, cell lysis, protein assay, protein purification and final product freeze drying.

Sparrow- MSU Center for Innovation and Research

The Center for Innovation and Research has been created through a formal partnership agreement between Sparrow Health System and Michigan State University. It will bring together potential innovators between MSU and Sparrow and support the formation of partnerships within and beyond the boundaries of our separate systems.

The MSU/Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research should be a hub for collaboration that fosters the creative spirit and encourages innovative thought. Not simply an office space, the Center should be seen as one that brings out the best in individuals and groups as they begin to identify problems, design new approaches, strategies, processes and technologies that address care problems and challenges.

The Center will champion innovators to bring them to the point of care.

University Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation

NCPP " National Center for Pavement Preservation

The National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) was established by Michigan State University and the Foundation for Pavement Preservation to lead collaborative efforts among government, industry, and academia in the advancement of pavement preservation.

Founded July 11, 2003 , the NCPP is the realization of a collective national vision of pavement practitioners, policy-makers and industry. Its purpose is to advance and improve pavement preservation practices through education, research and outreach.

There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States , valued at more than $1.75 trillion. The NCPP will provide a valuable resource to help educate others about the benefits of pavement preservation. It can enhance pavement preservation knowledge through research and assist owner agencies to establish effective programs. These programs extend pavement life and improve motorist safety and satisfaction while saving public tax dollars.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Accelerator Technology
  • Advanced computing systems
  • Agricultural technology and systems management
  • Algorithm design
  • Antenna Engineering
  • Automotive engines
  • Biobased industrial products
  • Biodynamics
  • Bioimaging
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanical design and evaluation
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biometrics
  • Biomolecular engineering
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotransport
  • Circuits systems and artificial neural networks
  • Coatings
  • Colloid and interface science
  • Combustion
  • Composite materials
  • Composite structures
  • Computational design
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer security
  • Computer-aided engineering and manufacturing
  • Concrete technology
  • Controls
  • Crop and food bioprocessing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data mining
  • Data science
  • Databases
  • Design automation
  • Diamond Growth
  • Diamond microsensors and micromachines fabrication
  • Digital Health Care
  • Digital evolution
  • Electric machines and drives
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electron microscopy
  • Electronic materials
  • Embedded systems
  • Embodied Intelligence
  • Emissions control
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy issues
  • Environmental hydrology
  • Environmental remediation
  • Environmentally responsible manufacturing
  • Ergonomics
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Food quality and safety
  • Food rheology
  • Forensics
  • Fuel cells
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Graph theory
  • Hazardous substance management
  • Heat transfer
  • High Performance Computing
  • High speed networking and performance
  • Intelligent materials and structures
  • Intelligent systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Mechanical dynamics and vibrations
  • Mechatronic systems modeling and control
  • Media technology
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Metallic systems
  • Microbial ecology
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • Microwave Sources
  • Microwave Systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Multimodel computing interfaces
  • Multiphase flow phenomena and separations
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural language
  • Networking
  • Neural Science and Engineering
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Nonlinear control
  • Optimization
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Pattern recognition and image processing
  • Pavements
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pervasive computing
  • Plasma Physics and Engineering
  • Polymer composites processing
  • Polymer science
  • Polymerization systems
  • Powder Manufacturing
  • Power systems
  • Real time sensing and control
  • Robotics and automation
  • Scalable computing systems
  • Seating
  • Sensing and control of automotive systems
  • Sensor based robotics
  • Sensor materials
  • Sensor networks
  • Separation science
  • Signal processing and communications
  • Software engineering
  • Statistical Learning Methods
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural materials
  • Structurally active thin films
  • Sustainability
  • Swarming/flocking technology
  • Thermal engineering
  • Three Dimensional Printing
  • Turbomachinery
  • Turbulent mixing and shear flow
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Water Sustainability
  • Wireless communications

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students may enroll in 2 Master's degree programs at one time. Nine credits may be applied to both degrees.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 2 0 2
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Appointments: 0 1 17 0 18
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Appointments: 6 31 56 0 93
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 10 23 32 0 65
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 7 0 11
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 5 53 62 1 121
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 14 12 103 0 129
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 16 30 52 0 98
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 51 154 331 1 537