Saginaw Valley State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Saginaw Valley State University
Mailing Address: 7400 Bay Road
Pioneer 236
City: University Center
State: MI
Postal Code: 48710
Country: United States
Phone 989-964-4144
Fax: 989-964-2717
Website: http://www.svsu.edu

Head of Institution

Donald Bachand
President
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4041
Fax: 989-790-1314
dbachand@svsu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jennifer Pahl
Director of Admissions
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Wickes 185
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4011
jkpahl@svsu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

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?: Saginaw
This city's population (approx.): 90,000
Distance from Main Campus: 2

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 8,276
Total Graduate enrollment: 889
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Education, Nursing, Business & Management, Arts & Behavioral Sci.

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Acceptable ACT, high school GPA of 2.50 or higher, high school graduation or GED. Non-traditional students should check with Admissions for special requirements.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Deborah Huntley
Provost and Vice President
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Wickes 338
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4296
Fax: 989-964-2173
huntley@svsu.edu

Andrew Chubb
Associate Dean
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Pioneer 236
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4144
Fax: 989-964-2717
achubb@svsu.edu

Frank Hall
Dean
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Pioneer Hall 236
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4144
Fax: 989-964-2717
frhall@svsu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Clark Russell Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Brooks Byam Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Digital Signal Processing
  3. Image Processing
  4. Communications
  5. Power
  6. Robotics
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Solid Mechanics
  2. Fracture & Fatigue
  3. HVAC
  4. Computer Modeling
  5. Metalcasting
  6. CFD
  7. Projectile Impacts

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Foundry Society
  • Am. Mathematical Society
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mathematical Assoc. of America
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Local Groups

  • Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
  • SAE Mid Michigan Section
  • Society of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Other Student Support Programs

Freshman concepts and careers course, faculty advising program, junior year overseas program, co-op program, endowed scholarships, employment in an on-campus testing lab, undergraduate research,learning resource center and math resource center with tutoring.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students complete many design projects in the curriculum and especially in the senior cap-stone Engineering Design I and Engineering Design II courses. Also many students participate in design contests sponsored by the SAE, ASME, and IEEE.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Students in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering receive a strong hands-on experience in a variety of modern laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment. Design and research experiences are important parts of the program and a number of students are accepted by graduate schools for advanced study. The vast majority of courses are taught by full-time faculty and class sizes average 25. The University is located in a heavily industrialized region with a strong base of employment for engineers. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department offers an undergraduate program of foundation courses and courses specializing in computer engineering, robotics, digital controls, communication and power systems. The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an undergraduate program of foundation courses and specialized courses in areas such as finite elements, metalcasting, CFD and vibrations.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 0 2 4
Mechanical Engineering 4 1 4 9
Totals: 6 1 6 13

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 8 9 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 7 7 0.00
Totals: 1 15 16 0.00

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students admitted to engineering programs at time of admission.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Recommended high school courses:
English 4 years
Math 4 years
Science 3 years
Social Science 3 years

ACT or SAT

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Toefl score of 500 or higher.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for resident students.

Residency Requirements

Same as for all other students.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

May only transfer in grades of C or better; must complete at least 31 hours in residence.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,796 $20,687
Room & Board: $9,185 $9,185
Books & Supplies: $1,350 $1,350
Other Expenses: $1,120 $1,120
Estimated avg. course load per term: 14 14
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Transcript

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 486
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 383
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 141
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:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 21
Composite Range: 26 20

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 43 18 28 41 130 24
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 87 58 74 62 281 59
Totals: 130 76 102 103 411 83

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 25 1 1 0 40 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 13 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 61 2 1 0 87 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 25 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 88 3 2 0 130 5

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 16 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 6 0 0 43 7
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15 1
Totals: 8 0 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 58 10 0 0 76 12

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 26 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 48 6 1 0 65 7
Women 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 1
Totals: 16 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 71 9 1 0 102 11

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 12 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 22 10 0 0 37 15
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 11 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 40 28 0 0 55 36
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 7 4
Totals: 24 6 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 71 42 1 0 103 55

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 14 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 26 0 35 32 3
Totals: 9 0 2 0 0 1 0 37 0 49 45 4

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
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 14
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 3 0 0 35
Totals: 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 33 4 0 0 49

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

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.
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional