Oakland University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Oakland University
Mailing Address: School of Engineering and Computer Science
301 Engineering Center
City: Rochester
State: MI
Postal Code: 48309
Country: United States
Phone 248-370-2217
Fax: 248-370-4261
Website: www.oakland.edu/SECS

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?: Rochester/Rochester Hills
This city's population (approx.): 85,940
Distance from Main Campus: 2

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 16,568
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,001
Total Professional and other enrollment: 443

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Undergraduate Programs: ACT, High School courses- Mathematics (4 years), English (4 years), Physical or Life Sciences (3 years). GPA required: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B, average).

Master Programs: GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in BS program of related fields (GPA 2.7-3.0 and GRE with 70 percentile or higher in Quantitative Reasoning, admission with limited standing). Two recommendation letters.

Ph.D. Programs: GPA 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in MS program of related fields (GPA 3.0-3.5 and GRE with 70 percentile or higher in Quantitative Reasoning, admission with limited standing). Personal statement and three recommendation letters. Students with outstanding undergraduate records may apply directly for admission to the doctoral program.

Requirements for foreign students: prove of English proficiency; financial statement

Recommendations

Undergraduates: SAT; course work in chemistry and physics; exposure to computer aided design (CAD), machine shop tooling, computer programming and electronics shop devices.

Graduates: GRE

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Louay Chamra
Professor and Dean
School of Engineering & Computer Science
Oakland University
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
Phone: 248-370-2217
Fax: 248-370-4261
chamra@oakland.edu

Qian Zou
Professor and Associate Dean
School of Engineering & Computer Science
Oakland University
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
Phone: 248-370-2233
Fax: 248-370-4261
qzou@oakland.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
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computer Science and Engineering Both Lunjin Lu Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Daniel Aloi Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Both Robert Van Til Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Brian Sangeorzan 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
Automotive Tribology Center Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (CAMM) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT
Center of Cyber Security Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT
Chrysler Learning & Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Clean Energy Research Center Mechanical Engineering INDEPT
Fastening & Jointing Research Institute Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science and Engineering Undeclared Engineering (General)
Computer Science and Engineering Information Technology Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Physics Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Electrical and Computer Engineering Bioengineering Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Chemistry Engr. Science and Engr. Physics

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Cybersecurity Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Software Engineering and Information Technology Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Embedded Systems Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechatronics Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Systems Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Engineering Management Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Informatics Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Systems Engineering (Also available within the other three departments) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computer Science and Engineering
  1. Big data analytics
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. Computer networks
  4. Cyber Security
  5. Data mining
  6. Functional Programming
  7. Logic Programming
  8. Machine Learning
  9. Medical Informatics
  10. Mobile Applications
  11. Program Analysis
  12. Programming languages
  13. Smart Grids
  14. Software Engineering
  15. Software Verification
  16. Theoretical Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Semiconductor devices
  2. Digital Logic/Design
  3. Automatic controls
  4. Robotics
  5. Communications
  6. Electronics and signal processing
  7. Embedded Systems
  8. Electromagnetics
Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Testing Complex of Human Systems
  2. Quality Control
  3. System Design and Analysis
  4. Operations
  5. Manufacturing Systems
  6. Simulation
  7. Product Lifecycle Managemen
  8. Lean
  9. Ergonomics and Human Factors
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Tribology
  2. Reliability
  3. Experimental mechanics
  4. Manufacturing processes
  5. Optical quality and inspection
  6. Numerical modeling
  7. Battery/fuel cells
  8. Internal Combustion Engines
  9. Combustion
  10. Sheet Metal Forming
  11. Alternative Energy Systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Safety Eng.
  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Natl. Society of Professional Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • ACM-W
  • Aerial Systems Club
  • CyberOU
  • Engineering Intelligent Solutions (EIS)
  • Engineering Medicine & Biology Society
  • FIRST Robotics
  • International Association for Hydrogen Energy
  • International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
  • Oakland Robotics Association

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Research Institute for Student Enhancement

Other Student Support Programs

Academic Opportunity Program -For: Ethnic Minorities Available: Summer only Offered: Fresh
Upward Bound - For: Ethnic Minorities Available: Summer only Offered: Prematric Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Prog. (DAPCEP) - for pre-college minority students. Oakland University has mandatory freshman and transfer orientation for all undergraduate students including engineering and computer science students. The Academic Skills Center administers seminars on study-skills, time management and tutoring for specific courses. Professional student organizations in the school provide additional educational experiences and career development. Research Institute for Student Enhancement (RISE), provides supplemental instruction, tutorials, scholarships and research fellowships to help increase the retention/graduation rates of minority students.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design and creative development is a central activity of our engineering and computer science programs. A strong laboratory experience is interwoven through the curriculum providing numerous design experiences. In addition, each graduating senior must do a senior design project.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

U.G.: The school offers four year undergraduate programs in computer science, information technology and computer, electrical, mechanical, and industrial and systems engineering as well as engineering chemistry, engineering biology and engineering physics, emphasizing math, science, and engineering fundamentals in the first year, followed by about three years of specialized training, with some liberal arts studies throughout all four years. The programs include a comprehensive engineering core. A strong laboratory experience and utilization of instrumentation and computers is interwoven through the curriculum. Also, engineering design projects are required in a number of courses. Co-ops or internships are available for most students.

Grad.: The school offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Systems Engineering, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science and Informatics. Master of Science degrees including Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering areas, and a degree in Engineering Management, which is offered in cooperation with the School of Business Administration.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computer Science and Engineering 3 6 6 15
Electrical and Computer Engineering 8 4 5 17
Industrial and Systems Engineering 4 0 2 6
Mechanical Engineering 10 7 3 20
Totals: 25 17 16 58

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
Computer Science and Engineering 5 11 16 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 8 9 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 7 8 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 2 11 13 0.00
Totals: 9 37 46 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
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 9 9 0.00
Totals: 0 9 9 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
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 3
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 19 6

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
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Industrial and Systems 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 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 2

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
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 14 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Entering engineering and computer science freshmen should have taken at least four years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry, and should have a strong grasp of English composition. Additional preparation should include course work in chemistry and physics. Exposure to computer aided design (CAD), machine shop tooling, computer programming and electronics shop devices is useful, but is not required for admission. Entering information technology freshmen should have at least three years of high school mathematics with some preparation in science. Normally, a 3.0 (B) grade point average is required for admission into the SECS programs.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The minimum U.S. equivalent GPA 2.5 or higher; proof of English proficiency if native language is not English; Financial statement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Requirements: A GPA of 2.8 or better with a strong performance in math and science.
Transfer into a major of choice, after admission into engineering or computer science, is generally available.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 164
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 75

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,064
Room & Board: $9,620
Books & Supplies: $764
Other Expenses: $2,034
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,435
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,273
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 435
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 46%

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: 28 22
Composite Range: 28 22

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
Bioengineering 16 14 10 16 56 12
Computer Engineering 34 25 35 39 133 22
Computer Science 78 48 87 100 313 57
Electrical Engineering 41 45 72 96 254 56
Engineering Chemistry 9 5 4 6 24 4
Engineering Physics 7 5 4 0 16 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 13 10 17 22 62 11
Information Technology 15 23 36 70 144 58
Mechanical Engineering 134 117 125 155 531 146
Undeclared 135 126 81 18 360 94
Totals: 482 418 471 522 1893 460

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
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 12 1
Computer Engineering
Men 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 30 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science
Men 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 47 1 2 0 62 2
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 16 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 28 1 1 0 40 4
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Engineering Chemistry
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
Engineering Physics
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 9 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Information Technology
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 10 2 0 0 14 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 7 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 81 6 1 0 107 11
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 1 0 1 27 2
Undeclared
Men 3 0 5 1 5 1 0 0 9 2 14 4 0 0 79 10 3 1 118 19
Women 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 17 1
Totals: 27 9 18 3 17 2 0 0 33 4 28 4 1 1 347 24 11 2 482 49

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
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 18 5 0 1 24 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science
Men 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 31 5 0 0 44 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 8 2 0 38 10
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 1
Engineering Chemistry
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering Physics
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Men 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Information Technology
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 19 2
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering
Men 12 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 77 9 2 1 104 13
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 13 1
Undeclared
Men 4 0 8 1 1 1 0 0 10 0 10 2 0 0 68 19 3 0 104 23
Women 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 22 1
Totals: 31 0 20 6 15 2 2 0 28 4 24 2 0 0 291 51 7 3 418 68

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
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 1
Computer Engineering
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 2 0 0 30 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science
Men 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 66 17 2 1 80 19
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 3
Electrical Engineering
Men 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 52 12 3 0 65 14
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 1
Engineering Chemistry
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 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Physics
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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 15 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Information Technology
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 23 13 2 1 32 16
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering
Men 12 1 5 2 2 0 1 5 1 0 3 1 0 0 83 35 1 0 108 44
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 17 1
Undeclared
Men 3 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 2 3 4 4 0 0 48 25 4 0 65 37
Women 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 6 2 0 16 7
Totals: 27 3 19 7 8 3 1 5 21 4 18 9 0 0 363 117 14 2 471 150

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
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 3 0 0 8 5
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 8 3
Computer Engineering
Men 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 25 5 0 0 32 10
Women 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 3
Computer Science
Men 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 66 20 7 1 88 26
Women 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 1
Electrical Engineering
Men 8 1 8 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 48 18 0 0 75 21
Women 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 11 3 1 0 21 4
Engineering Chemistry
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Engineering Physics
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
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Men 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 1 1 17 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Information Technology
Men 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 46 22 3 0 62 27
Women 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 5 0 0 8 7
Mechanical Engineering
Men 20 3 8 2 3 1 0 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 76 56 2 1 116 65
Women 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 6 1 0 39 9
Undeclared
Men 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 4 0 0 14 6
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 48 10 35 12 11 2 2 1 30 7 21 7 0 0 360 150 15 4 522 193

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 1 15 6 9
Computer Engineering 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 13 1 19 18 1
Computer Science 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 32 3 40 31 9
Electrical Engineering 4 2 0 0 5 0 0 44 0 55 51 4
Engineering Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 11 8 3
Information Technology 1 2 2 0 6 2 0 34 1 48 41 7
Mechanical Engineering 5 3 0 0 3 1 0 55 1 68 56 12
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 13 13 2 0 18 6 0 200 7 259 214 45

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 1 15
Computer Engineering 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 1 0 19
Computer Science 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 6 1 2 40
Electrical Engineering 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 40 4 0 0 55
Engineering Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 11
Information Technology 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 30 4 0 1 48
Mechanical Engineering 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 46 9 1 0 68
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 5 12 1 2 0 0 0 17 1 5 1 0 0 167 33 3 4 259

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

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.
Bioengineering no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Engineering yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Science yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Engineering Chemistry no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Engineering Physics no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Industrial and Systems Engineering yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Information Technology yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Undeclared no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Master Programs: GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in BS program of related fields (GPA 2.7-3.0 and GRE with 70 percentile or higher in Quantitative Reasoning, admission with limited standing). Two recommendation letters.

Ph.D. Programs: GPA 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in MS program of related fields (GPA 3.0-3.5 and GRE with 70 percentile or higher in Quantitative Reasoning, admission with limited standing). Personal statement and three recommendation letters. Students with outstanding undergraduate records may apply directly for admission to the doctoral program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Additional requirements for foreign students: prove of English proficiency; financial statement

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,120
Room & Board: $9,620
Books & Supplies: $588
Other Expenses: $2,066
Estimated avg. course load per term: 8
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Financial support is available through teaching and research assistantships. Graduate assistants receive stipends that range from $6,500 to $14,000 for the fall and winter semesters and a tuition waiver. They perform part-time laboratory instruction or research duties. Income may be supplemented by summer research.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 666
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 219
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 150

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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
Computer Science
Men 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 9 10
Women 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Cybersecurity
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Men 14 7 0 7 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 6 26 0 0 24 44
Women 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 13 12
Embedded Systems
Men 10 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 16 17
Women 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Engineering Management
Men 6 3 0 7 0 4 0 0 1 7 0 4 0 0 2 37 0 1 9 63
Women 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 7 10
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Men 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 5
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering
Men 14 8 3 10 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 24 41 0 0 44 64
Women 6 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 16 10
Mechatronics
Men 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 8 0 1 15 12
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Software Engineering and Information Technology
Men 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 5
Women 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Systems Engineering
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 107 47 5 29 3 8 0 1 9 19 6 8 0 0 61 162 1 3 192 277

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
Computer Science and Informatics
Men 27 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 29 9
Women 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 15 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Men 15 15 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 18 36
Women 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 2
Mechanical Engineering
Men 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 16 25
Women 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 4
Systems Engineering (Also available within the other three departments)
Men 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 6 18
Women 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5
Totals: 83 35 1 10 1 1 0 1 5 12 0 4 0 0 10 40 0 0 100 103

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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
Computer Science 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 24 16 8
Cybersecurity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 15 0 34 23 11
Embedded Systems 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 6 1
Engineering Management 4 3 1 0 4 1 0 11 0 24 20 4
Industrial and Systems Engineering 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 11 6 5
Mechanical Engineering 11 2 0 1 1 0 0 27 0 42 32 10
Mechatronics 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Software Engineering and Information Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 56 10 1 1 9 3 0 68 1 149 110 39

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
Computer Science 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 24
Cybersecurity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 5 0 0 34
Embedded Systems 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7
Engineering Management 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 9 2 0 0 24
Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 11
Mechanical Engineering 8 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 7 0 0 42
Mechatronics 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Software Engineering and Information Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 37 19 10 0 1 0 1 0 8 1 0 3 0 0 52 16 1 0 149

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
Computer Science 0 0 0
Cybersecurity 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0
Embedded Systems 0 0 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0
Mechatronics 0 0 0
Software Engineering and Information Technology 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

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
Computer Science and Informatics 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 7 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 1
Systems Engineering (Also available within the other three departments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1
Totals: 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 0 20 18 2

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
Computer Science and Informatics 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6
Systems Engineering (Also available within the other three departments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Totals: 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 20

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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
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 14 Foreign: $260 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $342,850 Industry: $52,683 Priv/Non:
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $395,793
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 23 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $111,111 Industry: $445,304 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $556,415
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 3 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $95,685 Industry: $58,889 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $154,574
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 38 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,055,735 Industry: $452,104 Priv/Non:
State: $24,543 Local: Total Expn.: $1,532,382
Totals:
Total#: 78 Foreign: $260 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,605,381 Industry: $1,008,980 Priv/Non: $0
State: $24,543 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,639,164

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
Automotive Tribology Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (CAMM)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center of Cyber Security
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Chrysler Learning & Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Clean Energy Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fastening & Jointing Research Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
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#: 78 Foreign: $260 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,605,381 Industry: $1,008,980 Priv/Non: $0
State: $24,543 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,639,164

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.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Real Time Digital Signal Processing; Virtual Reality Applications; Software Verification and Testing; Data Mining, Client Server Data Base, Multimedia and Computer Networks, Cyber Security

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Automatic Controls; Robotics; Electronics and Signal Processing; Semiconductor Devices; Electro-Magnetic compatibility; Embedded Systems and Instrumentation.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Learning, Design and Automation, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Quality Control, Robotics, System Modelling and Simulation, Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Non-Destructive Testing of Materials; Optical Quality and Inspection; Tribology; Noise and Vibrations: Fluid and Thermal Systems; Battery/ Fuel Cells, Internal Combustion Engines, Sheet Metal Forming, Alternative Energy Systems.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Automotive Tribology Center

The Automotive Tribology Center is an academic research unit within the Mechanical Engineering department. It is the only university research center in the United States that is dedicated to automotive tribology research and is uniquely positioned to advance the reliability, mobility and efficiency of automotive components. The ATC is mainly dedicated to performing fundamental and applied research that lowers frictional energy losses. Particular emphasis is placed on engine and transmission tribology. The research results of ATC benefit the US military and different governmental and industrial sectors of the economy.

Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (CAMM)

A unique research center in North America specializing in stamping dies wear, and developing innovative sheet metal forming and joining processes. The CLIC form Center is part of the CAMM.

Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation

The Center will facilitate opportunities for OU faculty to lead start-up initiatives to work with business & government agencies to transition technical knowledge from academia to industry commercialization opportunities by enabling a research, development, test and evaluation capabilities. CRUIS will seek opportunities to support robotics and unmanned systems challenges in the defense industry that will lead to development of expertise that can be translated to various sectors ‚Ä" security, commercial, social, medical and others that are main stream to our daily lives.

Center of Cyber Security

The mission of the Oakland University Center of Cyber Security (The Center) is to promote the interdisciplinary collaborative research in the area of cyber security, leveraging the partnerships and resources of the university. The establishment of the Center builds upon the momentum that has been launched in research; curriculum (Master of Science in Cyber Security, SECS, Master of Science in Information Technology Management, SBA) and outreach (OU INC MedHealth Cyber Security Program and Macomb INC Cyber Security Range for Defense and Advanced Manufacturing). As such, the Center aligns strongly with the University’s new strategic plan and goals. The Center will have a strong research and scholarly direction, provide opportunities for student research and internships, and with the integration of the incubators and their business connections, will be a strong nexus in engaging the community. Community partners have already expressed the need for solutions, training, and talent with a desire to form partnerships to meet these needs. The Center will generate considerable synergy among the University’s goals leading to greater success.

Chrysler Learning & Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming

Composed of university faculty, scholars, students, and industry experts, the Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming is an academic center at which training, applied research, and intellectual property management in the area of sheet metal forming are carried out. Collaborative initiatives at CLIC-form are open to all domestic and international entities. A unique feature of CLIC-form is its highly selective, industry-hosted internship program in which OU undergraduate students participate in research projects during the summer. In addition to providing educational training and engaging in collaborative research, the team at CLIC-form seeks to develop and commercialize intellectual property related to sheet metal forming technology.

Clean Energy Research Center

Energy affects all aspect of our lives from the economy to recreation to health care. The Clean Energy Research Center explores sustainable ways to meet our future energy needs utilizing unique renewable energy feed sources, from biomass to wind to solar with a focus on overall energy conservation. The CERC has launched an academic effort to teach and train the next generation of students on energy issues, has begun the green campus initiative to demonstrate the benefit of alternative energy technology on campus, and continues to perform research towards developing environmentally friendlier technologies.

Fastening & Jointing Research Institute

Fastening and joining significantly affects the safety, quality and reliability of many mechanical and structural systems, machinery and equipment. The FAJRI is the only known academic facility of its kind in the world dedicated solely to the research and development of fastening and joining of materials in industries such as automotive, aerospace and nuclear. The research programs at FAJRI benefit both the commercial and defense sectors of the economy, while improving the safety of the public.

Hardware in the Loop (HIL)

Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is used widely in the development and testing of complex real-time embedded systems, such as automotive engine controllers. The OU HIL Lab is a unique multi-disciplinary academic facility, which was established in 2012 with support from Chrysler LLC, and is located in Dodge Hall of Engineering. The HIL lab contains five automotive-hardware-in-the-loop simulators that allow testing and development of production and prototype engine and transmission controllers using simulated (software) automobiles. Current research projects include fuel economy strategies, engine thermal modeling, and advanced control techniques for transmission shift control.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Automatic Controls
  • Battery/ Fuel Cells
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Computer Learning
  • Design for Uncertainty
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electronic Devices
  • Embedded Systems
  • Engineering Decision Analysis
  • Ergonomics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Fluid and Thermal Systems
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Microcomputers
  • Non-destructive Testing of Materials
  • Optical Quality Inspection
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Quality Control
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Software Engineering
  • Tribology

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 15 9 0 24
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $1,542 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 16 0 26
Stipends: $0 $1,405 $1,357 $0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 0 1 3 0 4
Stipends: $0 $1,750 $1,125 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 8 22 0 30
Stipends: $0 $1,281 $1,447 $0
All Total Appointments 0 34 50 0 84