James Madison University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: James Madison University
Mailing Address: Department of Engineering
Engineering and Geosciences Building
City: Harrisonburg
State: VA
Postal Code: 22807
Country: United States
Phone 540-568-7678
Fax: 540-568-6241
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/engineering

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution:
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

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?: Richmond, VA
This city's population (approx.): 217,000
Distance from Main Campus: 120

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 19,396
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,831
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Arts and Letters, Health and Behavioral Studies, Science and Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

None

Recommendations

None

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Robert Kolvoord
Dean
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
James Madison University
701 Carrier Drive
MSC 4116
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-8841
Fax: 540-568-7686
kolvoora@jmu.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, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Undergraduate Kurt Paterson Engineering (General)

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
Center for Materials Engineering (General) INUNIV
National Center for Rural Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Outreach Engineering (General) INCOLL
Virginia Center for Wind Energy Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Engineering Engineering (General)

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
Engineering
  1. Engineering education
  2. Engineering design
  3. Engineering innovation
  4. Engineering systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Golden Key
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Engineers without Borders
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Society of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

• Madison Engineering learning center
• Madison Engineering Ambassadors
• Madison Engineering Leaders
• Math and science learning centers
• Student success center
• Madison Engineering program-wide community of seminars, town hall meeting, design challenges, and symposia.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The Madison Engineering experience is based upon an eight semester design sequence:
* day-long, week-long, month-long, and semester-long design experiences throughout the first-year
* a year-long community engagement design project for the sophomore year
• a two-year-long junior/senior capstone project of the student's choosing

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

July 2012 was an exciting moment for the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE). That date marked our beginning and opened a new set of possibilities for applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs at JMU. Computer Science, Engineering and Integrated Science and Technology are the constituent departments of CISE and they offer a range of cutting edge programs to educate students for the opportunities of tomorrow. Complementing their strong technical background, our students also focus on the human element of STEM, and the context in which STEM solutions are implanted in our society and around the globe. Our graduates stand ready to take on the challenges facing us now and in the future and they're prepared to use their STEM knowledge and toolkit wisely as they enter a variety of professions. Whether they've majored in Computer Science, Engineering Geographic Science, Integrated Science and Technology, or Intelligence Analysis, our graduates bring a cutting-edge approach to their work. Our engineering program, which aims to be the best engineering program for the world, was founded in 2008 upon contemporary calls for the 21st century engineer, and received ABET accreditation in summer 2013.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering 1 8 7 16
Totals: 1 8 7 16

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
Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 1 0 1 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
Engineering 4 2 6 0.00
Totals: 4 2 6 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
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: 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
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 1

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
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 4
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Successful admission to the university.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Successful admission to the university at freshmen year. The top 85 students, by engineering GPA, are admitted to the major beginning junior year.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Successful admission to the university, then follow the Engineering admission process into the junior year.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Successful admission to the university, then follow the Engineering admission process into the junior year.

Residency Requirements

None.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The appropriately prepared Virginia community college transfer students should be able to transfer into the program with an Associate of Science degree in Engineering and complete their bachelor’s degree in two additional years.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 8
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,342 $24,802
Room & Board: $9,334 $9,334
Books & Supplies: $976 $976
Other Expenses: $4,150 $4,150
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16 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)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college:
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission?
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 135
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:
Composite Range:

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
Engineering 152 130 81 93 456 14
Totals: 152 130 81 93 456 14

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
Engineering
Men 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 119 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 33 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 14 0 9 0 0 0 120 0 0 0 152 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
Engineering
Men 0 0 4 0 7 0 3 0 11 0 6 0 2 0 70 0 0 0 103 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 27 1
Totals: 0 0 4 0 10 0 3 0 12 1 7 0 2 0 92 0 0 0 130 1

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
Engineering
Men 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 48 5 0 0 64 5
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 17 0
Totals: 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 59 5 0 0 81 5

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
Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 55 8 0 0 73 8
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 20 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 0 7 0 0 0 70 8 0 0 93 8

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
Engineering 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 76 0 83 67 16
Totals: 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 76 0 83 67 16

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
Engineering 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 62 14 0 0 83
Totals: 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 62 14 0 0 83

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

N/A

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.
Engineering yes 4.00 4.54 Day None