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  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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The mission of the University of Maine College of Engineering is to be the state’s engineering and engineering technology center of learning, discovery, and service. The goals of the College are to provide quality undergraduate and graduate engineering instruction; to conduct quality research directed toward the discovery and advancement of knowledge in engineering and engineering science; and to provide applied research, development and education for industry and individuals.

Engineering is practiced in a social context. Everything engineers produce affects the way individuals and societies function. To allow its graduates to work successfully in this setting, the University of Maine’s engineering programs are designed to educate students in: the design and development of devices, processes and systems for the benefit of individuals and society; the understanding of social, ethical, safety and health related issues which pertain to the practice of engineering; and the dynamic nature of engineering developments and practice which require lifelong maintenance and updating of professional competence. The specific educational objectives are to:

  • Provide students with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering and engineering science.
  • Develop in graduates critical thinking and problem solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of problems-both technical and non-technical.
  • Provide the skills necessary for the practice of engineering or engineering technology.
  • Provide a well-balanced educational experience that will help the student develop communication skills, an appreciation of social values and an understanding of the social implications of technology.
  • Ensure that programs in the College of Engineering remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of society.

In addition, the College has research and public service objectives in the tradition of the Land Grant University Mission. These objectives are to:

  • Apply engineering principles to solve challenges facing Maine, the nation and world.
  • Stimulate and maintain the involvement of the faculty in new developments in their fields.
  • Provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in state of the art research, internships and industry.
  • Provide assistance to industry, government agencies and other groups in the solution of engineering related problems.
  • Provide assistance in the implementation of research findings and advanced engineering methods.
     

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

Bachelor of Science in:
Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Surveying Engineering Technology

Minors:
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology 
Engineering Entrepreneurial
Engineering Leadership and Management
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Military Science and Leadership 
Naval Science
Ocean and Marine Engineering
Power
Process Engineering
Robotics
Surveying Engineering Technology 

General Education Requirements:

All engineering students must meet university-wide general education requirements. Notes specific to engineering follow:

Science: Any program in the college will easily exceed this standard with the required chemistry and physics courses.

Human Values and Social Context: It is required that engineering and technology students carefully select these electives so that an ethics elective is included within the 18 credits required.  Civil and Environmental Engineering majors satisfy the ethics requirement by taking the required CIA 410 - Engineering Ethics.

Quantitative: Any program in the college will easily exceed this standard.

Writing Competency: Writing intensive courses are designated within each major.  For most engineering and technology majors, technical writing is the second required writing intensive.

Ethics: The only approved engineering ethics course is CIE 410 - Engineering Ethics. CIE 410 is required of civil and environmental engineering majors, however, other majors must select a Human Values and Social Context (HVSC) elective that also qualifies as an ethics elective, such as ISE 213. 

Senior Capstone Experience: Students are required to complete a capstone experience within the major.

College of Engineering Notes:

Cooperative Work-Study Opportunities:
A number of cooperative work-study programs are available in the College of Engineering. Details of each program may be obtained from the appropriate department.

Engineering Leadership and Management Minor
Most engineering graduates will find themselves in a leadership position at some point during their career. In order to prepare for this eventually we encourage our undergraduate students to pursue a minor in Engineering Leadership and Management.

Transfer Credit:

Evaluation of courses for degree credit and possible equivalency rests with the Dean of the College of Engineering. Credits from military service will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Normally credits transferred from associate degree programs may be used for elective credits only. Associate Degree level mathematics and science courses typically do not fulfill the requirements for BS engineering program.

Pass/Fail:
Students enrolled in the College of Engineering may not take a course (except courses only offered as pass/fail) on a Pass/Fail basis, if the course is to be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Pulp and Paper Foundation:
Supported by private funding from nearly 150 companies located in 25 states as well as several hundred individual donations and endowment gifts, the foundation encourages a strong teaching and research program in chemical engineering, with a significant undergraduate merit based scholarship program available to qualified students throughout the College of Engineering, School of Engineering Technology and the forest management program in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture.

Program Contacts

Biological Engineering
Hemant Pendse
117 Jenness Hall
581-2283
pendse@maine.edu

Chemical Engineering
Hemant Pendse
117 Jenness Hall
581-2283
pendse@maine.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering
William Davids, P.E.
105A Boardman Hall
581-2170
william.davids@maine.edu

Computer Engineering
Donald Hummels
101 Barrows Hall
581-2243
donald.hummels@maine.edu

Construction Management Technology
Philip Dunn
132 Boardman Hall
581-2326

Electrical Engineering 
Donald Hummels
101 Barrows Hall
581-2243
donald.hummels@maine.edu

Electrical Engineering Technology
Judith Pearse, P.E.
7 Barrows Hall
581-2346
judith.pearse@maine.edu

Engineering Physics
Michael Wittmann
117 Bennett Hall
581-1015
mwittmann@maine.edu

Information - Engineering Programs
Mohamad Musavi
205 Advanced Manufacturing Center
581-2218
musavi@maine.edu

Information - Engineering Technology Programs
Jude Pearse, P.E.
119 Boardman Hall
581-2341
judith.pearse@maine.edu

Mechanical Engineering
David Dvorak, P.E.
219 Boardman Hall
581-2120
dvorak@maine.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Karen Horton, P.E.
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 211
581-2136
karen.horton@maine.edu

Surveying Engineering Technology
Raymond Hintz, P.E.
125 Boardman Hall
581-2189
raymond.hintz@umit.maine.edu

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