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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.
  • 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 Management Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering Physics
Information Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Pulp and Paper Technology
Surveying Engineering Technology

Minors:
Biomedical Engineering
Construction Management Technology
Digital Systems
Electrical Engineering Technology 
Electronic Instrumentation
Engineering Entrepreneurial
Environmental Quality
Fluid Mechanics
Naval Science
Military Science and Leadership 
Process Engineering
Pulp and Paper Technology
Solid Mechanics
Structures
Surveying Engineering Technology 
Thermodynamics
Water Resources

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: Except for civil and environmental engineering majors, it is recommended that engineering and technology students carefully select these electives so that an ethics elective is included within the 18 credits required.

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

Writing Competency: Writing intensive courses within the major are BLE 492, CET 356, CET 451, CHE 361 and 363, CIE 231 and 366, ECE 403, EET 100, EET 452, ISE 102, MEE 341, MET 234, PHY 441 and 442, SVT 221 and SVT 475. For most engineering and technology majors, ENG 317 is the second required writing intensive course (only chemical engineering and engineering physics do not require ENG 317).

Ethics: The only approved engineering technology course is TSO 360. TSO 360 is required of civil and environmental engineering majors, and Surveying Engineering Technology majors. Therefore, other majors must select a Human Values and Social Context (HVSC) elective that also qualifies as an ethics elective or take TSO 360 as an extra course (1 credit). TSO 360 is not certified as an HVSC elective. This is the case for many ethics electives so that students must carefully select their ethics elective, if it is to count toward the 18 required credits of HVSC electives.  ISE 213 meets ethics. 

Senior Capstone Experience: Students are required to complete a capstone experience within the major. For engineering and technology majors capstone courses are BLE 492, CET 458, CHE 479, CIE 411, ECE 403, EET 350, EET 451 and 452 combined, MEE487 and 488 combined, MET 462 and 463 combined, MET 464, MET 465, PHY 481 and 488 combined, ISE 450 and ISE 451 combined and SVT 490.

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.

Business Administration 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 Business Administration.

Technology and Society Project:
The Technology and Society project is intended to develop ways to enhance the human values and social context component of undergraduate engineering programs, to work with other colleges in developing the study of technology as a human activity and to infuse the undergraduate curriculum of the university with this study. The program offers courses dealing with technological development and with topics involving the interfaces of technology and society. Teams of faculty members in which each member can provide a different perspective on the subject matter usually teach these courses.

Courses covering the Technology and Society area are:
HTY 420 Science and Society Since 1800
HTY 486 Sea and Civilization
HTY 491 Technology and Society Until 1800
HTY 492 Technology and Society Since 1800
TSO 288 Issues in Environmental Pollution
TSO 360 Introduction to Engineering Ethics
TSO 398 Special Topics in Technology and Society

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 do not fulfill the requirements for the BS Engineering program.

Pass/Fail:
Students enrolled in the College of Engineering may not take a course (except co-op) 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
Hermant 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
Eric Landis
105 Boardman Hall
581-2170
eric_landis@umit.maine.edu

Computer Engineering
Mohamad Musavi
101 Barrows Hall
581-2243
musavi@eece.maine.edu

Construction Management Technology
Howard (Mac) Gray
312 Boardman Hall
581-2181
mac_gray@umit.maine.edu

Electrical Engineering
Mohamad Musavi
101 Barrows Hall
581-2243
musavi@eece.maine.edu

Electrical Engineering Technology
Edward (Spider) Williams
7 Barrows Hall
581-3395
spider@umit.maine.edu

Engineering Physics
David Batuski
120 Bennett Hall
581-1015
david_batuski@umit.maine.edu

General Information - Engineering
Chet Rock
205 Advanced Manufacturing Center
581-2218
chetrock@maine.edu

General Information - Engineering Technology
S. David Dvorak
119 Boardman Hall
581-2340
dvorak@maine.edu

Information Systems Engineering
Michael Worboys
348 Boardman Hall
581-3679
worboys@spatial.maine.edu

Mechanical Engineering
Donald Grant
219 Boardman Hall
581-2120
donald_grant@maine.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Karen Horton
211 Boardman Hall
581-2136
karen_horton@umit.maine.edu

Pulp and Paper Technology
Hemant Pendse
117 Jenness Hall
581-2283
cdunn@maine.edu

Surveying Engineering Technology
Raymond Hintz
125 Boardman Hall
581-2189
raymond_hintz@umit.maine.edu

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