College of Engineering and Science

Office: Engineering 124
Dean: Leo E. Hanifin
Associate Dean: Arthur C. Haman
Associate Dean: Kenneth L. Henold
Director, Transfer Programs: Carolyn J. Rimle
Director, Pre-College Programs: Daniel Maggio
Director, International Programs: Diane R. Thompson
Director, Manufacturing Engineering Program: David G. Lee
Telephone: (313) 993-1216
Fax: (313) 993-1187
E-mail:clayvc@udmercy.edu

"Undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology is a critical determinant of our national future." [National Research Council] Consistent with the College’s mission to serve society’s needs, the faculty are committed to provide an education that permits students to serve their chosen profession and the nation. To achieve this, a major portion of students’ studies consists of humanities and social science coursework that places their technical efforts in the proper historical, social and political contexts. Through this, graduates become productive entrepreneurs in a global society as engineers, scientists, mathematicians, physicians, dentists and educators. UDM students also have an opportunity to participate in the cooperative education program. For engineering students, co-op is required. Co-op plays an important role in developing the professional skills and experience necessary to succeed after graduation. UDM provides these educational opportunities in the heart of a dynamic and highly productive business, industrial and scientific community that is known as the automotive capital of the world.

Bioremediation, robotics, rapid prototyping, digital logic circuits, concurrent engineering, genetics, reaction injection molding, dynamic programming, white Gaussin noise channel, group technology, geometric tolerancing, DNA fingerprinting, tissue culture biotechnology, recombinant DNA techniques, polymers for imaging science and catalysis - these are just some of the exciting areas being addressed by students in the College of Engineering and Science. These are examples of the ever changing technologies that students learn for the 21st Century, preparing them to be change agents in the world.

 

Degrees & Programs
Students can study in any of the departments in the college and earn an undergraduate degree. Degrees conferred through the College are:

• Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Bachelor of Engineering
• Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
• Bachelor of Civil Engineering
• Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
• Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
• Bachelor of Science (Majors in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Biology
— Secondary Education)
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

 

International Programs
The College of Engineering and Science operates three programs which allow students to study in Mexico, Canada or China.

The Mexican American Partnership (MAP) Program allows students to study their full junior year at Monterrey Technological University, Mexico’s premier technical program. There they learn to speak technical Spanish and learn, through experience, the customs and culture of Mexico. They then work one of their co-op periods in a Mexican industrial operation. By functioning in an international business environment, students learn the differences between U.S. and Mexican business practices.

The North American Design Institute has brought together companies and universities from three nations: the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In addition to working on international design teams which address differences in such areas as regulations and environmental practices, students participate in an exchange program that allows them to study at Ryerson Polytechnic University (Toronto) or Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) in Canada or Monterrey Tech or the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.

The Chinese American Partnership (CAP) Program was developed to meet the global needs of industry. Students in the CAP Program will study at Tsinghua University in China and participate in a cooperative education assignment with one of the corporate partner’s facilities in China.

 

Honors Program
The University’s Honors Program permits students to challenge themselves in their pursuit of excellence. Details of the requirements for participation in the Honors Program are found on page 115. Those who successfully complete the requirements of the Honors Program have a special designation to that effect placed on their diploma.

 

Accreditation
Curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

 

Admission Criteria

First Year Students
To be admitted as first year students to the College of Engineering and Science, applicants must meet UDM’s general entrance requirements. In addition, they should have completed at least four units of mathematics, two units of laboratory science, four units of English, and three units of social studies.

The College of Engineering and Science does not admit those who, in its judgment, do not have the background to succeed in its academically demanding programs. Applicants should rank in the upper two-fifths of their high school classes and should have at least a B average in high school mathematics, sciences and English. Special note is taken of scores on the College Entrance Examination (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

Placement tests in English and mathematics are required of all first year applicants admitted into the College; a placement test in chemistry is also required of those applicants whose intended program calls for chemistry. Scores from these tests are used in determining the level of the first course in each of these disciplines.

Transfer Students
|UDM gives full consideration to students who wish to transfer from any accredited college or university. Many such colleges and universities have articulation agreements for various programs with the College of Engineering and Science.

Transfer candidates may be accepted and given the same academic standing as students who have completed the corresponding courses at UDM. However, since the academic standing of each transfer applicant is appraised on an individual basis, such students are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor or the associate dean. In addition to other University requirements, a substantial portion of the major program must be completed from approved major courses at UDM. For example, engineering majors must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of departmental courses. Engineering courses that seem similar, but do not contain the required design content, will not be transferable to the program. Also, only classes having at least a grade of "C" or equivalent will transfer.

International Students
Qualified international students who are graduates of recognized secondary schools are invited to pursue degree programs in the various departments of the College of Engineering and Science. All students entering the college from secondary schools are required to complete placement examinations in English, mathematics, and (if the intended program calls for it) chemistry.

For students transferring into the college with prior college or university work, it is the policy that final official evaluation of transcripts for transfer credit will not be made until after the completion of one term of full-time academic work at the University. This means completion of a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours not including any American Language courses that may be required.

 

Advising
Upon entry into the College, each student is assigned a faculty member who serves as an academic advisor. The advisor performs academic counseling and guidance functions, and monitors the student’s progress. First year student advisors also assist in selecting a departmental program. After the first year, students who have chosen a department of major concentration are assigned an academic advisor from among the faculty members of that department. It is to be noted that it is the student’s ultimate responsibility for fulfilling program requirements and any deviation from the published program must be documented and approved in writing.

 

University Core Curriculum
The University’s Core Curriculum provides students with several competencies that are critical to the professional engineer, scientist and mathematician and to each graduate being an educated person, with a deep understanding of themselves and society. Details of the core as it applies to students in the College of Engineering and Science are found each term in the Schedule of Classes. General guidelines are as follows:

Objective 1 - Communication Skills (6 hours)
CST 101 Fundamentals of Speech
ENL 131 Academic Writing [Note: All engineering and BS math and computer science students are also required to take ENL 303, technical writing.]

Objective 2 - Mathematical and Computer Skills (6/7 hours)
MTH 140 (or MTH 141 depending on program)
COMP SCI (Required course depends on program)

Objective 3 - Scientific Literacy (9 hours)
See requirements in general core outline.
At least two courses must be selected from Natural Science. In some programs, all courses may be selected from Natural Science.

Objective 4 - Meaning and Value (9 hours)
Same requirements as general core outline, Objective 4*

Objective 5 - Diverse Human Experience (9 hours)
A Two courses from 5A, 5B, 5C in general core outline
B One course from 5D (Comparative Experiences) in general core outline.

Objective 6 - Social Responsibility (5-6 hours)
A Ethics (E 100 or choose one course from any of the ETH courses -depending on program)
B Contemporary Socio-Political Problems
(E 301 - 303 or one course from the general core outline — depending on program)

*PHL 150 does not fulfill requirement for Engineering students.

 

Cooperative Education Programs
Co-op is an integral and required part of the program for engineering students. They should also consult the Engineering Programs section in the pages that follow. Science and mathematics students desiring a co-op experience should consult their co-op coordinator and their academic advisor for further details regarding cooperative education possibilities in their field of interest. Normally, the first co-op assignment for engineering students occurs in the summer between the sophomore and junior years. More information on the co-op program is available on page 96.

The sequence of co-op courses (10 cr.) applies for all engineering students:

CEC 300

Cooperative Education Preparation

1 cr.

CTA 301

Engineering Co-op Assignment

2 cr.

E 301

Professional World of Work I

1 cr.

CTA 302

Engineering Co-op Assignment

2 cr.

E 302

Professional World of Work II

1 cr.

CTA 303

Engineering Co-op Assignment

2 cr.

E 303

Professional World of Work III

1 cr.

 

Special Policies for the College of Engineering & Science

Classification of Students
The final determination of classification is based on the satisfactory completion of the specific core courses that comprise the student’s degree program. An engineering student, for example, is not considered a sophomore if Calculus I and II have not been completed.

Mathematics Attainment Rule
Because a course in mathematics builds on mathematical knowledge already learned, it is especially important that adequate knowledge be acquired before attempting further studies in this field. To assure this, the College has adopted a Mathematics Attainment Rule: a grade of C or better must be attained in each mathematics course before entry in a subsequent mathematics course for which it is a prerequisite.

Graduation Requirements
In addition to the general engineering core requirements described on page 47, candidates for the designated Bachelor of Engineering degrees normally must have fulfilled the cooperative education requirement of twelve months of approved industrial experience.

All students are expected to complete all of the requirements of their respective curricula. Exceptions and course substitutions may be granted by the College Committee on Exceptions and Substitutions; decisions are based on a formal written request made by the student. Additional details are located in the Student Handbook of the College.

 

Engineering Programs
UDM educates professional engineering leaders who are creative, inventive, innovative, and versatile in the areas of engineering design, development, research, and management.

Engineering programs enable students to acquire a well developed engineering methodology which includes:
1. an orderly method of analytical thinking;
2. a thorough understanding of fundamental knowledge in science and mathematics;
3. an appreciation of the methodology of other disciplines;
4. a sensitivity to the connection between engineering and societal values;
5. an insight into creativity in design and general problem solving;
6. an ability to learn independently in order to continue to grow and keep abreast of expanding technology;
7. the self-confidence and ability to communicate effectively with others;
8. a philosophy of life that will enable them to enjoy the fruits of their labors, mature as educated persons, and provide for them a true identity as professionals in the field.

 

Engineering Core for all Engineering Majors

CHM 107

General Chemistry I

3 cr.

CHM 108

General Chemistry II

3 cr.

CHM 110

General Chemistry Lab I

1 cr.

MTH 141

Analytical Geometry/Calculus I

4 cr.

MTH 142

Analytical Geometry/Calculus II

4 cr.

MTH 241

Analytical Geometry /Calculus III

4 cr.

MTH 372

Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

4 cr.

MTH 427

Applied Probability and Statistics

3 cr.

PHY 160

General Physics I

3 cr.

PHY 161

General Physics Lab I

1 cr.

PHY 162

General Physics II

3 cr.

PHY 163

General Physics Lab II

1 cr.

E 100

Ethics and Politics of Engineering

2 cr.

E 105

Engineering Graphics and Design

3 cr.

E 204

Intro. to Engineering Computing

3 cr.

E 301-303

Professional World of Work I, II, III

Total:3 cr.

E 312

Statics

3 cr.

E 314

Fluid Mechanics1

3 cr.

E 315

Thermodynamics I2

3 cr.

E 317

Science of Materials1

3 cr.

E 320

Principles of Electrical Engineering1

3 cr.

E 321

Principles of Electrical Engineering Lab1

1 cr.

CEC 300

Cooperative Education Preparation

1 cr.

ENL 131

Academic Writing

3 cr.

ENL 303

Technical Writing

3 cr.

CST 101

Fundamentals of Speech

3 cr.

PHL 100

Introduction to Philosophy

3 cr.

University Core - Objective 4 

6 cr.

University Core - Objective 5  

9 cr.

1 not required of Electrical Engineering students

2 not required of Chemical Engineering students

 

Electives - flexibility and focus
Students are permitted a choice of technical concentrations which allow the flexibility to focus their program on the areas of greatest interest, and to strengthen their job seeking position and career potential.

The technical electives are selected from upper level courses in engineering, science, and mathematics; they must be approved by the student’s department. Level 100 and 200 courses may not be used as technical electives. Free electives may be selected from any of the University’s offerings above the 100 level. However, a lower level mathematics course may not be selected once a higher level course has been completed.

A suitable combination of these technical elective courses, together with the possible addition of pertinent humanities and social science courses, allows the student to achieve expertise in important fields. Groups of courses are available for specialization in the following engineering areas:

• Automotive
• Computer
• Environmental
• Geotechnical
• Manufacturing
• Mechanics
• Plastics and Polymers
• Process
• Signal and Systems
• Structures

Students should consult their departmental advisors, and the departmental program descriptions later in this catalog, regarding the courses recommended for each of these areas.

 

Chemical Engineering

Office: 246 Engineering, McNichols Campus
Faculty: T. Hamade; D. Klempner; S. Lee; S. Soh
Research Faculty: J. Kresta, V. Sendijarevic
Telephone: (313) 993-3336
E-mail: clayvc@udmercy.edu

Chemical engineers improve the quality of life by synthesizing the products required by modern civilization. These products include plastics, metals, solid-state devices, pharmaceuticals and fibers. In addition, they work on projects to convert and store energy from coal, gas, and oil as well as solar sources. Chemical engineers work in diverse areas such as plastics recycling, pollution control, computer-aided design, and chemical process optimization. The current emphasis on converting energy and producing materials by the cleanest possible routes challenges the chemical engineer to design processes to recycle or reprocess essentially all materials, either before or after manufacture.

In addition to a strong core of engineering courses, specific interests of individual students are pursued through the selection of engineering and chemistry electives. UDM has designed model Chemical Engineering programs with three concentrations: Plastics and Polymer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Process Engineering.

While most chemical engineering graduates pursue careers as professionals in industry, increasing numbers progress from undergraduate work in chemical engineering to graduate work in other areas such as law, business and medicine, as well as engineering. The chemical engineering program is designed to develop a high level of computational, analytical and process design skills, and consequently, graduates are able to choose among numerous options after graduation.

UDM’s Chemical Engineering program is unique in its strong emphasis on polymer, plastics, environmental and computer-based technologies. Undergraduates are involved in applications of these technologies, often through co-op assignments, within industry. State-of-the-art computer facilities are available for use in the program.

In addition to the engineering core outlined previously, the chemical engineering program includes the following core courses:

 

 

Cr.

Lec.

Lab.

CHE 326

Process Analysis

3

3

0

CHE 338

Process Thermodynamics

3

3

0

CHE 428

Equilibrium Stage Operations

3

3

0

CHE 432

Chemical Reaction Engineering

3

3

0

CHE 437

Process Application Laboratory

3

0

9

CHE 438

Adv. Modeling and Simulation

3

3

0

CHE 460

Process Control

3

3

0

CHE 468

Chemical Process Design I

3

3

0

CHE 470

Chemical Process Design II

4

1

9

CHM 111

General Chemistry Lab II

2

1

6

CHM 224

Organic Chemistry Lab

1

1

3

CHM 227

Organic Chemistry I

3

3

0

CHM 229

Organic Chemistry II

3

3

0

CHM 341

Chemical Thermodynamics and Applications

3

3

0

E 340

Heat Transfer

3

3

0

The typical sequence of courses is listed in the separate Program Flow Chart and the Departmental Curriculum Forms available in the College Records Office.

Concentrations - flexibility and focus
All Chemical Engineering students select two chemistry and three engineering electives which allow them to focus on their individual interests, and improve their opportunities of immediate employment in that focal area.

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 262 Engineering, McNichols Campus
Faculty: U. Dutta; C. Gangopadhyay; A. Hoback; A. Ku; A. Rihana-Abdalla
Telephone: (313) 993-1040
Fax: (313) 993-1187
E-mail: duttau@udmercy.edu

The efforts of civil engineers make the world a better place for others through the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of various resources, including buildings, bridges, dams, canals, highways, airports, railroads, water supply systems, waste treatment plants, etc. Civil Engineering is the instrument for channeling scientific and technical skills into civil construction works which safeguard our environment and protect us from natural disasters. Because any type of construction deals with changing or adding to our planet, civil engineering directly deals with environmental issues.

The civil and environmental engineering curriculum provides students with: 1) a global vision and approach to problem identification, formulation and solving in areas such as infrastructure, environment and facilities; 2) a management knowledge base in areas such as ethics, communication skills, team concepts and value judgment; and 3) a three-term real world engineering work experience through the co-operative education program. As a part of the curriculum, students are exposed to all areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including structures, transportation, geotechnical, hydrology and water/waste water.

In addition to the Engineering core curriculum, all civil and environmental engineering students must satisfactorily complete the following courses:

 

 

Cr.

Lec.

Lab.

CE 342

Structural Theory

4

4

0

CE 345

Construction Materials

3

2

3

CE 348

Soil Mechanics

3

3

0

CE 349

Soil Mechanics Lab

1

0

3

CE 352

Transportation Engineering

3

3

0

CE 450

Water and Waste Water Eng.

3

3

0

CE 451

Water & Waste Water Eng. Lab

1

0

3

CE 453

Applied Hydraulics & Hydrology

3

3

0

CE 458

Design of Concrete Structures

3

3

0

CE 460

Design of Steel Structures

3

3

0

CE 482

Senior Engineering Design Project

3

3

0

E 313

Dynamics

3

3

0

E 324

Engineering Economy

3

3

0

E 326

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies I

3

3

0

E 327

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies I Lab

1

0

3

 

Concentrations - flexibility and focus
After exposure to various areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students are provided the flexibility to focus their learning on areas of personal interest and areas of great need in society through concentration areas. In cooperation with a faculty advisor, students can devise course concentrations that focus on structural engineering (buildings, bridges), geotechnical engineering (dams, road and building foundations ) or environmental engineering (environmental impact and remediation, water and waste water).

Each student must take a total of nine credit hours in design and engineering science electives beyond the departmental core. Two courses must be design electives (*), and one must be an engineering science elective (**). For a specific concentration, students are required to take selected design electives and engineering science electives.

Engineering science electives beyond those mentioned below may be selected with the approval of the department chair.

Structural:

CE 340

Engineering Survey/GIS*

3 cr.

CE 440

Structural Dynamics**

3 cr.

CE 466

Bridge Design*

3 cr.

CE 474

Advanced Steel Design*

3 cr.

CE 476

Advanced Concrete Design*

3 cr.

E 442

Finite Element Methods**

3 cr.

Geotechnical:

CE 340

Engineering Survey/GIS*

3 cr.

CE 478

Foundation Engineering*

3 cr.

CE 480

Design of Earth Retention*

3 cr.

Environmental:

CE 340

Engineering Survey/GIS*

3 cr.

CE 484

Environmental Chemistry & Design*

3 cr.

CE 486

Environmental Microbiology & Design*

3 cr.

CE 483

Hazardous Waste

3 cr.

CE 488

Solid Waste

3 cr.

* Design electives

** Engineering science electives

The typical sequence of courses is listed in departmental curriculum forms which are available in the College Records Office.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 330 Engineering, McNichols Campus
Faculty: N. Al-Holou; A. Ashrafzadeh; C. Lin; M. Krishnan; M. Paulik; R. Ross; D. Sengupta; E. Venugopal; S. Yost, CSJ
Telephone: (313) 993-3365
Fax: (313)-993-1187
E-mail: alholoun@udmercy.edu

Electrical, electronics and computer engineers find innovative ways to use electricity and computers to improve people’s lives. Electrical engineers have dozens of career options. They can design power systems or automotive controls, develop medical testing equipment, work on the space shuttle, design communications satellites or develop new and faster computer technologies. The preparation for all of these begins with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

The Electrical Engineering curriculum is carefully designed to provide students with a background that enables students to join the industrial work force directly after graduation or continue with graduate studies. The program is based on a design-oriented philosophy that allows students to not only understand the theoretical concepts but also apply those concepts in practical situations. Students work on numerous design problems and projects assigned by the professors in the classroom and laboratory, and acquire hands-on experience by undertaking cooperative education training in industry beginning in the sophomore year. Recent capstone design projects include a voice activated wheelchair and an autonomous (auto-guided) vehicle.

There is a basic core of material that every electrical engineer should know to provide the foundation for all other learning and work. For this reason all electrical engineering majors are required to take a series of departmental core courses in addition to the Engineering core requirements. The departmental core courses are:

 

 

Cr.

Lec.

Lab.

E 322

Control Systems

3

3

0

EE 350

Network Theory I

3

3

0

EE 352

Network Theory II

3

3

0

EE 356

Electronics I

3

3

0

EE 358

Electronics II

3

3

0

EE 361

Circuits Laboratory

2

1

3

EE 363

Electronics Laboratory

2

1

3

EE 364

Digital Logic Circuits

3

3

0

EE 365

Digital Logic Circuits Lab

1

0

3

EE 366

Electromagnetics I

3

3

0

EE 368

Solid State I

3

3

0

EE 372

Electromechanical Energy Conversion

3

3

0

EE 374

Communication Theory I

3

3

0

EE 401

Electrical Design I

2

0

3

EE 403

Electrical Design II

3

0

6

MTH 451

Techniques of Advanced Calculus

3

3

0

PHY 364

Introduction to Modern Physics

3

3

0

PHY 365

Introduction to Modern Physics Lab

1

0

3

The typical sequence of courses is listed in the separate Program Flow Chart and the Departmental Curriculum Forms available in the College Records Office.

Concentrations - flexibility and focus
In addition to the departmental core, each student chooses nine credit hours of technical elective courses in order to strengthen his/her background in a specific area of electrical engineering. This not only allows greater depth in areas of personal interest, but improves students’ chances of employment in that area immediately upon graduation. While there is some latitude of choice, an integrated sequence of courses is encouraged:

Computer Engineering:
(This concentration allows the student to enter a broad array of careers in the design and application of computers.)

EE 460

Computer Aided Design in Integrated Circuits

EE 464

Hardware Description Language

EE 468

Computer Communication

EE 480

Computer Architecture

EE 486

Microprocessors

EE 487

Microprocessors Lab

EE 488

Digital Signal Processing I

Signal and Systems Engineering:
(This concentration allows students to enter the fields of controls, digital signal processing or communication systems design.)

EE 458

Electronics III

EE 462

Random Variables and Random Processes

EE 466

Electromagnetics II

EE 470

Control Systems II

EE 474

Communication II

EE 476

Direct Digital Controls

EE 484

Electromagnetic Compatibility

EE 488

Digital Signal Processing I

EE 490

Radiation and Antennas

EE 492

Digital Image Processing

These courses may be taken as a sequence or in conjunction with other courses in engineering or mathematics.

 

Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 242 Engineering, McNichols Campus
Director: D. Lee
Telephone: (313) 993-3360
Fax: (313) 993-1187
E-mail: leedg@udmercy.edu

Manufacturing engineers play a vital role in society by developing and continuously improving the processes and systems that produce almost every item that people use in their workplaces, homes, and recreation. Manufacturing engineers focus on safety, environmental impact, quality, productivity, and cost of the manufacturing processes and systems for which they have responsibility. They must have a broad understanding of core engineering disciplines that enables them to work closely with mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical engineers to address the full range of issues that occur in manufacturing. In addition to a strong engineering core, the manufacturing engineering curriculum includes courses in topics such as manufacturing systems, manufacturing processes, machining, forming, joining and assembly, tool design, facilities design, manufacturing planning, and operations management.

UDM offers BMfgE degrees in two off-campus programs. The first of these is offered to candidates at Focus:HOPE (see Greenfield Coalition, p. 105 in this catalog.) The second program is offered to employees of the Ford Motor Company and its suppliers. There is currently active work in progress to bring the BMfgE program to the UDM campus. At present, students with a strong interest in manufacturing who are not eligible to participate in the off-campus degree programs may choose the program in Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Manufacturing.

 

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 214 Engineering, McNichols Campus
Faculty: Y. Chadda; S. Das; J. Fragomeni; A. Haman; L. Hanifin; K. Muci-Küchler; K. Plantenberg; M. Schumack; J. Weaver
Telephone: (313) 993-3370
E-mail:schumamr@udmercy.edu

The mechanical engineering program is rich in laboratory experience and team-oriented design activities. The mechanical engineering curriculum prepares graduates to solve
problems related to:

• design and manufacture of products
• reliability of components and systems
• conversion of energy from one form to another
• instrumentation and control of physical processes

Mechanical engineers are prepared to solve problems by drawing on technical knowledge and insight involving materials, mechanics, controls, structures and manufacturing processes. Mechanical engineers solve problems and design systems that range from automobiles, consumer products, air conditioning, power generation, aircraft and production systems.

A mechanical engineer deals with the physical reality of things such as engines, car bodies, electric generators, cranes, air conditioners, airplane wings and pumps. The mechanical engineer is faced with the challenges and uncertainties that come with complex products and systems. In addition to using the classical and modern principles of engineering science, the mechanical engineer must be able to devise economically viable, environmentally friendly, and socially acceptable solutions to problems.

The Mechanical Engineering Department provides students with an indepth knowledge of engineering science and design methodology. These insights are reinforced by intensive laboratory experiences in virtually every area of study and three industrial co-op assignments. Students also have team-oriented design experiences integrated throughout their curriculum. A capstone design project, conducted in the senior year, challenges students with an industrially-sponsored product that involves solving a real product or process related problem that draws on knowledge of engineering science and design.

In addition to the Engineering core outlined previously, the mechanical engineering program includes the following :

 

 

Cr.

Lec.

Lab.

E 107

Introduction to Solid Modeling

1

0

3

E 313

Dynamics

3

3

0

E 319

Fluid Mechanics Lab

1

0

3

E 326

Mech. of Defor. Bodies

3

3

0

E 327

Mech. of Defor. Bodies (Lab)

1

0

3

ME 380

Thermodynamics II

3

3

0

ME 382

Manufac. Processes

3

3

0

ME 383

Manufac. Proc. Lab

1

0

3

E 340

Heat Transfer

3

3

0

E 341

Heat Transfer Lab

1

0

3

ME 361

Mech. Engin. Lab

2

1

3

ME 390

Mech. Engin. Design I

3

3

0

ME 392

Mech. Engin. Design II

3

3

0

ME 493

Prototype Design I

2

3

0

ME 488

Reliability in Design

3

3

0

ME 492

Comp. Aided Design

3

3

0

ME 495

Prototype Design II

3

3

0

Technical Electives - flexibility and focus
The mechanical engineering program is supplemented by six credit hours of technical electives. Technical electives are upper division (300 or 400 level) courses in engineering, mathematics or science. An integrated concentration of courses is recommended to strengthen the background of students in their area of specialization.

 

Concentrations

Automotive Engineering:

ME 458

Internal Combustion Engines I

3 cr.

ME 459

Internal Combustion Engines Lab

1 cr.

ME 472

Noise and Vibration

3 cr.

ME 476

Vehicle Dynamics

3 cr.

ME 498

Internal Combustion Engines II

3 cr.

E 478

Mechatronics

3 cr.

ME 472

Noise and Vibration

3 cr.

Engineering Mechanics:

E 444

Vibrations

3 cr.

E 448

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3 cr.

ME 480

Energy Systems

3 cr.

ME 494

Modeling of Dynamic Systems

3 cr.

Manufacturing Processes and Systems:

E 322

Control Systems

3 cr.

E 324

Engineering Economy

3 cr.

ME 402

Design for Quality

3 cr.

ME 430

Metal Cutting Analysis

3 cr.

ME 432

Metal Forming Analysis

3 cr.

ME 478

Manufacturing Productivity

3 cr.

ME 482

Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 cr.

 

Engineering (Undesignated)
For students with special career plans that cannot be accommodated by the standard programs, the college offers the degree, Bachelor of Engineering, which is administered by the dean of the College.

In this program, students takes a technical elective sequence of courses arranged to satisfy their special interests for a career in an area outside the traditional or available degree areas of engineering. Special interest areas include, but are not restricted to, engineering mechanics, bio-engineering, systems engineering, management, mechatronics, etc.

A student pursuing the undesignated degree plans his or her individual major program in consultation with the dean of the College of Engineering and Science.

 

Mexican American Partnership (MAP) Program

Office: E258, McNichols Campus
Telephone: (313) 993-3371
E-mail:thompsdr@udmercy.edu

Regularly admitted students majoring in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering can apply for the MAP program. If needed, during their first year, MAP students augment their engineering studies with Spanish classes. In the summer following their first year, the MAP students needing further language education participate in a seven-week intensive Spanish program at Monterrey Tech in Mexico.

After their sophomore year at University of Detroit Mercy, MAP students in good standing undertake industrial co-op assignments at a U.S. automotive facility of one of the industrial sponsors of the program.

The third year (calendar) of the program is spent entirely in Mexico, in a combination of two academic terms and one industrial assignment. All instruction is in Spanish but the textbooks used are in English and classmates and faculty are able to speak English. Third year industrial assignments are at Mexican facilities of the MAP Sponsors. While taking course work in Mexico, MAP students will be registered for the course MAP 300 in their first term and MAP 350 in their second term in order to facilitate later transfer of credit back to UDM. Grades for course work taken in Mexico do not transfer. Eligibility for graduation with honors will be based on the last 60 hours at UDM (ie, sophomore and senior years).

After the junior year in Mexico, the senior year of the program starts with an industrial assignment in the U.S. and is followed by the last two academic terms before graduation.

While studying at Monterrey Tech, tuition will be charged by UDM for course work taken at Monterrey Tech. Any type of financial aid (ie, scholarships, loans, etc) will be honored at UDM to help cover tuition expenses. These, combined with the income earned from the industrial assignments, which usually exceeds $20,000, make the program affordable to many. While in Mexico, the MAP student is responsible for room, board and transportation to and from Mexico.

 

Greenfield Coalition
The Greenfield Coalition is a special program in Manufacturing offered by University of Detroit Mercy that is affiliated with and taught at Focus:Hope in Detroit. Admission to the program is available only to a select body of students. More information on the Greenfield Coalition is available in another section of the catalog on page 105.

 

Affiliated Programs for Engineering Students
The engineering faculty at UDM has for many years worked in close conjunction with other colleges and universities in providing a full-scale engineering curriculum for students from across the country. The College has articulation agreements for "2 + 2" transfer programs. A partial listing of colleges and universities is as follows:


Ashland College (Ashland, Ohio)
Canisius College (Buffalo, New York)
Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan)
Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
Erie Community College (Buffalo, New York)
Gannon University (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, Michigan)
Jackson Community College (Jackson, Michigan)
Jamestown Community College (Jamestown, New York)
John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Macomb Community College (Warren, Michigan)
Madonna University (Livonia, Michigan)
Niagara University (Niagara Falls, New York)
Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
Ohio Dominican College (Columbus, Ohio)
Rockhurst College (Kansas City, Missouri)
St. Bonaventure University (St. Bonaventure, New York)
St. John Fisher College (Rochester, New York)
Schoolcraft College (Livonia, Michigan)
Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Wayne County Community College (Detroit, Michigan)
Wheeling College (Wheeling, West Virginia)
Xavier University (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The pre-engineering curricula at these institutions are designed to facilitate transfer to the cooperative education program offered by the College of Engineering and Science. Students who have successfully completed an approved UDM-equivalent academic program at any of the above affiliated colleges or universities, and are accepted for transfer, typically will receive a baccalaureate degree from UDM upon completion of 64 approved credit hours and a minimum of three approved cooperative training assignments.

An excess of credit may reduce the 64 credit hour requirement at University of Detroit Mercy by an amount up to the maximum number of credit hours allotted to the respective portions of the curriculum. For example, a student who may have completed 24 credit hours in the humanities and social sciences at the affiliated school (theology, philosophy, etc.) may be allowed the maximum of 20 credit hours towards the engineering degree at University of Detroit Mercy.

Students interested in attending any of the above-listed schools for the first part of their program should communicate directly with the pre-engineering coordinator of the college or university and seek admission there. Later acceptance by University of Detroit Mercy will depend on the quality of the academic work recorded on the transcript. Students beginning their engineering program at another institution are encouraged to contact a representative from the University of Detroit Mercy’s engineering programs to obtain answers to any questions and advice on course selection.

 

Science Programs

University of Detroit Mercy strives to produce scientific leaders who are highly competent, well-trained in scientific instrumentation and processes, and versatile. These scientific leaders become doctors and dentists, teachers and systems analysts, research scientists and mathematicians. The science and mathematics programs are designed with this in mind, while providing in-depth coverage of the foundation elements of the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

Each of these programs is multifaceted as it devotes itself to helping students become professionals as they acquire:

1. a thorough understanding of fundamental knowledge of science, mathematics, and computer science;
2. an understanding and appreciation of the methodologies of science, mathematics, and computer science;
3. a sensitivity to the values inherent in science, mathematics, and computer science, as well as in other areas of human endeavor;
4. the ability to learn for oneself and continue to grow and keep abreast of the expanding and ever-changing frontiers that characterize the world of science and technology in which they live;
5. the self-confidence and ability to communicate with others in an effective way;
6. an outlook on life that will serve them well as they move forward professionally in their postgraduate years.

The science and mathematics and computer science programs serve a wide cross-section of the student body, while providing a variety of programs suited to the needs of students majoring in these disciplines. The departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science are described in the pages which follow; the physics faculty is an integral part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The great majority of pre-medical and pre-dental students major in one of the science programs. Information pertaining to these programs is found later in this section of the catalog.

 

Biology

Office: 101 Life Sciences Building
Faculty: G. Albright, S.J.; S. Baker; G. Grabowski; J. Graves; B. Hollar; M. Ottenbreit
Telephone: (313) 993-1180
E-mail: ottenbmj@udmercy.edu

The Department of Biology offers degree programs which prepare its graduates for a wide variety of careers. While many graduates become physicians or dentists, others employ their knowledge of biology as research scientists or teachers. Their competency leads to important contributions to society based on a program which includes personal instruction by scholars in their field, strong laboratory resources and experiences, and broad coverage of the various areas of biology.

 

Biology Major - Bachelor of Science
To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major concentration in Biology, students must earn a minimum of 39 credit hours in applicable course work in biology. The following are the minimal specific course requirements:

• The General Biology sequence (BIO 120/121, 122/123). This sequence is a prerequisite to all other biology courses in the department for biology majors.
• A choice of one course from the selection of courses that addresses organismal form and function. These courses are Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BIO 260/261), Plant Form and Function (BIO 451), Physiology (BIO 463).
• A choice of one course from the selection of courses that addresses biological systems. These courses are Evolution (BIO 420) and Ecology (BIO 448).
• A choice of two courses from the selection of courses that addresses cell biology and genetics. These courses are Genetics (BIO 270), Microbiology (BIO 421), Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIO 474).
• The student must take a minimum of three laboratories in addition to the General Biology laboratories.
• Biometrics (BIO 290) and Biology and Social Issues (BIO 499) are required of all biology majors.

To complete the 39 hour minimum requirement, the student may choose any of the following electives after having completed the General Biology sequence and any specific course prerequisites.

• Any of the above-listed courses in which the student has a special interest, or which are recommended by professional schools.
• Any of the following courses: Histology, Embryology, Immunology, Plant Developmental Biology, Animal Behavior, Human Anatomy, Human Genetics, Public Health Microbiology, Herpetology, Pathophysiology. With special permission, juniors and seniors may elect directed studies courses.

Biology majors must also complete the University core curriculum requirements and the following science and mathematics courses: Elementary Functions (MTH 140), General Chemistry I and II (CHM 107/110, 108/111), Organic Chemistry (CHM 227/228, 229), and General Physics (PHY 130/131, and 132/133). These chemistry and physics courses are required by professional schools of medicine and dentistry.

Not all professional schools of medicine or dentistry recommend specific additional biology courses. Those that do, suggest courses such as comparative anatomy, histology, embryology, or genetics.

 

Biology Major – Secondary Education
Students who wish to earn secondary school teaching certification may choose a Bachelor of Science degree program with a 32 credit hour major in biology, together with the chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses required of all biology majors. A planned program of 30 credit hours of education courses, which includes eight hours of student teaching, is also required. Secondary Education programs also require a 20 hour academic minor. Students considering a high school teaching career should work closely with the Biology Secondary Education advisor, as well as with the appropriate advisors in the College of Education and Human Services.

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: 109 Chemistry, McNichols Campus
Faculty: M. Benvenuto; D. Brook; M.L. Caspers; K. Henold; K. Lanigan; E. Roberts-Kirchhoff; S. Schlick; J. Stevens
Telephone: (313) 993-1258
E-mail: schleyja@udmercy.edu

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs prepare students for advanced study in graduate, medical, dental or law schools and/or for employment in chemical and related industries, government or private research laboratories.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs educate students as professional chemists who can plan and reason through problem situations and develop responses that are scientifically correct and ethically and socially acceptable.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry curricula provide exceptional opportunities to combine a traditional education with advanced laboratory experiences.

The undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs also provide core curriculum courses for students pursuing other science, engineering, and liberal arts curricula.

 

Chemistry Major-Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree - Chemistry prepares students to function as professional chemists or for advanced studies at the graduate level. The B.S. Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Requirements include: CHM 107, 108, 110, 111, 227, 228, 229, 230, 341, 342, 343, 344, 387, 401, 481, 482 and either 470 or 471, plus at least two electives from 400 level courses; MTH 141, 142, 241, and CSC 171 or CIS 100, PHY 160, 161, 162, 163 and ENL 131. The requirements for this degree also include additional credit hours from the University core curriculum.

 

Chemistry Major-Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to combine a degree in chemistry with another profession, such as secondary education, patent law, or scientific writing. This degree also prepares students to work in technical support positions.

Requirements include: CHM 107, 108, 110, 111, 227, 228, 229, 230, 333, 334, 341, 342, and 387; MTH 141, 142, and CSC 171 or CIS 100; PHY 130, 131, 132, 133.

The requirements for this degree also include the University core curriculum.

 

Biochemistry Major - Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree - Biochemistry is designed to provide the student with the background in chemistry, biology and biochemistry needed to enter professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry; to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry or a number of interdisciplinary areas such as pharmacology, forensics or bio-engineering; to teach chemistry at the secondary level; or work as a biologically-oriented professional chemist. Requirements include: CHM 107, 108, 110, 111, 227, 228, 229, 230, 333, 334, 341, 342, 387, 471, 472, 473, and 474.

Also required are: BIO 120, 121, 122, 123, 15 credit hours of BIO (200-level or above); MTH 141, 142, and CSC 171 or CIS 100; PHY 130, 131, 132, 133; additional credit hours from the University core curriculum.

 

Cooperative Education
The University’s Cooperative Education Program is available to students who major in chemistry or biochemistry. In this program, during the summer following the sophomore year, students are placed with a participating employer for work experience in an industrial chemistry environment. A maximum of three co-op credits can be counted toward graduation.

 

Mathematics and Computer Science

Office: 242 Briggs, McNichols Campus
Faculty: S. Al-Ahmar; J. Boats; M. Canjar; K. Daimi; J. Dwyer; N. Dwyer; W. Gruber; A. Longe; J. O’Neill, S.J.; F. Saba; M. Skaff; K. Snyder; L. Sullivan, R.S.M.; C. Wilson; K. Zhong
Telephone: (313) 993-1022
E-mail: canjarrm@udmercy.edu

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is uniquely qualified to offer programs that blend theory and practice in an innovative way, preparing students for career options in academic, corporate, and government areas. Classes are deliberately structured to enable students who pursue a major in Mathematics or Computer Science to learn in concert with Engineering and Science majors. In this setting, the student’s appreciation of the inherent power and cohesiveness of mathematics is enhanced by the highlighted role that mathematics plays in all fields. Four degree programs are offered.

 

Mathematics Major - Bachelor of Science
This program gives students a scientifically oriented education in mathematics. In addition to the standard topics in mathematics, students select courses in advanced mathematics, statistics, computer science and/or other areas related to the department. Cooperative education is strongly recommended.

Students must earn at least a C grade in each required course and have an overall 2.0 G.P.A. in the major. The major requirements are:

• MTH 141, 142, 241, 276, 372, 402, 405, 435, 469
• CSC 171 and ENL 303
• electives described below

 

Electives - flexibility and focus
To allow maximum flexibility to address personal interests and to focus on career oriented objectives, students choose seven courses as follows:

• An additional six credits of mathematical electives from: MTH 305, 406, 410, 415, 423, 427, 428, 436, 437, 455, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 466 or CSC 172, 272, 442, 443, 445, 449.
• An additional 15 credits of electives in mathematics or in an area related to mathematics. These may include courses in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, economics, management science or other courses approved by the department.

 

Mathematics Major - Bachelor of Arts
This program is designed to give the student a classical mathematics education in the liberal arts tradition. In addition to the standard topics in mathematics, a student must select courses in advanced mathematics, computer science, and/or statistics. A student preparing for secondary education should contact an advisor from the College of Education and Human Services early in the program and must take the professional education sequence of courses. A twenty-hour cognate is also required.

The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and a 2.0 G.P.A. overall in the major. Prospective teachers must earn a 2.7 G.P.A. in the major. There are 36 credit hours in the major including:

• MTH 140, 141, 142, 241, 481(or 405), 482(or 402), 483, 484, and 485
• Electives described below

 

Electives - flexibility and focus
To allow maximum flexibility to address personal interests and to focus on career oriented objectives, students choose four courses from the following:

MTH 276, 372, 406, 415, 423, 427, 428, 451, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 484, 485, 486, and 487.

The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and a C average for the 64 credit hours required for the major. The cooperative education program is highly recommended.

 

Bachelor of Arts with Elementary Certification
This program is designed to prepare the student for teacher certification in the State of Michigan with particular skills in the teaching of mathematics. In addition to standard topics in mathematics education, courses in statistics and computer science are available.

A twenty-hour cognate is also required. Students must complete the professional education sequence for elementary certification.

The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and an overall G.P.A. of 2.7 in the major. The 30 hours for the major include: MTH 111, 112, 477, 478, 480, 481, 483, 484, 485 and 487. An additional course must be selected from: CSC 171, MTH 461, 462, 482 and 486.

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
This program prepares a student for an exciting and rewarding career in computing. In most cases, this career commences immediately after the sophomore year with the cooperative education program, if elected by the student. The program prepares the students by exposing them to mathematics and to other areas where computers are needed in the modern world, as well as an intensive training in algorithmic behavior. The major requirements are:

• CSC 171, 172, 271, 413, 417, 442, 443, 445, 449, 469.
• MTH 141, 142, 241, 276, 402, 427
• CIS 382, EE 364/365 and 480 and ENL 303.
• electives described below

 

Electives - flexibility and focus
To allow maximum flexibility to address personal interests and to focus on career-oriented objectives, students choose four courses from computer science or from, with departmental approval, a related area such as Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Information Systems. These courses include:

• CSC 341, 441, 452, 454, 461, 463, 465 and 490
• MTH 372, 405, 410, 415, 428, 437, 451, 455, 457, 458, 459 and 460
• EE 464, 468, 486 and 492
• CIS 387, 390, 480 and 482

The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and a C average for the 76 credit hours required for the major. The cooperative education program is highly recommended.

 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Programs

Office: 101 Life Sciences, McNichols Campus
Program Coordinator: R. G. Albright, S.J.
Telephone: (313) 993-1182
E-mail: albrigrg@udmercy.edu

The Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental programs are not degree programs, but a combination of support structures and learning environments which aid the pre-professional student in his/her efforts to gain entry into medical or dental school and, ultimately, achieve a satisfying and rewarding medical career.

UDM provides pre-medical and pre-dental students with the breadth and depth of academic, cultural, and moral background that will enable them to compete successfully with their peers from other colleges, both in gaining admission to professional school and retaining high class status after acceptance. A realistic, as opposed to a merely idealistic, approach is used in pre-medical and pre-dental counseling, with full concern for the individual student and his or her needs, as well as with careful attention to fulfilling the pre-professional requirements.

The record of success in placing UDM students in the medical and dental schools and the large number of its graduates now in active professional practice, attest to the value of this approach.

Gaining admission to medical or dental schools continues to be extremely competitive, and high scholastic achievement is necessary. Consequently, only those students who have proven their ability to excel in the sciences and all other areas of study will be accepted into the program and allowed to remain.

 

Advising and Mentoring Program
From the very first term, students interested in medicine or dentistry come under the direction of the Committee on Student Evaluations for the Medical and Dental Professions. The Committee regularly communicates with the pre-medical and pre-dental students, follows their progress and, together with the students’ academic advisors, counsels and directs the selection of courses and course loads. The evaluation of academic standing is continual. Members of the Committee along with the academic advisor also formally interview each student at the time of application to professional school. They also provide a written evaluation of each student for the various professional school admissions committees; these letters are used as important criteria of selection.

Students who maintain high academic standing are, in their sophomore year, eligible for assignment of a mentor from the medical/dental profession. This provides the opportunity to interact with a practicing professional, either on campus or in the work environment, yielding enhanced understanding of patient care delivery and career opportunities within specific areas of practice.

 

Selection of Degree/Major
Students preparing for careers in medicine or dentistry follow programs which enable them to complete the basic requirements for admission into professional school at the same time they are fulfilling the departmental requirements in their field of major concentration. Most pre-medical and pre-dental students major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, but this is not necessary. Medical and dental schools accept students who have majored in areas other than science as long as they acquire a solid basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

 

Six-Year BS/DDS Program

Office: 101 Life Sciences Building, McNichols Campus
Program Coordinator: R. G. Albright, S.J.
Telephone: (313) 993-1182
E-mail: albrigrg@udmercy.edu

UDM offers a unique academic program which enables students to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree plus a baccalaureate degree in six calendar years, rather than the traditional eight years.

Students enrolled in the Six-Year BS/ DDS Program spend the first two years at the UDM McNichols Campus studying in the College of Engineering and Science. The last four years of study are in the School of Dentistry.

In addition to the basic science courses required of all dental school applicants, Six-Year Program students must meet all of the requirements of the University core curriculum. This includes course work in speech, English, mathematics, computers, religious studies, philosophy, history and culture, ethics, and social responsibility.

 

Eligibility
Only students who are recent high school graduates beginning their undergraduate studies at UDM are eligible for admission to the Program. Transfer students are ineligible.

Applicants must be admitted to the Program prior to beginning undergraduate studies at UDM. Once admitted, students must be enrolled full time in each regular semester, and the portion of the curriculum taken at the McNichols Campus must be completed within two calendar years.

Students successfully completing all requirements of the Program will be granted the Bachelor of Science degree after four years and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the end of the sixth year.

 

Admission Requirements
A successful applicant must:

• Be a high school graduate in the top 25% of his or her graduating class.
• Have achieved a high school ACT composite score of 24 or a combined SAT score of 1010.
• Complete at the time of application a satisfactory interview with the University’s Program Selection Committee.
• Attain during the undergraduate years at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average based on all required courses.
• Attain at the end of the undergraduate years an acceptable score on the Dental Admission Test.
• At the time of transition to the dental program, complete interviews with the Committee on Student Evaluations for the Medical and Dental Professions, and with the Admissions Committee of the School of Dentistry.

 

Application Procedures
1. Apply to the Admissions Office for acceptance as a first-year student in the College of Engineering and Science.
2. Indicate interest in the Six-Year Program.
3. After receiving notification of acceptance into the College, submit a letter at least 400 words in length directed to the dean of the College of Engineering and Science. The letter should explain reasons for selecting dentistry as a career, as well as providing an in-depth self-assessment of academic and personal qualifications for the Program. This letter should be mailed directly to the Admissions Office of the University.