Undergraduate Program in Electronic Products and Systems
A number of far reaching changes in the undergraduate engineering curriculum have been made in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, including a unique approach to introduce manufacturing education across the undergraduate curriculum. These initiatives have resulted in a significant restructuring of the college-wide undergraduate curriculum, whereby advanced instructional tools, including engineering and mathematics software and multimedia materials, have replaced several traditional courses. These sweeping changes have enabled a new educational structure with ample room for incorporation of material based on recently completed and ongoing research, using the most effective instructional delivery methods.
Undergraduate students at the University of Maryland who want to be involved in CALCE Research, please contact Prof. Michael G. Pecht and Dr. Diganta Das. Students who are already eligible for the combined B.S./M.S. are particularly encouraged to apply. Oppurtunities are available in performing experiments, data analysis, industry internships and presentations. You can use your research at CALCE towards Senior Project and also as a begining for your graduate research.
For more research on CALCE research topics, please refer the EPSC Consortium and PHM Consortium Pages. For information on where CALCE Graduate Students are working, please check the Alumni Page.
An undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering begins with a solid background in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic engineering science courses. This strong foundation in the first two years prepares students for advanced classes and makes it easier to understand the applications of engineering betters. The use of technology and elimination of redundancy allows students to complete all their degree requirements with only 123 credits, enabling most of them to graduate within four years. Motivated students can get involved with special projects as early as their junior year, including working on group projects to develop one of the most important aspects of mechanical engineering: teamwork.
For more information on our program, contact:
Dr. Ken Kiger
Director of Undergraduate Studies
3129 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
2186 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
College Park, MD 20742
Undergraduate students are also encouraged to contact individual faculty advisors in the area of electronic products and systems. For a list and contact information click here.