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ENES101 Introduction to Engineering:

Engineering Programs at UMBC

Fall 2015
Dr. Chuck LaBerge
Dr. Anne Spence

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About MATLAB
Yes, we will use MATLAB a lot
Using UMBC Resources
All campus computers have access to MATLAB
You can establish a virtual terminal and access it
from anywhere
But, there are only a limited number of licenses to
share
Having your own
I own MATLAB + 1 toolbox for my business:
$3500 + $500/year
You can own a fully functional student version for
$99 (includes MATLAB and 10 toolboxes); or,
A student version for $49 + $10 per toolbox
It is useful for almost every engineering course!
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What does an engineer do?


What does an engineer do?
Apply math and science:
Engineers are mathematicians
and scientists
Design solutions
Engineers are problem solvers
Manage projects
Almost all engineers need
rudimentary project management
skills

Research
Development
Design
Production & Test
Construction
Operations
Sales & Marketing
Consulting
Teaching

some need additional project


management training
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Why are you here?


Good at Math/Science?
Like Math/Science?
Engineering experience in HS (PLTW)
Family member is an engineer
There are good jobs for engineers
There are good jobs
but they go to good engineering students
not to mediocre engineering students.
Cs get degrees But not engineering jobs
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Yes, there are good jobs!


You have to be careful about job statistics
but multiple surveys agree that engineering jobs
pay very well
These are average or median salaries for good
engineering students
Median = 50th percentile
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Forbes

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Median'Start Median'Mid Change


Petroleum'Engineering
$'''''''102,300 $'''''''176,300
72%
Chemical'Engineering
$'''''''''69,600 $'''''''116,700
68%
Computer'Engineering
$'''''''''67,300 $'''''''108,600
61%
Nuclear'Engineering
$'''''''''67,000 $'''''''118,800
77%
Computer'Science'&'Eng.
$'''''''''66,700 $'''''''112,600
69%
Electrical'&'Computer'Eng.
$'''''''''66,500 $'''''''113,000
70%
Electrical'Engineering
$'''''''''65,900 $'''''''107,900
64%
Aerospace'Engineering
$'''''''''64,700 $'''''''107,900
67%
Electronics'&'Communication'Eng $'''''''''64,100 $'''''''113,200
77%
Material'Science'&'Engineering
$'''''''''64,000 $'''''''105,100
64%
Computer'Science'&'Math
$'''''''''63,200 $'''''''101,400
60%
Mechanical'Engineering
$'''''''''62,100 $'''''''101,600
64%
http://www.businessinsider.com/collegeLmajorsLwithLhighestLstartingLsalariesL2015L1?op=1

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National Association of Colleges and Employers

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But
The salaries are good because the subject matter is
difficult
Everyone cant do this!
Theres LOTS OF MATHand SCIENCE
and very detailed and complex (no pun) material
You will put in lots of work to earn these salaries,
both as a student and as a worker

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Chemical Engineering
Focuses on control of mass, energy, and materials
properties to produce new products and processes
Your UMBC Degree is BS Chemical Engineering
The program has three tracks
Traditional Track 129 credits
Bioengineering/Biotechnology 133 credits
Environmental/Sustainability 129 credits
If you dont love Chemistry, this is not the major for
you! Dr. T. Bayles, UPD for Chemical Engineering

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Where do Chemical Engineers Work?


Chemicals

Petrochemicals

Food/Consumer
Goods

Oil/Gas
Biotechnology

Electronics/
Computers

Pharmaceuticals
Medicine

Power Plants

Govt & Military

Environmental
Advanced Materials

A broad and flexible major


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Basic Requirements

For Traditional Track 129 Credits (>16 /semester!)


Gateway: At least 2 Bs & 2 Cs in ENES101, MATH152,
CHEM102, and ENCH215 to continue in CBEE
Capstone: ENCH447 and ENCH440 with C or better,
ENCH445 as corequisite
ENCH444 Capstone starts only in Fall!

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Other

More than 1/3 of students work on undergraduate


research
Summer internships or research experiences
WR Grace, Constellation, Cristal, MedImmune,
Domino Sugar, Sherwin Williams, APG, NIST,
NIHUC Berkeley, MIT, Duke, Pitt, JHU
Engineers Without Borders
Graduation Rate of CBEE Sophomores >85%
Grad School?
Duke MD/PhD program, UT Austin, Notre Dame,
Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina State
Work?
Exxon-Mobile, Proctor & Gamble, WR Grace, Linde,
MD Dept of Environment, Cristal, NIST, NIH,
Sherwin Williams, General Motors

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Mechanical Engineering
Focuses on the research, design and manufacture of
mechanical devices such as tools, engines,
prosthetics, toys, vehicles of all kinds, air
conditioning/filtration, aircraft & spacecraft
Your UMBC Degree is BS Mechanical Engineering
The program has a single, multidisciplinary track of
127 credits
Good luck finding a boss who only asks you to solve
easy problems. Dr. Rothman

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Where do Mechanical Engineers Work?


Automotive

Plant
Operations

Aerospace

Electronics
packaging

Construction &
design

Manufacturing

Power Plants

Industrial
robotics

Advanced
Materials

Consumer
products

Medical Devices

A broad and flexible major


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Basic Requirements

For Mechanical Engineering Major 127 (~16 /semester!)


Gateway: B or better in ENES101, MATH152, ENME110,
and C or better in CHEM101 to continue in ENME
Capstone: Must complete all 300-level courses with a C
or better
ENME444 Capstone offered in both semesters

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MATH
SCIENCE
ENME
GEP

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Other

A wide variety of activities available for


undergrads
SAE, SAE Baja Competition, ASME

Scholarship Opportunities
Alvarez Scholarship: Junior or senior in engineering
that demonstrates scholarship, leadership and service
$5,000
Goldwater Scholarship: Outstanding sophomore and
junior students involved in research
and others

Internship opportunities
Northrop Grumman, Black & Decker, Eaton Fluid
Sciences

Excellent uptake on employment and grad school

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Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering is a field that combines
training in classical Electrical Engineering disciplines
with in-depth preparation in Computer Science
topics.
Your UMBC Degree is BS Computer Engineering
The program has a two tracks, both with 125 credits
Electronic Systems: Concentrates on the chips and
hardware aspects of computer engineering
Communications: Concentrates on the applications
of computers in engineer applications.
Computer engineers write the software that makes
the hardware sit up and beg. Dr. LaBerge
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Where do Computer Engineers Work?


Automotive

Consumer
products

Aerospace

Mobile
communications

Defense
Cybersecurity

Standards

NASA

Smart Grid

JHU APL
Medical Devices
and processing

EE

CMPE CS

Softwaredefined radios

A broad and flexible major


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Basic Requirements

For both tracks in CMPE 125 (~16 /semester!)


Gateway: B or better in CMPE212 and CMSC201; and, a
B average in CMPE212, CMSC201, PHYS122, MATH151,
ENES101; no grade less than C accepted.
Capstone: Must complete CMPE314 + one track elective
(CMPE315, 323, 330, 415) + CMSC341 with a C or
better, may be enrolled concurrently in CMPE311
CMPE450 Capstone I starts only in the Fall!

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Other

More that 50% of students have an internship or


summer research experience
MIT, Caltech, Michigan, NIST, JHU, NSA, Georgia Tech,
NASA

Graduate School of the CMPEs who go straight to


grad school
50% study Electrical Engineering
25% study Computer Engineering
25% study Computer Science

Graduate School Admissions


Princeton, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia
Tech, JHU, Carnegie Mellon

Employment
Northrup-Grumman, NASA, JHU APL, Lockheed Martin,
Booz Allen, MITRE, various startup firms, US Navy,
Army Research Labs

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Common Aspects

All three programs offer BS/MS program


Three 600-level courses (9 credits) count as BS electives
and toward MS
Possible to complete MS in one additional year
Two stage process
Apply to BS/MS as a Junior
Apply to MS program as a Senior

All three disciplines offer professional organizations


CMPE: IEEE and/or ACM
CBEE: AICHE
ENME: ASME, SAE
Also, SWE, NSBE, EWB, Device, Tau Beta Pi (honor society)
You must attend a professional organization meeting and
write a one page summary as Homework 12
Do not let this slide! Start NOW!
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