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Graduate Student Orientation. Efstratios Nikolaidis Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering University of Toledo 8/20/2014 This presentation is based on Dr. Olson’s presentation in Fall 2007. Outline. About MIME - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • *Graduate Student OrientationEfstratios Nikolaidis Professor and Director of Graduate StudiesDepartment of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Toledo


    This presentation is based on Dr. Olsons presentation in Fall 2007

  • *OutlineAbout MIME Focus AreasDepartment OrganizationGraduate ProgramsRegistration and Plan of StudyResources/Facilities

  • *1. About MIMEMIME department recognized as one of the best on campusHigh quality of students, faculty, staff and facilities20 faculty membersSociety fellows: ASME (6), American Ceramic Society (1)Journal editors, associate editors Six book authorsIn 2011, $6.4 M annual sponsored research from NSF, NREL, ARO, NIH, Chrysler, Ford, GM Excellent job placement successClose ties to industryFaculty and students reputation

  • *2. Focus AreasGraduate program in MIME specialized in terms of both teaching and researchManufacturing and Industrial EngineeringSolid Mechanics and DesignThermal Sciences and FluidsDifferent required courses in each area

  • *Focus AreasWhat it means to you:Must select and concentrate on one focus area It will determine your course work, research and expertiseWill not appear on your diploma

  • *3. Department OrganizationDirector of Graduate StudiesDr. Efstratios NikolaidisThermal Sciences Focus Area Dr. Chunhua Sheng, LeaderSolid Mechanics Focus Area Dr. Lesley Berhan, Leader Manufacturing Focus AreaDr. Sarit Bhaduri, LeaderFACULTYDebbra KraftchickAcademic Program Coordinator

    Department SecretaryJohn JaeglyLab Supervisor ( 2 Tech Staff)Administrative SpecialistSTAFFDr. Abdollah A. AfjehProfessor & ChairmanKathryn Rose

  • *AdministrationDepartment Chair Dr. Abdollah Afjeh (x8210)As administratorOverall responsibility for departmentAll administrative and academic mattersStudent matters Special issuesAs professorFaculty responsibilities

  • *Student Services StaffAssociate Director of Department Student Services Debbra Kraftchick (x8204)

    Academic records and student filesDepartment/university formsRegistration/scheduling, reference lettersPreparation of GAPAs (funding paperwork)First person to see for administrative questions

  • *Student Services StaffDepartment Secretary Kathryn Rose (x8210)

    Responsible for secretarial support

    Provides instructional support to facultyPrepares funding certification lettersMakes appointments with Chairman on special issues

  • *Student Services StaffDirector of Graduate Studies Dr. Efstratios Nikolaidis ([email protected], x8216)

    Initial advisor to all new students (except RAs).Determines all TA duties, evaluates TAs.Approves plans of study/certifies graduation.Approves practical training requests.Authorizes program changes.

  • *FacultyAcademic Advisors

    Supervise graduate research (dissertation, thesis, project).

    Approve plan of study.

    Approve changes to plan of study.

    Award RAs.

  • *Graduate Student DutiesFill out a plan of study before 16 hours of coursework have been completed. Select and register for classes based on approved plan of study.Find an advisor by end of fall term at the latest. Submit advisor selection form to Dr. Nikolaidis.Keep your advisor informed on your progress.Satisfactory progress in research is a requisite for continued financial support (assistantship).Generally, advisor provides funding after first academic year.

  • Graduate Student Duties

    A TA with a verbal TOEFL score less than 22 must take the ITA test.Attend Graduate Seminar (RA/GA).Graduate assistants (funded by department), spend up to 20 hours teaching assistants, besides working on their thesis/dissertationResearch assistants (funded by advisor) work on thesis/dissertation*

  • *4. Graduate ProgramsMS (MSIE & MSME)Thesis and project options30 semester credit hoursThesis: coursework, 21 hours, thesis, 9 hours Project: coursework, 24 hours, project 6 hoursIf you ever receive RA or TA funding from the MIME department you must do a thesis. In this case, you cannot switch from the thesis to project or coursework options.Coursework only option36 semester credit hours

  • *Graduate ProgramsPhDMinimum requirements: 60 credit hours beyond MS15 credit hours of coursework (minimum) 30 hours dissertation (8960, minimum)15 credit hours: research (8900) + coursework

  • *MS Degree: Thesis OptionMathematics: 3 credits From list of approved coursesFocus area core courses: 9 creditsOnly approved coursesElective courses: 9 creditsFocus area electives From list of approved courses with approval of advisor Advanced courses (6000 level); 5000 level less common.Thesis research: 9 credits

  • *PhD DegreeResearch-Based DegreeMust pass Focus Area Qualifying ExaminationExpected within 1st year in programIf failed once, may petition for a retest one year later, if petition is granted.No specific topic requirements, but courses must be approved by advisor. 15 credits minimum advanced coursework.Planned for Ph.D. research (consult your advisor)Prepare for Ph.D. qualifying exam in Spring semester. Dissertation Research: 30 credits minimum45 credits if taken 15 credit hours of coursework.

  • *Qualifying Exam Take in Spring semesterAdvanced (senior) undergraduate level and/or first year graduate levelDissertation ProposalA definite project identified and substantial preliminary research work done. This includes literature survey, plan of tasks, feasibility study.Dissertation defenseWrite dissertation and defend it in open forumSignificant, consequential, original

    PhD Degree

  • *Typically at 6000/8000 levels MS students -- 6000 levelPhD students -- 8000 levelEquivalent coursesMight be numbered at a lower level but considered equivalent to MIME 6000/8000 level course.Consult your advisor.MS Program advanced course requirement 12 credits (core, approved math or elective) at 6000 levelAdvanced Graduate Courses

  • *Plan of StudyA Roadmap of Graduate ProgramList of all courses taken or to be taken.Must be approved by advisor, Director of Graduate Studies and College of Graduate StudiesWhen to FileAs soon as possible but not later than beginning of Spring termWhere to FileDepartment Academic office, Associate Director of Department Student ServicesBenefitsRegistration without additional advisors approvalPrevent having to take additional courses to meet degree program requirements

  • *4. RegistrationMinimum Requirements for Supported Students

    All MS students who receive full-time support must register for 12 credit hrs. All PhD students who have not passed the qualifying exams must register for 12 credit hrs each semester. All PhD students who have passed the qualifying exams must register for 9 credit hours each semester. Supported students on their last semester can register for only 1 hr. A statement from the faculty advisor certifying that the student has satisfied the degree requirements is required for each of these cases (e-mail to Dr. Hefzy will suffice for documentation). Supported students are allowed to register for 1 hr as their last semester only once. If a student has enrolled previously for 1 hr as his/her last semester and did not graduate, then he/she would need to enroll as specified in paragraph 1.

  • *RegistrationGraduate Seminar MIME 6930/8930Attendance required of all funded studentsNotification of time by email (Nitschke Auditorium)Register for thesis/independent research 6960/8900 (three credits). Use your advisors section number. If you do not have an advisor, register in MIME 6900/ 8900 - 78. Prepare a Thesis Proposal Paper by December 1st and submit to your advisor.

  • *Course Request Form

    Needed only for the first term. Thereafter, use web or phone registration.Course Request Form needs the advisors signature.Course Request Forms are needed for thesis or dissertation registration. Registration Forms

  • *Where to Register?Registrars Office -- Rocket HallWhat Documents Needed?Completed and signed Course Request Form and Seminar Request Form, if anyRegister by Friday, August 22 to avoid late fees. These range from $50 to $1,000 depending on how late you register.Instructional Fee Credit?Tuition credit given automatically to funded students. Takes time for tuition fee to be paid.Normally, student must pay all other fees. Registration Process

  • *Thermal Science Program ExamplesCoreComputational Fluid Dynamics I (MIME 6440/8440)Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (MIME 6980/8980)

    Viscous Flow (MIME 6410/8410)Conduction (MIME 6420/8420)Experimental Fluid Mechanics (MIME 6450)Advanced Heat Transfer (MIME 6980/8980)Advanced Gas Dynamics (MIME 6980/8980)

    ElectivesJet Propulsion (MIME 5540)Turbomachinery (MIME 5510)

    MathAdvanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

  • *Solid MechanicsProgram ExampleCoreAdvanced Mechanics of Materials (MIME/CIVE 5300)Adv. Dynamics (MIME 6200/8200)ElectivesCAD-Finite Element Methods (MIME 5280)Fracture Mechanics (MIME 6380/8380)Elasticity (MIME 6350/8350)Engineering Analysis of Smart Materials (MIME 6980/8980)

    MathAdvanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

  • *Manufacturing Program Example

    CoreDesign of Experiments (MIME 6720/8720)Advanced Material Removal (MIME 6980/8980)Advanced Mechanics of Brittle materials (MIME 5980)ElectivesManufacturing Engineering (MIME 5060)Nanomanufacturing (MIME 6980/8980)Engineering Analysis of Smart Materials (MIME 6980/8980)

    Statistical Quality Control & Mgmt (MIME 5020) Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MIME 5980)Advanced Sensors and Sensor Materials (MIME 6980/8980)MathAdvanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

  • *Resources/FacilitiesUniversity Main Library/ Engineering LibraryArchiva

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