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2 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Welcome First Year Orientation for Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Tue, February 1, 2011 A.M. Birk – Head

3 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation MME uses principles of mathematics, materials, graphics, physics and economics to conceive, design, develop, manufacture, operate and maintain processes and devices that benefit society. MME is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and is present in every sector (industry, transportation, education, health care, government). What is MME ?

4 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Is MME for you? Are you interested in how things work? Are you interested in how things are made? Would you like to invent something? Would you like to run your own company or consulting firm one day? Would you like to have an impact on how the world produces and uses energy to do useful things? Would you like to help make the world a better place for everyone?

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18 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Where do you want to work? MMEs are in… –Energy (Fossil Fuel, Nuclear, Solar, Geothermal, Wind ….) –Environment (bio-fuels, bio-resources, bio-remediation) –Design and Manufacturing (toys to rocket engines) –Construction (building systems, tunnels, …) –Transportation (land, sea, air and space) –Health and Medicine (biomechanical, biomedical) –Military (from jet pilots to ships engineers) –Chemical process, Oil and gas exploration and production, pipelines, … –Consulting (all of the above …)

19 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Other Careers ? MME Degree can be foundation for just about any career… –Engineering –Architecture –Education –Business –Law –Medicine, Dentistry … whatever you want to do, MME can help you get there.

20 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation The Program Designed to give you a solid foundation in MME Designed to be flexible if you are not yet committed to a specialty. Can Choose from three options –General MME (ME1) –Materials (ME2) (more … room 306 at 7:30, 7:50 ) –Biomechanical (ME3) (more … room 315 at 7:30, 7:50)

21 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Common 2 nd and mostly in 3 rd year, electives and team design project in 4 th year General Option ME1, concentrations in: Aerospace Engineering Energy and Fluid Systems Manufacturing Engineering Mechatronics/Robotics Engineering Materials Option ME2 in years 3 and 4 Biomechanical Option ME3 in years 3 and 4 The Program

22 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Learning Experience Theory (lectures) + practice (labs) Technical + Communication Hands on -- Lab and project based Work alone and in teams, just like in the real world

23 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation ME1 General Option Gives you the basics and then some… –Math and numerical methods, computing –Thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer –Solid mechanics and dynamics –Graphical, written and verbal communication –Material Properties –Electronics, Mechatronics –Design and Manufacturing –Project Management Wide range of technical electives so you can try out some specialty fields

24 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Materials Option ME2 (2 courses in 3 rd year, 3 from 6 courses in 4 th year) Development of improved and new materials Production, use and characterization of manufactured materials Investigate fractures, fatigue failures, corrosion and radiation damage Metallic, plastic and ceramic materials No device without materials! before after dramatic dimensional change in stainless steel due to exposure in a nuclear reactor (MECH 483)

25 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Biomechanical Option ME3 Get a degree in mechanical engineering with biomechanical engineering option stated on the transcript Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) Model follows that of ME2 materials option (2 courses in 3 rd year, 3 from 6 courses in 4 th year) commercial hip implant

26 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Advice for choosing a Discipline ? Select the discipline that will hold your interest for the next 3 years. Choice of discipline influences the first job placement – after that you can usually pick your path. – to management, technical specialty, … your own business.

27 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Want to be a specialist? Start thinking about graduate school. –You get paid to be a grad student. –MSc degree is the entry level degree for some fields. –May need an MSc one day to be a P.Eng. Talk to Professors. Look into scholarships.

28 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Facilities Main building is McLaughlin Hall Materials in Nicol Hall (recently renovated). Biomechanical in Hospital (HMRC) Undergrad labs in Jackson Hall and the ILC. New building for MME to be constructed behind the ILC by 2013

29 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Queens mechanical has 540 students (180/year). Class size of less than 60 students in some technical electives and the ME2 and ME3 options.

30 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Machine shop in MECH 213 Servomotors in MECH 350 Hands-on facilities and activities in Queens MME Wind Tunnel in MECH 399Design and Build MECH 460/462

31 Feb 1, 2011MME Orientation Autonomous Sailboat Aerodesign Formula SAE Mini Baja Student Led Design Team Projects in Queens MME

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