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1 1 UConn Master of Engineering (MENG) Program MENG Taskforce: R. Ammar, CSE M. Anwar, DE T. Barber, MENG Coordinator B. M. Cetegen, ME R. Christianson, CEE K. R. Pattipati, ECE L. Zhu, CMBE

2 2 What are the Goals of the MENG Program? To meet the educational requirements of industrial companies and their engineers. To facilitate interaction of industrial companies with engineering faculty. To provide a valuable resource for industry in CT.

3 3 History of the Program Recognizing that Connecticut industry has a significant need for a continuing graduate education program that is convenient to its workforce: 1998 UConn School of Engineering and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) partnered to bring graduate courses on-site to UTC engineers. The program was so successful that it has been expanded significantly, both in terms of the course offerings and participating companies.

4 4 History of UTC-UConn Program Since Inception [1999] 307 students taking 1 or more courses –58 UTC Fuel Cells [Chem Eng] –37 Hamilton, Otis, UTRC –208 P&W Students [M.E., M.M.A.T] 197 M.S. Degrees Granted by School of Eng. –21 M.S. or MENG Degrees Earned by P&W Employees Typical P&W Onsite Student Load  45

5 5 Common Core Courses - (13 credits) Concentration Courses - (12 credits) Independent Study Project - ( 3 credits) TOTAL 28 Credits Master of Engineering Program Description

6 6 Common Core Courses - (13 credits) 5 courses (4 three-credit courses & 1one-credit course)  Professional Communication & Information Management (ENGR 311 – 3 credits)  Engineering Project Planning & Management (ENGR 312 – 3 credits)  Engineering Analysis (ENGR 3X2 – 3 credits)  Computer Methods in Engineering (ENGR3X3 – 3 credits)  Professional Practice (ENGR 3X0 – 1 credit)

7 7 Enrollment History

8 8 SchoolDelivery SiteDelivery FormatStaffing Cost per 3 credits Offered programs UConn P&W,UT- Power Fuss-O’Neal On-site In-person Full-time$ 2460ME CMBE,CEE RPI-HGC HGC GD-EB On-site In-person Full-time & Adjunct $ 3500ME, EE, CSE WPI P&W GD-EB On-site In-person Adjunct$ 3100ME, CSE, USC P&W and other UTC loc. Dist. Live, Taped, Comp. Full-time & ??? $ 4400 AE, ME, EE, CSE, ChE, etc Stanford P&W and other UTC loc. Dist. Live, Taped, Comp. Full-time & ??? $ 3600 AE,ChE, CEE, CS, EE, MSE, ME MichiganUTC locations Dist. Live, Taped, Comp. Full-time & ??? ???? AE, ME, En. Sys, Auto E., Fin. E, Man. E. PurdueUTC locations Dist. Live, Taped, Comp. Full-time & ??? ???? AE, CE, ECE, IE, ME, Mat. E

9 9 Plans for the future Expand existing programs and initiate new ones All departments participating Both M.Eng and certificate programs Initiate distance delivery options (PPT, video, web, discussion) College of Continuing Studies (CCS) Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) SoE technical support staff Create incentive structure for program/faculty participation Teaching load policies and financial incentives for course development and/or re-offerings Negotiate institutional revenue-sharing structure (University, SoE, Departments, Instructors)

10 10 Distance delivery options Synchronous and asynchronous distance delivery of material (PPT charts, video, chats or VISTA) Mixed-mode delivery: primarily distance delivery and occasional (once every three weeks) on-site delivery for select nearby locations (P&W, GD-EB, UT-Power) Some courses offered as distance learning, some others on- site delivery

11 11 Confusion of on-site program –Offered to MENG and Plan B students –Board of Trustees approved tuition rise for all onsite students –Henkel reads on-site tuition only for MENG, not Plan B student Need to verify that MENG is offered as a degree for on-site or on-campus students Need to coordinate MENG course requirements for all engineering departments –what are core courses? –What can be substituted, especially for professional development courses? –How to define, set criteria for independent study course? On-Site Program Issues

12 12 Mechanical Engineering Concentration Courses Applied Mechanics –Basic Methods Continuum Mechanics –Elasticity & Eng. Methods –Solid Mechanics –Intelligent Materials & Structures –Theory of Elasticity –Dynamics –Mechanical Vibrations Manufacturing & Controls & Design –Principles of Machining & Machine Tools –Gearing –Theory of Design Of Auto. Control Systems –Thermal Manufacturing –Analytical & Applied Kinematics –Principles of Optimum Design Thermal-Fluids Engineering –Macro. Equilibrium Thermodynamics –Laminar Viscous Flow –Flow of Compressible Fluids –Heat and Mass Transfer –Computational Methods Fluid Dynamics –Introduction To Acoustics –Convection Heat Transfer –Turbines & Centrifugal Machinery –Combustion & Air Pollution Engineering


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