Choosing an Engineering Major PowerPoint Presentation

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The College Experience. Civil . and Environmental Engineering. Thomas F. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E.. Senior Associate to the Dean. Michigan State University. College of Engineering. My Background. 1967-70 . Student intern. ID: 726148

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Choosing an Engineering MajorThe College ExperienceCivil and Environmental Engineering

Thomas F. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E.Senior Associate to the DeanMichigan State UniversityCollege of Engineering


My Background1967-70 Student intern1970 - 85 Geotechnical design engineerSt. Louis District, US Army Corps of EngineersSoils and foundation design for locks, dams, levees, and other water resource projects


My Background1986-1998 Faculty at MSU. Teaching and research in geotechnical engineering1998-2015 Associate Dean. Oversight of advising, career office, first year engineering and other student services.2015-2016 Chairperson, Civil and Environmental EngineeringRetired, part-time support to Dean’s office.


Choosing an Engineering Major“ I (like) (am good in) math and science, and someone said I should be an engineer, but I don’t even know what they do”“I don’t want to sit in a cubicle in front of a computer all day”You don’t need to decide your major before the first year, and there is much help for you to do so.


Choosing an Engineering MajorCivil EngineeringElectrical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemical Engineering

Computer ScienceComputer EngineeringBiosystems EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering

Environmental Engineering


Studying EngineeringAll engineering degrees are grounded in calculus, physics, chemistry and programmingDepending on the major, additional courses build on theseIn addition, engineering requires writing, communications skills, and general education courses.


Studying EngineeringFundamental to engineering, and what differentiates it from pure science, is DESIGNDesign is introduced in the first-year, with a cornerstone design courseIn your last semester, you will put it all together in a capstone design course.


Third Year Design


Capstone Design


Succeeding in EngineeringStart your career planning in your first yearAttend the career fair, and look for an internshipHundreds of employers visit top engineering schools


Succeeding in EngineeringTime management is critical. You will have about 15 hours of class per week, but 30+ hours of outside workNo one is watching over youGet in study groupsJoin co-curricular student organizations


Quotes to ConsiderYOU are responsible for YOU“Two tests and a final”“No extra credit”“I skipped class last week, did I miss anything important?”“We had a test last week?”Your time and somebody’s moneyThere is a LOT of help available, but you need to ask


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering


Civil EngineeringThank you!Questions ??

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