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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Choosing an Engineering MajorCivil EngineeringElectrical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemical Engineering

Computer ScienceComputer EngineeringBiosystems EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering

Environmental Engineering

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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.

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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.

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Third Year Design

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Capstone Design

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

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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

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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

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Civil EngineeringThank you!Questions ??


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