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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

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Student Resources

The following provide resources for all Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science students.

Student Organizations

The student organizations listed below are affiliated with the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Most are local student chapters of national organizations. Others are local groups that share a common interest or purpose.

Aerial Systems Club (OU FIRST)

Aerial Systems Club (OU FIRST)
The goal of the Aerial Systems Club is to build autonomous Aerial Robots which can fly with very less human intervention.

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM-SIGCHI)
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
EMBS provides an informal gathering place for meeting students with similar interests, tips and leads on the current job market, contacts for internships and lab positions, and reports back from the latest conferences and presentations questions about and experiences from OU Engineering Biology courses.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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IEEE is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation related to electricity.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
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Provide learning and scholarship opportunities to engineering students. Connect industrial engineering students to business professionals.
League of Engineers and Computer Scientists (LECS)
Maker's Club
Maker’s Club invites students to collaborate on such projects as robots, interactive games and kinetic sculptures.  Makers’ Club began in the School of Engineering and Computer Science and has expanded to include the Department of Art and the Department of Chemistry. Students use such technologies as microcontrollers, camera vision, 3D printing and laser cutting. Students learn these skills together, as a supportive community- no experience needed to join!  Maker’s Club is looking for creative, hard-working, community-minded people who want to make innovative projects. All Oakland University students are welcome. Club projects are showcased every year at Maker Faire Detroit , an international event held at the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI each July.
National Society of Black Engineers
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We strive to increase awareness of and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based majors among minorities.
Oakland Robotics Association (ORA)
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The Oakland Robotics Association (ORA) is an engineering organization dedicated to developing intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. ORA integrates principles from all disciplines of engineering in the development of our robots, and provide valuable hands-on design and building experience to our members that cannot be learned in the classroom.
Smart Vehicle Club (SVC)
Society of Automotive Engineers - Grizzlies Racing (SAE)
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The Formula SAE team at Oakland University designs, builds, and tests a formula racecar annually. SAE is an internationally recognized organization. SAE at OU competes locally and also with other Universities across the globe. Gain engineering experience outside the classroom by joining SAE. All majors are welcome to join and no experience is required.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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"Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
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Tau Beta Pi is the largest engineering honor society in existence. It is a culmination of top students from all engineering disciplines. Though the eligibility requirements make membership into the society selective, if invited, it is well worth your time to join. We are a great group and we're always looking to add new faces. Please see the rest of our page to learn what we're all about!
Women in Computing (WIC)
Oakland University, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016 Fall Semester -2017 Winter Semester Fundamentals of Metal Forming – ME495 course, 2 credits/ semester (total 4 credits).

Sponsored Course

Instructor: Associate Professor Sergey F. Golovashchenko, PhD.


Days/Time of the class: Friday 2:45-5:00p.m.

Location: Dodge Hall Room 237

Office hours in EC318: Friday 2- 3:00p.m.

Course description:

The main emphasis in this course will be on sheet metal forming processes focusing on: learning sheet metal stamping operations and understanding their capabilities and limitations, learning die design, fundamentals of sheet metal formability, Argus and Aramis techniques of measuring strains, learning very basics of theory of sheet metal forming to be able to understanding the results of numerical simulation, learning basics of sheet metal stamping equipment (including servopresses).  Topics include: introduction to plasticity, testing sheet metal properties, understanding of blanking, piercing, trimming, drawing, flanging, hemming, sheet and tube hydroforming, and hot forming processes. Significant amount of time will be dedicated to construction of stamping dies and discussion of presses capabilities, especially new servopresses. 

Learning outcomes: students will be able to use analytical and experimental methods characterizing material behavior in metal forming processes, understand limitations of sheet metal stamping operations, understand fundamentals of stamping die design and sheet metal stamping equipment.

The course is sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Depending on the performance in the class, and additional criteria you may qualify to be reimbursed for the class and an internship.

Tutoring Center

Engineering Center Tutoring and Resource Center

Students are invited to utilize the Center for tutoring needs (group tutoring or one-on-one assistance) with studying or homework completion. Given the current Covid-19 concerns, all tutoring will take place virtually.

Virtual Group Tutoring Schedule: 
Please contact Bianca Bryant at to sign up 
EGR 2500 - Every Monday beginning September 21st from (6pm-7pm)
EGR 1400 - Every Tuesday beginning September 22nd (3-4 pm)
EGR 2400- Every Friday beginning September 25th (3-4 pm) 
MTH 1554 - Every Friday beginning September 25th (4-5 pm) 

For more information and to find a tutor please visit the Tutoring Schedule website

Potential tutors: If you have recently been successful in a CORE course, like to help people and make some money while doing it, please apply to be a tutor for any of the CORE courses, in which  you have a proven track record. Research shows that students who teach others retain information at  higher rates than those who do not; so this experience has the benefit of information retention as well.

The CORE courses are as followed:
EGR 1400, EGR 2400, EGR 2500, EGR 2600, EGR 2800

For more information, contact Professor Kobus.