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Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
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Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering
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Meet the Department Faculty
Contact Us

Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2236
bsangeor@oakland.edu

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering includes areas such as dynamics, vibrations and noise, energy systems, automotive engineering design, thermal energy transport, fluid transport, experimental stress analysis, solid mechanics, manufacturing processes and materials, tribology, numerical techniques, optical inspection, mechanics of metal forming, and fasteners and bolted joints. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is concentrating its efforts in these and other areas at the graduate level.

Program
Overview

Program Description

The Master of Science in mechanical engineering degree program is designed to prepare students for advanced engineering-related careers in industry as well as for further graduate study.  Admission is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. A degree in other fields of engineering, science and mathematics may be considered as a basis for admission, but remedial coursework may be required to overcome deficiencies.

The program offers the following five options:

1. Solid and structural mechanics

2. Energy, fluid and thermal systems

3. Manufacturing processes

4. Automotive engineering

5. General mechanical engineering

Degree Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a student must:

• Complete at least 32 credits of graduate-level work, of which at least 24 credits must be in approved courses offered by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

• Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in courses applied toward the degree.

• Complete the requirements specified for the program in mechanical engineering.

• Satisfy all requirements concerning academic progress.

The degree requirements may be satisfied by taking only coursework. However, a graduate engineering project (ME 690) or master’s thesis research (ME 691) provides a unique and valuable learning experience in which an individual student works with a faculty member in an area of mutual interest. Therefore, students are encouraged to consider such an experience as their program permits.

The complete program requirements can be found here: M.S. in ME

Department
Faculty
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2236
Fax: (248) 370-4416
bsangeor@oakland.edu

 


 

Gary Barber, Ph.D. Gary Barber, Ph.D. 
Professor
Office: 326 EC
(248) 370-2184
Fax: (248) 370-4416
barber@oakland.edu
Brenda BondBrenda Bond
Administrative Assistant
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2210
Fax: (248) 370-4416
bond2@oakland.edu
Yin-ping (Daniel) Chang, Ph.D.Yin-ping (Daniel) Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 418 EC
(248) 370-2209
Fax: (248) 370-4416
ychang@oakland.edu
Website
Sergey F. Golovashchenko, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Office: 318 EC
(248) 370-4051
Fax: (248) 370-4416
golovash@oakland.edu
Randy J. Gu, Ph.D.

Randy J. Gu, Ph.D.
Professor 
Office: 412 EC
(248) 370-2235
Fax: (248) 370-4416
gu@oakland.edu
Website 

Laila Guessous, Ph.D.

Laila Guessous, Ph.D.
Professor
Office: 404 EC
(248) 370-2183
Fax: (248) 370-4416
Guessous@oakland.edu
Website

Ching L. Ko, Ph.D.Ching L. Ko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 420 EC
(248) 370-2694
Fax: (248) 370-4261
ko@oakland.edu
Christopher J. Kobus, Ph.D.Christopher J. Kobus, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach and Recruitment, 
Associate Professor 
Office: 301 EC
(248) 370-2489
Fax: (248) 370-4416
cjkobus@oakland.edu
Website
Michael A. Latcha, Ph.D.Michael A. Latcha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 416 EC
(248) 370-2203
Fax: (248) 370-4261
latcha@oakland.edu
Website
Keyu Li, Ph.D.Keyu Li, Ph.D.
Professor
Office: 414 EC
(248) 370-2862 
Fax: (248) 370-4261
kli@oakland.edu
Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.
Professor, John F. Dodge Chair of Engineering
Office: 402D EC
(248) 370-2686
Fax: (248) 370-4416
mourelat@oakland.edu
Sayed A. Nassar, Ph.D.Sayed A. Nassar, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, 
Director of FAJRI
Office: 348 EC
(248) 370-3781
Fax: (248) 370-4416
nassar@oakland.edu
Website
J. David Schall, Ph.D.J. David Schall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 328 EC
(248) 370-2870
Fax: (248) 370-4416
schall2@oakland.edu
Website
Xia Wang, Ph.D.Xia Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2224
Fax: (248) 370-4416
wang@oakland.edu
Website
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Zhijun Wu
Visiting Assistant Professor
FAJRI
246 Dodge Hall
(248)370-3782
(248)370-4416
wu@oakland.edu
LianXiang Yang, Ph.D.LianXiang Yang, Ph.D.
Professor
Office: 410 EC
(248) 370-2283
Fax: (248) 370-4416
yang2@oakland.edu
Website
nophoto-115.jpgPeng Zhao
Assistant Professor
Office: 330 EC
(248) 370-2214
pengzhao@oakland.edu

Admissions
& Financing

Information regarding graduate admissions can be found here:

Additionally, information regarding graduate student financial aid options can be found here:

International
Admissions

Admissions information for international students can be found here: