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Michigan Engineering Bulletin 2006-07

David C. Munson, Jr. - Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering

Welcome!

We live in an increasingly complex world, both socially and technologically. Therefore, individuals who are comfortable with technology, and know how to use it for various purposes, are well-prepared for the future no matter what directions their careers take. Those pursuing engineering careers are expected to enjoy promising opportunities for the long-term future. But even individuals seeking careers in medicine, law or business will find that an undergraduate degree in engineering is an excellent foundation. Michigan Engineering will provide you with a superior technological education and much more.

I like to think of engineering as the application of scientific principles to improve our world. Engineers best can be thought of as creators, innovators, problem solvers, builders, fixers and leaders. At Michigan, we strive to help our students become contributors to society in all of these ways. You will learn how to think logically, deal with uncertainty and change, apply technology in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, communicate effectively and collaborate with others. And, you will have many opportunities to develop and use these skills both inside and outside the classroom. For example, you may wish to become part of one of our nationally competitive teams, such as Solar Car or Steel Bridge, or to become involved in one of our several dozen student organizations.

Engineers can best be thought of as creators, innovators, problem solvers, builders, fixers and leaders.

If you are a graduate student or prospective graduate student, I am sure you are aware that Michigan is one of the nation's premier research universities, where we are actively engaged in the creation of new knowledge. Michigan Engineering students have the opportunity to engage in leading research throughout their programs of study. All of our students can interact with individual faculty members who are at the forefront of their fields.

The University of Michigan is a multidimensional university noted not only for outstanding technical education, and leaders who make a difference, but also for exceptional liberal arts, fine arts and extracurricular offerings. As a result, our students can take advantage of immense educational diversity to pursue countless interests in addition to engineering. I am confident that you will find your experience here exciting, challenging, rewarding and enjoyable!

Best regards,

David C. Munson, Jr.
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science