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Title: Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation
  • Efstratios Nikolaidis
  • Professor and Graduate Director
  • Department of Mechanical, Industrial and
    Manufacturing Engineering
  • University of Toledo
  • 8/17/2011
  • This presentation is based on Dr. Olsons
    presentation in Fall 2007

  • About MIME
  • Focus Areas
  • Department Organization
  • Graduate Programs
  • Registration and Plan of Study
  • Resources/Facilities

1. About MIME
  • MIME department recognized as one of the best on
  • High quality of students, faculty, staff and
  • 24 faculty members
  • Society fellows ASME (3), American Ceramic
    Society (1), Industrial Diamond Association of
    America (1)
  • Journal editors, associate editors
  • Book authors
  • 5 M annual sponsored research from NSF, NREL,
    ARO, NIH, Chrysler, Ford, GM
  • Excellent job placement success
  • Close ties to industry
  • Faculty and students reputation

2. Focus Areas
  • Graduate program in MIME is specialized in terms
    of both teaching and research
  • Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Different required courses in each area

Focus Areas
  • What it means to you
  • Must select and concentrate on one focus area
  • It will determine your course work, research and
  • Will not appear on your diploma

3. Department Organization
Professor Chairman
Dr. Abdollah A. Afjeh
Academic Program Coordinator
Graduate Director
Dr. Efstratios Nikolaidis
Debbra Kraftchick

Thermal Sciences Focus Area
Department Secretary
Dr. Duane Hixon, Leader
Marlene Wenrick
Solid Mechanics Focus Area
Lab Supervisor ( 2 Tech Staff)
Dr. Phil White, Leader
John Jaegly
Manufacturing and Systems Focus Area
Administrative Specialist
Dr. Ahalapitiya.Jayatissa, Leader
Emily Lewandowski
  • Department Chair
  • Dr. Abdollah Afjeh (x8210)
  • As administrator
  • Overall responsibility for department
  • All administrative and academic matters
  • Student matters
  • Special issues
  • As professor
  • Faculty responsibilities

Student Services Staff
  • Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator
    Debbra Kraftchick (x8204)
  • Academic records and student files
  • Department/university forms
  • Registration/scheduling, reference letters
  • Preparation of GAPAs (funding paperwork)
  • First person to see for administrative questions

Student Services Staff
  • Department Secretary Marlene Wenrick (x8210)
  • Responsible for secretarial support
  • Instructional support to faculty
  • Appointments with Chairman on special issues

Student Services Staff
  • Administrative Specialist Emily Lewandwoski
  • Responsible for financial matters and forms
    including Time Cards (if needed)
  • If funded, you must see Ms. Lewandwoski for
    completion of tax and other forms. You must
    complete all forms for funding including those
    for establishing a tax ID .
  • You will not be paid until all forms have been
    filled and submitted.
  • All department purchases and travel forms

Student Services Staff
  • Graduate Program Director Dr. Efstratios
    Nikolaidis (, x8216)
  • Initial advisor to all new students (except RAs).
  • Determines all TA duties, evaluates TAs.
  • Approves plans of study/certify graduation.
  • Approves practical training requests.
  • Authorizes program changes.

  • Academic Advisors
  • Supervise graduate research (thesis, project).
  • Approve plan of study.
  • Approve changes to plan of study.
  • Award RAs.

Graduate Student Duties
  • Select and register for classes based on approved
    plan of study
  • Select an advisor by end of fall term at the
    latest. Submit advisor selection form to Dr.
  • Fill out a plan of study before 16 hours of
    coursework have been completed.
  • If a TA, must take the ITA test
  • Attend Graduate Seminar
  • Keep your Thesis Advisor informed on your
  • Satisfactory progress in research is a requisite
    for continued financial support (assistantship).

4. Graduate Programs
  • Thesis and project options
  • 30 semester credit hours
  • If you ever receive RA or TA funding from the
    MIME department you must do a thesis. In this
    case, you cannot switch from the thesis to
    project or coursework options.
  • Coursework only option
  • 36 semester credit hours

Graduate Programs
  • PhD
  • Minimum requirements
  • 60 credit hours beyond MS

MS Degree Thesis Option
  • Mathematics 3 credits
  • From list of approved courses
  • Focus area core courses 6 or 9 credits
  • Only approved courses
  • Elective courses 9 or 6 credits
  • Focus area electives
  • From list of approved courses with approval of
  • All the above must be advanced level courses
    6000 level, 5000 level less common
  • Thesis research 9 credits

PhD Degree
  • Research-Based Degree
  • Must pass Focus Area Qualifying Examination
  • Expected within 1st year in program
  • If failed once, may petition for a retest one
    year later, if petition is granted.
  • No specific topic requirements, but courses must
    be approved by advisor.
  • 15 credits minimum advanced coursework.
  • Planned for Ph.D. research (consult your advisor)
  • Prepare for Ph.D. qualifying exam in Spring
  • Dissertation Research 30 credits minimum
  • 45 credits if taken 15 credit hours of

PhD Degree
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Take in Spring semester
  • Advanced (senior) undergraduate level and/or
    first year graduate level
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • A definite project identified and substantial
    preliminary research work done. This includes
    literature survey, plan of tasks, feasibility
  • Dissertation defense
  • Write dissertation and defend it in open forum
  • Significant, consequential, original

Advanced Graduate Courses
  • Typically at 6000/8000 levels
  • MS students -- 6000 level
  • PhD students -- 8000 level
  • Equivalent courses
  • Might be numbered at a lower level but considered
    equivalent to MIME 6000/8000 level course.
  • Consult your advisor.
  • MS Program advanced course requirement
  • 12 credits (core, approved math or elective) at
    6000 level

Plan of Study
  • A Roadmap of Graduate Program
  • List of all course taken or to be taken.
  • Must be approved by advisor, Graduate Program
    Director and College of Graduate Studies
  • When to File
  • As soon as possible but not later than beginning
    of Spring term
  • Where to File
  • Department Academic Program Coordinators office
  • Benefits
  • Registration without additional advisors
  • Prevent having to take additional courses to meet
    degree program requirements

4. Registration
  • Minimum Requirements for Supported Students
  • All MS and Ph.D. students who receive full-time
    support must register for a minimum of 12 credit
    hrs and a maximum of 15 credit hrs during each
  • Supported students on their last semester can
    register for only 1 hr. A statement from the
    faculty advisor certifying that the student has
    satisfied the degree requirements is required for
    each of these cases (e-mail to Dr. Hefzy will
    suffice for documentation).
  • Supported students are allowed to register for 1
    hr as their last semester only one time. If a
    student has enrolled previously for 1 hr as
    his/her last semester and did not graduate, then
    he/she would need to enroll as specified in
    paragraph 1.

  • Graduate Seminar MIME 6930
  • Attendance required of all funded students
  • Notification of time by email (Nitschke
  • Register for thesis/dissertation 6960/8960 (three
    credits). Use your advisors section number.
  • If you do not have an advisor, register in MIME
    6900-078. Prepare a Thesis Proposal Paper by
    December 1st and submit to your advisor.

Registration Forms
  • Course Request Form
  • Needed only for the first term. Thereafter, use
    web or phone registration.
  • Course Request Form needs the advisors
  • Course Request Forms are needed for thesis or
    dissertation registration.

Registration Process
  • Where to Register?
  • Registrars Office -- Rocket Hall
  • What Documents Needed?
  • Completed and signed Course Request Form and
    Seminar Request Form, if any
  • Register by Friday, August 19 to avoid late fees.
    These range from 50 to 1,000 depending on how
    late you register.
  • Instructional Fee Credit?
  • Tuition credit given automatically to funded
    students. Takes time for tuition fee to be paid.
  • Normally, student must pay all other fees.

Thermal Science Program Examples
  • Core
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (MIME 6410/8410)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I (MIME 6440/8440)
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics (MIME 6980/8980)
  • Viscous Flow (MIME 6410/8410)
  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics (MIME 6450)
  • Conduction (MIME 6420/8420)
  • Electives
  • Turbomachinery (MIME 5510)
  • Math
  • Advanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

Solid Mechanics Program Example
  • Core
  • Adv. Dynamics (MIME 6200) or
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials (MIME/CIVE 5300)
  • Electives
  • Vehicle Dynamics (MIME 5210) or
  • CAD Finite Element Method (MIME 5280) or
  • Fracture Mechanics (MIME 6380/8380)
  • Math
  • Advanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

Manufacturing Program Example
  • Core
  • Design of Experiments (MIME 6720/8720)
  • Material Removal Processes (MIME 6980/8980)
  • Electives
  • Statistical Quality Control Mgmt (MIME 5020)
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MIME 5980)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (MIME 5060)
  • Advanced Sensors and Sensor Materials (MIME
  • Math
  • Advanced Eng. Math I (MIME 6000/8000)

  • University Main Library/ Engineering Library
  • Archival journals
  • Electronic journals
  • Engineering/Scientific/Medical databases (a fee
    might be assessed)
  • OhioLink -- online search and ordering of
    books/references from other Ohio universities

Graduate Students Handbook
  • Details of Graduate Programs
  • Admission requirements
  • Academic and non-academic policies
  • Degree requirements
  • Link

Student Support
  • Student Organizations
  • ASME, IIE, SAE, SWE, GSA, etc.
  • Student Services
  • Writing Center
  • Health Services
  • Counseling Center http//
  • International student services
  • http//
  • Can provide small loans

Other Sources of Information
  • MIME Web Page
  • Graduate student handbook
  • MIME Registration Tips
  • Online registration