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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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170 DODGE HALL (248) 370-2210

FAX: (248) 370-4416

Department Website: oakland.edu/secs/MEdept/


Chairperson: Zissimos P. Mourelatos

Professors emeriti: Robert Edgerton, Michael Y.Y. Hung, Gilbert L. Wedekind

Professors: Gary C. Barber, Bhushan, L. Bhatt, Randy Gu, Keyu Li, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Sayed Nassar, Lianxing Yang

Associate professors: Yin-Ping Chang, Laila Guessous, Ching L. Ko, Christopher Kobus, Michael A. Latcha, Qian Zou, Brian P. Sangeorzan, Lorenzo Smith, Xia Wang

Assistant professors: David Schall

Adjunct professors: Ismat Abu-Isa, Alex Alkidas, Dennis Corrigan, Yung-Li Lee, Sergey Golovashchenko, Turgay Bengisu


Advisory Board

The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board assists the department in enhancing its educational and research programs and ensuring their relevance to current and emerging technological needs. Board members are:

Ray Kuczera, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, GKN Driveline
Yung-Li Lee, Ph.D., Senior Specialist, Chrysler, LLC
Yucong Wang, Ph.D., Surface Engineering and Tribology Center, General Motors Powertrain
Casilda de Benito, Ph.D., Innovation, Chrysler Group LLC
David Lamb, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Scientist, TARDEC
Ren-Jye Yang, Ph.D., Senior Tech Leader, Optimization and Robustness, Ford
Rohit Paranjpe, Ph.D., Director, GM Powertrain




The Department of Mechanical Engineering carries out the mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science by offering undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering including various options. The department also offers a master’s program in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering. The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Programs & Cores

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E. 

Course Descriptions

The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty: Department of Mechanical Engineering . With instructor’s permission, students with major standing may register for certain graduate level courses. 

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes: sail.oakland.edu.

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