On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Dunwoody held an event at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology in Maple Grove to celebrate the launch of the College’s new Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering beginning Fall 2016. Attendees included the program Steering Committee members, prospective students, and industry leaders.
Building the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the ground up
Dunwoody strives to provide students with a valuable, hands-on education with the needs of industry in mind. With guidance from a Steering Committee made up of working engineering professionals and educators, the four-year bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering is no exception.
“Dunwoody’s Mechanical Engineering curriculum was built from the ground up by engineering professionals working in the industry,” Dean of Robotics and Manufacturing E.J. Daigle said, “They know exactly what they’re looking for when they hire engineers and they’ve tailored our new program to give students the skills they will need to be successful in the workforce.”
The following steering committee members were awarded at the Launch Event in recognition of their contributions to the program:
Bob Bach, Dunwoody alumnus and current Mechanical Engineering faculty member at St. Thomas University
Greg Barlow, Vice President of Human Relations at TKDA Engineering
Marcin Bauza, Director of New Technology and Innovation at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
John Callahan, Director of Engineering at Polaris
Brian Sheposh, Principle Engineer at Johnstech Engineering
Rusty Steitz, Engineering Group Manager at TKDA Engineering
Scott Tolson, Engineer Manager at General Mills
Charlie Wennen, Manufacturing Engineer/Business Unit Lead at Wilson Tool
Dunwoody provides Degrees of Difference
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a traditional four-year engineering degree but with an additional emphasis on hands-on experiences, including time in the College’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab that houses state-of-the-art technologies from companies like Carl Zeiss, Haas, MTS and Stratasys.
“This experience won’t be like a traditional university engineering program,” E.J. said, “instead of learning theory in a large lecture hall with hundreds of students, our cohort class size will be no larger than 24 students and about one third of our curriculum is focused on hands-on experimentation in the lab.”