Fundamental Skills for Success

Undecided about which area of engineering to pursue? No problem. You’ll have a chance to explore them all. Every engineering student at Michigan Tech takes the same core courses, and many choose a major after two semesters on campus. You’ll get exposure to all the engineering fields before you need to choose a career path. While you’re at it, you’ll gain the fundamental skills for success using the First-Year Engineering Learning Center, working with classmates in team activities, and benefiting from discovery-based classes.


 

Individualize Your Degree

Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program offers a technical foundation, then allows you the flexibility to pursue professional interests in line with or even outside of engineering. Graduates with this degree span a wide range of careers, from roller coaster design to nanotechnology research on cancer treatments.

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Douglas Oppliger

Douglas Oppliger

Contact

906-487-2514
oppliger@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals

Mr. Oppliger's teaching interests include graphics, visualization, and computer aided design.  His research interests include educational methods.  His current research project is Development of the First Year Engineering Program. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Oppliger worked as a project engineer in the marine construction industry. Aside from his work at MTU, . . .

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Amber Kemppainen

Amber Kemppainen

MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2193
amber@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals

My teaching interests include spatial visualization and engineering communication. My research interests include environmental life cycle assessments and biobased fuels. I enjoy martial arts, boxing, writing and knitting.

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Gretchen Hein

Gretchen Hein

PhD, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-1968
glhein@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals

Dr. Hein's teaching interests include graphics, visualization, and computer aided design.  Her research interests include educational methods, and spatial visualization.  Her current research project is Development of the First Year Engineering Program.  She enjoys hiking, biking, farming, knitting, and weaving.

She is also the  Academic Advisor for Society of Women Engineers at Michigan Tech.