Michele Miller
Dr. Michele Miller
Professor, Michigan Technological University
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  • Lauren, Zeeland, MI

    Added Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree in December of 2007. In school I had great internship experiences and at graduation I had 2 job offers. But right before I could accept one, my husband's job changed and we moved to Michigan. In Michigan in 2008, there just weren't jobs. Shortly after, we had our first child who was born with special needs and I knew I needed to be home with him. Fast forward eight years and two more kids and I'm itching to get out of the house and put my brain ...
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:42 PM
    That's a great question, and honestly I don't know the answer.  I doubt your degree is useless but it probably needs updating.  I would talk with someone at Grand Valley.  You might consider taking a couple courses there.  In addition to learning new ...
  • Jaime, Denver

    Added Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Is it possible to pursue a Master in Mechanical Engineering after getting a Bachelor's in Computer Science?? If its not possible what will make it possible??
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM
    Hi, Jaime.  It is possible but you will probably have to take several undergrad Mechanical Engineering (ME) courses in addition to the masters coursework.  The number of courses will depend on the grad school that you go to.  If you're still working on ...
  • Rachel

    Added Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Hello, I just finished my first semester at college as a chemical engineering major but lately i am been putting a lot of thought about whether or not I want to stay in chem-e, or if I want to switch to Mechanical Engineering. Or, if I want to stay in Chemical but get a Mech-E minor. I was very undecided about which discipline to pick when applying to college and at Rowan, you can't just apply as engineering undecided. You have to pick a concentration when you apply. I loved chemistry ...
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM
    Rachel,
    
    This is a great question.  There is probably no simple answer.  I love hearing about students that like to tinker and make things.  It is a great skill that will serve you well.  An interest in both mechanical and chemical is a great ...
  • Abhas, Louisiana tech University Ruston, LA

    Added Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    I started off my freshman year as a Mechanical Engineer student. Now i am in Sophomore year and i am having a big confusion whether the major i selected was right or not? I am having big second thoughts whether the major i selected is right for me or not. Right now i am having a interest in Chemical and Environmental engineering and must admit that i am good in chemistry and have good understanding and enthusiasm in working for environment. Could you please help me clear my doubts. Can you ...
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5:51 AM
    Since I'm a mechanical engineer, it would be great if you stayed with mechanical. On the other hand, it sounds like you need to explore environmental engineering and chemical engineering to see if you would like one of those better.  I don't know much ...
  • Lindsey, Waynesville NC asked Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University

    Added Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    i'm doing a project at scool and i wanted to know what ocean engineers do exactly and what are they.
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    I don't know much about Ocean Engineering. I do know that several universities offer a major in it and that the coursework has some overlap with mechanical engineering. Florida Atlantic University's website has a nice description: ...

  • Jackie, Florida asked Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    I have a BS in accounting & a MS in finance from CMU. I currently taking the undergrad math/science sequence at a local college and have a 4.0 gpa. I love math and would like to get a degree in mechanical engineering. But it appears that many of the top engineering programs frown on accepting students for a 2nd bachelor's degree. Is it possible to get a MS in engineering without an undergrad engineering/physics degree? If not any advice on getting accepted into a good undergrad engineering ...
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    Jackie, That's great that you are interested in mechanical engineering. I'm surprised to hear that some schools have discouraged you from pursuing a 2nd bachelor's. I would check with other schools. I know that my school would welcome you! It is ...
  • Kelly, Connecticut asked Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    OK - Every time I make this statement, the response I usually get from people is that they laugh! My family and I have taken several cruises and I absolutely love it. I am amazed at the ship, the design from bow to stern I love everything about it. I am interested in working on building or designing parts of the cruise ship in some way shape or form, but don't know what type of engineering that would fall under and more importantly what colleges would offer those types of studies. Can you ...
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:32 AM
    I don't have a complete answer, but here are some thoughts. You might want to look into an Ocean Engineering or Marine Engineering programs. These types of programs would include ship design. MIT has an undergraduate program in Mechanical and Ocean ...