Graduate Blog

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September 7, 2017

Langan is an award-winning ENR Top 500 Design Firm that offers integrated engineering and environmental services for both public and private sector clients at sites located throughout the United States and abroad.

Langan has outstanding Fall Cooperative Education and Internship opportunities available in our Geotechnical discipline. Please see flyer for more info.


September 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Taylor, Michigan.  This senior level position is responsible for administering all contracted municipal maintenance activities on state trunkline routes in Wayne County, outside the city of Detroit, and the state freeway system within the city of Detroit.

A possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering is required.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer

September 7, 2017

Registration Information

By the 10th Day of Classes, September 11, graduate students should be correctly registered for Fall 2017. It is important to check your registration before September 11 on Student Self Service to make sure your registration is correct. If necessary, make corrections by adding and dropping courses to your schedule before the 10th day of classes, September 11.  

In addition, the 10th day of classes, September 11, is the last day to do the following:

Drop courses to reduce your number of credit hours you are registered for to a lower tuition range and receive a refund between the two ranges Lower tuition range and receive a refund between the two ranges Add a semester course without permission Add a first half-session course Submit forms to Audit a semester course Submit form for In Absentia registration

Students should be registered appropriately no later than September 11 in order to avoid possible issues with:

Tuition/Fee assessment          Financial aid Loan deferment Health Insurance Academic Record/Graduation issues

Auditors: Auditors are listeners in classes and not class participants. Graduate College policy states that students should take the Auditor’s Permit form to the first class meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form indicating approval. These forms must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 11.  

In Absentia Registration: This registration option is for students studying or doing research at least 50 miles away from campus. In Absentia registration is not permitted for students enrolled in courses meeting on campus. Please review our policy on In Absentia Registration for additional information. This form must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 11.  

Please Note: Students attending courses should either be registered for credit or registered as Auditors by the 10th day of class.

September 7, 2017

AVENCORE will be participating to the Engineering Career Fair next week and are looking for Masters graduates and above for full-time positions.


AVENCORE is a fast-growing global consultancy with offices in France, Germany, China, and the US. We specialize in industrial competitiveness with a proven track record across many industries. Our clients value our ability to deliver results in line with their expectations, while generating momentum and changing the mindset across their organization. We are both strategic thinkers with deep knowledge in product and operational improvement, and doers who drive practical changes with clients, while keeping the big picture in mind.

Our projects target:

-            Product (re)development (Value Engineering / Value Analysis)

-            Manufacturing and Service Operations (OPEX)

-            Capital Investments (CAPEX)

-            Commodity Sourcing

AVENCORE provides services to clients across the globe and has offices in the United States, France, Germany, and China.



you will have the opportunity to work on strategic, high-stakes projects driving significant improvements with our clients, our projects range from competitiveness improvement to transformation to functional turnaround, you will be exposed to many different industries, you will be interacting with high-level stakeholders and executives of prestigious large- and mid-size companies right from the beginning, you will be part of a team of high-profile, highly educated and seasoned consultants who will take every step to help you succeed.

As a young professional, you will work as part of a team at the appropriate seniority level at international clients. You will challenge their experts to achieve outstanding, tangible results, in line with the goals set by the C-level management of our clients. You will quickly master our methodologies and techniques, and become ready for higher levels of contribution and the next steps of your career.


Graduate degree in Engineering. Beyond technical aspects, you also have a demonstrated interest in economics. Strong technical skills, as well as an ability to understand complex systems quickly. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Previous professional experience gained through internships or full-time positions. Willingness to travel across North America and internationally. Authorized to work in the United States.


Apply online ( or contact Mr. André Kamp, recruitment manager (

For more information, please visit and stop by our booth at the Career Fair.


September 6, 2017

PhD Final Defense - Mojtaba Ziyadi

Uncertainty Quantification for Pavement Life-Cycle Stages

Advisor: Professor Imad Al-Qadi

Date: Thursday, September 14, 1:00-3:00 PM

Location: Quade Lounge- Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory