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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

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Student Resources

The following provide resources for all Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science students.

Computer Technology Office
Request SECS Account
Reset/Set SECS Password

The Computer Technology Office (CTO) provides technical support for the computing resources in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.  The University as a whole offers a wide variety of technological services to students and faculty. The CTO offers an additional set of services in an effort to meet the diverse and specific needs of engineering students and faculty.  Explore the Technology resources tab to see what is available.

Account Creation and Management
In order to access these services you must first have or  request a SECS account. Once your account is created your username  will be the part of your university email address before the '@' symbol. Your password is independent of your other university passwords. If you are having difficulty logging in, consider Resetting Your Password.
Help Desk Contact Information
Phone Number: (248) 370-2216
Engineering Center Room 354
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed from 12pm to 1pm for lunch)

Walk-ins are welcome.

Questions and work requests can be submitted at:
Submitting A Ticket
To submit a ticket to the CTO Help-desk e-mail to This will let us know that you would like a ticket created and we will add you into the queue. This will in turn send you a ticket allowing you to view its status. The tickets will be handled based on the order received and priority level. The priority level is set by the System Administrator based on a variety of factors one of which is number of individuals impacted by the ticket being completed. The tickets priority may be changed if a similar request by another party is submitted.

Important note: The educational needs of SECS students  always comes first.
Viewing A Ticket
When a ticket is created an e-mail is sent to the individual. In the e-mail you receive there will be a link taking you to the login page of our Ticket Management System. To login, use your NetID (your NetID is the same as logging into your OU email).
Technology Resources

* VMs are only being approved on a case-by-case basis. Requests should include a description of the of nature of the work being performed and the associated course number. 

Software Distribution
  • Visual Studio Community (Scroll to the bottom for older versions if desired.)
  • Microsoft Office
  • The SECS Solidworks license allows us to provide Student Access on your personal computer for one year.  Visit our office in EC354 to procure the installation procedure.
  • Connect to SECS VPN (to allow at home access to servers) - PDF / Video / Html
  • Connect to SECS VPN for Windows 10 - PDFVideo / HTML
  • Connect to SECS Linux Servers with MobaXterm - PDF / Video / HTML
  • Connecting to SECS Linux Servers With Nomachine - PDF / HTML
  • Connect to a SECS Linux Server from a Mac or Linux PC - PDF HTML
  • Sharing Directories on your SECS Network Drive - PDF / HTML
  • 24/7 General Computer Lab EC560 - PDF / HTML
Student Organizations

The student organizations listed below are affiliated with the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Most are local student chapters of national organizations. Others are local groups that share a common interest or purpose.

Aerial Systems Club (OU FIRST)

Aerial Systems Club (OU FIRST)
The goal of the Aerial Systems Club is to build autonomous Aerial Robots which can fly with very less human intervention.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Join ASME's on-campus activities to build your skills, attend special events to network with professional engineers, and access hundreds of valuable resources to jumpstart your career.
American Society of Safety Engineers

American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE is a global organization that works to advance the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge and skills of Safety Health & Environmental professionals, and is committed to protecting people, property, and environment. The ASSE OU Student Section is here to help current students network with professionals in various areas of the Health and Safety field. We believe in community outreach, and preparing ourselves to enter the workforce, as fully capable and well rounded safety engineers.

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

Association for Cybernetics Research (ACR)
Association of Graduate Students (AGS)
Eta Kappa Nu - National Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
EMBS provides an informal gathering place for meeting students with similar interests, tips and leads on the current job market, contacts for internships and lab positions, and reports back from the latest conferences and presentations questions about and experiences from OU Engineering Biology courses.
Engineering Intelligent Solutions (EIS)
Engineering Intelligent Solutions (EIS)
This is an evolving organization working towards fun in science, educational sharing and working opportunities. Students are empowered through science activities and speakers during the semester to the organization that assists in professional leadership, skill development & growth to Oakland University Students & Faculty by creating research, training & identifying working project opportunities to academia and bridging the gap between academia and the professional world.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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IEEE is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation related to electricity.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
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Provide learning and scholarship opportunities to engineering students. Connect industrial engineering students to business professionals.
International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
The Association strives to advance the day when HYDROGEN ENERGY will become the principal means by which the world will achieve its long-sought goal of Abundant Clean Energy for Mankind. Toward this end, the Association stimulates the exchange of information in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition, the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and clean energy system.
National Society of Black Engineers
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We strive to increase awareness of and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based majors among minorities.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Oakland Robotics Association (ORA)
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The Oakland Robotics Association (ORA) is an engineering organization dedicated to developing intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. ORA integrates principles from all disciplines of engineering in the development of our robots, and provide valuable hands-on design and building experience to our members that cannot be learned in the classroom.
Society of Automotive Engineers - Grizzlies Racing (SAE)
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The Formula SAE team at Oakland University designs, builds, and tests a formula racecar annually. SAE is an internationally recognized organization. SAE at OU competes locally and also with other Universities across the globe. Gain engineering experience outside the classroom by joining SAE. All majors are welcome to join and no experience is required.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME is an engineering society that provides scholarships, networking opportunities, and manufacturing tours of the companies you want to work for.
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
In a variety of ways, STLE brings together managers, engineers, scientists, technicians and craftspeople to learn and share "best practices" associated with the design and operation of modern machinery and equipment. You don't have to be a tribologist to join STLE, The Society offers dollars-and-cents benefits to anyone involved with tribology and lubrication issues, especially as they apply to industrial production.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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"Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
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Tau Beta Pi is the largest engineering honor society in existence. It is a culmination of top students from all engineering disciplines. Though the eligibility requirements make membership into the society selective, if invited, it is well worth your time to join. We are a great group and we're always looking to add new faces. Please see the rest of our page to learn what we're all about!
Theta Tau - Professional Engineering Fraternity
Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers. The purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship.
Oakland University, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016 Fall Semester -2017 Winter Semester Fundamentals of Metal Forming – ME495 course, 2 credits/ semester (total 4 credits).

Sponsored Course

Instructor: Associate Professor Sergey F. Golovashchenko, PhD.


Days/Time of the class: Friday 2:45-5:00p.m.

Location: Dodge Hall Room 237

Office hours in EC318: Friday 2- 3:00p.m.

Course description:

The main emphasis in this course will be on sheet metal forming processes focusing on: learning sheet metal stamping operations and understanding their capabilities and limitations, learning die design, fundamentals of sheet metal formability, Argus and Aramis techniques of measuring strains, learning very basics of theory of sheet metal forming to be able to understanding the results of numerical simulation, learning basics of sheet metal stamping equipment (including servopresses).  Topics include: introduction to plasticity, testing sheet metal properties, understanding of blanking, piercing, trimming, drawing, flanging, hemming, sheet and tube hydroforming, and hot forming processes. Significant amount of time will be dedicated to construction of stamping dies and discussion of presses capabilities, especially new servopresses. 

Learning outcomes: students will be able to use analytical and experimental methods characterizing material behavior in metal forming processes, understand limitations of sheet metal stamping operations, understand fundamentals of stamping die design and sheet metal stamping equipment.

The course is sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Depending on the performance in the class, and additional criteria you may qualify to be reimbursed for the class and an internship.