Frequently Asked Questions
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Courses & Credits
- Introductory Design-Build-Test Course: ENGR 100 (design-based sections only), ENGR 255, ME 250 or 350, UC 280 (design-based sections only), etc.
- Connections Course: any course at the university that meets the following requirements: 3 credits, on campus, taken for a grade, not required for your major
- Multi-Term Project Course: ENGR 355/455, AERO 390/490, ME 390/490, etc.
- Mentorship/Leadership Course: ENGR 456 (all students in the minor must take ENGR 456.
- ENGR 100 (DBT sections only)
- AEROSP 205
- AEROSP 280
- EECS 183
- MECHENG 250, 350
- BME 350
- ARTDES 120
- ARTDES 130
|Project Team||Student’s Major||Connections Course|
|M-Fly Team||Aerospace Engineering||ENTR 599.018 Interpersonal Skills: Leveling up to Leadership|
|Stryker Diagnostic Team||Art & Design||IOE 548: Integrated Product Development|
|Solar Car Team||Chemical Engineering||MO 302: Positively Leading People & Organizations|
|Woven Wind Team||Electrical Engineering||UP 357: Architecture, Sustainability and the City|
|Pillar Project Team||Computer Science Engineering||SI 422: Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation|
|General Motors Project Team||Business Administration||ES 395: Entrepreneurial Management|
For each project you applied for, the Sponsors and Faculty receive a packet with your resume, personal qualifications/interest statement, and a link to your online video interview if you completed one for their team (optional)
Sponsors/Faculty do NOT know how you ranked their project. We keep your rankings confidential!
Beginning October 29, we will run the matching algorithm.
The matching algorithm fills each available position in a stepwise manner by matching students’ project preferences with the faculty and sponsor rankings (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. ). This algorithm ensures that any offer you receive is the best possible match that you can make given the matching algorithm (the algorithm is a variant of the Roth-Shapley matching that is used for Medical School residency matching and is designed to maximize satisfaction across all parties)
Factors considered in matching students to teams:
- Your individual list of ranked projects
- The Faculty/Sponsors' ranks of applicants for their positions
- The preferences of all other students who were ranked above you by the Sponsor
- Create a well-written Resume. Visit the ECRC for resume advice!
- Read about the projects online before you attend Project Preview Night or the Project Opportunity Fair (you do not need to attend both).
- Attend Project Preview Night or the Project Opportunity fair, speak with the Sponsors and show your enthusiasm for the projects you are interested in. Bring copies of your resume to leave with each sponsor. You do not need to dress up! Casual attire is expected. If you are unable to attend the recruitment events to meet the sponsors & faculty in person, you are highly encouraged to complete the online video interview for each project you apply to.
- Complete the online application, be careful and check that your responses are spelled correctly and written well. http://mdp.engin.umich.edu/samplestatement. Selecting more project areas on each project will increase your visibility to the faculty or sponsor. Select all for which you have proficiency or interest
- Optional: You can record a brief video (using a phone/app or laptop camera) to introduce yourself and state why you are interested in joining the project team. This is highly recommended, particularly if you are unable to attend the Project Preview Night or Project Opportunity fair. Video Information: http://mdp.engin.umich.edu/2017-video-interview-information-links
Student offers will be sent out between October 31st and December 7th. It is not possible for every student who applies to receive an offer to join a team: the projects are competitive. If a student declines an offer, then the next student on the waitlist is selected.