- Miami University

consider paper:
paper science & engineering…
Is a challenging academic program
Has a positive impact on society
Opens doors to many different career options
paper is highly engineered.
for the math
and science lovers.
Skilled engineers are required to manage the manufacturing
processes, solve the technical problems, and design paper
The PSE curriculum integrates the disciplines of engineering,
chemistry, mathematics, and physics to develop the problem
solving skills of the paper industry professional
it adds up…
A well-recognized
and accredited
engineering degree
An industry-supported
niche program, well
known and respected in
a major global industry
Miami’s brand of
leadership and liberal
arts education
= a great career
Small class sizes provide excellent student to faculty ratio
Student-led tutoring program available to help with
difficult courses
A teaching focus with outgoing and energetic faculty
helps you learn and succeed
Undergraduate research opportunities available
you’re an individual,
not a number.
Classroom lessons applied in hands-on labs and
experiments, including pilot paper machine
Research programs where students have the
opportunity to work directly with faculty on
research projects
Opportunities for highly paid co-op
assignments and internships where the
students demonstrate the skills learned, and
experience the type of work environment they
will find upon graduation
you get hands-on learning
Miami’s program offers a high tech learning environment in the new
Engineering building and laboratories, completed in 2008
Newly rebuilt papermachine system includes touch screen control panel
programmed by students
you get a high tech learning
designed to help you succeed
after college.
A dedicated PSE Foundation supports students with merit-based
scholarships, relieving some of the tuition burden
Gain global perspective through study or co-op abroad programs via
partnerships with the Helsinki University of Technology and South
China University of Technology; or study at Miami’s own European
Luxembourg campus
The Miami PSE program provides the rigor and training that leads to
success in a broad array of fields
you become part of a
responsible, sustainable,
and green industry.
The forestry, paper and packaging industry is rated
as the most sustainable industry
The industry actively manages forestlands,
renewing its raw material by planting 4-million
trees each day on privately owned land
These actively-managed plantations provide 91%
of the trees harvested each year
The industry leads the way in recycling,
recovering over 65% of the paper produced in the
US for re-use
Environmental stewardship through the
reclamation of wastewater, and through use of
biomass as an energy source, is a hallmark of the
paper industry
you become part of a
significant industry.
The paper industry is the 10th largest US industry, as
measured by investment and research dollars
More than 1,000,000 people are employed by the paper
industry in the US
The paper industry accounts for 6% of the US Gross National
Sales of paper products in the US exceeds $200 billion
dollars each year
you get a degree which provides
career flexibility.
Where are the recent PSE graduates?
3 are in graduate school
Cornell, Georgia Tech, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
23 work within the paper industry
5 in Sales & Marketing positions
13 as Manufacturing Engineers
3 as Environmental Engineers
2 as Research & Development Engineers
With companies like Domtar, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific,
Nalco, Procter & Gamble, Sonoco, Verso, Voith, Ashland Chemical,
and Kadant Black Clawson
6 are employed in other industries
Rubber, Viniculture, Education, Marketing Research, Military,
Pulp or paper mill
Recent Miami graduates
Recent Miami PSE graduates live across the United States in cities large and small
Recent Miami PSE graduates live across the United States in cities large and small
where can you live?
what are your employment opportunities
in the paper industry?
The paper industry in the US is expected to have an employment growth of
approximately 3,000 technical and engineering positions per year
Industry demographics strongly suggest accelerated professional advancement for
worthy candidates
Average starting salary for Miami Paper Science and Engineering graduates has
been over $64,000 since 2009, the highest for Miami graduates of any academic
discipline; 2012-13 graduates averaged $67,000
Miami Paper Science and Engineering graduates seeking employment have
experienced a 100% employment rate, even in difficult economic times
Why consider Miami’s Paper Science Curriculum?
You get a well-recognized and accredited engineering degree
with Miami’s brand of leadership and liberal arts education
You get career opportunities in an industry which needs to fill
approximately 10 technical and engineering positions for every
paper engineering graduate
You get the opportunity to live and work in the size of
community that you desire
the bottom line.
Affiliation: Public university of Ohio
Philosophy: A residential university focused on undergraduates
Established: 1809; named for the Miami Indian Tribe
Locations: Main campus in Oxford, w/regional campuses in the area
Enrollment: 14,936 undergraduates, about 16,000 in all programs
Diversity: Multicultural students are 11.6% of undergraduates
Degree Programs: over 100 different bachelor's degrees and over 50
master's degrees; also a number of doctoral degrees
Calendar: fall semester runs late August through mid December; J-Term
(new) runs during January; spring semester from late January through
mid May; summer terms available
Cost: 2013–2014 tuition, fees, room, and board for Ohio residents is
$24,646 or $40,436 for non-Ohio residents
A Premier National University...
• In the 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges, U.S.News &
World Report ranks Miami 3rd among the nation's top
universities for its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
• Miami University ranks 1st among Ohio's public universities for
best salary potential after graduation and ranks 34th among
public universities nationwide. (2011)
• The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 includes Miami in its list of
the nation's "best and most interesting institutions."
• Miami is identified as one of the nation's 25 best large public
universities, based on assessments by top high school
guidance counselors. (2010)
Once again, Miami University has been identified as a best value in
Kiplinger's annual list of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges"
(2012). Miami has appeared as a top 100 value every year since the
first list was published in 1998.
Miami is recognized as the best public university in Ohio and ranks
5th in the "Best of the Midwest" list. (2011)
Miami University has been named to the 2012 edition of Princeton
Review's The Best 376 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of
America's 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the
U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship
college guide.
Miami University ranked 13th in the Washington Monthly's 2011
national university college rankings for social mobility—recruiting and
graduating low-income students. Miami has ranked in the top 20 for
the second year in a row.
The value of upperclass scholarships is dependent upon cumulative GPA.
These values are reviewed each semester and are subject to adjustment.
The GPA requirements and values for the spring 2014 semester are:
Cumulative GPA
Per Semester
3.00 or better
3.00 – 3.499
Cum Laude
3.500 – 4.000
Mechanical/PSE Minor
3.00 or better

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