Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

Related Courses

 

ACCOUNTING

 
ACC 501. Principles of Financial Accounting (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in ACC 471, ACC 502, ACC 503

This course introduces the basic concepts and methods used in corporate financial statements for the information of investors and other interested external parties. Readings, problems and cases are used. Major topics included are: The Basic Accrual Model, Analysis of Transactions, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement Construction and Analysis. The course also emphasizes analysis of cases and actual financial reports and concerns the applications of the basic concepts and methods of financial accounting to issues such as long-term assets, inventory, sales, receivables, debt securities, corporate ownership, international operations, and analysis of financial statements.

ACC 551. Principles of Managerial Accounting

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in ACC 552

This course deals with decision-making in organizations, where the decisions involve the generation, analysis, or use of financial information. The major topics in this course include the use of accounting in making alternative choice decisions, the development and use of product cost information, and the use of accounting information for managerial planning and control. Throughout the course, a managerial viewpoint is stressed. Cases are used.


AUTOMOTIVE

 
AUTO 501. Integrated Vehicle Systems Design (F16-On-Campus Only, SS16, F17, SS18, F19)

Curriculum Area: Systems Integration
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor

This course is intended to examine the process by which a first layout is developed for a new vehicle platform. The course will focus on the layout of the major space-defining vehicle subsystems required to arrive at a preliminary vehicle package drawing. The process followed will be based on systems engineering: requirements-to-design concepts -to- performance prediction -to- comparison to requirements-to-iteration.

AUTO 503. Automotive Engineering Project (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer)

Curriculum Area: Project
3 credits | Prerequisites: AUTO 501

As an essential component of the Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, students are required to participate in a sponsored project in AUTO 503 automotive engineering or MFG 503 Manufacturing Engineering. The student's specialty usually defined project identification. The intent of this project course is to provide students with a capstone project experience where they can apply the knowledge and skills acquired to relevant automotive engineering problems. Each project must have a clearly defined problem or need and a solution methodology. The project must provide value-add to the sponsor.

AUTO 533 (MECHENG 433). Advanced Energy Solutions (Fall, Winter)

Curriculum Area: Advanceed Powertrains or Electrification
Also offered via distance learning in Fall semesters
3 credits | Prerequisite: MECHENG 235

Introduction to the challenges of power generation for a global society using the thermodynamics to understand basic principles and technology limitations. Covers current and future demands for energy; methods of power generation including fossil fuel, solar, wind and nuclear; associated detrimental by-products; and advanced strategies to improve power densities, efficiencies and emissions.

AUTO 563. Dynamics and Controls of Automatic Transmissions (Winter Odd Years)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Powertrains or Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisite: Graduate student or permission of instructor

Automatic transmission is a key element of automotive vehicles for improved driving comfort. This course will introduce the mechanisms, design and control of modern transmission systems. The emphasis will be on the dynamic analysis, and the application of modern control theories for the overall control design, analysis and synthesis problems.


Business Education

 
BE 501. Applied Microeconomics (Fall, Spring/Summer)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisite: No credits in BE 502, BE 503

This course provides students with the foundations of microeconomic analysis. The primary objective is to develop the abilities of students to apply fundamental microeconomic concepts to a wide range of managerial decisions, as well as public policy issues. Foundation topics include: costs and supply behavior of the firm; consumer behavior and market demand; market forces, price formation and resource allocation; international trade and trade restrictions; and, market power and price-setting behavior. Students will also be introduced to more advanced aspects of microeconomic analysis. Advanced topics include; decision-making with risk and imperfect information; and, complex pricing strategies.


Civil and Environmental Engineering

 
CEE 567. Energy Infrastructure Systems (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Powertrains
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits

The course addresses the technologies and economics of electric power generation, transmission and distribution. Centralized versus distributed generation, and fossil fuels versus renewable resources, are considered in regard to engineering, market and regulatory principles. Students develop an understanding of the energy challenges confronting society and investigate technologies that seek to address future needs.


Chemical Engineering Courses

 
CHE 696. Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors (F16, SS17, F18, SS19)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Powertrains or Electrification
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits

Learn about the major fuel cell types. Understand where fuel cells may appropriately be used and their limitations. Gain insight into scientific and engineering fundamentals of fuel cell and fuel processor technology. Consider the major technical challenges facing fuel cell technology. Gain background in catalytic fuel processing methods. Have access to relevant fuel cell and fuel processing literature.


Design Science

 
DESCI 501. Analytical Product Design (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core
3 credits

Design of artifacts is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes engineering, art, psychology, marketing, economics, and other disciplines. Using a decision-making framework, emphasis is placed on quantitative methods, building mathematical models, and accounting for interdisciplinary interactions. Students work in team design projects from concept generation to prototyping and design verification. Usually offered in the Fall Term.


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 
EECS 414. Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicles Systems and Design
4 credits | Prerequisites: Math 215, Math 216, Physics 240 or graduate standing

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), devices, and technologies. Micromachining and microfabricating techniques, including planar thin-film processing, silicon etching, wafer bonding photolithography, deposition, and etching. Transduction mechanisms and modeling in different energy domains. Analysis of micro-machined capacitive, piezoresistive, and thermal sensors, actuators and applications. Computer-aided design for MEMS layout, fabrication and analysis.

EECS 514. Advanced Micro Electro Systems Devices and Technologies (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicles Systems and Design
4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 414

Advanced Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices and technologies. Transduction techniques, including piezoelectric, electrothermal, and resonant techniques. Chemical biological sensors, microfluidic and biomedical devices. Micromachining technologies such as laser machining and microdrilling. EDM, materials such as SiC and diamond. Sensor and actuator analysis and design through CAD.

EECS 515. Integrated Microsystems

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicles Systems and Design
4 credits | Prerequisite: EECS 414

Review of interface electronics for sense and drive and their influence on device performance, interface standards, MEMS and circuit noise sources, packaging and assembly techniques, testing and calibration approaches, and communication in integrated microsystems. Applications, including RF MEMS, optical MEMS, bioMEMS, and microfluidics. Design project using CAD and report preparation.

EECS 455. Digital Communication Signals and Systems (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Intelligent Vehicles Systems and Design
4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 216 and EECS 401 or graduate standing

Digital transmission techniques in data communications, with application to computer and space communications; design and detection of digital signals for low error rate; forward and feedback transmission techniques; matched filters; modems, block and convolutional coding; Viterbi decoding. Discussion on Discrete-time LTI systems, Discrete-time Fourier Transforms (DTFT) along with homework problems.

EECS 569 (MFG 564). Production Systems Engineering (Winter even years)

Curriculum Areas: Engineering Core or Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Production Systems Engneering (PSE) investigates fundamental laws that govern production systems and utilizes them for analysis, design, and continuous improvement.  The topics covered include quantitative methods fr analysis and design, imrpovability, measurement-based management, and the PSE Toolbox.  The skills acqured will make students marketable as engineering managers of manufacturing organizations.


Engineering Division

 
ENGR 410. Patents Fundamental for Engineers

Curriculum Areas: Business Integration
4 credits | Prerequisites: None

This course covers the fundaments of patents as intellectual property and is geared for undergraduate and graduate students whether in Engineering or any other field. Note that since students will be working in groups, it is not necessary that every student have a ready-to-patent idea. In addition, the course will cover the new America Invents Act – the first major overhaul of the U.S. patent system in 60 years.

ENGR 520. Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Scientists & Engineers

Curriculum Areas: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing

This course provides students with a perspective in looking to form or join startup companies and those that are looking to create corporate value via industrial research. The students are taught the entrepreneurial business development screening tools necessary to translate opportunities into businesses with focus on: strategy, finance, and market positioning.

ENGR 521. Clean Tech Entrepreneurship

Curriculum Areas: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: ENGR 520, Senior or Graduate Standing

This course teaches the students how to screen venture opportunities in various cleantech domains. Venture assessments are approached through strategic, financial and market screens, and consider the impact of policy and regulatory constraints on the business opportunity. A midterm, final project, and six homework assignments are required.


Entrepreneurial Studies

 
ES 512. Business Basics for Graduate Engineers (Winter)

Curriculum Areas: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: 

Business Basics for Graduate Engineers is an overview of business management seen through the lens of new product development.  Students will learn and practice business skills required to make a product or service idea real in the form of a tangible, marketable product and how to build an organization that can produce and distribute it.  Business Basics for Graduate Engineers covers: Motivation and social purpose of business entrepreneurship, Basic economics, economic value, supply and demand, benefit/cost analysis, Product and process development activities and management, People resource management, Accounting and financial resource management, Market studies and go-to-market management.


Energy Systems Engineering

 
ESENG 505 (MECHENG 571). Energy Generation and Storage using Modern Materials (SS16, F17, SS18, F19)

Curriculum Areas: Advanced Powertrains or Chassis and Advanced Materials
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 382 and MECHENG 335 or equivalents

Energy and power densities previously unattainable in environmentally-friendly energy technologies have been achieved through use of novel materials. Insertion of new materials into power supplies has changed the landscape of options. Design strategies for power systems are described, in the context of growing global demand for power and energy.


Finance

 
FIN 551. Financial Management and Policy (Fall, Winter)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: (ACC 501 and OMS 50) and no credit in FIN 503, FIN 513, FIN 553, FIN 553

This course is primarily devoted to the principles of financial valuation. We will first discuss the concept of present value in extensive detail, and then apply the principles of valuation to value (a) real projects (or what is commonly referred to as capital budgeting) and (b) financial securities (stocks and bonds) under certainty. Since financial decision-making virtually always involves risk & uncertainty, we will then introduce the concept of risk, and the relation between risk & return. We will integrate our knowledge of cash flows with our understanding of risk to modify capital budgeting techniques in the presence of risk & uncertainty. The course concludes with an introductory treatment of the effects of financing on capital budgeting decisions.


Industrial and Operations Engineering

 
IOE 440 (MFG 440). Operations Analysis and Management (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
(If taking MFG 605, cannot take IOE 440)
3 credits, | Prerequisites: (IOE 310 and 316) or Graduate Standing and no credit in TO 605

Principles and models for analyzing, engineering, and managing manufacturing and service operations as well as supply chains. Emphasis on capacity management; queuing models of operational dynamics (including cycle time, work-in-progress, inventory, throughput, and variability); operational flexibility; the math and physics of lean enterprises.

IOE 452 (MFG 455). Corporate Finance (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 201 and IOE 310 and IOE 366

The goal of this course is to introduce a basic understanding of financial management. The course develops fundamental models of valuation and investment from first principles and applies them to problems of corporate and individual decision making. The topics of discussion will include the net present valuation, optimal portfolio selection, risk and investment analysis, issuing securities, capital structure with debt financing, and real options.

IOE 461 (MFG 461). Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis (Fall)

ISD Instructor: Pat Hammett

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core
Also offered via distance learning
Since the following courses are similar, a student may only take one of the following courses: * MFG 461/IOE 461
* MFG 466/IOE 466
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 366

This course provides students with the analytical and management tools necessary to solve manufacturing quality problems and implement effective quality systems. Topics include voice of the customer analysis, the Six Sigma problem solving methodology, process capability analysis, measurement system analysis, design of experiments, statistical process control, failure made and effects analysis, quality function development, and reliability.

IOE 533 (MFG 535). Human Motor Behavior and Engineering Systems I (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 333 and IOE 366

This course is designed to provide a basic perspective of the major processes of human motor behavior. Emphasis will be placed on understanding motor control and man-(machine)-environment interaction. Information processing will be presented and linked to motor behavior. Application of theories to the design of the workplace, controls and tools will be underlined and illustrated by substantial examples.

IOE 543 (MFG 543). Scheduling (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 316 or IOE 310

The problem of scheduling several tasks over time, including the topics of measures of performance, single-machine sequencing, flow shop scheduling, the job shop problem, and priority dispatching. Integer programming, dynamic programming, and heuristic approaches to various problems are presented.

IOE 547 (MFG 547). Supply Chain Facilities (Winter Even Years)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 265 and IOE 310

In the study of facilities, the primary concern is to learn: basic functions, terminology, and the key operations performed at the facility, including the associated hardware/equipment and containers/unit loads.  Operations modeling (including analytical models to predict or improve operational efficiency), and to understand key performance metrics appropriate for the facility.  Design criteria and optimization-oriented models for the facility.  Each facility will be covered in a 1-3 week timeframe (that is, 2 to 6 lectures).  The format of the course will be primarily lectures.


Integrative Systems + Design

 
ISD 599 System Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design (Winter)

Curriculum Areas: Engineering Core or Business Integration

Also offered via Distance Learning (on campus only in W17)

3 Credits

This course focuses on lean systems engineering from systems architecting through systems embodiment.  The class will be formed into product development teams of between 4-7 students to design a human powered enclosed vehicle.  On these teams, studetns will be assigned to key roles such as Body and Structure, Interior and Climate Control, Chassis and Power Transfer, and Product Integration.

The teams will develop the product architecture and design proposal through key milestones during the semester.  The class lectures will discuss the philosophy and methods for optimizing products as well as guide students through the use of lean system engineering tools leading to the ever more detailed design solutions each product team will propose, refine and evalute against the requirements by the end of the semester.  Each student will submit an Evidence Book of the work they have done periodically during the semester as homework.  Each team will jointly prepare a mid-term project status review and present their project to the class at end of the semester.

 

ISD 599 Development & Verification of System Design Requirements (Fall)

(section 002 on-campus, section 881 on-line)

Curriculum Areas: Business Integration
Also offered via Distance Learning
3 Credits

Deveopment & Verification of System Design Requirements discusses logical and quantitative techniques for classifying stakeholders, eliciting their objectives, translating those objectives into requirements, and verifying compliance with those requirements.

ISD 599. Software Systems Engineering

Curriculum Areas: Intelligent Vehicle System and Design

Also offered via Distance Learning
3 credits

Pragmatic aspects of the production of software systems, dealing with structuring principles, design methodologies and informal analysis.  Emphasis is given to development of large, complex software systems.

ISD 599. Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems (Winter)

(section 003 on-campus, section 883 on-line).

Curriculum Areas: Engineering Core
Also offered via Distance Learning
3 credits

This course is an introduction to the design of road vehicles through modeling and system analysis.  The course is designed to provide basic introduction to various vehicle subsystems and their functional performance characteristics.  Domain specific modeling and analysis methods will be discussed and applied.  The scope of this course will be limited to modeling and analysis of the basic phenomena related to longitudinal motion, propulsion systems and lateral motion.

ISD 520. Introductions to Systems Engineering - Objectives, Principles and Practices (Fall, Spring/Summer, Winter)

Curriculum Areas: Systems Integration
Also offered via Distance Learning
3 credits

This course is intended to introduce the student to the systems engineering process used to create multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems which have multiple, often conflicting objectives. The course will provide an overview of systems engineering in the context of large developmental programs, with examples taken from a wide range of application areas, including civil engineering and transportation systems, space and missile systems, ship systems and land vehicle development. By focusing on the objectives, principles and practices of systems engineering, the course will enable the student to better understand the functions, capabilities and limitations of systems engineering. The course will be of value to all who will participate in major engineering efforts in the commercial, civil or defense communities.


Materials Science and Engineering

 
MATSCIE 514 (MFG 514) (MacroSE 514). Composite Materials (Winter)

Curriculum Areas: Chassis and Advanced Materials
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MATSCIE 350

Behavior, processing, and design of composite materials, especially fiber composites. Emphasis is on the basic chemical and physical processes currently employed and expected to guide the future development of the technology.


Mechanical Engineering

 
MECHENG 438. Internal Combustion Engines (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Powertrains
Also offered via Distance Learning (Fall Odd Years)
4 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 235, MECHENG 336 advised

Analytical approach to the engineering problem and performance analysis of internal combustion engines. Study of thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction, and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions. Design and operating characteristics of different types of engines. Computer assignments. Engine laboratories.

MECHENG 440. Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
4 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 240

Newton/Euler and Lagrangian formulations for three-dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies. Linear free and forced responses of one and two degree of freedom systems and simple continuous systems. Applications to engineering systems involving vibration isolation, rotating imbalance and vibration absorption.

MECHENG 452 (MFG 452). Design for Manufacturability (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350

Conceptual design. Design for economical production, Taguchi methods, design for assembly; case studies. Product design using advanced polymeric materials and composites; part consolidation, snap-fit assemblies; novel applications. Design projects. Study of systematic methods in product design which improve overall quality and cost. Methods include analysis of customer needs, function analysis, product architecture, material and process selection, design for assembly, robust design, and Taguchi methods. A course project to implement the methods by redesigning a product is required.

Please Note: MFG 599/MECHENG 452 Advanced Design for Manufacturability includes an additional module on Quantifying Customer Preference for Decision Making in Design. If interested in taking MFG 599/MECHENG 452 instead of MECHENG 452, please contact Kathy Bishar at kbishar@umich.edu.

MECHENG 461. Automatic Control(Fall, Winter)

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 360

Feedback control design and analysis for linear dynamic systems with emphasis on mechanical engineering applications; transient and frequency response; stability; system performance; control modes; state space techniques; digital control systems.

MECHENG 482 (MFG 492). Machining Processes (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Also offered via Distance Learning (Winter Odd Years)
3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior standing

Introduction to machining operations, cutting tools and tool wear mechanisms. Cutting forces and mechanisms of machining. Machining process simulation. Surface generation. Temperatures of tool and work piece. Machine Dynamics. Not-traditional machining. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session.

MECHENG 487 (MFG 488). Welding

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 382

Study of the mechanism of surface bonding, welding metallurgy, effect of rate of heat input on resulting microstructures, residual stresses and distortion, economics and capabilities of the various processes.

MECHENG 489. Sustainable Engineering and Design (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Intelligent Vehicle Systems & Design
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 235 (C- or Better)

This course covers economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability as they pertain to engineering design.  The course covers life cycle assessment, carbon, water, energy footprints, economic assessments, mass/energy balances, air/water pollutants modeling of environmental pollutant concentrations, engineering economics, social considerations, pollution prevention, resource conservation, human and eco-toxicity, life cycle costiing, and energy system.

MECHENG 505. Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Chassis and Advanced Materials
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 501, MECHENG 311 or MECHENG 320.

Theoretical and computational aspects of finite element methods. Examples from areas of thermal diffusion, potential/irrotational flows, lubrication, structural mechanics, design of machine components, linear elasticity, and Navier-Stokes flows problems. Program development and modification are expected as well as learning the use of existing codes.

MECHENG 513 (MFG 513). Automotive Body Structures ( F16, SS17, F18, SS19)

Curriculum Area: Chassis and Advanced Materials or Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350

Conceptual design. Design for economical production, Taguchi methods, design for assembly; case studies. Product design using advanced polymeric materials and composites; part consolidation, snap-fit assemblies; novel applications. Design projects.

MECHENG 517. Mechanics Polymers

Curriculum Area: Chassis and Advanced Materials
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 511 or permission of instructor

Constitutive equation for linear small strain viscoelastic response; constant rate and sinusoidal responses; time and frequency dependent material properties; energy dissipation; structural applications including axial loading, bending, torsion; three dimensional response, thermo-viscoelasticity, correspondence principle, Laplace transform and numerical solution methods.

MECHENG 538. Advanced Internal Combustion Engines (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Powertrains
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 438

Modern analytical approach to the design and performance analysis of advanced internal combustion engines. Study of thermodynamics, fluid flow, combustion, heat transfer, and other factors affecting the design, operating and emissions characteristics of different engine types. Application of course techniques to engine research projects.

MECHENG 540 (AEROSP 540). Intermediate Dynamics (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 240

Newton/Euler and Lagrangian formulations for three dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of dynamics applied to various rigid-body and multi-body dynamics problems that arise in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

MECHENG 541. Mechanical Vibrations

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Control
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 440

Time and frequency domain mathematical techniques for linear system vibrations.  Equations of motion of discrete non-conservative systems.  Vibration of multi-degree-of-freedome systems.  Small oscillation theory.  Free vibration eigenvalue problem.  Undamped system response.  Viscously damped systems.  Vibration of continuous systems.  Modes of Vibration of bars, beams, membranes, plates.

MECHENG 542. Vehicle Dynamics (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Chassis and Advanced Materials or Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 440

Dynamics of the motor vehicle. Static and dynamic properties of the pneumatic tire. Mechanical models of single and double-track vehicles enabling prediction of their response to control forces/moments and external disturbances. Directional response and stability in small disturbance maneuvers. The closed-loop driving process. Behavior of the motor vehicle in large perturbation maneuvers. Ride phenomena treated as a random process.

MECHENG 552 (MFG552). Mechatronic Systems Design

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350, MECHENG 360, EEC 314 or equivalent

Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical disciplines, controls, electronics and computers in the design of high-performance systems. Case studies, hands-on lab exercises and hardware design projects cover the practical aspects of machine design, multi-domain systems modeling, sensors, actuators, drives circuits, simulation tools, DAQ, and controls implementation using microprocessors.

MECHENG 553 (MFG553). Microelectromechanical Systems (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing

Basic integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing processes; electronics devices fundamentals; microelectromechanical systems fabrications including surface micromachining, bulk micromachining, LIGA and others. Introduction to micro-actuators and microsensors such as micromotors, grippers, accelerometers and pressure sensors. Mechanical and electrical issues in micromachining. IC CAD tools to design microelectromechanical structures using MCNC MUMPs service. Design projects.

MECHENG 555 (MFG555). Design Optimization (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core 
also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: Math 451 and Math 217 or equivalent

Mathematical modeling of engineering design problems for optimization.  Boundedness and monotonicity analysis of models.  Differential optimization theory and selected numerical algorithms for continuous nonlinear models.  Emphasis on the interaction between proper modeling and computation.  Students propose design term projects from various disciplines and apply course methodology to optimize designs.

MECHENG 560 (MFG562). Modeling Dynamic Systems (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 360

A unified approach to the modeling, analysis and simulation of energetic dynamic systems. Emphasis on analytical and graphical descriptions of state-determined systems using Bond Graph language. Analysis using interactive computer simulation programs. Applications to the control and design of dynamic systems such as robots, machine tools and artificial limbs.

MECHENG 564. (AEROSP550/EECS560) Linear Systems Theory (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
4 credits | Prerequisites: Graduate standing

Linear spaces and linear operators. Bases, subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, canonical forms. Linear differential and difference equations. Mathematical representations: state equations, transfer functions, impulse response, matrix fraction and polynomial descriptions. System-theoretic concepts: causality, controllability, observability, realizations, canonical decomposition, stability

MECHENG 565. Battery Systems and Control (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Electrification
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 360 or equivalent. Advised Co-requisite: MECHENG 461 or equivalent

This course covers battery modeling, control and diagnostic methodologies associated to battery electric and battery hybrid electric vehicles.  Emphasis is placed upon system-level modeling, model order reduction from micro-scale and surrogate models for load control, estimation, on-board identification and diagnostics for Lithium Ion batteries.

MECHENG 566. Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Winter)

Curriculum Areas: Advanced Powertrains or Electrification or Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: Knowledge in Internal Combustion Engine (ME438) and Automatic Control (ME461) are helpful but are not required. Should be proficient in Matlab.

The computer package MATLAB/SIMULINK will be used extensively for example problems and homework problems. Therefore, prior experience with MATLAB is strongly recommended. To cover the modeling, analysis and control of vehicles with electrified propulsion systems, including electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Introduce the concepts and terminology, the state-of-the-art development, energy conversion and storage options, modeling, analysis, system integration and basic principles of vehicle controls. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to follow the literature on these subjects and perform modeling, design, analysis and development work in this field.

MECHENG 568. Vehicle Control Systems

Curriculum Area: Electrification or Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design or Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisite: MECHENG 461 or equivalent

Design and analysis of vehicle control system. Learn about the major fuel cell types. Understand where fuel cells may appropriately be used and their limitations. Gain insight into scientific and engineering fundamentals of fuel cell and fuel processor technology. Consider the major technical challenges facing fuel cell technology. Gain background in catalytic fuel processing methods. Have access to relevant fuel cell and fuel processing literature. Systems such as cruise control, traction control, active suspensions and advanced vehicle control systems for Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS). Human factor considerations such as driver interfaces. This course may be used as part of the IVHS certification program.

MECHENG 569. Control of Advanced Powertrains (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Vehicle Performance and Controls
Also offered via distance learning F17, F19
3 credits | Prerequisite: MECHENG 360; preceded or accompanied by MECHENG 461

Will cover essential aspects of electronic engine control for spark ignition (gasoline) and compression ignition (diesel) engines followed by recent control developments for direct injection, camless actuation, active boosting technologies, hybrid-electric and fuel cell power generation. Will review system identification, averaging, feedforward, feedback, multivariable (multiple SISO and MIMO), estimation, dynamic programming and optimal control techniques.

MECHENG 584 (MFG 584) Advanced Mechatronics for Manufacturing (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
3 credits | Prerequisites: ME 461 or equivalent

Theoretical principles and practical techniques for controlling mechatronic systems are taught in the context of advanced manufacturing applications. Specifically, the electro-mechanical design/modeling, basic/advanced control, and real-time motion generation techniques for computer-controlled manufacturing machines are studied. Hands-on labs and industrial case studies are used to re-enforce the course material.

MECHENG 586 (MFG 591) Laser Materials Processing (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
3 credits | Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing

Application of lasers in materials processing and manufacturing laser principles and optics. Fundamental concepts of laser/material interaction. Laser welding, cutting surface modification, forming, and rapid prototyping. Modeling of processes, microstructure and mechanical properties of processed materials. Transport phenomena. Process monitoring.

MECHENG 587 (MFG 587). Global Manufacturing (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core or Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: ME 481 and ME 401 or equivalent

Globalization and manufacturing paradigms. Product-process-business integration. Product invention strategy. Customized, personalized and reconfigurable products. Mass production and lean production. Mathematical analysis of mass customization. Traditional manufacturing systems. Reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Reconfigurable machines. System configuration analysis. Responsive business models. Enterprise globalization strategies. The global integrated enterprise.

MECHENG 588 (MFG 588) (IOE 588). Assembly Modeling for Design and Manufacturing (Fall even years)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 381 and MECHENG401 or equivalent

Assembly as product and process. Assembly representation. Assembly sequence. Datum flow chain. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Tolerance analysis. Tolerance synthesis. Robust design. Fixturing. Joint design and joining methods. Stream of variation. Auto body assembly case studies.

MECHENG 589. Eco-Design and Manufacturing

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing. Recommended to take ME 499 first

Scientific perspectives on grand challenges to environment and society created by the production of energy, water, materials and emissions to support modern life styles. Integration of economic indicators with life cycle environmental and social metrics for evaluating technology systems. Case studies: sustainable design of consumer products, manufacturing and infrastructure systems.


Manufacturing

 
MFG 502. Manufacturing Systems Design (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Systems Integration
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: graduate standing in Manufacturing Engineering

This course is to provides students an introduction to the procedures and methodologies for designing manufacturing systems. Topics covered include paradigms of manufacturing system configuration, performance, optimization, launch and reconfiguration of manufacturing systems.

MFG 503. Manufacturing Project (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer)

Curriculum Area: Project
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: MFG 502, permission of the department

As an essential component of the Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, students are required to participate in a sponsored project in AUTO 503 automotive engineering or MFG 503 Manufacturing Engineering. The student's specialty usually defined project identification. The intent of this project course is to provide students with a capstone project experience where they can apply the knowledge and skills acquired to relevant manufacturing engineering problems. Each project must have a clearly defined problem or need and a solution methodology. The project must provide value-add to the sponsor.

MFG 599. Designing in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma (Winter)

Curriculum Area: Engineering Core
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits

As many organizations improve their operational quality, they recognize the need to focus their improvement efforts on designing quality into new products and services. This course, organized around the IDDOV Design for Six Sigma Methodology, examines methods and analysis tools for designing in quality to increase customer satisfaction and reduce downstream operations quality and warranty concerns. The IDDOV methodology involves identifying customer requirements, evaluating design concepts, and then optimizing new processes to meet the customer-driven design objectives. Among the tools and methods covered in this course include: Voice of the Customer Analysis, Balanced Design Scorecards, Transfer Functions, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, TRIZ, Pugh Method, Design of Experiments, Taguchi Robustness and Optimization Methods, Response Surface Methodology, Design for Reliability, Tolerance Simulation and Analysis, and Product/Process Validation. Working in new product development is an exciting and enriching career, but also challenging. This course is focused on improving your skills to succeed in this critical area.


Marketing

 
MKT 501. Marketing Management

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in MKT 502,503

This course is concerned with understanding 1) an entity's own goals and abilities and 2) its potential and existing customers and competitors as bases for setting objectives and making decisions about products, services, pricing, promotion, and distribution. The ability to analyze current situations and objectives, recognize impediments, and generate solutions is the foundation for creating, achieving, and maintaining competitive advantage. This is a management-oriented course designed to give students an integrative framework for analyzing marketing programs and making marketing decisions. Leveraging the Business School's action-based learning approach, student teams take an active part in course development by creating cases based on their own areas of interest. The course consists of a mixture of lectures, student case presentations, in-class exercises, and a case-based final examination.


Management and Organizations

 
MO 501. Human Behavior and Organization (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in MO 503, MO 552

The purpose of this course is to improve your effectiveness as a manager by introducing you to frameworks for understanding organizational processes and by giving you experience in applying these frameworks. The field of management and organizations is at the intersection of several social science disciplines and focuses on applying their insights to solving organizational problems and building organizational competencies. Topics include improving decision making, building networks, negotiation, power and politics, organization design, motivation and compensation systems, and leading (and surviving) organizational change.


Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

 
NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515). Fatigue of Structures (Fall Odd Years)

Curriculum Area: Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing or Chassis and Advanced Materials
Also offered via distance learning
3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Fundamental concepts associated with fatigue damage and failure in engineering structures and contemporary design and analysis procedures with an emphasis on fatigue of welded structures, including most recent developments in finite element based fatigue design and analysis procedures, e.g., mesh-insensitive structural stress method and master S-N curve approach.

Strategy

 
STRAT 601. Corporate Strategy

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in STRAT 502

This course focuses on the job, perspective, and skills of the general manager in diagnosing what is critical in complex business situations and finding realistic solutions to strategic and organizational problems. It is designed to build upon previous required coursework in the MBA program drawing upon the integration of various functional and technical areas and providing a "total business" perspective. Since the focus is on pragmatic, action-oriented, general management skills, the course will be taught primarily through the case method.

STRAT 566. Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Challenges to a sustainable human future such as climate change, population growth, biodiversity loss and persistent poverty are characterized by extraordinary detail and dynamic complexity. This course fosters the skills of systems thinking and systems dynamics modeling necessary for understanding global environmental and social change. This holistic and dynamic understanding is employed to chart pathways for sustainable human development and business.


Technology & Operations

 
TO 551. Introduction to Operations

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: TO 501 and no credit in TO 552

This course prepares students to think managerially and analytically about operations processes, and to use the results of analysis to make things work better, faster and cheaper. Operations management studies the value-creating processes by which inputs of materials, labor, capital and information are transformed into products and services which customers want and are willing to pay for. These processes can be managed well or poorly. Knowledge introduced in this course will help you understand the reasons for both.

TO 501. Applied Business Statistics (Fall)

Curriculum Area: Business Integration
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in To 502

Mathematics review; descriptive statistics, and the graphical description of data. Calculation of even probabilities, random sampling, and assessing personal probabilities. Normal, binomial, and Poisson distributions. Sampling distributions and the tabular analysis of large data sets. Confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses. The computer will be used to demonstrate these topics. Decision trees and expected value of information. Quality control charts; simulation models. Correlation and regression analysis with diagnostics. Framing hypotheses based on large data sets; survey sampling concepts.