Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

Curriculum and Plan of Study

The Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering requires 30 credit-hours of course work:

  • At least 24 credit-hours must be letter-graded (A-E) coursework.
  • At least 24 credit-hours must be in courses 500-level or above.
  • At most, 6 credit-hours may be in courses at the 400-level. A 400-level course must be accepted for graduate credit by the home department.
  • No more than 6 credit-hours can be transferred from another institution. (Required approval from Program Committee).
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 (i.e., a B average) is required for graduation.
  • Complete all of the courses on the approved POS within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program.

 

Summary of Curriculum Distribution

  • Systems Integration (9 Credits)
    9 Credits 
    - Letter Graded (A-E)
    Required Courses:
    • AUTO 501 Integrated Vehicle Systems Design (3 Credit-Hours)
    • ISD 520 Systems Engineering (3 Credit-Hours)
    • MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design (3 Credit-Hours)

  • Engineering Core (6 Credits)
    6 Credits 
    - Letter Graded (A-E) - Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from the list of Engineering Core courses, typically two courses at 3 credits per course.

  • Business Integration (3 Credits)
    3 Credits - 
    Letter Graded (A-E) - Select a minimum of 3 credit-hours from the list of Business Integration courses, typically one 3-credit course.

  • Specialties (9 Credits)
    9 Credits 
    - Letter Graded (A-E) - Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from a selected specialty, an additional 3 credit-hours may come from the selected specialty, or any other specialty or from the list of engineering core courses.

    • Specialty Categories:
      • Advanced Powertrains
      • Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
      • Chassis and Advanced Materials
      • Electrification
      • Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
      • Vehicle Performance and Controls
  • Project Requirement (3 Credits)
    3 Credits 
    - Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
    • AUTO 503 Automotive Engineering Project, or
    • MFG 503 Manufacturing Project

     

  • Please Note the Following

  • Some of the following courses are listed in more than one area. A student may only use a course in one area.
  • For the most accurate schedule information, go to the U-M Schedule of classes at http://www.ro.umich.edu/schedule/

 

Plan of Study

A course advisor will be assigned to each student upon admission. It is critical for students to develop an approved Plan of Study to ensure they meet all the core and concentration requirements necessary to obtain their degree.

GAME Plan of Study Form (Doc)

The ISD office will help you prepare your Plan of Study. Substitution of courses must be approved in advance. The approved Plan of Study must be on file in the ISD Office. Any changes to the Plan of Study must be approved and also be on file.
 

Curriculum Requirements and Courses

Listed below are the curriculum requirements for the Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering along with courses that fit under each curriculum category.

Please note: the listed projected semester offerings are subject to change!  Please check the Registrar Time Schedule for most accurate offerings. 


Number Title Offering Credits

Systems Integration (9 credits)
Required Courses:

AUTO 501 Integrated Vehicle System Design
(online, on-campus)
F17, SS18, F19, SS20 3
ISD 520 Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
 Fall, Winter, SS 3
MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design
(online, on-campus)
W18, F18, F19, W21, W22 3

Engineering Core (6 credits)
Select a minimum of 6 credit-hours from the list of Engineering Core courses.

DESCI 501 Analytical Product Design
(on-campus)
Fall 3
EECS 569 Production Systems Eng.
(on-campus)
Winter Even Years 3
IOE 461/MFG 461 Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis
(on-campus)
Fall 3
ISD 599D System Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
ISD 599B Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus) 
Winter 3
MECHENG 452 Design for Manufacturability
(online, on-campus)
Fall (will be offered in W18
on-campus only)
3
  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 instead of MECHENG 452, please contact Kathy Bishar at kbishar@umich.edu.    
MECHENG 587/MFG 587 Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
(No offering in F17)
Winter 2018,
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
3
MECHENG 555/MFG 555 Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
MFG 599 Design in Quality: Design for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3

Business Integration (3 credits)

ACC 501 Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
Fall 3
ACC 551 Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)
Winter 3
BE 501 Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)
Spring 3
ENGR 410 Patents Fundamentals for Engineers
(on-campus)
 No recent offerings  
ENGR 520 Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers
(on-campus)
Winter 3
ENGR 521 Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
(on-campus)
Winter 
ES 512 Business Basics for Graduates
(on-campus)
Winter 3
FIN 551 Financial Management and Policy
(on-campus)
Fall 3
IOE 440/MFG 440 Operations Analysis & Management
(on-campus)
Fall 3
IOE 452/MFG 455 Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
Fall 3
IOE 533/MFG 535 Human Factors in Engineering Systems I
(on-campus)
Fall 3
IOE 543/MFG 543 Scheduling
(on-campus)
Winter 3
ISD 599D System Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
ISD 599C Development and Verification of System Design
(online, on-campus) 
Fall
(Fall 2017 offering is Section 002)
3
MKT 501 Marketing Management
(on-campus)
Winter 3
MO 501 Human Behavior and Organization
(on-campus)
Fall 3
STRAT 566 Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise - Organizational Behavior
(on-campus)
 Winter 3
TO 501 Applied Business Statistics
(on-campus)
Winter 3
TO 551 Introduction to Operations
(on-campus)
 Summer 3

Specialties (9 credits)
A minimum of 6 credit-hours must come from a selected specialty, an additional 3 credit-hours may come from the selected specialty, any other specialty, or from the engineering core courses.

Advanced Powertrains
AUTO 533 Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
Fall, Winter 3
AUTO 563 Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Odd Years) 3
CEE 567 Energy Infrastructure Systems
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
CHE 696 Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors
(online, on-campus)
SS17, F18, SS19, F20 3
ESENG 505 Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
F17, SS18, F19, SS20 3
MECHENG 438 Internal Combustion Engines
(online, on-campus Fall odd years)
(on-campus Fall even years)
Fall 4
MECHENG 538 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines
(on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 566 Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter 3
Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
EECS 569/MFG 564 Production Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Even Years) 3
IOE 547/MFG 547 Supply Chain Management
(on-campus)
Winter (Even Years) 3
MECHENG 482/MFG 492 Machining Processes
(online, on-campus Winter odd years)
Winter (tbd if being
offered on-campus in W18)
3
MECHENG 487/MFG 488 Welding
(on-campus)
 F17 3
MECHENG 584/MFG 584 Advanced Mechatronics for Manufacturing
(on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 586/MFG 591 Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
Fall (no offering in F17) 3
MECHENG 587/MFG 587 Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
(No offering in F17)
Winter 2018,
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
3
MECHENG 588/MFG 588 Assembly for Design and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Even Years) 3
MECHENG 589 Sustainable Design of Technogical Systems 
(online, on-campus)
  3
MECHENG 599 Metals Processing -  (New Course as of F17)
(on-campus)
Fall 3
NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515) Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Odd Years) 3
Chassis and Advanced Materials
ESENG 505 Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
F17, SS18, F19, SS20 3
MATSCI 514/MFG 514 Composite Materials
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 513/AUTO 513 Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
SS17, F18, SS19, F20 3
MECHENG 505 Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 542 Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
Winter (No offering in W18) 3
MECHENG 555 Design Optimization
(online, on-campus) 
Winter 3
NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515) Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
Fall (Odd Years) 3
MECHENG 517 Mechanics Polymers
(on-campus)
 Winter (tentative) 3
Electrification
AUTO 533 Advanced Energy Solutions
(online, on-campus in Fall)
(on-campus in Winter)
Fall, Winter 3
CHE 696 Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors
(online, on-campus)
SS17, F18, SS19, F20 3
EECS 414 Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
Fall 4
EECS 434 Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
Fall 4
EECS 514 Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
Winter 4
EECS 515 Integrated Microsystem
(on-campus)
  4
ESENG 505 Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials
(online, on-campus)
 F17, SS18, F19, SS20 3
MECHENG 552 (MFG 552) Mechatronic Systems Design
(on-campus)
 Fall 3
MECHENG 553 (MFG 553) Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 565 Battery Systems and Control
(online, on-campus)
Winter 3
MECHENG 568 Vehicle Control Systems
(online, on-campus)
offering TBD 3
MECHENG 566/AUTO 566 Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter 3
Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Design
EECS 414 Introduction to MEMS
(online, on-campus)
Fall 4
EECS 455 Digital Communication Signals and Systems
(on-campus)
Fall 4
EECS 514 Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
Winter 4
EECS 515 Integrated Microsystems
(on-campus)
  4
ISD 599A Software Systems Engineering
Prerequisites: Student should have some basic background in the 
development of software or software/hardware systems.  Development of mid-sized software system using object-oriented programming language
is beneficial.
(online or on-campus)
 Winter (Except No offering in W18) 3
MECHENG 489 Sustainable Engineering in Design
(online or on-campus)
If also taking MECHENG 589, take MECHENG 489 first.
Fall 3
MECHENG 552 (MFG 552) Mechatronic Systems Design
(on-campus)
 Fall 3
MECHENG 553 (MFG 553) Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 568 Vehicle Control Systems
(online, on-campus)
(Prerequisite MECHENG 461)
No offering in F17
Future offering to be determined
3
Vehicle Performance and Controls
AUTO 563 Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions
(online, on-campus)
Winter (Odd Years) 3
EECS 460 Control Systems Analysis and Design
(on-campus)
 Fall, Winter 4
MECHENG 568 Vehicle Control Systems
(online, on-campus)
future offering TBD 3
MECHENG 440 Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations
(on-campus)
Fall 4
  OR    
MECHENG 540 Intermediate Dynamics
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 461 Automatic Control
(on-campus)
Fall, Winter 3
MECHENG 513/AUTO 513 Automotive Body Structures
(online, on-campus)
SS17, F18, SS19, F20 3
MECHENG 541 Mechanical Vibration
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 542 Vehicle Dynamics
(online, on-campus)
Winter (no offering in W18) 3
MECHENG 560 (MFG 562) Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
Fall 3
MECHENG 564 Linear Systems Theory
(on-campus)
Fall, Winter 4
MECHENG 566 Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(online, on-campus)
Prior to taking ME 566, students should be proficient in Matlab.
Winter 3
MECHENG 568 Vehicle Control Systems
(online, on-campus)
future offering TBD 3
MECHENG 569 Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems
(online, on-campus in Fall odd years)
(on-campus in Fall even years)
Fall  3

May select to take as third course in any of the above listed Specialties:

CEE 501/
ESENG 599
Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
Fall  3

Project (3 credits) Specialty defines project identification:

AUTO 503 Automotive Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
Fall/Winter/SS 3
  OR    
MFG 503 Manufacturing Project
(online, on-campus)
Fall/Winter/SS 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Online Projected Schedule and Online Curriculum