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)
Winter 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 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 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
STRAT 601 Corporate Strategy - Organizational Behavior
(on-campus)
 Winter 3
TO 501 Applied Business Statistics
(on-campus)
Fall 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 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
(on-campus)
Fall 4
EECS 514 Advanced MEMS
(on-campus)
Winter 4
EECS 515 Integrated Microsystem
(on-campus)
  4
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)
(Prerequisite MECHENG 461)
No offering F17
Future offering to be determined
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
(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
(online or on-campus)
 Winter 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
(online, on-campus)
 Fall, Winter 4
ISD 599B Modeling and Analysis of Vehicle Systems (online, on-campus) Winter 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 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)
(Prerequisite MECHENG 461)
No offering in F17
future offering to be determined
3
MECHENG 569 Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems
(online, on-campus in Fall odd years)
(on-campus in Fall even years)
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
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

Link to Office of the Registrar: 
Schedule of Classes

Fall Schedule of Classes, available in late June/early July
Winter Schedule of Classesavailable in mid-October
Spring/Summer Schedule of Classes, available in mid-March

Tip: When filling in your preliminary plan of study, you will need to predict when some courses will be offered.  For example.  If you are starting the program in Fall, the Winter and Spring/Summer schedules will not yet be available.  I recommend that you go to the recent archived schedules for the Winter and Spring/Summer Schedule of Classes to find out when the courses were recenlty offered.  There is no guarantee that the course will be offered the same time as the recent offering, but it gives you a good idea of when the course will likely be offered. 
 

Backpack Classes: 

The backpack is a feature available in Wolverine Access that works much like the "shopping carts" you may have seen on many retail we sites.  With the Backpack you can prepare for upcoming registration appointments by filling it with classes you want to take.  When it is time to register, you will select one or more classes from your backpack to register for.  Note: Placing a class in your Backpack does not enroll you in that class.  You must register for a class to become enrolled in it. 

You can only register for classes that are in your backpack.

You can add a "closed" class to your Backpack in hope that it could change to "Open" later.  Alternatively, a class with an open status may change to closed before you register.  Make a practice of checking the Class Status column in your Backpack before you attempt to register for a specific class after your registration appointment arrives.

If the class has a waitlist, turn on the "add to waitlist" checkbox on the Enrollment Preferences page.  If the class is already in your backpack, click the section link to open the Enrollment Prefences page.  If you are adding the class to your backpack, the Enrollment preference will display.

You can use the Validate Backpack Classes funtion to check classes in your Backpack for some enrollment restrictions.  Backpack validation checks for enforced prerequisites, time conflicts, consent and repetition rules. It does not check for reservce caps, class status, or advisory prereqs.  This option is only valid until your enrollment appontment begins.

My Planner:

My Planner is an organizational tool which allows you to plan potential courses you may be interested in taking during future terms.  You can search for courses using the course catalog and add them to your Planner.  Planner can simplify the process of earching for and adding classes to your Backpack.  When selecting classes to add in Backpack/Registration, there is a link to My Planner so you can access the list of courses you have sorted under the given term or left unassigned.  Use of My Planner is optional. 

Schedule Builder:

Schedule Builder is a program which automatically generates every possible class schedule for you base in the courses you have selected and any days/times you have blocked as unavailable.  You can/add/remove courses, change your break times, and lock classes in place as many times as you need until you have your ideal schedule.  Once you have decided on a schedule, you can send the class information to your Backpack.  Use of Schedule Builder is optional. 

Registering for Classes:

If the class requires consent to register, you need to go to the department or instructor to request permission.  The department enters an electronic permission into the system that allows you to enroll in the class.  Once the permission has been entered, you must register for the class just as you would any other class.

If the class displays as a waitlisted class in your Class Schedule and you have been issed a class permission, add the class to your backpack and follow the normal registration process.  After you re-register, the waitlisted entry on your Class Schedule will be replaced with a registry entry.