Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing

Curriculum and Coursework

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) degree is awarded by the Program in Manufacturing at the College of Engineering on the Ann Arbor Campus. The degree can also be pursued in part through the U-M Dearborn Campus. It is designed to foster achievement of the following educational goals:

  1. Provide additional depth in the student's engineering discipline.
  2. Provide breadth across engineering disciplines, and a systems engineering perspective.
  3. Provide breadth beyond engineering by stressing management and business skills.
  4. Provide a significant and industrially-relevant engineering research experience through the D. Eng. dissertation.

Coursework emphasizes breadth in various engineering and business areas related to manufacturing. Students at the precandidate level select their courses in consultation with the PIM Program Advisor or, if available, their specialty advisor. Students with candidacy status may be required to take additional courses in consultation with their dissertation committee. In both cases, the following requirements must be met.

At least 50 credit hours are required for the degree. Of those credit hours, each student must successfully complete a minimum of 24 letter-graded (A-E) credit hours at the University of Michigan beyond his or her master's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3/4 (B+)

Eighteen (18) of the above 24 credit hours must satisfy the following distribution:

To enhance depth in his/her Engineering discipline, a student must satisfactorily (i.e., with a grade of B or better for each course) complete a minimum of six letter-graded (A-E) credit hours within the department or program corresponding to his/her (bachelor's or master's) Engineering degree.

 

Examples of relevant courses that can be used to satisfy this requirement are:
For BSIE students MFG549/IOE 549
(3 cr) Winter Alternate Years
Plant Flow Systems
For BSME students MFG587/ME 587
(3 cr) Winter Alternate Years
Global ManufacturingProduct, Process, Business Integration

To gain breadth across Engineering disciplines, a student must satisfactorily (i.e., with a grade of B or better for each course) complete a minimum of six letter-graded (A-E) credit hours in graduate-level courses in engineering departments or programs that fall outside the student's (bachelor's or master's) Engineering degree program. Such courses will typically fall within fields affecting the student's interest area/dissertation research.

 

Examples of relevant courses that can be used to satisfy this requirement are:
For BSME students MFG528/EECS528
(3 cr) Winter
Principles of Microlectronics Process Technology
For BSMSE students MFG552/ME 552
(3 cr) Fall
Electromechanical System Design
For BSIE students MFG580/ME 572
(3 cr) Fall
Rheology and Fracture

To gain breadth beyond Engineering, a student must satisfactorily (i.e., with a grade of B or better for each course) complete a minimum of six letter-graded (A-E) credit hours in courses taken outside the College of Engineering, in non-Engineering fields affecting the student's interest area/dissertation research.

 

Examples of relevant courses that can be used to satisfy this requirement are:
Acc501 (3 cr)
Acc 502 (2.25 cr)
Principles of Financial Accounting Fall, Winter, Spring
Fall
Mkt501 (3 cr)
Mkt 503 (2.25 cr)
Marketing Management Fall, Winter, Spring
Fall
MO 501 (3 cr)
MO503 (2.25 cr)
Human Behavior and Organization Fall, Winter
Fall
Math 571 Numeric Methods of Scientific Computing Fall, Winter
STAT 466 Statistical Quality Control  

In addition, at least 18 of the above 24 credit hours must be at the 500-level and above. At most 6 credit hours can be at the 400-level; to be applied toward the above 24-credit-hour requirement, a 400-level course must be accepted for graduate credit by the department or unit that teaches the course.