Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Curriculum and Plan of Study

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

  • At least 24 credit-hours must be taken in letter graded (A-E) courses.
  • Must complete the 3 credit-hour MFG 503 project toward the end of the program that will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). (If doing a project through the Tauber Institute, a total of 30 letter graded (A-E) credit-hours are required, including project.)
  • At least 24 credit-hours must be in courses at the 500 level or above.
  • At most, 6 credit-hours can be in courses at the 400-level. A 400-level course must be considered as graduate credit by the home department.
  • Up to 6 credit-hours (typically two courses at 3 credits per course) from an accredited institution other than the University of Michigan may be transferred to the degree (required approval from Program Committee). 
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0/4 (B average or above) is required for graduation.
  • Complete all of the courses on the approved Plan of Study within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program.

Summary of Curriculum Distribution

Manufacturing Engineering Core
9 Credits - Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 9 credit-hours from selected concentration – typically three courses at 3 credits per course

Concentrations Areas:

  • Production Systems and Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Design and Sustainability
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
    • Nano/Digital/Additive
  • Industry Safety, Health and Ecology
Engineering Elective
6 Credits - Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 6 credit-hours may come from the list of Engineering Electives and/or from Engineering Concentrations – typically 2 courses at 3 credits per course.
 
Management and Systems
9 Credits - Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 9 credit-hours (3 courses at 3 credits per course) from the Management and Systems course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Management and Systems categories:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Entrepreneur
Required Courses
6 Credits
    • MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design - 3 credits - Letter Graded (A-E)
    • MFG 503 Project - 3 credits - Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U)
or
For Full-time Tauber Institute for Global Operations Students Only
    • MFG 501 Topics in Global Operations - 3 credits - Letter Graded (A-E)
    • MFG 504 Tauber Institute Project - 3 credits -  Letter Graded (A-E)

Please Note the Following

Plan of Study

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.

Download your Plan of Study form here:

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Plan of Study Form (DOCX)

The Plan of Study outlines the new curriculum effective Fall 2016. Students pursuing the old curriculum can finish following it. Students who wish to switch to the new curriculum can do so provided they update their Plan of Study, and submit it to the Program Graduate Coordinator for review.

Your Program Graduate Coordinator will help you prepare your preliminary Plan of Study. Substitution of courses must be approved in advance. Once the preliminary plan of study is approved by the Program Graduate Coordinator, the student may have further questions for the director of the program. The Program Graduate Coordinator will assist students in arranging any plan of study related meetings with the director. 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.

Sample Plans of Study to which students can refer when planning their courses are available.

Curriculum Requirements and Courses

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

Manufacturing Engineering Core Requirements

Curriculum  Credit Hours
Manufacturing Engineering Core 9
Engineering Electives 6
Management and Systems 9
MFG 502 MFG Sys Des and MFG 503 Project 6
Program Total:   
 30
 

Manufacturing Engineering Core (9 credits)

Select a minimum of 9 credit-hours from one of the following concentrations:  Courses must come from selected concentration.

Production Systems & Quality Engineering Concentration:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing
Course Number
Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Product Systems Engineering (DL) EECS 569  MFG 564 3

Winter
(Even Years)

Operations Analysis and Management

Since the following courses are similar, a student may only take one:

  • MFG 605/TO 605
  • MFG 440/IOE 440
IOE 440 MFG 440 3 Fall
Production and Inventory Control IOE 441 MFG 441 3 Winter
Facility Planning IOE 447 MFG 447 3 Fall
Material Handling Systems IOE 449 MFG 449   Winter
Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis

(cannot take both IOE 461 and IOE 466)
(DL)

IOE 461 MFG 461 3 Fall
Statistical Quality Control

(cannot take both IOE 461 and IOE 466)

IOE 466 MFG 466 3 Winter
Fall
Simulation IOE 474   3 Fall, Winter
Queueing Networks IOE 545 MFG 545 3 Winter
Plant Flow Systems IOE 549 MFG 549 3 Winter (Odd Years)
Reliability

IOE 562/STATS 535

     
Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting

IOE 565/MECHENG 563 MFG 561 3 Fall
Statistical Learning & Applications in Quality Engineering  IOE 568     Winter
(Odd Years)
Experimental Design IOE 570/STATS 570     Winter
Global Manufacturing MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3 F17 (no offering), W18, F18, F19
Reliability and Safety Analysis NAVARCH 582 MFG 579    Winter
Designing in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma (DL)   MFG 599 3 Winter
Manufacturing and Supply Operations

Since the following courses are similar, a student may only take one:

  • MFG 605
  • MFG 440/IOE 440
  MFG 605 3 Winter Only
Manufacturing Design and Sustainability Concentration:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship ENGR 521   3 Winter
Design for Manufacturability (DL)

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 452 MFG 452 3 Fall
Design Optimization (DL) MECHENG 555  MFG 555 3 Winter
Global Manufacturing (DL) MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3 F17 (No offering), W18, F18, F19
Assembly Modeling for Design and Manufacturing (DL) MECHENG 588 MFG 588 3 Fall
(Even Years)
Sustainable Design of Technology Systems MECHENG 589   3

Design in Quality: A Design for Six Sigma (DL)

  MFG 599 3 Winter

Reliability and Safety Analysis
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579 3  Winter
Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration:

Nano/Digital/Additive

Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Integrated Microsystems Laboratory EECS 425   4 Winter
VLSI Design I EECS 427   4 Fall
Winter
Principles of Microelectronics Process Technology EECS 528   3 Winter
VLSI Design II EECS 627   4 Winter
Composite Materials (MacroSE 414) (DL) MATSCIE 514  MFG 514 3 Winter
Failure Analysis of Materials MATSCIE 577 MFG 577 3  
Design for Manufacturability (DL)

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 452 MFG 452 3 Fall

Microelectromechanical Systems MECHENG 553 MFG 553 3 Fall
Design Optimization (DL) MECHENG 555 MFG 555 3 Winter
Safety, Health and Ecology:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Biochemical Engineering Science and Technology CHE 517 MFG 517 3  
Advanced Biomedical Manufacturing CHE 617 MFG 617    TBD
Industrial Chemical Process Safety

CHE 696

  2 F16
Evaluatin of Chemical Hazards

EHS 652

  3 Fall
Reliability and Safety Analysis

NAVARCH 582

MFG 579  3  Winter
Industrial Ecology

NRE 557

  3 Winter


Engineering Electives (6 Credits) 

Select a minimum of 2 courses.  Engineering Electives may be chosen from list of Engineering Electives and/or from Engineering Concentrations.

Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Space System Design AEROSP 483   4 Winter
Finite Elements in Mechanical and Structural Analysis I AEROSP 510   3 F16
Mechanics of Fibrous Composites AEROSP 516   3 Fall
Critical Path Methods CEE 536  MFG 536 3 Fall
Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanics Systems
(Also offered via distance learning)
EECS 414   4 Fall
Solid-State Device Laboratory EECS 423   4 Fall
User Interface Development EECS 493   4 Fall
Major Design Project EECS 497   4  
Advanced Micro Electro Systems Devices and Technologies EECS 514   4  
Digital Integrated Circuit Technology EECS 523   4 Fall
Robot Kinematics EECS 567 MFG 567 3  
Introduction to Adaptive Systems EECS 594   3  
Business Basics for Graduate Engineers ES 512   3 Winter
Safety Engineering Methods IOE 539 MFG 539 3 Fall
Supply Chain Facilities IOE 547 MFG 547 3 Winter even years
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems (On Campus Section 003, On Line Section 883) (DL) ISD 599   3 Winter
Software Systems and Engineering (On Campus Section 002, On Line Section 882) (DL) ISD 599   3 Winter
Materials and Engineering Design MATSCIE 480   3 Winter
Materials Processing Design MATSCIE 489   3 Fall
 Ion Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials MATSCIE 622  MFG 622 3 Winter
(Odd Years)
Properties of Advanced Material for Design Engineers MECHENG 451 MFG 453 3 Fall
Machining Processes (DL) MECHENG 482 MFG 492 3 Winter Odd years
Welding MECHENG 487 MFG 488 3  
Automotive Body Structures (DL) MECHENG 513 MFG 513 3  F16, SS17, F18, SS19
Mechatronics Systems Design MECHENG 552 MFG 552 3  
Discrete Design Optimization MECHENG 558 MFG 558 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Modeling Dynamic Systems MECHENG 560 MFG 562 3 Fall
Rheology and Fracture MECHENG 572 MFG 580 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Fatigue in Mechanical Design MECHENG 576 MFG 556 3 Winter
The Use of Materials and Their Selection in Design MECHENG 577 MFG 557 3  
Adv Mechatronic Mfg MECHENG 584 MFG 584 3  
Laser Materials Processing MECHENG 586 MFG 591 3 Fall
Marine Structures II NAVARCH 410 MFG 410 4 Fall
Foundations of Ship Design NAVARCH 470 MFG 470 4 Fall
Marine Structures Construction NAVARCH 461   3 Winter (Even Years)
Fatigue of Structures 
(DL F15 , F17)
NAVARCH 514   3 Fall Odd Years


Management and Systems (9 Credits) 

Please Note: Registration for Ross School of Business Courses is by permission only. Contact the instructor to request permission. (ACC 501, ACC 551, BE 501, MKT 501, TO 551, STRATEGY 566, STRATEGY 601) 
Select a minimum of 9 credit-hours from the Management and Systems course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Management and Systems categories:

Accounting and Finance:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Principles of Financial Accounting
Ross School Business Course
ACC 501   3 Fall
Entrepreneurship Business Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists ENGR 520   3 Winter
Financial Management and Policy
Ross School Business Course
FIN 551   3  Fall
Corporate Finance IOE 452 MFG 455 3 Fall
Derivative Instruments IOE 453 MFG 456 3 Winter
Marketing and Strategy:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Principles of Managerial Accounting

Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in ACC 552

ACC 551   3  
Applied Microeconomics

No Credit in BE 502, 503

BE 501      
High-Tech Entrepreneurship EECS 406/
ENGR 406
  4  
Patent Fundamentals for Engineering EECS 410/
ENGR 410
  4  
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship

Students must take ENGR 520 before taking ENGR 521

ENGR 521   3  Winter
Manufacturing Strategies

If a student selects this 2 credit course, he/she must make sure the overall plan of study has 30 credits. Ask M. Eng. office for options to meet the 30 credit requirement.

IOE 425 MFG 426 2 Winter, 
Fall
Introduction to Systems Engineering - Objectives, Principles and Practices (DL) ISD 520   3 Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall
Marketing Management
Ross School Business Course
MKT 501   3  
Marine Systems Prod. Business Strategy and Operations Management NAVARCH 562 MFG 563 4 Fall
Manufacturing and Supply Operations Advisory
 Since the following courses are similar, a student may only take one:
  • MFG 605 or MFG 440 / IOE 440
  MFG 605 3 Winter Only
Introduction to Operations
Ross School Business Course
TO 551   3  

Organizational Behavior:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Operations Analysis and Management

If taking MFG 605, cannot take IOE 440

IOE 440 MFG 440 3 Fall
Measurement and Design of Work IOE 463 MFG 463 3 Winter
Fall
Human Motor Veh Eng Sy IOE 533 MFG 535 3 Fall
Occupational Biomechanics IOE 534 MFG 534 3 Winter
Scheduling IOE 543 MFG 543 3 Winter
Development and Verification of System Design Requirements
ISD 599   3 Fall
Manufacturing and Supply Operations Advisory Prerequisites: OMS 551 and 552. Since the following courses are similar, a student may only take one:
  • MFG 605 
  • MFG 440 / IOE 440
  MFG 605 3 Winter
Human Behavior and Organization
Ross School Business Course

If taking MO 501, cannot take MO 503 or MO</p&amp;amp;amp;gt;

MO 501   3  
Advanced Marine Design NAVARCH 570 MFG 572 4 Winter
Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise
Cross-listed with NRE 550
STRATEGY 566   3  
Corporate Strategy

Prerequisite: ACC 501 and no credit in Strategy 502

STRATEGY 601   3  

Entrepreneur:
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Compensation, Funding, and Ownership  ENTR 510   3 W17
Technology-Inspired Business Models ENTR 520   3 Fall-tbd
Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy ENTR 530   3 Fall-tbd
Interpersonal Skills: Leveling Up to Leadership ENTR 550   3 W17, Fall-tbd
Project Management and Consulting ENTR 599/ENTR 560
section 020
  3 W17, Fall-TBD
Creativity and Design Innovatioin ENTR 599/ENTR 570 section 021   3 W17, Fall-TBD

Required Courses (6 credits)

Must select MFG 502 and MFG 503 or if you are in the Tauber program, must select MFG 501 and MFG 504

<td>Manufacturing ProjectStudents complete a capstone project toward the end of the program. Must be taken after MFG 502.
(DL)
Course Name Home Department Course Number Manufacturing Course Number Credit
Hours
Term(s)
Topics in Global Operations

(For Tauber Institute Students Only)
Must be taken before Tauber Institute students take MFG 504 project
(Since MFG 501 is a 1.5 credit course, a student will make up the remaining 1.5 credits from courses from another MFG Curriculum category.  The overall program requirement remains at 30 credits.)

MFG 501   1.5 Fall
Manufacturing Systems Design

Must be taken before students take MFG 503 project
(DL)

MFG 502   3 Winter
MFG 503   3 Winter
Spring/Summer
Fall
Tauber Institute Project

(For Tauber Institute students only)
Students complete a capstone project toward the end of the program in Spring/Summer. Must be taken after MFG 501.

MFG 504   3 Spring/Summer