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

Concentration 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.

 
Business Operations and Management - 9 Credits

Letter Graded (A-E) – Minimum of 9 credit-hours (3 courses at 3 credits per course) from the Business Operations and Management course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Business Operations and Management categories:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Entrepreneur
 
  • 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


Please note: Projected Terms listed in the Terms column are subject to change.

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
Business Operations and Management 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.

Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Production Systems & Quality Engineering Concentration:

Product Systems Engineering
(online, on-campus)
EECS 569 MFG 564 3 Winter
(Even Years)
Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)

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
(on-campus)
IOE 441 MFG 441 3 Winter 
Facility Planning
(on-campus)
IOE 447 MFG 447 3 Fall 
Material Handling Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 449 MFG 449   Winter 
Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis
(online, on-campus)
IOE 461 MFG 461 3 Fall
Statistical Quality Control
(on-campus)
IOE 466 MFG 466 3 Fall, Winter 
Simulation
(on-campus)
IOE 474   3 Fall, Winter 
Queueing Networks
(on-campus)
IOE 545 MFG 545 3 Winter (to be determined if IOE 545 will be offered in Winter 2018)
Plant Flow Systems
(on-campus)
IOE 549 MFG 549 3 Winter (Odd Years) 
Reliability
(on-campus)
IOE 562/STATS 535      
Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting
(on-campus)
MECHENG 599, Section 003   3 Fall
Statistical Learning & Applications
in Quality Engineering
(on-campus)
IOE 568     Winter (Odd Years)
Experimental Design
(on-campus)
IOE 570/STATS 570     Winter
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3 W18, F18, F19
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579   Winter
Designing in Quality:
A Design for Six Sigma 
(online, on-campus)
  MFG 599 3 Winter
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
(on-campus)

MFG 605 has two offerings:
  • #1: Offered in F17 as a
    full 3 credit course
  • #2: 1st half of course offered
    in FallB as 1.5 credits
    and 2nd half of course
    offered in WinterA as
    1.5 credits to equal
    a 3 credit course
  MFG 605 3 See Course offering options in title section 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Manufacturing Design and Sustainability Concentration:

Greenhouse Gas Control
(online, on-campus)
CEE 501 ESENG 501 3  Fall
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship ENGR 521   3 Winter
Design for Manufacturability
(online, on-campus)

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 599 3 Fall (offered in W18 - on-campus only)
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555 MFG 555 3 Winter 
Global Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 587 MFG 587 3 F17 (No offering), W18, F18, F19
Assembly Modeling for Design
and Manufacturing
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 588 MFG 588 3 Fall (Even Years)
Sustainable Design of Technology Systems
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 589   3  
Design in Quality: A Design
for Six Sigma
(online, on-campus)
  MFG 599 3 Winter
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579 3 Fall
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration:
Nano/Digital/Additive

Integrated Microsystems Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 425   4 Winter
VLSI Design I
(on-campus)
EECS 427   4 Fall, Winter
Principles of Microelectronics
Process Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 528   3 Winter
VLSI Design II
(on-campus)
EECS 627   4 Winter
Composite Materials
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 514 MFG 514 3 Winter
Failure Analysis of Materials
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 577 MFG 577 3  
Design for Manufacturability
(online, on-campus)

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 (offered in W18 - On Campus only)
Microelectromechanical Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 553 MFG 553 3 Fall
Design Optimization
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 555 MFG 555 3 Winter
Metals Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 599   3 Fall
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Safety, Health and Ecology:

Biochemical Engineering Science
and Technology
(on-campus)
CHE 517 MFG 517 3  
Advanced Biomedical Manufacturing
(on-campus)
CHE 617 MFG 617    
Industrial Chemical Process Safety
(on-campus)
CHE 696   2 F16
Evaluation of Chemical Hazards
(on-campus)
EHS 652   3 Fall
Risk Analysis I
(on-campus, online)
IOE 591   3 Winter
Reliability and Safety Analysis
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 582 MFG 579 3 Winter
Industrial Ecology
(on-campus)
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
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Space System Design
(on-campus)
AEROSP 483   4 Winter
Finite Elements in Mechanical and
Structural Analysis I
(on-campus)
AEROSP 510   3 F16
Mechanics of Fibrous Composites
(on-campus)
AEROSP 516   3 Fall
Critical Path Methods
(on-campus)
CEE 536   3 Fall
Introduction to Micro Electro
Mechanics Systems
(on-campus, online)
EECS 414   4 Fall
Solid-State Device Laboratory
(on-campus)
EECS 423   3 Fall
Principles of Photonics
(online, on-campus)
EECS 434   4 Fall
User Interface Development
(on-campus)
EECS 493   4 Fall
Major Design Project
(on-campus)
EECS 497   4  
Advanced Micro Electro Systems
Devices and Technologies
(on-campus)
EECS 514   4  
Digital Integrated Circuit Technology
(on-campus)
EECS 523   4 Fall
Robot Kinematics
(on-campus)
EECS 567 MFG 567 3  
Introduction to Adaptive Systems
(on-campus)
EECS 594   3  
Business Basics for Graduate Engineers
(on-campus)
ES 512   3 Winter
Safety Engineering Methods
(on-campus)
IOE 539 MFG 539 3 Fall
Supply Chain Facilities
(on-campus)
IOE 547 MFG 547 3 Winter (Even Years)
Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599B   3 Winter
Software Systems and 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, on-campus)
ISD 599A   3 Winter (no offering in W18)
Materials and Engineering Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 480   3 Winter
Materials Processing Design
(on-campus)
MATSCIE 489 MFG 622 3 Winter (Odd Years)
Properties of Advanced Material
for Design Engineers
(on-campus)
MECHENG 451 MFG 453 3 Fall
Machining Processes
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 482 MFG 492 3 Winter (Odd Years)
Welding
(on-campus)
MECHENG 487 MFG 488 3  
Automotive Body Structures 
(online, on-campus)
MECHENG 513 MFG 513 3 F16, SS17, F18, SS19
Mechatronics Systems Design
(on-campus)
MECHENG 552 MFG 552 3  
Discrete Design Optimization
(on-campus)
MECHENG 558 MFG 558 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Modeling Dynamic Systems
(on-campus)
MECHENG 560 MFG 562 3 Fall
Rheology and Fracture
(on-campus)
MECHENG 572 MFG 580 3 Fall (Odd Years)
Fatigue in Mechanical Design
(on-campus)
MECHENG 576 MFG 556 3  
Adv Mechatronic Mfg
(on-campus)
MECHENG 584 MFG 584 3  
Laser Materials Processing
(on-campus)
MECHENG 586 MFG 591 3 Fall
Marine Structures II
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 410 MFG 410 4 Fall
Foundations of Ship Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 470 MFG 470 4 Fall
Marine Structures Construction
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 461   3 Winter (Even Years)
Fatigue of Structures
(online, on-campus)
NAVARCH 514   3 Fall (Odd Years)
 
 
 
 
 


Business Operations and Management (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 Business Operations and Management course selection.  Select courses from three of the following Business Operations and Management categories:



Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Accounting and Finance

Principles of Financial Accounting
(on-campus)
Ross School Business Course
ACC 501   3 Fall
Entrepreneurship Business Fundamentals
for Engineers and Scientists
(on-campus)
ENGR 520   3 Winter
Financial Management and Policy -
(on-campus)

Ross School Business Course

FIN 551   3 Fall
Corporate Finance
(on-campus)
IOE 452 MFG 455 3 Fall
Derivative Instruments
(on-campus)
IOE 453 MFG 456 3 Winter
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Marketing and Strategy

Principles of Managerial Accounting
(on-campus)

Prerequisites: ACC 501 and
no credit in ACC 552

ACC 551   3  
Applied Microeconomics
(on-campus)

No Credit in BE 502, 503

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

Students must take ENGR 520
before taking ENGR 521

ENGR 521   3 Winter
Manufacturing Strategies
(on-campus)

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
Introduction to Systems
Engineering - Objectives, Principles
and Practices
(on-campus)
ISD 520   3 Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall/td>
Marketing Management -
(on-campus)

Ross School Business Course

MKT 501   3 Winter
Marine Systems Prod. Business
Strategy and Operations
Management
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 562 MFG 563 4 Fall
Manufacturing and Supply
Operations Advisory
(on-campus)

Since the following courses

are similar,a student may
only take one:

  • MFG 605
  • MFG 440 / IOE 440
    MFG 605 course has two offerings:
    • #1: Offered in Fall as a
      full 3 credit course
    • #2: 1st half of course offered
      in FallB as 1.5 credits
      and 2nd half of course
      offered in WinterA as
      1.5 credits to equal
      a 3 credit course
  MFG 605 3 See offerings in Course title column
Introduction to Operations -
(on-campus)

Ross School Business Course

TO 551   3 Summer
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Organizational Behavior:

Operations Analysis and Management
(on-campus)

If taking MFG 605, cannot
take IOE 440

IOE 440 MFG 440 3 Fall
Measurement and Design of Work
(on-campus)
IOE 463 MFG 463 3 Winter, Fall
Human Motor Veh Eng Sy
(on-campus)
IOE 533 MFG 535 3 Fall
Occupational Biomechanics
(on-campus)
IOE 534 MFG 534 3 Winter
Scheduling
(on-campus)
IOE 543 MFG 543 3 Winter
Development and Verification of
System Design Requirements
(online, on-campus)
ISD 599C   3 Fall
(Fall 2017 on-campus offering is section 002 )
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
(on-campus)
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 has two offerings:
    • #1: Offered in Fall as a
      full 3 credit course
    • #2: 1st half of course offered
      in FallB as 1.5 credits
      and 2nd half of course
      offered in WinterA as
      1.5 credits to equal
      a 3 credit course
  MFG 605 3 See course offering options in Course title column
Human Behavior and Organization
(on-campus)

Ross School Business Course

If taking MO 501, cannot
take MO 503 or MO

MO 501   3  
Advanced Marine Design
(on-campus)
NAVARCH 570 MFG 572 4 Winter
Systems Thinking for Sustainable
Development and Enterprise
(on-campus)

Cross-listed with NRE 550

STRATEGY 566   3  
Corporate Strategy
(on-campus)

Prerequisite: ACC 501 and no
credit in Strategy 502

STRATEGY 601   3  
 
 
 
 
 
Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Entrepreneur

Compensation, Funding, and Ownership
(on-campus)
ENTR 510   3 Winter
Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy
(on-campus)
ENTR 530   3 Fall
Interpersonal Skills: Leveling Up to Leadership
(on-campus)
ENTR 550   3 Fall, Winter
Project Management and Consulting
(on-campus)
ENTR 599   3 Fall
Creativity and Design Innovation
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 section 021   3 Fall, Winter
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
Entrepreneurship and Engineering
(on-campus)
ENTR 599 Section 050   3  Fall, Winter
 
 
 
 
 


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
Manufacturing ProjectStudents complete a capstone project toward the end of the program. Must be taken after MFG 502.



Course Name Home Department
Course Number
Manufact Course Number Credit Hours Term(s)

Topics in Global Operations
(on-campus)

(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
(online, on-campus)
Must be taken before students take

MFG 503 project

MFG 502   3 W18, F18, F19, W21, W22
Manufacturing Engineering Project
(online, on-campus)
MFG 503   3 Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer
Tauber Institute Project
(on-campus)

(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