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Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Preparing Students for Leadership in Manufacturing

Manufacturing makes the world go around. It is the bedrock of a strong economy, supporting a solid employment base in direct manufacturing and broader employment in multiple related services. Now, more than ever, the need for leaders who are innovators in technology and know how to streamline manufacturing processes is critical.

Manufacturing engineering at the University of Michigan prepares students to improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing systems. It helps them to develop advanced skills in their engineering disciplines and an understanding of the complete product development and manufacturing process, including significant management skills.

Industrial Research Technologies' seven-axis robot

Industrial Research Technologies' seven-axis robot.


The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in manufacturing is a graduate professional degree that includes courses from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (70% engineering and 30% business). It can be earned in one calendar year, including a four-month team project in industry. This program is available on campus and online. Many students complete the entire degree online.

Variety of Courses

Students can choose from more than 80 courses in manufacturing offered through various departments in the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business. A Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) option is available to U-M students.

Who Should Apply

The program is for students who have already earned a B.S.E. degree in any field of engineering (e.g., aerospace, mechanical, electrical, civil, industrial, naval, chemical, materials science), and who have relevant industrial experience.


The objectives of the degree include preparing engineers to improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing systems by giving them advanced skills in their engineering discipline, breadth across engineering disciplines, the ability to lead project teams, and an understanding of the complete product development and manufacturing process including its management.


A total of 30 credit hours is required and at least 24 credit hours must be in courses at the 500 level and above. Entrance requirements are similar to other Master's degree programs in the College of Engineering except that entering applicants should have relevant industry-related working/internship experience by the beginning of the first semester of enrollment.