Spring Summer 2015 Online Graduate Courses

Fall 2015 Online Graduate Courses

Fall 2015 Online Graduate Courses


Fall Registration Opens Monday, July 27

Auto 501 Automotive Engineering Project

AUTO 501   |   Integrated Vehicle Systems Design

Professor Harvey Bell

The objective of this course is to examine the major systems and concepts related to the development of a vehicle in a global marketplace.

Auto 503* Automotive Engineering Project

AUTO 503*    |    Automotive Engineering Project

Professor Patrick Hammett

The intent of this project course is to provide students with a capstone project experience where they can apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the Automotive Engineering degree program to relevant automotive engineering problems.

AUTO 533/MECHENG 433 Advanced Energy Solutions

AUTO 533/MECHENG 433   |   Advanced Energy Solutions

Professor Margaret Wooldridge

This course provides an introduction to the challenges of power generation for a global society.



CCEE 501/ESENG 599 Greenhouse Gas Control [New - Content Needed]

CEE 501/ESENG 599   |   Greenhouse Gas Control

Professor Christian Lastoskie

This course presents a review of strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in power generation, transportation, and the built environment. Sources, discharges, and physical properties of greenhouse gases are surveyed, and technologies for greenhouse gas elimination or sequestration are discussed. Policy options for greenhouse gas control and carbon footprint reduction are also considered.

EECS 334 Principles of Optics

EECS 334   |   Principles of Optics

Professor Stephen Rand

Develop new ways of thinking by learning about the nature of light, polarizations, lasers, diffraction, propagation, interference and coherence, and geometric optics through lectures, problem sets, and lab demonstrations.

EECS 414 Introduction to MEMS

EECS 414   |   Introduction to MEMS

Professor Euisik Yoon

This course introduces students to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), teaches the fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication, and highlights the basics for designing and analyzing systems in various and multiple domains.

ESENG 501 Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology, and Policy

ESENG 501/CEE 565   |   Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology, and Policy

Professor Suljo Linic

The aim of the seminar series is to provide a view at multiple scales of challenges in developing and implementing new energy technologies. Industrial, governmental, and research perspectives will be given on promising technologies and policies that will shape our energy portfolio and its environmental consequences, in the decades to come.

ESENG 503* Energy Systems Project

ESENG 503*   |   Energy Systems Project

Professor Patrick Hammett

In this course, students will carry out a project in interdisciplinary teams, and where possible in conjunction with an internship held during the summer with an industrial or governmental sponsor.

ESENG 505/CHE 696 Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials

ESENG 505/MECHENG 571/CHE 696   |    Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials

Professors Charles W. Monroe, Suljo Linic, and Levi Thompson

Energy and power densities previously unattainable in environmentally-friendly energy technologies have been achieved through use of novel materials. ESENG 505 describes design strategies for power systems in the context of growing global demand for power and energy.

ESENG 599/NRE 574 Sustainable Energy Systems

ESENG 599/NRE 574/PUBPOL 519/ RCNSCI 419 Sustainable Energy Systems

Professor Greg Keoleian

This course examines the production and consumption of energy from a systems perspective. Sustainability is examined by studying global and regional environmental impacts, economics, energy efficiency, consumption patterns and energy policy.

IOE 461 Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis

IOE 461   |   Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis

Professor Pat Hammett

This course provides students with the analytical and management tools necessary to solve manufacturing quality problems and implement effective quality systems.

ISD 520 Introduction to Systems Engineering

ISD 520  |   Introduction to Systems Engineering

Professors Harvey Bell and David Tao

Introduction to the systems engineering process used to create multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems with multiple, often conflicting objectives; application to large developmental programs from such diverse areas as civil engineering and transportation, space and missiles, ships and land vehicle systems. Coursework includes homework assignments and projects.

MECHENG 438 Internal Combustion Engines

MECHENG 438   |   Internal Combustion Engines I

Professor Jason Martz

This course presents an analytical approach to the engineering problem and performance analysis of internal combustion engines. The course examines thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions.

MECHENG 452 Design for Manufacturability

MECHENG 452/MFG 599 Design for Manufacturability

Professor Don Malen

This course teaches the methods and analytical tools that prevent concerns regarding quality and warranty. The main focus is IDDOV, the Design for Six Sigma Quality methodology. Students gain the ability and correct techniques to identify customer requirements, evaluate design concepts, and optimize processes to meet quality objectives.

MECHENG 482   |   Machining Processes

MECHENG 482   |  Machining Processes

Professor Albert Shih

Introduction of machining operations. Cutting tools and tool wear mechanisms. Cutting forces and mechanics of chip formation.Cutting force and surface finish modeling. Surface generation. Temperatures of the tool and workpiece. Non-traditional machining. Electrical Discharge Machining. Electro-chemical Machining. Chemical Machining. Laser Machining. Three hours lecture. and one laboratory session. (Course Profile)

MECHENG 499 Sustainable Engineering and Design

MECHENG 499   |  Sustainable Engineering and Design

Professor Steven Skerlos

This course teaches students how the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability pertain to engineering design, while also giving them the opportunity to speak professionally about environmental and sustainability issues. Additionally, students will leave the class with the ability to perform streamlined life cycle assessments, carbon/water/energy footprints, economic assessments, and mass and energy balances concerning sustainability.

MECHENG 569   |   Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems

MECHENG 569   |  Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems

Professor Anna Stefanopoulou

Will cover essential aspects of electronic engine control for spark ignition (gasoline) and compression ignition (diesel) engines followed by recent control developments for direct injection, camless actuation, active boosting technologies, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell power generation. Will review system identification, averaging, feedforward, feedback, multivariable (multiple SISO and MIMO), estimation, dynamic programming, and optimal control techniques.

MECHENG 587 Global Manufacturing

MECHENG 587   |   Global Manufacturing

Professor Kira Barton

This course describes how manufacturing enterprises should deploy globalization strategies that include issues such as fitting the product to the region in which it intends to be sold, selecting the best manufacturing configuration to enhance productivity, and optimizing the location of factories.

MFG 503* Manufacturing Project

MFG 503*    |    Manufacturing Project

Professor Patrick Hammett

This project course is intended to provide students with an industrially-relevant team project experience in manufacturing.

NA 514   |   Fatigue of Structures

NA 514   |  Fatigue of Structures

Professor Pingsha Dong

This course intends to prepare students with fundamental concepts of fatigue damage and failure in engineering structures and contemporary design and analysis procedures. A particular emphasis will be placed upon fatigue of welded structures and most recent developments in finite element based fatigue design and evaluation procedures. Limitations in existing design and analysis procedures experienced by industry and research community will be discussed. On-going research in addressing some of the limitations will also be highlighted.


*503 project courses are available only to students enrolled in the respective U-M degree programs.