Fall 2014 Online Graduate Courses

Fall 2014 Online Graduate Courses

Fall Registration Opens July 21

 
Auto 503* Automotive Engineering Project

AUTO 503* Automotive Engineering Project

Professor James Freudenberg

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 513 MECHENG/MFG 513 Fundamentals of Auto Body Structures

AUTO 513 MECHENG/MFG 513 Fundamentals of Auto Body Structures

Professor Don Malen

This course emphasizes the body concept for design using first order modeling of thin walled structural elements. It also considers the practical application of solid/structural mechanics to design automotive bodies for global bending, torsion, vibration, crashworthiness, topology, material selection, packaging, and manufacturing constraints.

 
 
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 beginning with an overview of the current and future demands for energy and power, and ending with advanced strategies to improve power densities, reduce pollutant emissions and improve thermal efficiencies. An emphasis will be placed on specific methods to improve energy efficiencies in the mobile transportation sector such as hybrid vehicles and ultracapacitors.

 
 
CHE 696 Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors

CHE 696 Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors

Andrew Tadd, Suljo Linic, and Levi Thompson

This course is aimed at students interested in the fundamental science and engineering of fuel cells and fuel processors. It covers the fundamentals of electrochemistry relevant for fuel cells, and the basics of fuel cell technology.

 
 
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.

 
 
EECS 481 Software Engineering

EECS 481 Software Engineering

Professor David Chesney

The focus of this course is on process and personnel aspects of software development for a cognitively and/or physically impaired audience with emphasis on the development of large, complex software systems. Students will learn the pragmatic aspects of the production of software systems, deal with structuring principles, study design methodologies and engage in informal analysis.

 
 
ESE 501 Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology, and Policy

ESE 501 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 Suljo Linic

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 599/NRE 574 Sustainable Energy Systems

ESENG 599/NRE 574 Sustainable Energy Systems

Professor Greg Keoleian

This course examines the production and consumption of energy from a systems perspective by focusing on sustainability. Main topics include the physics of energy, energy accounting methods, the current energy system and responses to current energy challenges.

 
 
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

Professor Harvey Bell

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

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 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 587 Global Manufacturing

MECHENG 587/MFG 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.

 
 
MECHENG 587 Global Manufacturing

MECHENG 588 Assembly Modeling for Design and Manufacturing

Professor Kazuhiro Saitou

Product realization starts with assembly as the product, and ends with assembly as the manufacturing process. This course will cover various modeling and designing approaches for assembled products and assembly systems, including assembly representation, constraint modeling, variation analysis, assembly sequence analysis, and assembly systems modeling.

 
 
MFG 503* Manufacturing Project

MFG 503* Manufacturing Project

Professor Judy Jin

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

 
 

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